Tom Tykwer

Film Director
Born May 23, 1965

Tom Tykwer is a German film director, screenwriter, and composer. He is best known internationally for directing Run Lola Run (1998), Heaven (2002), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The International (2009) and co-directing Cloud Atlas (2012).… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on May 23, 1965.


1987 22 Years Old In 1987, at the age of 22, he became the programmer of the Moviemento cinema and became known to German directors as a film buff. … Read More
1994 29 Years Old In 1994, Tykwer founded the production company X Filme Creative Pool with Stefan Arndt, Wolfgang Becker, and Dani Levy. … Read More


1998 33 Years Old He knew he needed a new film, and the result was Run Lola Run (1998), which became the most successful German film of 1998, scored $7 million at the US box office, and elevated Tykwer to international fame. … Read More


2009 44 Years Old Tykwer's next film was an adaptation of the novel Perfume by the German novelist Patrick Süskind. It was filmed in the Spanish cities of Figueras, Girona and Barcelona. Tykwer later made his Hollywood debut with the big-budgeted 2009 conspiracy thriller The International, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts, which was shot in several locations ranging from Berlin, Milan, New York City, and Istanbul. … Read More


2016 51 Years Old He directed 2016's A Hologram for the King, starring Tom Hanks and Sarita Choudhury, based on a novel by American novelist Dave Eggers. … Read More
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