Antoine Fuqua is an American film director with an estimated net worth of $19 million. Antoine Fuqua was born on January 19, 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was such an exceptional athlete that he was offered a full athletic scholarship to study at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He majored in electrical engineering with a focus in electromagnetism and signal processing. Fuqua had hoped to eventually fly jets with the U.S. military. He eventually left school to find his purpose. He briefly went back to Pittsburgh before moving to New York City to work as a director.
Antoine Fuqua started off his career as a director by directing music videos. He has directed music videos for Prince, Stevie Wonder, Toni Braxton, Pras, Arrested Development, Heavy D & the Boyz, Usher Raymond, and Arrested Development. He won two Music Video Production Awards and a Young Generators Award for his work on Coolio’s rap video for “Gangsta’s Paradise”. He also won the Sinclair Tenebaum Olesiuk and Emanual Award for his work on the trailer for the hit feature film Dangerous Minds (1995).
Antoine Fuqua has a lengthy list of commercials that he has worked on. Some of his director’s credits for advertisements includes commercials for Reebok, Armani, Miller Geuine Draft, and Stanley Tools.
Antoune Fuqua made his film directorial debut in 1998 action film The Replacement Killers. He then went on to direct Usher’s concert movie Usher Live (1999), Bait (2000), and a straight to video release From Toni with Love: The Video Collection (2001).
Fuqua’s most notable piece of work was when he directed the crime thriller film Training Day starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The critically acclaimed film won Academy Awards amongst other accolades. Fuqua has gone on to direct films such as Tears of the Sun (2003), King Arthur (2004), Shooter (2007), Brooklyn’s Finest (2010), and Olympus Has Fallen (2013). He is currently filming the thriller film The Equalizer. The movie is set to be released in 2014 and stars Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas, Melissa Leo and Haley Bennett.
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