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Director Wolfgang Petersen dies of cancer at 81

By 08/16/2022 4:31 PMNo Comments

On Monday, it was reported that veteran Hollywood movie director Wolfgang Petersen, known for films including “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm,” has died from pancreatic cancer at age 81.

In 1981, Petersen, a German-born director, was nominated for Oscars for best-adapted screenplay and best director for “Das Boot,” a WWII submarine drama.

The German director made his English debut with “The NeverEnding Story” in 1984.

After his directorial debut, Petersen went on to direct several major blockbusters in Hollywood, including “In The Line of Fire” with Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich; “The Perfect Storm” with George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg; “Outbreak” with Dustin Hoffman; and “Air Force One” with Harrison Ford, among many others.

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