Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1966-01-19 (55 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

29 Movies · 7 TV shows

Biography

Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966) is an American film director and producer. Initially active as a music video director, he has worked primarily in the action and thriller film subgenres. Fuqua's movies consistently perform well at the box office; he is best known for his Academy Award-winning film Training Day (2001). Before launching into feature films in 1998, he began his career directing music videos for popular artists such as Toni Braxton, Coolio, Stevie Wonder and Prince.

Personal Life

In 1998, actress Lela Rochon and Fuqua were engaged, and they married on April 9, 1999. Daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua was born on July 28, 2002, and son Brando in May 2004. Fuqua has a son, Zachary, from a previous relationship. He also has two granddaughters.When asked by the BBC in September 2014 whether he believes in God, Fuqua said: "Absolutely. I believe in God, absolutely."

Early Life

Fuqua was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Carlos and Mary Fuqua. He is the nephew of record producer and executive Harvey Fuqua of The Moonglows. Fuqua paid tribute to screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto, a frequent collaborator of Akira Kurosawa's, saying his writing "affected a boy from Pittsburgh living in the ghetto."[Shinobu Hashimoto's writing] 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. I came from a rough area, and I had my own version of watching poor people getting pushed down – whoever the person was who had the power, they would come in and take from other people.Fuqua explained how his experience of violence shaped his adolescence, and played a role in his eventual choice of career.My first big break was when I got shot when I was fifteen. It changed my life and it made me not hang out in the streets as much, and go to the movies more. Those sort of things are wake up calls to have a better appreciation for life, and a better appreciation for the people around you. From that moment in my life I put all my energy into what I believed in, and at that time it was playing basketball and sports. That led me to a scholarship...after that a professor said that I should take an art class...I fell in love with an artist by the name of Caravaggio.Before turning to filmmaking and music videos, Fuqua studied electrical engineering, with the hope of going on to fly jets in the military.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Bullet Train

Bullet Train

2022
There are people on a train.

2021.

2 Movies
The Day Sports Stood Still

The Day Sports Stood Still

2021
There was a sports shutdown in March of 2020. The sports documentary is a chronicle of the abrupt stop, athletes' prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustice, and the return to compet...
Infinite

Infinite

8.67
2021
A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals and dares to join their ranks.

2020.

1 TV show
TV
#FreeRayshawn

#FreeRayshawn

2020
After being set up by New Orleans police for a drug deal, an Iraq war veteran takes shelter in his apartment building. A cop tries to convince a man to surrender during a police standoff.

2019.

1 TV show
TV
What's My Name | Muhammad Ali

What's My Name | Muhammad Ali

2019
Ali had recordings of his own voice. The two-part documentary paints an intimate portrait of a man who was a beacon of hope and a symbol of humanity and understanding in his later years.

2018.

2 Movies
The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2

5.95
2018
Robert McCall embarked on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance after a long-time girl friend was murdered.
American Dream/American Knightmare

American Dream/American Knightmare

2018
A documentary about the life and storied exploits of the Death Row Records co- founder Suge Knight, as well as the volatile and highly influential era in gangsta rap he presided over. Through a series...

2017.

2 Movies
The Gift

The Gift

2017
Walmart gave Antoine Fuqua a receipt with 6 items on it, which he could use to tell a story. What he did was out of this world.
Ghost of the Mountains

Ghost of the Mountains

2017
Disneynature's international team of filmmakers travel to the mountains of China to find and film the elusive snow leopard on the highest plateau on Earth.

2016.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Geeking Out

Geeking Out

2016
A 30-minute talk show that takes a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and features celebrity interviews, discussion and out-of-the-studio segments.
TV
Ice

Ice

6
2016
A diamond dealer is in the diamond business.
The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

6.15
2016
The industrialist wanted to mine gold in Rose Creek. Desperate residents turn to bounty hunter Sam Chisolm. Bogue and his gang were taken on by a group of gunslingers. mercenaries are fighting for mor...

2015.

1 Movie
Southpaw

Southpaw

4.6
2015
Billy Hope has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a luxurious lifestyle. Billy lost his family, his house, and his manager. He was able to locate a man who trains the city's toughes...

2014.

1 Movie
The Equalizer

The Equalizer

6.37
2014
The man is ready to start a new life after putting his past behind him. He has to help the girl who is under the control of the Russian mobsters. With hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance a...

2013.

1 Movie
Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen

5.96
2013
When the White House is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national s...

2009.

1 Movie
Brooklyn's Finest

Brooklyn's Finest

3
2009
In the rough section of the city, the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct is used to enforce the law. There is a line between right and wrong.

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Shooter

Shooter

5.84
2007
A marksman living in exile is summoned back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. He is on the run to find out why he was framed.
TV
On the Lot

On the Lot

2007
On the Lot is a short-lived reality show competition for filmmaking, produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett. The show, which aired on Fox, featured filmmakers competing in weekly elimination co...

2006.

1 Movie
The Call

The Call

2006
Naomi Campbell and John Malcovich are in a short film.

2005.

1 Movie
Bastards of the Party

Bastards of the Party

2005
Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt to fully un...

2004.

2 Movies
Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle

2004
On February 7th, 2003, renowned artists across multiple music genres and generations commandeered the stage at New York City's Radio City Music Hall to pay tribute to their common heritage and passion...
King Arthur

King Arthur

4
2004
The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the ...

2003.

1 Movie
Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun

2003
Lieutenant A.K is a Navy Seal. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that ...

2001.

1 Movie
Training Day

Training Day

4.8
2001
On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, he works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

2000.

1 Movie
Bait

Bait

2000
John Jaster is sharing a cell with another prisoner. Bristol is still on the run. He wants to get out of prison and start a new life with his girlfriend. Since he was set loose by Clenteen, he thinks ...

1998.

1 Movie
The Replacement Killers

The Replacement Killers

5.5
1998
The Chinatown crime boss hired John Lee to kill the policeman's son. Lee had the boy in his sights, but his conscience got the better of him, and he spared the child's life. A band of replacement kill...

1992.

1 Movie
Inside Out 4

Inside Out 4

1992
Tales from the Crypt did for horror what Playboy does for sex films. There are stories such as "Natalie Would", "Modivation", "Save The Wetlands", "The Thief", "Jilted lover", "Three On A Match", and ...

Unknown Year.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Mayor of Kingstown

Mayor of Kingstown

In a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining are federal, state, and private prisons, the story follows the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politi...
Untitled Antoine Fuqua and Todd Komarnicki Film

Untitled Antoine Fuqua and Todd Komarnicki Film

There was a terrorist attack at Mike's Place in Israel.
Siege of Bethlehem

Siege of Bethlehem

The true story of how a Muslim, an Israeli Jew, and a Christian American came together to prevent a battle from breaking out between the Israeli army and a group of armed Palestinian militants who had...
Emancipation

Emancipation

A runaway slave must outwit cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on a torturous journey north to join the Union Army.
Untitled Jack Johnson Project

Untitled Jack Johnson Project

Jack Johnson was the first African-American boxer to win a title.
The Street

The Street

A novel is set against the backdrop of New York.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The 2008 Broadway production features an all-Black cast.
The Guilty

The Guilty

When call operator Joe Bayler tries to save a caller, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, and that facing the truth is the only way out.
TV
The Terminal List

The Terminal List

After his platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission, James Reece returns to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. Dark forc...
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