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 38 wins & 55 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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 2017-2020 Babylon Berlin (TV Series) (17 episodes)
- Episode #3.1 (2020)
- Episode #2.7 (2017)
- Episode #2.8 (2017)
- Episode #2.5 (2017)
- Episode #2.4 (2017)
 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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Show Show Director (21 credits)
Show Show Producer (20 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (14 credits)
Show Show Music department (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (16 credits)
Show Show Self (28 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 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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[on Babylon Berlin (2017)] I've considered myself a filmmaker ever since I started, whatever format I am working in. How my work is shown is secondary for me. What we've done here is make a 12-hour movie. Everything about the way it was made was like a movie - it was just that the process was longer. (...) I'd say that my previous films were watched 90% of the time on the small screen. This is my... See more »

Trivia:

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 »

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Frequently composes his own music See more »

Star Sign:

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