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Wolfgang Petersen Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 March 1941Emden, Germany
Nickname Wolfie
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Wolfgang Petersen was born on March 14, 1941 in Emden, Germany. He is a director and producer, known for Troy (2004), Das Boot (1981) and The NeverEnding Story (1984). He has been married to Maria-Antoinette Borgel since 1978. He was previously married to Ursula Sieg.

Spouse (2)

Maria-Antoinette Borgel (1978 - present)
Ursula Sieg (? - 1978) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently casts Jürgen Prochnow.

Trivia (8)

Speaks English and German fluently.
Received the "Bayerischer Verdienstorden" (Bavaria's highest decoration) on 17 July 2003.
Broke into the entertainment industry in 1960 with the Hamburg Ernest Deutsch Theater as an assistant director.
Got to know his second wife, Maria-Antoinette Borgel, during the shooting of Smog (1973), where she worked as a script girl.
Father of Daniel Petersen.
Attended the 'Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie Berlin' (DFFB) from 1966 to 1970.
Was offered the chance to direct The Sum of All Fears (2002), but declined.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: John Malkovich in In the Line of Fire (1993).

Personal Quotes (1)

Theaters are always going to be around, and doing fine. With computers and technology, we're becoming more and more secluded from each other. And the movie theater is one of the last places where we can still gather and experience something together. I don't think the desire for that magic will ever go away.

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