Kross has since worked in both German and English speaking film roles, including War Horse, Race and Into the White. His career started with a small appearance in the 2002 film Hilfe, ich bin ein Junge (English: Help, I'm a Boy! a 15-year-old boy who moves with his mother from a rich neighborhood of Berlin (Zehlendorf) to the Neukoelln area, known at the time for its high number of Turkish immigrants and high crime level.Kross not only won praise at Berlinale in 2006, but also won Best Actor in Nuremberg at the 11th Filmfestival Deutschland/Tuerkei.It wasn’t like he just said, ‘Improvise, and I’ll turn the camera on.'” As for his mother, Kross knows she saw his critically hailed performance, but he sheepishly adds, “I never want to see the film with my parents.” Not that Kross says he has any complaints about the portrayal of his onscreen affair with his Oscar-winning co-star.“Kate’s very funny and smart and charming, and it’s not hard to fall in love with her.” Impact: Held his own opposite Kate Winslet’s Oscar-winning performance in “The Reader” as her much-younger lover.And so, years later in April of 2007, when Stephen wanted to talk to me about this I was so shocked, because my immediate thing was, Well, hang on I cant play that part, Im too young.I went, Wait a minute, wait a minute I am that characters age now, wow, my God, okay.
The schedule had shifted somewhat and the role opened up for me again and I just felt so lucky and amazed and blessed that that happened.Winslet and Kross, who plays the young Michael, received acclaim for their performances; Winslet won a number of awards for her role, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.The film itself was nominated for several other major awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. Michael Berg watches an U-Bahn pass by—then flashing back to a tram in 1958 Neustadt.It was a remarkable year for me from sort of May of 2007 until May, June, July of this year.I played April Wheeler and Hanna Schmitz and Im absolutely exhausted. But, yeah, you know I can put one foot in front of the other, sort of. To say that its been the most creatively rewarding 18 months of my life would really be an understatement. Here I am at the age of 33, and the roles Im being offered are being offered are getting more and more interesting and more and more challenging, and as an actor thats really a dream.And then knew that I wanted to play the part absolutely 100%, but logistically, I couldnt do it, logistics got in the way.The shoot was going to coincide with some of the shooting of Revolutionary Road and we just couldnt figure it out.Next: Starring in the true story “Same Same but Different,” about a young German tourist who falls in love, “this time with someone my age,” he jokes.Causes: Kross says he’s waiting to find a cause where it’s more than just writing a check.It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom had died prior to release.Production began in Germany in September 2007, and the film opened in limited release on December 10, 2008.