Happy birthday! Wolfgang Petersen turns 79 today

The iconic and legendary director turns 79 on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020.

Wolfgang Petersen is celebrating his 79th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.

Popular director-screenwriter Wolfgang Petersen (Troy, In the Line of Fire, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 79th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.

Petersen, a cultural icon

Born in Emden on March 14, 1941, Wolfgang Petersen's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in German history. Petersen's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Wolfgang hasn't done.

And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Wolfgang Petersen as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 79.

Happy Birthday, Wolfgang, you're the best!

Wolfgang Petersen career in pictures

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