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Bernd Eichinger

Producer and Filmmaker
10 April 1949 to 24 January 2011

An influential German filmmaker and head of Constantin Films, Eichinger produced an impressively varied selection of movies during his long career. These include The Neverending Story (1984), The Name of the Rose (1986), Resident Evil (2002), Downfall (2004), Fantastic Four (2005) and – in addition co-writing – The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008).

Read Bernd Eichinger's BBC News obituary.