Wolfgang Petersen Dead at 81

Acclaimed Hollywood director Wolfgang Petersen revered for his string of blockbusters movies has passed away The German filmmaker took Hollywood by storm after the massive success of his World War II movie Das Boot, a movie credited with revolutionizing action movies for its era.

He made his mark in Hollywood writing and directing classic blockbusters from In the Line of Fire starring Clint Eastwood to Airforce One starring Harrison Ford.

He was 81 years old at the time of his death.

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