Fuqua at the 2009 Venice Film Festival
January 19, 1966 |
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
|Spouse(s)||Lela Rochon (1999–present)|
Antoine Fuqua (born January 19, 1966) is an American film director. He directed the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest and Olympus Has Fallen.
After going to school for electrical engineering, with the hope of going on to fly jets in the military, Fuqua began his career directing music videos for popular artists like Toni Braxton and Prince, and then went on to become a successful film director. He is perhaps best known for the award-winning film Training Day. Fuqua was scheduled to direct Prisoners, based on a storybook from Aaron Guzikowski, but has left the project.
In March 2011, Fuqua signed on to direct a film featuring the romantic love story between Consort Yang Yuhuan and Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang dynasty. The film is currently untitled and is scheduled to release in 2012.
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 the Southpaw film on hold to focus on music. Fuqua moved on to Olympus Has Fallen, an action thriller starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman.
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Fuqua was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1983. Fuqua attended West Virginia University and West Virginia State University but did not graduate. His uncle was singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive Harvey Fuqua, who himself was the nephew of Charlie Fuqua of the Ink Spots.
He married actress Lela Rochon in April 1999.
|1992||Inside Out IV||Straight to video|
|1998||Replacement Killers, TheThe Replacement Killers|
|1999||Usher Live||Straight to video|
|2001||From Toni with Love: The Video Collection||Straight to video|
|2003||Tears of the Sun|
|2004||Lightning in a Bottle||Documentary|
|2006||Call, TheThe Call|
|2013||Olympus Has Fallen|
- "Love's Taken Over", Chanté Moore (1992)
- "It's Alright", Chanté Moore (1992)
- "All I See", Christopher Williams (1992)
- "Nobody Does It Betta", Mint Condition (1993)
- "Saving Forever for You", Shanice (1993)
- "The Morning After", Maze featuring Frankie Beverly (1993)
- "Ain't Nobody", Jaki Graham (1994)
- "Somewhere", Shanice (1994)
- "I'm In The Mood", CeCe Peniston (1994)
- "Deep Down", Ladae (1994)
- "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", Prince (1994)
- "United Front", Arrested Development (1994)
- "For Your Love", Stevie Wonder (1995)
- "Freedom", Various Artists (1995)
- "Gangsta's Paradise", Coolio (1995)
- "Bedtime (Version 2)", Usher Raymond (1998)
- "Blue Angels", Pras (1999)
- "Citizen Soldier", 3 Doors Down (2007)
- "Mirror", Lil Wayne (2011)
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- On Directing with Antoine Fuqua nthWORD Magazine Interview by Gina Ponce, April 2010