Wolfgang Petersen Overview

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Born: March 14, 1941

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. He abandoned acting to focus his efforts on directing when he entered the Berlin Film and Television Academy where he trained for four years. In 1970, Petersen made his TV directorial debut with I Will Kill You, Wolf, followed by six two-hour telefeatures for the series Tatort. Among his other early successes were Smog, which aired... See All

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