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German Young Stars. It’s been such a long time that I’ve never back to my old habit… Watching DVDs. I’ve just remember that when I was still in the college I watched a lot of European (especially German) movies. I have my favourite German young actor since then. His name is Daniel Bruhl.

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Daniel César Martin Brühl Gonzáles Domingo was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1978, then his family moved to Germany. His father is German and his mother is Spanish. He speaks both languages and also fluent English and French. For a movie which is titled Salvador, he portrayed a rebellion Catalan young man which was forced him to learn Catalan-Spanish before the shoot was taken. So, he is able to speak 5 languages! I’ve watched almost all of his movies… Goodbye, Lenin!, The Edukators (Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei), Cargo, Ladies in Lavender (opposites Maggie Smith and Judi Dench), Joyeux Noel, and even The Bourne Ultimatum (he was only a cameo there, portrayed Marie Kreutz’s younger brother while Marie was portrayed by Franka Potente). FYI, you can read their reviews on my old blog. The last news I read was he plays a role opposites Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds which is directed by Quentin Tarantino and would release in August 2009.

And, oh, he also has a role in German’s children book adaptation, Krabat. In that movie, he opposites a young talented actor, David Kross (16 y.o. at that time) who plays as the main role.

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Speaking about David Kross, this is actually what I want to write. I’ve watched 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 (portrayed by Kate Winslet who brought home the Oscar for Best Actress), 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. (check Wikipedia) Well, he speaks fluent English now.

And… Did I mention that while he turned 18 he had to play some scenes in this movie that required sex scene and full frontal nudity opposites Kate Winslet? (Please, keep your mind open while you read this sentence… ;)) Well, anyway, he is very talented and his acting is very natural but stunning. I think it’s funny to know that he was casted to that role when he was 16, start shooting at 17, and then the crews took a break in summer and wait until his 18th birthday (he was born in 4 July 1990), then after that they shot the sex scenes. OMG.

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Love the shoes…! 😛

Well, he actually reminds me of Heath Ledger and River Phoenix (may they rest in peace…). And he looks a bit like William Moseley, doesn’t he?

-R-

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~ by Rizki on April 8, 2009.

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