An executive at Sony Pictures made a remark about the size of Michael Fassbender's manhood when lining him up for a role in a new Steve Jobs biopic.

The German-Irish actor has previously complained about his private parts becoming an acceptable topic of conversation since his revealing role as a sex addict in 2011 movie Shame.

However, it appears the contents of his underwear are still big news in Hollywood after emails obtained during a hack attack on movie giant Sony revealed producer Michael De Luca told a colleague, "(He) makes you feel bad to have normal sized male genitalia."

According to Tmz,com, Fassbender's name arose again when screenwriter Aaron Sorkin sent an email to another producer, Scott Rundin, telling him, "I don't know who Michael Fassbender is and the rest of the world isn't going to care."

Rundin faced embarrassment earlier this week (beg08Dec14) when hacked emails revealed he sent a message in which he apparently branded Angelina Jolie a "minimally talented, spoiled brat".

Cyber-crooks illegally gained access to the movie studio's computer systems and databases last month (Nov14) and stole a cache of emails and unreleased movies including Brad Pitt's Fury and the upcoming Annie remake. They also accessed personal details about stars including Jolie and Cameron Diaz, and salary information for Seth Rogen and James Franco.