David Kross is a German actor. He started his acting career at the age of 12. He first appeared on the big screen in the movie Hilfe in the year 2012, when he was just 12 years old. Later he also appeared as a child artist in the movie Ich Bin Ein Junge. His first successful movie in a leading role came in the year 2008, named
. He played the role of Michael Berg in the movie and also received a Sierra Award. Kross has worked in some German and English movies. Kross was born on 4th July 1990 in Henstedt-Ulzburg. He was raised in Bargteheide. He completed his schooling from Eckhorst High School in 2007. Kross is also a Basketball player. He played at the professional TSV from 2004 to 2006. After working a child artist, Kross made his debut in the film industry with the movie die Herdmanns kommen. His performance in the movie gathered the attention of many producers including Detlev Buck, and he was called to audition for Tough Enough. In 2005, Kross was hired by Buck to play the lead role of a young teenager who moves to the Neukoelln area from a rich area with his mother. Because of his acting skills in the movie, Kross was not only praised at the Berlinale, but he even won the Best Actor in Nuremberg 11th Film Festival. In 2006, appeared in another Buck’s movie named Hands of Mississippi, where he played the role of a baker apprentice. In the following year, he also appeared in the movie Marco Kreuzpaintner, which was based on a children’s book. Kross played the lead role in the movie with other co-stars named Robert Stadlober and
. Kross began shooting for the movie The Reader in the year 2007 in Berlin and Cologne. The movie was an adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s best-selling novel. Kross was starred opposite
in which he played the main role of Michael Berg. The movie was released in
on December 3, 2008. The movie was also presented in 2009 Berlinale. Kross was honored with the Chopard Trophy at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival for his performance in the movie, The Reader. After that, in 2009, he appeared in another Buck’s movie named Same Same but Different. The movie was based on the autobiography by Benjamin Prufer. In 2010, Kross was cast for Steven Spielberg’s
. The movie was released in December 2011. Kross prefers to reside in German and work in German movies rather than moving to Hollywood and work in American movies. Kross is currently working on the movie Race which is set to release this year.