Wolfgang Petersen

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Wolfgang Petersen
Petersen at the filming of Air Force One
Born(1941-03-14)14 March 1941
Died12 August 2022(2022-08-12) (aged 81)
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
Occupation(s)Movie director, screenwriter
Years active1965–2016
Ursula Sieg
(m. 1970; div. 1978)

Maria Borgel-Petersen (m. 1978)

Wolfgang Petersen (14 March 1941 – 12 August 2022) was a German movie director and screenwriter. His work included The NeverEnding Story, Enemy Mine, Outbreak, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, Das Boot, The Perfect Storm, Troy and Poseidon.

Petersen was born in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany. One of his first efforts was the 1977 Die Konsequenz.

Peterson died of pancreatic cancer on 12 August 2022, at the age of 81, at his home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California.[1][2]

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  1. Jr, Mike Fleming (16 August 2022). "Director Wolfgang Petersen Dies At 81; Hollywood Star Rose After 'Das Boot' To Include Blockbusters 'The Perfect Storm,' 'Air Force One' & 'In The Line Of Fire'". Deadline. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  2. Goldmann, A. J. (16 August 2022). "Wolfgang Petersen, Director of 'Das Boot,' Is Dead at 81" – via NYTimes.com.

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