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Wolfgang Petersen is dead. The German director created, among others, “The Endless Story” and “Troy”

Wolfgang Petersen is dead.  The German director created, among others, "The Endless Story" and "Troy"

The American press reported that Wolfgang Petersen died. The German director, screenwriter, film and television producer has passed away at the age of 81 at his home in Brentwood, USA. He was the creator of such films as “The Ship”, “Air Force One”, “The Never-Ending Story” and “Tell”. The cause of the artist’s death was pancreatic cancer.

Information about the death of the creator was confirmed by the production company with which he cooperated.

Petersen was brought international fame by “The Ship” (Das Boot) from 1981, in which she tells about the fate of the crew of one of the many submarines sailing the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. Then he began to produce films in Hollywood, where he directed, among others, “The Endless Story”, “Frums of Memories” or “In the Line of Fire”.

Wolfgang PetersenFelix Horhager / PAP

His films were marked by star cast: Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman (“Airplane Air Force One”), Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich (“In the Line of Fire”), Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo (“Pandemic”), Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom (“Just”).

He began his directing career in the early 1960s in the theater, then worked on television. In 2016, he completed his last movie – How to Break the Bank.

Main image source: Felix Horhager / PAP

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