Michael Fassbender wins best actor at Venice Film Festival - VIDEO

Irish star becoming most sought after lead in the world

Actor Michael Fassbender took home the Coppa Volpi prize for best actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in 'Shame.'

The 34-year-old-actor, who was born in Germany and raised in Ireland, won the award for his role as sex addict Brandon in film-maker Steve McQueen's latest release, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

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The British film's backers, Film 4, said that both 'Shame' and its other recognized film 'Wuthering Heights,' were "outstanding quality."

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