Wolfgang Petersen, star director of films such as "Das Boot", "Outbreak", "Air Force One" and "Der Sturm", is dead. He died of cancer on Friday at the age of 81, as his assistant announced on Tuesday German press agency announced.
Petersen made his international breakthrough in 1981 with Das Boot. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two of the trophies for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director.
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