In Memoriam, Wolfgang Petersen: 1941-2022

An iconic filmmaker...

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The Oscar-nominated director had a career that captivated multiple generations of moviegoers, with memorable films that included “The NeverEnding Story,” “Air Force One,” and the critically acclaimed “Das Boot.”

The German filmmaker’s list of box-office hits were a nod to his excellence at creating within a specific genre, whether that was action films or even sci-fi.

He worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names during his time behind the camera, too, A-list talent such as George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg (“The Perfect Storm”), Clint Eastwood and Rene Russo (“In the Line of Fire”), Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman (“Outbreak”) and Brad Pitt (“Troy”).

Petersen passed away on August 12, 2022. He was 81.

In Memoriam, Wolfgang Petersen: 1941-2022

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