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 Morten Tyldum

Morten Tyldum is a Norwegian film director. He is best known for directing internationally successful films such as Buddy (2003), Headhunters (2011), a thriller which is the highest grossing Norwegian-made film of all time as of 2015, and The Imitation Game (2014), a historical drama for which he was nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Director.

Tyldum was born in Norway. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He originally wanted to be a musician but abandoned the ambition when he entered film school. Tyldum currently lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Janne and their child. They still maintain a house in Norway.

He had his feature film debut with "Buddy" in 2003, a film that won great popular and critical acclaim. Previously he had worked in television, music videos, commercials and short films. He had been named Film Talent of the Year by the newspaper Dagbladet in 1999.

Since "Buddy", he has made the movie "Fallen Angels" in 2008 and "Headhunters" (Hodejegerne) in 2011. Headhunters is based on the 2008 novel by same name written by Jo Nesbø.

He made his English language debut with the historical drama "The Imitation Game", about the life of mathematician Alan Turing, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The Imitation Game immediately became an international success, and was nominated for eight Oscars at the 87th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

He has been attached to the adaptation of the novel Pattern Recognition by William Gibson.



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