He later found success in films, most notably Love Story (1970), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations as Best Actor, What's Up, Doc?
(1972), Paper Moon (1973), Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1977).
It wasn’t until a second battle to take el-Alamein in Egypt went against him that the “invincible” general was finally called home back to Europe.
Also, was in an episode of My Three Sons as Chug Williams in 1962.
Although a novice as far as mechanized forces were concerned, he soon mastered the advantages and proved his leadership abilities again in the German offensive against the French channel coast in May.
In early 1941, Rommel was given control of the troops sent to North Africa to aid Germany’s ailing ally, Italy, in maintaining its position in Libya.
During World War I, he showed himself to be a natural leader with unnatural courage, fighting in France, Romania, and Italy.
Following the war, he pursued a teaching career in German military academies, writing a textbook, Infantry Attacks, that was well regarded.