Leonard Proxauf

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Leonard Proxauf
Born (1995-11-27) November 27, 1995 (age 21)
Berlin, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Leonard Proxauf (born November 27, 1995 in Berlin, Germany) is an Austrian[1] actor, best known for his role as Martin in the film The White Ribbon.


Proxauf was born in Berlin. His mother is Austrian actress and artist agent Katja Proxauf. He started filming at the age of 9. His first minor role was the character of young Behrendt in the 2006 film Lohn deiner Angst. Proxauf booked his first major role in 2006. He played Jonas Block in the award winning film Nevermore (2006). In 2008 he played the small role of Christian Buddenbrook (played as an adult by August Diehl) in the literary film The Buddenbrooks.

The previous peak in Proxauf's acting career was the role of the reverend's son Martin in Michael Haneke's award-winning historical drama The White Ribbon (2009). For the European co-production, which tells of mysterious incidents in a north German village on the eve of the First World War, the 14-year-old won the Young Artist Award.[2]

Proxauf will be seen in spring 2011 in the German television (ZDF) crime series Der Komissar und das Meer (The police inspector and the sea) as the police inspector's son, Niklas. He will also appear in a television (ZDF) film Der Test. In 2011 Proxauf filmed a guest leading role in the German TV crime series Tatort, which was aired on German TV in April 2012 and a lead role in the movie Halbschatten which will be released in autumn 2012.


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2010 Young Artist Award Best Young Actor in an International Feature Film The White Ribbon Won [2]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Lohn deiner Angst Young Behrendt
2006 Nimmermeer Jonas Block
2008 Buddenbrooks, DieDie Buddenbrooks Young Christian Buddenbrooks
2009 White Ribbon, TheThe White Ribbon Martin Young Artist Award
Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Actor

(shared with Leonie Benesch)
2010 Der Komissar und das Meer Nicklas
2011 Dear Mr. Starr (short)
2012 Tatort
2012 Halbschatten


  1. ^ Leonard Proxauf Agentur-Profil bei proXauf - Die Agentur
  2. ^ a b Young Artist Award winner 2010 Archived 2013-10-12 at the Wayback Machine.

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