1942 - Born on September 5th in Munich, Germany.
1963 - Founded his own production company.
1966 - He was employed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
1967 - Married to Martje Grohmann.
- Attended University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1974 - Directed the film The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser.
1991-2005 - Directed the films Cerro Torre: Scream of Stone, Lessons of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, Invincible and Grizzly Man.
2006 - Invited to join AMPAS.German movie director
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