World War II
Clint Eastwood
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Sheila Allen
(Movies & TV)
Donald Sutherland
(Movies & TV)
Mark Damon
(Movies & TV)

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Wolfgang Petersen

Knowledge Identifier: +Wolfgang_Petersen


Wolfgang Petersen

German film director and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (67%), (13%), South Africa (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: World War II, Air Force One (film), In the Line of Fire

Linked to: Bayerischer Rundfunk




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From 1953 to 1960, Petersen attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums in Hamburg add something


In the 1960s he was directing plays at Hamburg's Ernst Deutsch Theater add something


He next directed the 1977 film "Die Konsequenz", a b/w 16 mm adaptation of Alexander Ziegler's autobiographical novel of homosexual love add something


He was nominated for two Academy awards for the 1981 World War II submarine warfare film "Das Boot" add something


His next feature was the World War II epic "Das Boot", released in early 1982 add something


He finally hit his stride in 1993 with the assassination thriller "In the Line of Fire" add something


In the Line of Fire - "'In the Line of Fire"' is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and starring Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich


Donald Sutherland - He played a software company's scheming CEO in Barry Levinson's 1994 drama "Disclosure" opposite Michael Douglas and in 1995 was cast as the antagonistic Maj. Gen. Donald McClintock in Wolfgang Petersen's thriller "Outbreak", featuring Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman, and Rene Russo


The 1997 Petersen blockbuster, "Air Force One", did very well at the box office, while getting a mix of opinions from movie critics add something


Air Force One (film) - "'Air Force One"' is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen


By 1998, Petersen was an established Hollywood director, with the power to both re-release his classic "Das Boot" in a new director's cut and to helm star-studded action-thrillers add something


Petersen pulled out of the running in March 2000 add something


The Perfect Storm (film) - "'The Perfect Storm"' is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen


Rose Byrne - In 2004, Byrne starred as Briseis in Wolfgang Petersen's epic "Troy"


Mark Damon - Damon has produced or executive produced over 70 films, and his films have received 10 Oscar nominations including: the 2005 Academy *award winner "Monster", starring Charlize Theron, the critically acclaimed, multi-Oscar nominated World War II drama "Das Boot", directed by Wolfgang Petersen and "The NeverEnding Story", directed by Wolfgang Petersen


Sheila Allen - In 2006, Wolfgang Petersen asked her to be an executive producer for the remake of the "The Poseidon Adventure" called "Poseidon"


Although hired to direct a film adaptation of "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card that was scheduled for release in 2008, he "moved on" from the project add something


Then producers of the film hoped for a 2009 release add something


After a ten-year-hiatus, Petersen returned in 2016 as director of the heist comedy "Vier gegen die Bank", his first German-language film since "Das Boot" in 1981 add something