Wolfgang Petersen
Date of Birth
Mar 14, 1941
Birth Place:
Emden, Germany


Breaking into the entertainment business in 1960 as assistant director for Hamburg's Ernest Deutsch Theatre, German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen went on to Berlin's German Film and Television Academy. He kicked off his film directorial career in television, winning several awards in the process; his 1976 TV movie For Your Love Only served as the debut for actress Nastassja Kinski. Petersen's 1977...