Wolfgang Petersen was born on 14 March 1941 in Emden, Hanover, Prussia, Nazi Germany. He was a German film director, producer, and screenwriter. He attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums in Hamburg and made his first film while still a student.
Petersen also attended the Film and Television Academy in Berlin and directed plays at Hamburg’s Ernst Deutsch Theater. His initial film productions were primarily for German television.
Petersen’s second feature film Das Boot which was a World War II epic earned six Academy Awards nominations of which he won Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. His first English language was Enemy Mine which was not a box office hit on release.
Petersen moved to the United States in 1986 and has been a resident there since.
Wolfgang Petersen Cause Of Death
Petersen died as a result of pancreatic cancer.
Wolfgang Petersen Age
Petersen was 81 years old at the time of his death.
Wolfgang Petersen Wife
Petersen’s wife was Maria Borgel-Petersen.
Wolfgang Petersen Children
Petersen had a son called Michael Petersen.
Wolfgang Petersen Net Worth
Petersen was estimated to be worth $20 million.
Wolfgang Petersen Movies
Some of Wolfgang’s well-known films include Das Boot, The Never Ending Story, Troy, and Poseidon.
Wolfgang Petersen Funeral
Petersen’s funeral is yet to be held.