Wolfgang Petersen

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Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Petersen (born 14 March 1941) is a German film director, film producer and screenwriter. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for the World War II submarine warfare film Das Boot (1981). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Petersen has received more than 864,460 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 100th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Wolfgang Petersen ranks 101 out of 1,305Before him are Alan Parker, Victor Fleming, Terrence Malick, Jules Dassin, John Carpenter, and René Clair. After him are Tony Scott, Kenji Mizoguchi, Louis Malle, Sam Peckinpah, Andrzej Żuławski, and John Huston.

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Among people born in 1941, Wolfgang Petersen ranks 40Before him are Paul Simon, Pete Best, Flórián Albert, Laura Antonelli, Dan Shechtman, and Charlie Watts. After him are Ivan Gašparovič, Abdelkader Bensalah, Chick Corea, Anne Rice, Ali Hassan al-Majid, and Ray Tomlinson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Petersen ranks 573 out of 3,763Before him are Sepp Maier (1944), Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804), Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck (1870), Peter Kürten (1883), Elizabeth Alexeievna (1779), and Matilda of Ringelheim (894). After him are Johann Stamitz (1717), Max Schmeling (1905), Frei Otto (1925), Gerhard Ertl (1936), Ernst Mayr (1904), and Johannes Rau (1931).


Among film directors born in Germany, Wolfgang Petersen ranks 8Before him are Wim Wenders (1945), Michael Haneke (1942), F. W. Murnau (1888), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), and Werner Herzog (1942). After him are Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Max Ophüls (1902), Roland Emmerich (1955), Thea von Harbou (1888), Mike Nichols (1931), and Douglas Sirk (1897).

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