Tom Tykwer


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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 39 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

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Run Lola Run Writer
(1998)
Cloud Atlas Writer
(2012)
(2017-2020)

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  Babylon Berlin (TV Series) (created by - 29 episodes, 2017 - 2020) (written by - 16 episodes, 2017)
- Episode #4.1 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.12 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.11 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.10 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.9 (2020) ... (creator)
 2016 A Hologram for the King (screenplay)
 2012 Cloud Atlas (written for the screen by)
 2010 3
 2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (screenplay)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime (segment "Faubourg Saint-Denis")
 2004 True (Short)
 1998 Run Lola Run (screenplay)
 1993 Die tödliche Maria (screenplay) / (story)
 1992/I Epilogue (Short)
 1990 Because (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Tykwer

Height:

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 »

Trivia:

Translated the parts of Quentin Tarantino's screenplay for Inglourious Basterds (2009) that had to be in German language. See more »

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Frequently composes his own music See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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