Michael Fassbender has played an X-Men, an android in Prometheus and showed it all as a sexaholic in Shame. Amen for that last movie :) In the coming months, he’ll hit cineplexes in two completely different roles- a slave owner in 12 Years a Slave and a greedy lawyer in The Counselor. It’s his diverse roles that has GQ naming him the leading man Hollywood’s been waiting for.

Famed photographer Terry Richardson snaps the 36-year-old actor for GQ’s November 2013 issue. Along with showing off his bulging arms while posing with sweet classic vehicles, Fassbender talks about his dark side, his dating history and much more. Check out more photos and quotes below.

On Having Darkness

“Let me put it to you this way, right? A lot of comedians are dark personalities, but they’re making people laugh. So, you know, it can flip the other way. People that are playing dark roles can actually be quite light. It doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand. I think sometimes maybe people that are lighter can access that darkness easier, whereas people that are dark don’t like to access it.”

On His Dating History

“I think the longest relationship that I’ve been in was two years. I started doing this when I was 17, so I guess in my dating, adult life, that kind of covers it.”

On Meeting Women

“I make a lot more friends, you know what I mean? You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She’s all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would’ve walked away after two sentences left my mouth. I remember I was sitting at this table at this thing, and I was talking to this girl. I was like, ‘God, I am so boring right now.’ But she was like, ‘That’s so interesting!’ I was like, ‘You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting.’”

For more Fassbender, head over to GQ.com.