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Wolfgang Petersen, 'The Perfect Storm,' 'Air Force One' director, dead at 81

'People' reports that Petersen died at home with his wife, Maria Antoinette, on Aug. 12 due to pancreatic cancer. He also leaves behind a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. The German filmmaker found global acclaim after writing and directing the 1981 WWII film, 'Das Boot'. He went on to direct other hit movies such as 'The NeverEnding Story,' 'In the Line of Fire,' 'Outbreak', 'Air Force One, 'The Perfect Storm' and 'Troy'. 'Air Force One, Petersen previously said he was "very proud" of 'The Perfect Storm,' which brought in over $328 million at the box office.

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