Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is an Irish–German actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films.His feature film debut was in the fantasy war epic 300 (2007) as a Spartan warrior; his earlier roles included various stage productions, as well as starring roles on television such as in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers (2001) and the Sky One fantasy drama Hex (2004–05). He first came to prominence for his role as IRA activist Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008), for which he won a British Independent Film Award. Subsequent roles include in the independent film Fish Tank (2009), as a Royal Marines lieutenant in Inglourious Basterds (2009), as Edward Rochester in the 2011 film adaptation of Jane Eyre, as Carl Jung in A Dangerous Method (2011).
Marion Cotillard (born 30 September 1975) is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, two César Awards, a European Award and a Lumières Award. She has appeared in more than 50 feature films, had her first English-language role in the TV series Highlander in 1993, made her film debut at the age of 18 in The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed (1994), her first leading role in the TV film Chloé (1996), and made her breakthrough in France playing Lilly Bertineau in the action-comedy Taxi (1998), which earned her a César Award nomination for Most Promising Actress.
The game, inspired by Vladimir Bartol’s novel Alamut, has sold more than 100 million copies in the past decade. It centres on the clash over the centuries between a secret order of Assassins, who believe in free will, and their controlling enemies, the Templars.He has no idea why so many movies based on video games – and there has been a long and largely forgettable list since Super Mario Bros in 1993 – have not connected with audiences in the same way as the original.