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German Filmmaker Bernd Eichinger Dies At 61

January 25th, 2011 8:21pm EST

Downfall Oscar-nominated German movie producer Bernd Eichinger has died in Hollywood. He was 61.

The man behind acclaimed films like Downfall and The Baader Meinhof Complex passed away after suffering a heart attack on Monday.

His credits also include The Name of the Rose

, the Resident Evil films and The Fantastic Four.

Many consider Eichinger to be Germany's most successful moviemaker.

Eichinger is survived by his wife Katja and daughter Nina, a well-known German TV personality.




The Fantastic Four


Photo Credits: Courtesy BH Impact

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