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Tom Tykwer


Director, writer, producer and composer Tom Tykwer was born in 1965 in Wuppertal, Germany. He showed an interest in film-making from childhood, making super 8 films from the age of 11. Among his first jobs was working at a local art-house cinema. Tykwer eventually relocated to Berlin, first working as a film projectionist and then becoming head of... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 34 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas Composer
(2012)
Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run Composer
(1998)
Paris, je t'aime
Paris, je t'aime Composer
(2006)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Composer (17 credits)
 2017-2018 Babylon Berlin (TV Series) (16 episodes) (filming)
- Episode #2.7 (2018)
- Episode #2.8 (2018)
- Episode #2.5 (2018)
- Episode #2.4 (2018)
- Episode #2.6 (2018)
 2012 Cloud Atlas
 2010 3
 2009 Deutschland 09 - 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation (segment "'Feierlich reist'")
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Faubourg Saint-Denis")
 2005 Ich Dich auch (Documentary)
 2004 True (Short)
 2000 The Princess and the Warrior (as Tykwer)
 1998 Run Lola Run
 1992/I Epilog (Short)
 1990 Because (Short)
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Show Show Writer (16 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (17 credits)
Show Show Music department (4 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (13 credits)
Show Show Self (25 credits)
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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Tykwer

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on A Hologram for the King (2016)] That's the big subject of the whole film, and for me, of the project, is that we're saying in our diversities and unevenness as countries, we are much more similar than they want to make us think. They want to make us think we're really different, and they want to keep those borders alive. Religious leaders want it to be as separate as possible: They don't want... See more »

Trivia:

[on Babylon Berlin (2017)] I've considered myself a film-maker ever since I started, whatever format I am working in. How my work is shown is secondary for me. What we've done here is make a 12-hour movie. Everything about the way it was made was like a movie - it was just that the process was longer. (...) I'd say that my previous films were watched 90% of the time on the small screen. This is ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently composes his own music See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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