German Filmmaker, Wolfgang Petersen, 81, Two Times Oscar Nominated, passed away

German Filmmaker, Wolfgang Petersen, 81, Two Times Oscar Nominated, passed away

Wolfgang Petersen was a German film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for the World War II submarine warfare film Das Boot (1981). 

Oscar-nominated Director Wolfgang Petersen dies at 81

Wolfgang Petersen, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of films like “Das Boot” and “Air Force One,” died on August 12, his publicist, Michelle Bega from Rogers & Cowan/PMK, informed CNN.

He was 81. he is survived by his wife Borgel, son Daniel Petersen and two grandchildren.

Wolfgang Petersen Age, Family, Early Life

Wolfgang Petersen was born on 14 March 1941 in Emden, Hanover, Prussia, Germany. His Zodiac sign is Pisces and he holds a German Nationality. He belongs to the white ethnic group.

wolfgang petersen family

Petersen has prohibited the media from knowing specifics about his family, therefore there are no details available.

Wolfgang Petersen Wife, What about his Children?

Wolfgang Petersen was married to his first wife Ursula Sieg, a German actress from 1970 to 1978. After divorce, he dated Maria Borgel-Petersen and they married in 1978.

Maria-Antoinette Borgel, a German script supervisor and assistant director.

Wolfgang Petersen Career, What was his profession?

Petersen made his debut theatrical feature picture in 1974, the psychological thriller One or the Other of Us, based on the novel Einer von uns beiden by Horst Bosetzky and released anonymously under his pseudonym and starring Jürgen Prochnow. He next directed the 1977 film Die Konsequenz, a black/white version of Alexander Ziegler’s autobiographical tale of homosexual love.

In its day, the picture was considered so radical that when originally transmitted in Germany, the Bavarian network Bayerischer Rundfunk switched down the transmitters rather than broadcast it. His next feature was the World War II epic Das Boot, released in early 1982. The video portrays the experiences of a German submarine crew participating in the “Battle of the Atlantic”.

Though not an instant financial success, the picture got highly positive reviews and was nominated for six Academy Awards, two of which (for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay) went to Petersen; he was also nominated for a BAFTA Award and DGA Award. The film starred Jürgen Prochnow as the U-boat Captain, who became a fine example of Petersen’s action protagonists, a man at war and who dares danger and fate at sea.

The Poseidon Adventure

Petersen’s $160 million epic feature Poseidon, a re-telling of the 1969 Paul Gallico novel The Poseidon Adventure (originally adapted for the 1972 catastrophe film), was released by Warner Bros. in May 2006. The picture performed poorly in the US, barely topping $60 million in domestic box office receipts by early August, but worldwide sales reached $121 million.

Although engaged to direct the film adaptation of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card that was set for release in 2008, he later “moved on” from the project. His perspective projects included a live-action adaptation of the 2006 anime film Paprika and a cinematic adaptation of the science fiction novel Old Man’s War. After a ten-year hiatus, Petersen returned in 2016 as director of the heist comedy Vier Gegen die Bank, his first German-language picture since Das Boot in 1981.

How much is Wolfgang Petersen Net Worth?

Wolfgang Petersen was a German film director and writer who has a net worth of $20 million USD. 

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Which school and college did he go to?

Wolfgang Petersen attended the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums in Hamburg. In the 1960s he was directing plays at Hamburg’s Ernst Deutsch Theater.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Wolfgang Petersen is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Wolfgang Petersen’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Wolfgang Petersen’s should be knows

Zodiac signPisces
Relationship StatusMarried