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  Wolfgang Petersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German film director.
Wolfgang Petersen was born during World War II on 14 March 1941 in the small north German community of Emden, where the Ems River flows into the North Sea.
At the end of 2005 Petersen was cementing his image as the master of the sea epic with Poseidon (film), a re-telling of the 1969 Paul Gallico novel (and 1972 film) "The Poseidon Adventure." As of December 05 the film was beginning post-production and scheduled to be released in May of 2006 by Warner Bros.
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 Wolfgang Petersen
Wolfgang Petersen was born in 1941 in Emden.
Petersen has created a vast array of films across genres, from the children’s film the Neverending Story to highly political dramas and adventure movies.
Other films his Wolfgang Petersen are: The Never Ending Story (1984), Enemy Mine (1985), In the Line of Fire (1993), Outbreak (1995), Air Force One (1997) and The Perfect Storm (2000).
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 Wolfgang Petersen
Native to Emden Germany, Petersen began directing stage productions at Hamburg's Ernst Deutch Theatre at age 21 while he was still an acting student.
Petersen shot to international attention as the director of the extraordinary underwater thriller, Das Boot (The Boat).
In 1993, Petersen directed the suspense thriller In the Line of Fire, starring Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich and Rene Russo.
www.tribute.ca /bio.asp?id=3444   (363 words)

Yes, Wolfgang Petersen would find the true story unbelievable at first sight, but will he actually get the chance to discover the amazing real story behind Troy which has at last been rediscovered after a life time of carefull research.
If Wolfgang Petersen looks he will find the dicoveries are supported by a substantial range of evidence including ancient writtings, precise geographic and linguistic evidence as well a vast range of archaeological finds.
The Greeks did not know (and no doubt Wolfgang Petersen too) that the Trojans who once lived in Hissarlik area were migrants, because the collective memory of this fact was lost during the Dark Ages (1200-750 BC).
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 Wolfgang Petersen @ Filmbug
Wolfgang Petersen was named 2001 ShoWest Director of the Year after his epic sea drama, The Perfect Storm (2000), starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, grossed over $327 million and earned two Academy Award nominations.
Petersen shot to international attention in 1981 as the director of the extraordinary underwater thriller Das Boot.
Petersen began his feature film career as the winner of the German National Film Prize for best new director for One of Us in 1973.
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 Wolfgang Petersen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Petersen's 1977 theatrical feature The Consequence, a discreetly handled study of male homosexuality which he both wrote and directed, won him praise on the international scene.
Petersen made his English-language debut with the 1984 children's fantasy The Neverending Story and had his big stateside breakthrough with the blockbuster Clint Eastwood assassination thriller In the Line of Fire (1993).
With his status as an A-list Hollywood director well established, Petersen next directed Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo in 1995's Outbreak, a film that successfully played on the public's fear of the unseen threat inherent in communicable diseases like ebola.
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 Wolfgang Petersen Interview
For a man whose films have grossed over $1 billion at the American box office alone, Wolfgang Petersen is unexpectedly polite, charming and unassuming.
It's easy to see why the world's leading stars line up to appear in his films: not only are they more or less guaranteed commercial success, but working with this friendly and ebullient German must be a change from dealing with massive Hollywood egos.
Petersen is happy to talk frankly about his choices.
www.tiscali.co.uk /entertainment/film/interviews/wolfgang_petersen.html   (695 words)

 Wolfgang Petersen's Action Adventure Poseidon Begins Production
Wolfgang Petersen gained international renown with the 1982 drama Das Boot, which earned him Oscar, BAFTA and DGA Award nominations, and went on to helm such blockbuster features as "Outbreak", "In the Line of Fire", Air Force One and The Perfect Storm.
Written by Mark Prostosevich (Bram Stoker Award winner for The Cell), Poseidon is produced by Wolfgang Petersen, Mike Fleiss (2003's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Duncan Henderson (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Perfect Storm) and Akiva Goldsman (Mr.
Also rejoining Petersen on Poseidon are production designer Bill Sandell (BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) and costume designer Erica Edell Phillips, who worked with him on The Perfect Storm, Outbreak and Air Force One.
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 Wolfgang Petersen >> German-Hollywood Connection
Although he had been making feature films in Germany since 1973, and television productions before that, it was Petersen's success with this 1981 anti-war U-boat epic, along with an Oscar nomination for best director, that bought him his ticket to Hollywood.
After studying theater in Berlin and Hamburg, Petersen attended the Film and Television Academy in Berlin (1966-1970).
For both Air Force One and Outbreak (but not for Storm) Petersen teamed up with the German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who has also worked frequently with director Martin Scorsese.
www.germanhollywood.com /petersen.html   (513 words)

 Movie Search at Tribute.ca
Noted for his remarkable string of commercially and artistically successful movies, Petersen recently directed and produced the multiple-Academy Award-nominated box office smash Air Force One, starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glenn Close.
Petersen recently produced Bicentennial Man, starring Robin Williams.
All are projects developed by his company, Radiant Productions, which he formed with producer Gail Katz.
www.tribute.ca /DIRECTORS/BIOS/3444.htm   (354 words)

 In Focus | May 2004 | Helmer of Troy Uncut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Superhero fans were lightly miffed last year when director Wolfgang Petersen’s “Batman vs. Superman” project was back-burnered by Warner Bros. in favor of separate “Batman” and “Superman” movies.
It’s fairly heady stuff for a superhero movie – and it should be even headier stuff in “Troy,”; which Petersen and screenwriter David Benioff are developing from no less a source than Homer’s Iliad.
In Focus talked to Petersen about the nuances of “Troy,”; Pitt, Bana, Clint Eastwood, and the director’s childhood obsession – in his native Germany – with Hollywood filmmaking.
www.infocusmag.com /04may/petersenuncut.htm   (2914 words)

 Wolfgang Petersen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Talented German director whose "Das Boot" (1981), a gripping story of a doomed U-boat during WWII, earned him international acclaim and also gave him the distinction of being the first director nominated for an Oscar for a German film.
Petersen began his career directing plays in the early 1960s in Hamburg.
Petersen moved to features with "One of Us Two" (1973)....
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Brian Cox as Agamemnon, using Helen as an excuse to take Troy and extend his power base is wily, but overplayed.
Cox is a British Al Pacino, a great actor if sat upon hard enough, otherwise liable to ham, and here Petersen is obviously too busy to sit for long.
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 Wolfgang Petersen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Perfect Storm (2000) - Wolfgang Petersen / George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg.
Air Force One (1997) - Wolfgang Petersen / Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman.
In the Line of Fire (1993) - Wolfgang Petersen / Clint Eastwood, J. Malkovich, R. Russo.
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 Director: Wolfgang Petersen ::
If you enjoyed these movies then you?re probably a fan of Wolfgang Petersen.
Petersen then went on to make his English Language debut after receiving praise for his 1981 firm Das Boot which brought him six oscar nominations, but did not win one.
Quptes from Petersen in post Air Force One release interview:
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 Wolfgang Petersen 2 >> German-Hollywood Connection
Sixteen years after its premiere, Petersen's U-boat epic was re-released as a restored "director's cut" in April 1997.
Troy (2004): Petersen's film version of Homer's Iliad is rated R in the US, 15 in the UK, and 12 in Germany for its gruesome battle scenes.
IMDb Petersen Page with information about all of his films.
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 BBC - Films - Wolfgang Petersen
German director Wolfgang Petersen made his name internationally with the 1981 submarine drama Das Boot.
Since then he's helmed such Hollywood action movies as In The Line Of Fire, Air Force One, and The Perfect Storm.
Relaying the legend of the Trojan War, the very epic Troy sees Petersen working with an impressive ensemble cast that includes Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, and Peter O'Toole.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2004/05/13/wolfgang_petersen_troy_interview.shtml   (1161 words)

 DigiGuide : Wolfgang Petersen
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 Wolfgang Petersen: Cinephiles Movie Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Movie reviews of director Wolfgang Petersen in current releases.
For selected Wolfgang Petersen movies, we offer three different types of movie reviews: a short movie review, an in-depth movie review which analyses the film, and a third movie review which compares the movie in question with others in the genre.
for The Perfect Storm, where you can discuss director Wolfgang Petersen or any other topic related to the film.
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 Variety.com - Trio boarding 'Poseidon' pic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A correction was made to this article on June 14, 2005.
The first wave of thesps -- Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss and Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum -- have been cast in Wolfgang Peterson's big-budget remake of "The Poseidon Adventure" for Warner Bros.
Russell will play an ex-fireman and politico who is traveling with his daughter (Rossum) and her boyfriend (Mike VogelMike Vogel).
www.variety.com /article/VR1117923933?categoryid=13&cs=1   (283 words)

 Reel.com Search Results
Wolfgang Petersen has directed the following movies, ordered with the most recent movie first.
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 Wolfgang Petersen (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wolfang Petersen: Mein Weg nach Hollywood (1995) (TV)
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 Wolfgang Petersen 3-Pack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Currently, there are not enough Tomatometer critic reviews for Wolfgang Petersen 3-Pack to receive a rating.
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, J├╝rgen Prochnow, Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich directed by Wolfgang Petersen more »
Three films by acclaimed German director Wolfgang Petersen: AIR FORCE ONE: Special Edition; DAS BOOT (The Boat): Special Edition; and IN THE LINE OF FIRE.
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 Wolfgang Petersen Movies @ Filmbug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Movies on DVD with or related to Wolfgang Petersen.
Complete title: In the Line of Fire (Special Edition)
Click here for region 2 encoded Wolfgang Petersen DVDs (Europe, Japan, Middle East and South Africa).
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