He’s like Mickey Rourke when he was Mickey Rourke, or Gary Oldman when he was Gary Oldman. Michael Fassbender is that person now. People want to be an actor because of him. People want to be in a movie because of him. People want to make a movie because he could be in it. People want to jam with him. He’s like Ginger Baker.
“Northup is a gentleman of mild disposition, easy to like; anyone who has ever feared losing everything will identify with him. But the movie leaves us grieving for the thousands who never knew freedom, who were never able to tell their stories for future generations.”