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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 & 47 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.


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


Frequently composes his own music See more »

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