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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 »

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Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas Composer
Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run Composer
Paris, je t'aime
Paris, je t'aime Composer


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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)
 2015-2016 Sense8 (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Episode #2.9 (2016)
- Episode #2.10 (2016)
- Episode #2.8 (2016)
- Episode #2.7 (2016)
- Episode #2.6 (2016)
 2012 Cloud Atlas
 2010 3
 2009 Germany 09: 13 Short Films About the State of the 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 Epilogue (Short)
 1990 Because (Short)
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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on A Hologram for the King (2016)] There's always something human and beautiful about him [Tom Hanks], no matter what you do, no matter how stupid he [the character] behaves. And in the movie, that's what you need, you need a hero to be able to misbehave and you still stay connected with him, which is what he creates. It's a miracle how he does it. I think even if he had played Kevin Spacey's ... 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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