ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR WOLFGANG PETERSEN DIES AT 81

Aug 17, 2022

By Andy Johnson

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The German filmmaker, whose 1982 breakthrough war film “Das Boot” launched a stellar career, has died.

Wolfgang Petersen has succumbed to pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles.

“In The Line of Fire” was the first Petersen film to score significantly at the box office.  It earned $177 million world-wide in 1993.

His other films include “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm.”

Wolfgang Petersen was 81.

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