Hollywood star Michael Fassbender has proclaimed his native Killarney, located in the south-west of Ireland as “a very magical place.”
Speaking at a recent award ceremony in Killarney, the famous actor recalled how growing up in Ireland formed his personality and influenced his life.
Fassbender is well-known from his appearances in X-Men, 300, 12 Years A Slave. Most recently, he was nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars for his role as the late Steve Jobs. The 29-year-old actor was presented an award by Killarney’s Chamber of Tourism and Commerce for his work on promoting his hometown.
He told Killarneytoday.com that “I always feel very proud to say and lucky to be able to say that I’m Irish, that I’m from Kerry, from the Kingdom, I’m from Killarney and I’m from Fossa.”
Fassbender was born in Germany but moved to Ireland at a young age. He grew up and attended school in Killarney and still regularly visits when not on set.