David Leitch (director)

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David Leitch
David Leitch 2014.jpg
Leitch in 2014
Occupation Film director, stunt coordinator, second unit director, stuntman
Years active 1995–present

David Leitch is an American film director, stunt coordinator, second unit director, stuntman, producer and actor. He made his directorial debut on the 2014 action film John Wick with Chad Stahelski, though only Stahelski was credited.[1] Leitch then went on to direct the 2017 film Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron. Leitch is set to direct Deadpool 2, the sequel to the 2016 hit film Deadpool.

He was a stunt double for Brad Pitt five times and two times for Jean-Claude Van Damme. Leitch and his crew won two awards for The Bourne Ultimatum at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Shared a World Stunt Awards with Kai Martin.[citation needed]

He wrote and starred in Confessions of an Action Star, a parody of action films and the action film industry released in 2009.[2][3]

Leitch and Chad Stahelski opened an action design production company called 87Eleven in 1997.[4]


Year Title Functioned as Notes
Stunts Director Writer Producer Second unit director Actor Role
1997 Perfect Target Yes
1997 Orgazmo Yes
1998 Almost Heroes Yes
1998 BASEketball Yes
1998 Blade Yes
1999 Out in Fifty Yes
1999 Fight Club Yes
2000 The President's Man Yes
2000 Big Momma's House Yes
2000 Yup Yup Man Yes Yes Blaze
2000 Men of Honor Yes
2001 The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option Yes
2001 One Night at McCool's Yes
2001 Ghost of Mars Yes
2001 Corky Romano Yes
2001 The Order Yes Yes Detective Mike Moran
2002 Serving Sara Yes
2002 Nine Lives Yes Paul
2003 Daredevil Yes
2003 In Hell Yes Yes Yes Paul
2003 Seabiscuit Yes
2003 S.W.A.T. Yes
2003 The Matrix Revolutions Yes
2003 Stuck on You Yes
2004 Van Helsing Yes
2005 Confessions of an Action Star Yes Yes Frank Sledge
2005 Constantine Yes
2005 XXX: State of the Union Yes
2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Yes
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Yes Yes Puncher
2005 Serenity Yes
2005 V for Vendetta Yes
2006 Underworld: Evolution Yes
2006 When a Stranger Calls Yes
2006 Beerfest Yes
2006 300 Yes
2007 Fetch Yes Yes John "Fetch" Fetcher Short film
Executive producer
2007 Next Yes
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum Yes
2007 The Invasion Yes
2007 Balls of Fury Yes
2007 The Gene Generation Yes
2007 Mama's Boy Yes
2008 Jumper Yes
2008 Speed Racer Yes
2008 The Midnight Meat Train Yes Yes
2008 Bangkok Dangerous Yes
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Yes
2009 The Hangover Yes
2009 Ninja Assassin Yes
2010 The King of Fighters Yes Yes Terry Bogard
2010 Tron: Legacy Yes
2011 The Mechanic Yes Yes Yes Sebastian
2011 Conan the Barbarian Yes Yes
2011 In Time Yes Yes
2012 The Bourne Legacy Yes The Driver
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Yes
2013 Parker Yes
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Yes
2013 The Wolverine Yes
2013 Escape Plan Yes
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Yes
2014 John Wick Yes Yes Uncredited co-director with Chad Stahelski
2015 Jupiter Ascending Yes
2015 Hitman: Agent 47 Yes
2015 Jurassic World Yes
2016 Captain America: Civil War Yes
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Yes
2017 John Wick: Chapter Two Yes Executive producer
2017 Deadpool: No Good Deed Yes Short film that serves as a first-look for the untitled Deadpool sequel
2017 Atomic Blonde Yes
2018 Deadpool 2 Yes

Actor in TV[edit]

  • Martial Law (1998) 4 episodes as David Hasbro
  • Charmed (2004) as Innocent; episode: "There's Something About Leo"


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