16 Facts About Antoine Fuqua


Antoine Fuqua was born on May 30,1965 and is an American filmmaker, known for his work in the action and thriller genres.


Antoine Fuqua was originally known as a director of music videos, and made his film debut in 1998 with The Replacement Killers.


Antoine Fuqua graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1983.


Antoine Fuqua explained how his experience of violence shaped his adolescence, and played a role in his eventual choice of career.


Antoine Fuqua began his career directing music videos for popular artists such as Toni Braxton, Stevie Wonder, and Prince.


Antoine Fuqua directed Michelle Pfeiffer in the video Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio which was used to promote Jerry Bruckheimer's successful film Dangerous Minds.


From 1998 onwards, Antoine Fuqua began working primarily as a feature film director.


Antoine Fuqua then directed the crime thriller Training Day, for which star Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor.


Antoine Fuqua co-created the comic-book miniseries After Dark with Wesley Snipes, which was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Jeff Nentrup.


Antoine Fuqua was slated to direct Tupac Shakur's official biopic but the project was postponed to allow Fuqua to direct rapper Eminem's second feature film, Southpaw.


Antoine Fuqua's 2016 film, The Magnificent Seven, was a remake of the classic 1960 Western of the same name which itself was an American remake of Kurosawa's 1954 film, Seven Samurai.


In early 2018, Antoine Fuqua worked as one of the executive producers on the Fox medical drama series The Resident.


Smith and Antoine Fuqua released the joint statement: "We cannot in good conscience provide economic support to a government that enacts regressive voting laws that are designed to restrict voter access".


Antoine Fuqua later signed an overall television deal with Paramount Television Studios and MTV Entertainment Studios.


In January 2023, Antoine Fuqua announced his next film project would be Michael, a biographical film about Michael Jackson, starring Jackson's nephew Jaafar Jackson and being produced by Graham King.


Daughter Asia Rochon Antoine Fuqua was born on July 28,2002, and son Brando in May 2004.