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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 36 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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 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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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 casts Ben Whishaw. See more »

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