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Wolfgang Petersen
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    (March 14, 1941- )
    Wrote and directed 'Das Boot (1981),' 'The NeverEnding Story (1984)' and 'Shattered (1991)'
    Directed 'Enemy Mine (1985),' 'In the Line of Fire (1993),' 'Outbreak (1995),' 'Air Force One (1997),' 'The Perfect Storm (2000)' and 'Troy (2004)'
    He typically doesn't do justice to the book or story his film is based on.
    He had been working in his homeland for 15 years, directing over 20 German tele-movies before receiving international attention for directing 'Das Boot' at the ripe age of 40.
    His films usually do quite well at the box office, but are often not well received by critics.
    He attended the Film and Television Academy in Berlin.
    When he was a teenager growing up in Germany, as a rule, he would attend two films per week.
    He directed several stage plays in his career.
    He was nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay Oscars and a BAFTA for 'Das Boot.'
    In 'Troy,' he directed on the largest film set ever constructed (2004).
    His first 7 films have grossed over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box-office.

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