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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 & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009/I The International (producer: "The International End Title") / (writer: "The International End Title")
 2007 The Condemned (performer: "Casino (Solid State Remix)") / (writer: "Casino (Solid State Remix)")
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (writer: "True", "True Façade")
  Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- My Bright Idea (2006) ... (performer: "Running One" - uncredited) / (writer: "Running One" - uncredited)
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions (writer: "Hell Club")
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video) (lyrics: "Wish") / (music: "Wish")
 2002 Mission Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unemployment: Part 2 (2002) ... (writer: "Supermarket")
 2002/I Heaven (performer: "Silence", "Interrogation / Finale") / (producer: "Silence", "Interrogation / Finale") / (writer: "Silence", "Interrogation / Finale")
 2001 Head Over Heels (performer: "Running One" - as Tykwer) / (writer: "Running One")
 2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana (writer: "Wish" (Komm Zu Mir))
 1999 Any Given Sunday (performer: "INTRODUCTION") / (writer: "INTRODUCTION")
 1998 Run Lola Run (lyrics: "Wish", "Running One", "Supermarket", "Running Two", "Running Three") / (music: "Wish", "Running One", "Supermarket", "Running Two", "Running Three" - as Tykwer) / (performer: "Running One", "Running Three" - as Tykwer) / (performer: "Running Two")
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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

"You can imagine how hugely debated Saving Private Ryan (1998) was in Germany, and I think the only reason people were able to get into it was because of Tom Hanks. In Europe, people have even forgotten that Forrest Gump (1994) was an American.


Formed the band Pale 3 with Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil to perform the music on The Princess and the Warrior (2000). The trio had worked together before on the soundtrack of Run Lola Run (1998) but not as a band. See more »


Frequently composes his own music See more »

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