German director of films such as Rasputin, Body of Evidence, Tyson, and Der Baader Meinhof Komplex.
He made exercise movies and worked as assistant director with Douglas Sirk.
His TV movie Rasputin won the Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.
He married a woman named Gloria.
His salacious 1993 thriller Body of Evidence featured pop superstar Madonna.