Wolfgang Petersen, one of a handful of foreign directors to make it big in Hollywood

His film “Das Boot,” was nominated for six Academy Awards and became one of Germany’s top-grossing films

He died on Friday at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

When he died He was 81.

He was suffering from cancer

Das Boot’ isn’t just a German film about World War II, it’s a German naval adventure epic that has already been a hit in West Germany,”

that movie was the highest grossing movie at that time

Das Boot grossed over $80 million worldwide