● Don’t recognize the name? You will. Perhaps you’ve caught a glimpse of him in 300 or Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, but the Irish-German actor will surely be a household name after this summer’s X-Men: First Class prequel (where he plays a young Magneto). He’s even scored the lead in Alien director Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus. “Michael is the real deal,” says First Class director Michael Vaughn.
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● Danny MacAskill can do things on a bike that defy laws of physics and, in some cases, sanity. The pro street trials biker from Scotland has racked up 40 million views (and counting) on YouTube with his awe-inspiring stunt videos. “Street trials riding is a very physical sport,” MacAskill told MF. “It involves taking high impacts and requires a lot of explosive power.” To manage his sport’s insane demands, MacAskill spends three hours a day on his bike and trains with cross-country mountain biking and hill running in the Scottish countryside. His other big performance secret: haggis for breakfast every day.