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David Kross Biography

David Kross is a German actor.

Life and career
Kross was born in Henstedt-Ulzburg, 20 miles north of Hamburg, Germany. His first movie was Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge also known as Help, I'm a Boy! in 2002. He was the leading actor in Knallhart (2006) and Krabat (2008).

David's most recent leading role is in the film The Reader, in which he plays Michael Berg, a 15-year-old boy, who falls in love with a 36-year-old woman, Hanna Schmitz, in post-World War II Germany. Kross also plays the same character as a 22-year-old law student attending Hanna Schmitz's war crimes trial.

Although most of the actors in the film are well-known veterans, Kross, at 17, was relatively unknown, with only a limited knowledge of English. He had to learn the language to be able to act in a major role in this all English-language movie.

Kross is acting in a new German film, Same Same But Different, to be shot in Cambodia
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