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Michael Fassbender (Lost 42 Pounds). In 's Hunger, Fassbender played Bobby Sands, a young prisoner who led the second Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger strike in and died after 66 days without food. Off-screen, Fassbender went on a fast of his own: The combination of a. Biography · Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
As the protest fails to get results, one IRA member behind bars, Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender), decides to take a different tack and begins a hunger strike, refusing to eat until Irish officials are willing to acknowledge the IRA as a legitimate political organization. However, while Sands' protest gains the attention both. HUNGER is the stunningly assured debut feature from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen.