Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua

  • Born: 1965-5-30
  • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Height: 6' (1.83 m)
  • Profession: director
  • Nationality: America
  • Representative Works: Training Day, The Fall of Olympus, The Equalizer
  • Fuqua Antoine (Antoine Fuqua) , 1965 was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [1]  , the American director, producer.
    In 1998, filmed the director's debut " The Replacement Killers ". In 2000, directed the action comedy " Baid ". In 2001, the crime action film " Training Day " was filmed . In 2003, directed the action thriller " Teers of the Sun ". In 2004, the war movie " King Arthur " was shot . On March 8, 2007, the directed action movie " Shooter " was released. On March 5, 2010, the thriller action film " Brooklyn's Finest " , which was the producer and director, was released.
    In 2013, filmed the action thriller "The Fall of Olympus". In 2014, directed the crime thriller action film " The Equalizer ", which was nominated for The forty-first American Film & TV Saturn Award for best thriller film [2]  . In 2015, directed the sports film " Southpaw ", which was nominated for the Golden Goblet Award at the 18th Shanghai international film festival [3]  . In 2016, directed the western action film " The Magnificent Seven ". In 2018, directed the crime thriller action film " The Equalizer 2 ".

    Early Experience

    In 1965, Antoine Fuqua was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. In 1983, after graduating from Taylor Allarddis High School, Antoine Fuqua received a sports scholarship from West Virginia University with her excellent grades and good basketball talent. She studied electrical engineering and hoped to be able to drive fighter planes in the military in the future.  .

    Performing Experience

    After graduating from university, Antoine Fuqua went to New York to shoot the MV. Soon, his short film "Exit" won the attention of Propaganda Film and Television, so he became the company's MV and commercial director. During this period, he directed music videos for popular singers such as Toni Braxton and Prince Rogers Nelson Rogers Nelson .  .
    In 1992, he participated in the shooting of the romantic movie " Inside Out Ⅳ ". In 1995, Antoine Fuqua won the National MTV TV Music Award for the MV directed by the theme song "Gangster Paradise" of the movie " Dangerous Minds "  .
    In 1998, Antoine Fuqua filmed the director’s debut " The Replacement Killers ", which was starred by Chow Yun Fat and Mira Katherine Davis Sorvino  . In 2000, directed the action comedy " Bait " co-starred by Jamie Foxx , David Boeditch Morse , Doug Hutchison and others .
    In 2001, filmed the crime action film " Training Day " co-starring Ethan Hawke and Denzel Hayes Washington Jr .. In 2003, directed the action thriller " Teers of the Sun " co-starring Walter Bruce Willis , Monica Anna Maria Bellucci , and Cole Hauser .  
    In 2004, he shot the war movie " King Arthur " co-starring Clive Owen , Keira Christina Knightley and Ioan Gruffudd . In 2006, he directed the short film "The Judgment" starring John Malkovich and Naomi Campbell . 
    On March 8, 2007, the directed action film " Shooter " was released, which was co-starred by Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg , Danny Glover , and Michael Anthony Peña  . On July 24, 2009, Antoine Fuqua was invited to be a member of the judging committee of the " Lion Of The Future" unit of the 66th Venice International Film Festival . 
    On March 5, 2010, the thriller action film " Brooklyn's Finest " was released as a producer and director . The film was shortlisted for the premiere of the 25th Sundance International Film Festival   . In 2012, directed the action movie "Exit Strategy".
    In 2013, filmed the action thriller "The Fall of Olympus" co-starring Morgan Freeman , Gerard Butler , and Aaron Eckhart  . In 2014, he directed the crime thriller action film " The Equalizer " starring Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. and Chloë Grace Moretz , which was nominated for The forty-first American Film & TV Saturn Award for best thriller film .  
    In 2015, he directed the sports film " Southpaw " co-starred by Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal , Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker . The film was nominated for the Golden Goblet Award at the 18th Shanghai international film festival .  
    In 2016, he directed the western action film " The Magnificent Seven " co-starred by Chris Pratt , Matt Bomer , Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. and others . On February 2, 2017, the crime drama " Training Day " was broadcast as a producer . 2018, directed the crime thriller action movie made starring Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. " at The Equalizer 2 " .   
    On June 16, 2020, according to foreign media reports, Will Smith will star in the action thriller "Emancipation" (Emancipation), playing the tortured black Peter who escaped from slavery in the American South. The film is based on a true story and directed by Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day" and "The Equalizer"). 
    On October 1, 2021, the directed movie " The Guilty " landed on Netflix  .

    Personal Life

    In April 1999, Antoine Fuqua married actress Lela Rochon and gave birth to daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua and son Brando Fuqua after marriage   . In addition, Antoine Fuqua has a son with his ex-wife.

    Character Evaluation

    Antoine Fuqua is best at shooting male movies that have both hot scenes and true temperaments. His lens is full of accusations of social injustice and disorder. But he is not the kind of director who only seeks dazzling excitement. The black director who made his fortune in New York has more or less inherited Spike Lee’s attention to social issues and is able to combine scenes with depth quite skillfully. The high quality of his "cops and criminals" is due to his clear creative inclination-placing the protagonist in an extremely contradictory environment, usually in an environment where vocation and morality conflict, so that the protagonist’s choice is to reveal the theme of the film. key. The instigators of the dilemma are usually superiors and society, so drama conflicts are both "classic" and "good-looking"   .
    Antoine Fuqua has a tough style and is good at portraying contradictory characters in real life. He especially prefers themes such as dark neighborhoods, police, criminals, military, and the disparity between the strong and the weak. He is very good at directing police action movies   .
    Extended Reading
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    Tears of the Sun quotes

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