Antoine Fuqua

Film Director / Film Producer | * 01/19/1966 (57) | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Antoine Fuqua (born May 30, 1965) is an American filmmaker, known for his work in the action and thriller genres. He was originally known as a director of music videos, and made his film debut in 1998 with The Replacement Killers. His critical breakthrough was the award-winning 2001 crime thriller Training Day. His subsequent films include Tears of the Sun (2003), King Arthur (2004), Shooter (2007), Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Equalizer (2014), Southpaw (2015), ..."> ()
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Fuqua began his career directing music videos for popular artists such as Toni Braxton, Coolio, Stevie Wonder, and Prince. From 1998 onwards, he began directing feature films, although he has worked on a few music videos since then. In a tribute article for TIME magazine, Fuqua expressed his early respect for Kurosawa as a filmmaker and how Kurosawa influenced his own perspective on filmmaking stating: "(screenwriter Hashimoto's) … working with Akira Kurosawa and Hideo Oguni, was so beautiful and poetic and powerful and heartbreaking. It was all about justice, it was all about sacrifice, and it made me want to be one of those guys".His first feature film was the John Woo-produced action film The Replacement Killers (1998), starring Chow Yun Fat. He then directed the crime thriller Training Day (2001), for which star Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor. His next films were the action war drama Tears of the Sun (2003), the Arthurian legend film King Arthur (2004), the conspiracy action thriller Shooter (2007), the crime film Brooklyn's Finest (2009), and the action thrillers Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and The Equalizer (2014), the latter of which again pairs Fuqua with Denzel Washington.He co-created the comic-book miniseries After Dark with Wesley Snipes, which was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Jeff Nentrup. Fuqua was scheduled to direct Prisoners, based on a storybook from Aaron Guzikowski, but left the project. He was slated to direct Tupac Shakur's official biopic. The project was postponed to allow Fuqua to direct rapper Eminem's second feature film, Southpaw. However, Eminem put Southpaw on hold to focus on music and was replaced with Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2010, CBS Films hired Fuqua to direct a new movie based on a Vince Flynn novel, Consent to Kill. In May 2014, 20th Century Fox set Fuqua to direct a drug-smuggling thriller film Narco Sub, which is scripted by David Guggenheim.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Thriller

Known for these Movies & Shows

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Movies with Antoine Fuqua as Actor(4)

as Self (interviewer)2018 American Dream/American Knightmare
as Narrator (voice)2017 Ghost of the Mountains

TV Shows/Series with Antoine Fuqua as Actor(2)

as himself2016 Geeking Out

Movies with Antoine Fuqua as Crew(35)

Directing/Director2023 The Equalizer 3
Production/Producer2023 The Equalizer 3
Directing/Director2023 Michael
Directing/Director2023 Untitled Jack Johnson Project
Production/Producer2022 Bullet Train
Directing/Director2022 Emancipation
Production/Executive Producer2022 Emancipation
Directing/Director2021 Infinite
Production/Executive Producer2021 Infinite
Directing/Director2021 The Day Sports Stood Still
Production/Producer2021 The Day Sports Stood Still
Directing/Director2021 The Guilty
Production/Producer2021 The Guilty
Directing/Director2018 American Dream/American Knightmare
Directing/Director2018 The Equalizer 2
Production/Producer2018 The Equalizer 2
Directing/Director2017 The Gift
Directing/Director2016 The Magnificent Seven
Directing/Director2015 Southpaw
Production/Producer2015 Southpaw
Directing/Director2014 The Equalizer
Directing/Director2013 Olympus Has Fallen
Production/Producer2013 Olympus Has Fallen
Directing/Director2010 Brooklyn's Finest
Production/Executive Producer2010 Brooklyn's Finest
Directing/Director2007 Shooter
Directing/Director2006 The Call
Production/Executive Producer2005 Bastards of the Party
Directing/Director2004 King Arthur
Directing/Director2004 Lightning in a Bottle
Directing/Director2003 Tears of the Sun
Directing/Director2001 Training Day
Directing/Director2000 Bait
Directing/Director1998 The Replacement Killers
Directing/Director1992 Inside Out 4

TV Shows/Series with Antoine Fuqua as Crew(9)

Production/Executive Producer2023 Tyson
Directing/Director2023 Tyson
Production/Executive Producer2022 The Terminal List
Directing/Director2022 The Terminal List
Production/Executive Producer2022 Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers
Production/Executive Producer2021 Mayor of Kingstown
Production/Executive Producer2020 #FreeRayshawn
Directing/Director2016 Ice

Full Name: Antoine Fuqua
Born: Wednesday, 01/19 1966 (January) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 57 years + 67 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: West Virginia University, Taylor Allderdice High School, West Virginia State University
Spouses (current/former): Lela Rochon
Related to: Harvey Fuqua
Other names for Antoine Fuqua (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
Antoine Fuqua frequently works together with these people:
David Esparza (10x, Crew)
Mary Vernieu (9x, Crew)
Denzel Washington (8x, Actor)
Kat Samick (8x, Crew)
Richard Wenk (7x, Crew)
Lindsay Graham (7x, Crew)
Mauro Fiore (7x, Crew)
Steve Pederson (7x, Crew)
Taylor Sheridan (6x, Crew)
Todd Black (6x, Crew)
Conrad Buff IV (6x, Crew)
Daniel J. Leahy (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8961, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/25/2023