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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 35 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run Composer
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas Composer


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 2017 Babylon Berlin (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Episode #2.7 (2017)
- Episode #2.8 (2017)
- Episode #2.5 (2017)
- Episode #2.6 (2017)
- Episode #2.4 (2017)
 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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[on A Hologram for the King (2016)] I felt somehow - and strangely it's developed even more - that right now we really need tales that remind us that no matter how much the political and religious systems try to separate us, we are actually pretty connected. One of the great upsides to the digital age and so-called globalisation is that there is more connection done apart from the ... See more »


Has a son (Anton, born in December 2009) with girlfriend Marie Steinmann. See more »


Frequently casts Ben Whishaw. See more »

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