|Michael Fassbender at the Golden Globes|
He said: "My dad and a friend and I took a motorcycle trip around Europe. We covered 5,000 miles. That was a good way to unwind for two months."
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The 34-year-old hunk first knew he needed a vacation while shooting Steve McQueen's 'Shame', because the character of sex addict Brandon was starting to get to him.
He added: "During week two or three of 'Shame', I remember being on set in New York, sitting in my caravan, naked, and thinking, 'I need to take a break!'
"If you're living with someone like Brandon, who doesn't like himself, he's punishing himself, it's a dark place to be. It can seep into your life a little."