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Michael Fassbender Says He's Robert De Niro And Steve McQueen Is His Martin Scorcese

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 10, 2011 9:28 PM
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This was recorded at the New York Film Festival screening I attended about a month ago here in NYC.

The actual Q&A session was much longer than this 7-minute edit; I wish the whole thing was available; alas, it's not. I recall it all being very enlightening, thanks in part to some thoughtful questions from us in the audience.

Ah well... watch and listen to what's there below:

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  • Vanessa | November 11, 2011 8:11 AMReply

    They love each other. "McFassy" forever. :)

  • Miach | November 11, 2011 1:19 AMReply

    It's nice that he compares their RELATIONSHIP to that of Scorsese and Deniro. Too develop a working relationship like that would be rewarding for any team.

    Time will tell if they reach the cinematic heights of quality of that pair.

  • Neziah | November 11, 2011 12:52 AMReply

    Funny enough, I said recently that if McQueen and Fassbender keep doing what they do, they'll be the new Scorsese and De Niro. Glad to know I'm not the only one who feels the same way. :) I'm not saying they'll make a film on the same level as "Raging Bull", "Taxi Driver", "The King of Comedy" etc; but you never know.

  • Nia | November 11, 2011 12:03 PM

    Yeah. I thought someone made this comment not too long ago on here.

  • darkan | November 10, 2011 11:01 PMReply

    Michael Fassbender needs to hold his horses on that one. They are no where near the caliber Of Scorcese or De Niro. It's funny how people in the industry try to push people to the forefront before they have paid their dues. I haven't seen anything in either one of these men work that has made me excited about them yet. Hunger was over before it started getting good. When I was watching it I was like "Where's this amazing film that everyone has been raving about?" Haven't seen Shame yet but I've learn to make my on opinion about films, filmmakers and actors and not listen to the trades and or sheeple. They would have us to believe that every filmmaker and actor that comes out is the new Hitchcock and Brando if the industry had it's way. If that's true then why do I only watch some films once with the desire to never see them again and why is the box office struggling to stay above water? Bah!

  • cdf | November 26, 2011 5:22 AM

    Agreed! The nerve of some men.

  • chris | November 10, 2011 11:29 PM

    Chill dude... the title is super misleading (it's Scorsese btw Tambay...) since there was no such self-proclamation of "I am De Niro", he merely points out the fact that he's happy to have a trustful shorthand with a director the way so few actors and directors have the chance to in this industry.

  • MiddleMyatt | November 10, 2011 9:47 PMReply

    Steve McQueen is the man!
    Hunger was an amazing experience, and I can't wait to see his latest.

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