Oscar nominee Wolfgang Petersen directed 1984's 'The NeverEnding Story,' plus action films like 'Das Boot' and 'In the Line of Fire'
The German-born filmmaker was also known for making big-budget blockbusters including "Air Force One" and "The Perfect Storm."
Petersen died Friday at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said representative Michelle Bega.
Acclaimed movie-maker Wolfgang Petersen has passed away at his home in California.
Wolfgang Petersen, the German director whose films include Das Boot, Air Force One and The Perfect Storm, has...
The German-born director parlayed the success of 1981’s “Das Boot” into a series of big-budget Hollywood films
LOS ANGELES - German director Wolfgang Petersen, who achieved international fame with films "Das Boot," "Outbreak" and "Air Force One," has died from pancreatic cancer, a spokeswoman said. He was 81.
Petersen died Friday at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The successful action director died at his home in Los Angeles after losing a battle with cancer, his assistant said. His World War II submarine epic "Das Boot" was a worldwide success