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Born: May 23, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: screenwriter, director

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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.

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.

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  Cloud Atlas (2012)
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  3 (2011)
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  Heaven (2002) Director
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  Run Lola Run (1998) Director

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1976:
Made first amateur Super 8 film at the age of 11
1988:
Moved to Berlin, where he worked as a programmer of the Moviemento cinema
1990:
Short film debut, "Because"; presented to the Hof Film Festival
1993:
Wrote and directed debut feature "Deadly Maria" (aired on German television and had a limited theatrical release)
1994:
Co-founded the production company X Filme Creative Pool with Stefan Arndt, Wolfgang Becker and Dani Levy
1996:
Co-wrote (with Becker) the screenplay "Life Is All You Get"
1997:
Released second feature "Wintersleepers"
1998:
Breakthrough film, "Run Lola Run"; became the most successful German film of that year; first film with Franka Potente
2001:
Re-teamed with Potente, who played the lead role in "The Princess and the Warrior"
2002:
Directed Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi in "Heaven," based on a screenplay by the late Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kie¿lowski
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"
2009:
Directed Clive Owen and Naomi Watts in the thriller "The International"
2012:
With Andy and Lana Wachowski, co-wrote and co-directed "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel
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Notes

Name is pronounced "tick-ver"

On Hong Kong films..."It's fascinating what they're doing in Hong Kong. I mean, there's also a lot of trash coming from there, it's not easy to seperate, you can really get buried. There's one hundred films and ninety are not so interesting. But still there's a pretty high amount of very well done films. It's not that I see Hong Kong films every week, but I like them. The good ones."--Tykwer

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companion:
Franka Potente. Actor. Starred in "Run Lola Run".

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