Tom Tykwer

Director, Screenwriter
Hailed as German Cinema's bright new hope, Tom Tykwer has quickly made a name for himself abroad as a fresh visualist with an energetic and passionate cinematic style. For his breakthrough film, the international ... Read more »
Born: 05/23/1965 in Germany

Filmography

Music (17)

A Hologram for the King 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

Music / Electronic Performance (Music)

3 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

The International 2009 (Movie)

("The International End Title") (Song)

The Condemned 2007 (Movie)

("Casino" - Solid State Remix) (Song Performer)

The Condemned 2007 (Movie)

("Casino" - Solid State Remix) (Song)

Perfume: the Story of A Murderer 2006 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Perfume: the Story of A Murderer 2006 (Movie)

Electronic Performances, Production, Music Editing and Mix (Music)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

("Hell Club") (Song)

Heaven 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Head Over Heels 2001 (Movie)

("Running One") (Song)

The Princess and the Warrior 2001 (Movie)

(Member--Pale 3) (Music Producer)

The Princess and the Warrior 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Winter Sleepers 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Run Lola Run 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Deadly Maria 1994 (Movie)

(Music)
Director (14)

A Hologram for the King 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Principal Photography of 1936, 1973 and 2012 Sequences) (Director)

Rosakinder 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

3 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Deutschland '09 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The International 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Faubourg Saint-Denis") (Director)

Perfume: the Story of A Murderer 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Heaven 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Princess and the Warrior 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Winter Sleepers 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Run Lola Run 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Deadly Maria 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Sense8 (Tv Show)

Director
Producer (13)

A Hologram for the King 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nairobi Half Life 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Soul Boy 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deutschland '09 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Heart is a Dark Forest 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ein Freund Von Mir 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lautlos 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Love Me Do 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Underexposure 2004 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Winter Sleepers 2000 (Movie)

location producer (Segment Producer)

Gigantic 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deadly Maria 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (10)

A Hologram for the King 2015 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

3 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Faubourg Saint-Denis") (Screenplay)

Perfume: the Story of A Murderer 2006 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Princess and the Warrior 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Winter Sleepers 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Run Lola Run 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Life Is All You Get 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Deadly Maria 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (1)

Run Lola Run 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

Hailed as German Cinema's bright new hope, Tom Tykwer has quickly made a name for himself abroad as a fresh visualist with an energetic and passionate cinematic style. For his breakthrough film, the international success "Run Lola Run" (1999) and his follow-up feature "The Princess and the Warrior" (2001), Tykwer has enjoyed early comparisons to the late Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieslowski for his stylistic explorations of the effects of chance and choice on the human condition.

Relationships

Franka Potente Actor

Companion
Tykwer directed Potente in "Run Lola Run" (1998) Ended relationship c. 2002

Milestones

2012

With Andy and Lana Wachowski, co-wrote and co-directed "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel

2009

Directed Clive Owen and Naomi Watts in the thriller "The International"

2006

Contributed the short "True" to "Paris, je t'aime," a collection of 20 short films by many famous directors

2006

Directed the film adaptation of "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"

2002

Directed Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi in "Heaven," based on a screenplay by the late Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski

2001

Re-teamed with Potente, who played the lead role in "The Princess and the Warrior"

1998

Breakthrough film, "Run Lola Run"; became the most successful German film of that year; first film with Franka Potente

1997

Released second feature "Wintersleepers"

1996

Co-wrote (with Becker) the screenplay "Life Is All You Get"

1994

Co-founded the production company X Filme Creative Pool with Stefan Arndt, Wolfgang Becker and Dani Levy

1993

Wrote and directed debut feature "Deadly Maria" (aired on German television and had a limited theatrical release)

1990

Short film debut, "Because"; presented to the Hof Film Festival

1988

Moved to Berlin, where he worked as a programmer of the Moviemento cinema

1976

Made first amateur Super 8 film at the age of 11

Bonus Trivia

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His name was pronounced "Tick-ver."

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He formed the band Pale 3 with Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil to perform the music on "The Princess and the Warrior" (2000).

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