Erin Strecker
January 20, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

Throughout awards season, Shame‘s Michael Fassbender has drawn attention for his sizable…talent. Costar Carey Mulligan called his nudity-filled role ”fearless” at the National Board of Review Awards, and at the Globes, George Clooney suggested he’d never need a golf club. And if his award-worthy asset inspires jokes at the Oscars? As Fassbender tells EW, ”If I couldn’t handle people talking about my penis, I shouldn’t have shown it.”

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