Tom Tykwer

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Tom Tykwer (German: [ˈtɪkvɐ]; born 23 May 1965) is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, and composer. He is best known internationally for directing the thriller films Run Lola Run (1998), Heaven (2002), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), and The International (2009). He collaborated with The Wachowskis as co-director for the science fiction film Cloud Atlas (2012) and the Netflix series Sense8 (2015–2018). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Tykwer has received more than 645,901 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Tom Tykwer is the 528th most popular film director (down from 492nd in 2019), the 2,607th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,255th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Film Director.

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Among film directors, Tom Tykwer ranks 528 out of 1,580Before him are John Hughes, Lawrence Kasdan, Pierre Woodman, Michael Apted, Mark Robson, and Jean Girault. After him are Dadasaheb Phalke, Gore Verbinski, Derek Jarman, Ladislao Vajda, Jeannot Szwarc, and Walter Frentz.

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Among people born in 1965, Tom Tykwer ranks 75Before him are Zakir Naik, Mathieu Amalric, Shania Twain, Jon Cryer, Yahya Jammeh, and John C. Reilly. After him are Darko Pančev, Kristin Davis, Satoshi Tajiri, Damien Hirst, Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, and David Robinson.

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Among people born in Germany, Tom Tykwer ranks 2,607 out of 5,289Before him are Christian Cannabich (1731), Hermann von Fehling (1812), Karl Krumbacher (1856), Jakob Friedrich Fries (1773), Max Slevogt (1868), and William, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1598). After him are Fritz Busch (1890), Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1664), Waldemar Bonsels (1880), Justinus Kerner (1786), August Immanuel Bekker (1785), and Arno Schmidt (1914).


Among film directors born in Germany, Tom Tykwer ranks 27Before him are Gustaf Gründgens (1899), Alexander Kluge (1932), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), Henry Koster (1905), Joseph Vilsmaier (1939), and Peter Stein (1937). After him are Walter Frentz (1907), Oliver Hirschbiegel (1957), Fatih Akin (1973), Uli Edel (1947), Hans-Jürgen Syberberg (1935), and Werner Schroeter (1945).