Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941) is a German director and screenwriter.
He was twice nominated for an Oscar in 1981 for his film Das Boot.
He was successful at the box office with In the Line of Fire (1993) starring Clint Eastwood, The Perfect Storm (2001) with George Clooney and Troy (2004) with Brad Pitt.
3.0 Bringing you up to speed Reportedly, James Horner really wanted this assignment, and for good reason, because The Perfect Storm (2000) offered him the kind of canvas he liked to work on: it’s chockful of action sequences big and bold, and yet at the core of it all is a tragic and very human story of ordinary men who brave extraordinary circumstances and end up paying the highest price. Based loosely on Sebastian Junger’s novel, the real-life story centers around the crew of the Andrea Gail, a trawler headed by Billy Tyne (George Clooney), a captain who is down on
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