Did Michael Fassbender lose weight to play Bobby Sands?

Did Michael Fassbender lose weight to play Bobby Sands?

In 2008’s Hunger, Fassbender played Bobby Sands, a young prisoner who led the second Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger strike in 1981 and died after 66 days without food.

Why did Bobby Sands go on hunger strike?

Sands was arrested while trying to escape and sentenced to 14 years for firearms possession. He was the leader of the 1981 hunger strike in which Irish republican prisoners protested against the removal of Special Category Status.

Is the film Hunger accurate?

Hunger shows dirty protests, beatings, cavity searches and degradation flowing all ways. This isn’t the sort of movie most people would line up for a family Christmas or a first date – and if they do, you should probably make a run for it. The grotesqueries shown are largely accurate.

Where was the movie Hunger filmed?

Hunger – Northern Ireland Screen.

Did Fassbender eat hunger?

Michael Fassbender For Hunger Fassbender was only about 170 before the weight loss, meaning he was all the way down to 130 for the role. Before accepting the part, he did a two week trial fast, just to see how his body would handle the dramatic change.

How much weight did Michael Fassbender lose for Prometheus?

The 34-year-old actor – who lost more than two stone on a diet of just 600 calories a day over a 10-week period for the role – was shocked when a doctor informed him his assistant had thought he was dying from a fatal disease.

Was Bobby Sands hunger strike successful?

At the time most thought the hunger strike a crushing defeat for the republicans, a view shared by many within the IRA and Sinn Féin, but Sands’ by-election win was a propaganda victory, and the hunger strike became a Pyrrhic victory for Thatcher and the British government.

Is hunger 2008 based on a true story?

Hunger tells the true story of Bobby Sands.

What is hunger based on?

So, our brains control our hunger based on what we eat, whether or not we feel that what we’ve eaten is enough to make us full, and the availability of extra calories. This system may have worked while humans were hunter-gatherers, but these days, it contributes to overeating and the steady rise of obesity.

Who played the priest in hunger?

Liam Cunningham
The film is also notable for an unbroken 17-minute shot, in which a priest played by Liam Cunningham tries to talk Bobby Sands out of his protest.

When was the hunger filmed?

The Hunger (1983 film)

The Hunger
Production company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed by MGM/UA Entertainment Co.
Release date 29 April 1983 (United States)
Running time 97 minutes

Is Bobby Sands the best role of Michael Fassbender’s career?

Central to it all is Fassbender’s Bobby Sands, in what is by some distance the role of his career. Until this summer, the actor’s best-known performance was as Stelios in Zack Snyder’s CGI capes’n’codpieces spectacular 300.

How old was Michael Fassbender when Michael Sands died?

Fassbender was four when Sands died in May 1981. His father Josef, a chef, is German; his mother, Adele, is from Larne, near Belfast. The family moved from Heidelberg, where Michael was born, to Killarney when he was two.

Who is Steve McQueen’s Bobby Sands?

It came in 2008’s Hunger, Steve McQueen’s bruising portrayal of IRA man Bobby Sands’ hunger strike. Fassbender played Sands, a republican prisoner who staged protests in an attempt to regain political status after having it revoked by the British government. The scene is Hunger’s centrepiece.

What was the name of the movie with Michael Fassbender as Sands?

Sands’ final days were depicted in the 2008 Steve McQueen film Hunger, with actor Michael Fassbender portraying Sands. We strive for accuracy and fairness.