(biography, photo, video) Antoine Fuqua
Antoine Fuqua: biography
Antoine Fuqua is an American film Director and producer, author of such films as «Training day,» «Shooter» and «the Magnificent seven».
He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents Carlos and Mary Fuqua to show business and cinema had nothing to do, but uncle Harvey Fuqua co-produced and acted as the frontman with the music group «The Moonglows», which was very popular in the 50-ies.
After receiving a Ged in 1984, the Antoine Fuqua tried to go to flight school for military pilots, but he was taken there not as the future of the pilot, and for training in electrical engineering. Goodbye to the dream of the sky, the young man leaves the service and begins to try himself as a Director.
First, Fuqua directed music videos and worked with the big stars — Toni Braxton, Prince, Stevie wonder and many others. One of the most successful videos was an adaptation of the song «Gangsta’s Paradise» from the repertoire of rapper Artis Leon Ivey, better known as culio’s. This work, in which appeared the famous actress Michelle Pfeiffer, was one of the main prizes at the ceremony of awarding prizes from the legendary MTV.
Since 1998, Antoine Fuqua moved on to create feature films. His first work was the action-Thriller «Murderers on replacement», the main idea of which was to show the audience that in the heart of a killer no conscience. Then the Director has created a criminal Comedy «bait» and the next project, the Thriller «Training day,» Fuqua has made famous.
By the way, this picture brought the actor Denzel Washington a statuette «Oscar», and Antoine was invited this artist in the films twice, in the blockbuster «the Great equalizer» and a new Western «the Magnificent seven», which was a remake of a popular strip with the 60-ies.
The huge success of the action «Sagittarius», the film adaptation of the legend of «King Arthur» and action on law enforcement «Brooklyn police». Also not to mention the political crime drama «Olympus has fallen» and the military Thriller «Tears of the sun». The last of them was originally seen as another sequel to die hard, but Antoine Fuqua has decided to make an independent picture in which the new colors shone talent not only Bruce Willis but also Monica Bellucci.
In 1998, Antoine Fuqua is engaged to American actress Lela Rochon. After a year of Dating and romantic relationships their wedding took place.
Soon, Antoine and Lela gave birth to a daughter named Asia, and two years later came to light their son Brando. In addition, Fuqua brings his firstborn son Zachary, born in previous relationships. The eldest boy had shot his father in the blockbuster «Brooklyn police» and «Lefty».
- 1998 Killer to replace
- 2000 — live bait
- 2001 — Training day
- 2003 — tears of the sun
- 2004 — King Arthur
- 2007 — Shooter
- 2010 — Brooklyn police
- 2014 — the Great equalizer
- 2015 left — Handed
- 2016 — the Magnificent seven