Morten Tyldum Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Jun, 2018
Facts of Morten Tyldum
Date of Birth: 1967 , March-19
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: Norway
Name Morten Tyldum
Birth Name Morten Tyldum
Nationality Norwegian
Birth Place/City Bergen, Norway
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Film director
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color White
Married Janne Tyldum
Education Prestigious School of Visual Arts
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Morten Tyldum is involved in the film industry since 1991 and made several movies. He was named This Year's Film Talent by a Norwegian newspaper in 2000. Tyldum is known for his directing movies, Headhunters (2011), and The Imitation Game (2014). Tyldum has been honored with several awards which include an Academy Award for Best Director. Till 2015, he was the only Norwegian to be nominated for an Oscar.

Early Life And Career Of Morten Tyldum

Morten Tyldum was born on 19th May 1967 in Bergen, Norway. He then moved to New York City after high school to study film at the prestigious School of Visual Arts.

Tyldum made his first feature film debut with 2003 Norwegian film, Buddy, winning several awards including, 2002 Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival - Special Prize, 2003 Norwegian International Film Festival - Audience Award and many more.

CAPTION: Morten Tyldum SOURCE: IndieWire

Tyldum also worked in television, music videos, commercials, and short films. In 1996, took a break to make a short film titled Lorenzo.

After Buddy, Tyldum made his second movie, Fallen Angels in 2008 which won Amanda Awards, Norway – for Best Director. His third movie was 2011 Norwegian action thriller film, Headhunters based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. He cast Aksel Hennie in the lead role of Roger Brown.

In 2014, he directed American historical drama film, The Imitation Game. He won 2014 Hollywood Film Awards for Best Director, as well as was nominated for Directors Guild Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. He was the only Norweign nominee for an Oscar till 2015.

Tyldum’s last movie was 2016 American science fiction film, Passengers. The movie was written by Jon Spaihts, and produced by Stephen Hamel, Micheal Maher, and Neal H. Moritz.

Morten Tyldum’s Net Worth

As a director, Morten Tyldum has made a good amount of net worth around $3 million, but the exact sum is not public. As per some online sources, the average salary of American director is $92,220 per year.

Tyldum made several movies, some of them are given below with their box-office collection;

Movie Budget Box-office collection IMDB rating Cast member
Headhunters (2011) USD 3,636,887 USD 15,391,296 7.6 Aksel Hennie
Synnøve Macody Lund
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Eivind Sander
The Imitation Game (2014) $14 million $233.5 million 8 Benedict Cumberbatch
Keira Knightley
Matthew Goode
Rory Kinnear
Passengers (2016) $150 million $303.1 million 7 Jennifer Lawrence
Chris Pratt
Michael Sheen
Laurence Fishburne

Morten Tyldum’s Personal Life

Morten Tyldum is in a marital relationship with Janne Tyldum. The pair attended several events including the premiere of 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises' "The Revenant" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on December 16, 2015, in Hollywood, California. 

CAPTION: Morten Tyldum and his wife Janne Tyldum SOURCE: The Week UK

But due to Tyldum’s secretive nature, there is no information regarding their marriage life.

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