Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Petersen

Highest Rated: 98% The Boat (1981)

Lowest Rated: 27% Instinct (1999)

Birthday: Mar 14, 1941

Birthplace: Emden, Germany

After establishing himself in his native Germany, director Wolfgang Petersen enjoyed a huge international success with the tense submarine thriller "Das Boot" (1981), which opened the doors wide open for what proved to be a successful career making blockbuster Hollywood movies. Following "Das Boot," Petersen earned critical acclaim for his touching and visually dynamic children's fantasy "The Neverending Story" (1984), an American debut that trumpeted his arrival on the scene. "In the Line of Fire" (1993) was also a triumph, a tense and well-received action thriller that benefited greatly from the cat-and-mouse between star Clint Eastwood and his onscreen tormentor John Malkovich. Entering the next century, Petersen raised the stakes - both onscreen and with his budget - for "A Perfect Storm" (2000), an account of a terrifying real-life maritime disaster.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Four Against the Bank Director,
Producer
- 2016
33% 43% Poseidon Director,
Producer
$60.7M 2006
No Score Yet 29% Avenger Executive Producer - 2006
54% 73% Troy Director,
Producer
$133.2M 2004
47% 64% The Perfect Storm Director,
Producer
$182.6M 2000
27% 67% Instinct Executive Producer $34.1M 1999
36% 58% Bicentennial Man Producer $58.2M 1999
78% 66% Air Force One Director $172.7M 1997
30% 48% Red Corner Executive Producer $22.4M 1997
59% 55% Outbreak Director,
Producer
$65.9M 1995
96% 79% In the Line of Fire Director $102.2M 1993
36% 55% Shattered Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$11.1M 1991
63% 68% Enemy Mine Director $12.3M 1985
80% 81% The Neverending Story Director,
Writer
- 1984
98% 96% The Boat Director,
Writer
- 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black and White Like Day and Night Director - 1978
No Score Yet 53% The Consequence Director,
Screenwriter
- 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Only Director - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Executive Producer 2001-2003

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