Antoine Fuqua is one of the most sought-after filmmakers of his generation, effortlessly blending action and character-driven storytelling.
Most recently, Fuqua helmed the smash hit The Equalizer for Sony, reuniting him with Denzel Washington. He is currently in post production on Southpaw for The Weinstein Company, starring Jake Gyllenhaal set for a July 2015 release. Fuqua will next direct The Magnificent Seven starring Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke for MGM/Sony.
Fuqua’s critically acclaimed drama Training Day earned an Academy Award® for Denzel Washington for Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor nomination for Ethan Hawke. He has also directed the films Olympus Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman; Brooklyn’s Finest with Richard Gere; international hit King Arthur starring Clive Owen; acclaimed blues documentary Lightning in a Bottle, executive produced by Martin Scorsese; and his first feature The Replacement Killers with Chow Yun Fat.
Fuqua is also a highly regarded commercial and music video director having worked with such brands as Nike and Armani and earning numerous awards. He is passionate about giving back to his community through filmmaking, and is inspired by his own up bringing. Fuqua currently resides in Los Angeles.