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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

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 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)
 2015-2017 Sense8 (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (2017)
- Episode #2.10 (2017)
- Episode #2.8 (2017)
- Episode #2.7 (2017)
- Episode #2.6 (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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Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
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Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
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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)] Zahra could really go to the west and live there, but she, like many of the people I've met in Saudi Arabia when I went there, they have one leg in and one leg outside of the culture. They really love their heritage, their home, and their home country, and they have not only a broken-up relationship with their culture and their cultural history, but at the same... See more »

Trivia:

Translated the parts of the script to Inglourious Basterds (2009) that were to be in German. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Ben Whishaw. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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