Oscar nominee Wolfgang Petersen directed 1984's 'The NeverEnding Story,' plus action films like 'Das Boot' and 'In the Line of Fire'
The German-born filmmaker was also known for making big-budget blockbusters including "Air Force One" and "The Perfect Storm."
Petersen died Friday at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said representative Michelle Bega.
Acclaimed movie-maker Wolfgang Petersen has passed away at his home in California.
The German-born director parlayed the success of 1981’s “Das Boot” into a series of big-budget Hollywood films
LOS ANGELES - German director Wolfgang Petersen, who achieved international fame with films "Das Boot," "Outbreak" and "Air Force One," has died from pancreatic cancer, a spokeswoman said. He was 81.
Petersen died Friday at his home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The successful action director died at his home in Los Angeles after losing a battle with cancer, his assistant said. His World War II submarine epic "Das Boot" was a worldwide success