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10 German actors under 30
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annablume80 wrote in kino_germanfilm







Here's a list of 10 promising German actors (all under 30).
Who's your favourite? Who did I forget?


(in alphabetical order)

















Maximilian Befort
Age: 23
What has he been in? Started acting as a kid in "Emil und die Detektive" (2001) and has also done a lot of work for TV. More recently he could be seen in "Henri 4" (2010) and the lovely "Romeos" (2011).
What's next for him? He's in a British (indie?) film called "The Callback Queen".
Trivia:  Apparently he's been studying Drama in London these past few years, which would explain his accent when speaking English.
Give me something to watch: The "Romeos" trailer (with English subs).
IMDb



Franz Dinda
Age: 29
What has he been in? Had his breaktrough with "Die Wolke" in 2006. Has worked a lot for TV and (among other films) has also been in "Im Winter ein Jahr" (2008) and "Westwind" (2011).
What's next for him? "Ludwig II" is in post-production and he's currently filming "The Physician".
Trivia: He wrote and published a book of poems in 2010.
Give me something to watch: His showreel.
IMDb



David Kross
Age: 22
What has he been in? Had his German breaktrough with "Knallhart" in 2006 and his international one with "The Reader" in 2008. Since then he could also be seen in (among others) "Same Same But Different" (2009) and "War Horse" (2011).
What's next for him? "Into the White" (2012), a film that's also starring Rupert Grint and Florian Lukas, has only been released in Norway and New Zealand so far, but should open in more territories soon. He's also in the upcoming "Die Vermessung der Welt".
Trivia: He has made 4 films with director Detlev Buck.
Give me something to watch: Trailers for "Knallhart", and "The Reader".
IMDb



Frederick Lau
Age: 23
What has he been in? He started acting as a child and has been in a number of TV and cinema productions. He's probably best known for his role in "Die Welle" (2008).
What's next for him? "Das Leben ist nichts für Feiglinge" will be released later this year.
Trivia: Knows judo (he once was Berlin city champion in his age group) and also used to play hockey rather successfully.
Give me something to watch: Video of him accepting the Lola (German Film Award) for his role in "Die Welle".
IMDb



Jacob Matschenz
Age: 28 (? he was born in 1984)
What has he been in? "Das Lächeln der Tiefseefische" (2005), "Die Welle" (2008), "Renn, wenn Du kannst" (2010) and many more.
What's next for him? He's in Til Schweiger's upcoming thriller "Schutzengel".
Give me something to watch: His showreel.
IMDb



Rick Okon
Age: 23
What has he been in? He's mostly worked for TV, but he played the lead in "Romeos" (2011).
What's next for him? More TV productions, for example "Bissige Hunde".
Give me something to watch: A beautiful scene from "Romeos".
IMDb



Max Riemelt
Age: 28
What has he been in? What hasn't he been in? Many people first started noticing him in teen comedy "Mädchen Mädchen!" (2001) and its sequel, but his real breakthrough came with "Napola" (2004). Other notable films are "Der rote Kakadu" (2006),  "Die Welle" (2008) and "Wir sind die Nacht" (2010).
What's next for him? He has three films coming out later this year.
Trivia: Has been in every single film by director Dennis Gansel since "Mädchen Mädchen!".
Give me something to watch: US trailer for "Die Welle".
IMDb



Albrecht Schuch
Age: 27
What has he been in? Mostly TV, but recently he's been in "Westwind" (2011).
What's next for him? He plays one of the leads (Alexander von Humboldt) in "Die Vermessung der Welt".
Trivia: He's part of the ensemble at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin.
Give me something to watch: Some of his scenes in TV movie "Neue Vahr Süd" (2010, with Frederick Lau).
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Kostja Ullmann
Age: 28
What has he been in? Has been working for a long time, but had his breakthrough with "Sommersturm" (2004). He's also been in "Warten auf Angelina" (2008) and "Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück" (2010).
What's next for him? He can be seen in international miniseries "World Without End" and has roles in two upcoming German films: Til Schweiger's "Schutzengel" and Oskar Roehler's "Die Quellen des Lebens".
Trivia: He's of German, English, Portuguese and Indian descent.
Give me something to watch: His showreel.
IMDb



Sebastian Urzendowsky
Age: 27
What has he been in? His credits include "Paul Is Dead" (2000), "Lichter" (2003), Pingpong (2006), "Die Fälscher" (2007), "The Way Back" (2010), "Un amour de jeunesse" (2011).
What's next for him? He doesn't seem to have much coming up apart from TV movie "Der Turm".
Give me something to watch: His showreel.
IMDb


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