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 Primetime Emmy. Another 39 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

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Run Lola Run Composer
(1998)
Cloud Atlas Composer
(2012)
Babylon Berlin Composer
(2017-2020)

Filmography

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 2021 The Matrix Resurrections (music by)
 2017-2020 Babylon Berlin (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Episode #3.12 (2020)
- Episode #3.11 (2020)
- Episode #3.10 (2020)
- Episode #3.9 (2020)
- Episode #3.8 (2020)
 2013 Post-It (Short)
 2012 Cloud Atlas (music by)
 2010 Shadowlands (Short)
 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
 1993 Deadly Maria
 1992/I Epilogue (Short)
 1990 Because (Short)
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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Tykwer

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Children:

Tykwer, Kurt | See more »

Parents:

Tykwer, Anton | Tykwer, Kurt
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Personal Quote:

[on A Hologram for the King (2016)] Dave [Dave Eggers] had investigated the country quite intensely when he wrote the novel, and I kind of mimicked or recreated the trip that he made through the country. So, I went to the same hotel room, I met the same guide, was a really great guy; he was the role model for Yousef. He was really this funny guy and actually some of the experiences that I met ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Frequently casts Ben Whishaw. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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