Antoine Fuqua


Antoine Fuqua was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States on January 19th, 1966 and is the Director. At the age of 57, Antoine Fuqua biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 19, 1966
United States
Place of Birth
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
57 years old
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$18 Million
Film Director, Film Producer
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Antoine Fuqua Career

Fuqua began his career directing music videos for popular artists such as Toni Braxton, Stevie Wonder, and Prince. He 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, Fuqua began working primarily as a feature film director. In a tribute article for Time magazine, Fuqua expressed his early respect for Kurosawa as a filmmaker and how Kurosawa influenced his own perspective on filmmaking stating: "[screen writer Hashimoto's] ... working with Akira Kurosawa and Hideo Oguni, was so beautiful and poetic and powerful and heartbreaking. It was all about justice, it was all about sacrifice, and it made me want to be one of those guys".

His first feature films were the John Woo-produced action film The Replacement Killers (1998), starring Chow Yun Fat and the action comedy Bait (2000) starring Jamie Foxx. He then directed the crime thriller Training Day (2001), for which star Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor. His next films were the action war drama Tears of the Sun (2003), the Arthurian legend film King Arthur (2004), the conspiracy action thriller Shooter (2007), the crime film Brooklyn's Finest (2009), and the action thrillers Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and The Equalizer (2014), the latter of which again pairs Fuqua with Denzel Washington. In 2011, he directed CIA procedural Fox pilot Exit Strategy starring Ethan Hawke.

He co-created the comic-book miniseries After Dark with Wesley Snipes, which was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Jeff Nentrup. He 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 (2015). Eminem later left Southpaw to focus on his music, and was replaced with Jake Gyllenhaal.

His 2016 film was a remake of the 1960 Western The Magnificent Seven which itself was an American remake of Kurosawa's 1954 film Seven Samurai. Denzel Washington plays the lead role of Sam Chisolm.

In early 2018, Fuqua worked as one of the executive producers on the Fox medical drama series The Resident. In the summer of 2018, his thriller sequel The Equalizer 2 (2018) was released with Denzel Washington returning in the main role. In June 2021, Fuqua's sci-fi film Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor was released.

In 2021, Fuqua and actor Will Smith announced that their upcoming film, Emancipation, will not be filmed in Georgia because of the recent passage of Georgia's restrictive voting law. Smith and 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".

More recently, on December 3, 2021, he inked a first look deal with Netflix. Also that day, he renamed his production company from Fuqua Films to Hill District Media. He later signed an overall television deal with Paramount Television Studios and MTV Entertainment Studios.


Coolio discovered with three bags of drugs following tragic fentanyl overdose death at 59, April 7, 2023
Multiple bags containing drugs, as well as paraphernalia, were discovered near the body of the late rapper Coolio. According to the coroner's reporter, obtained by Page Six, the rapper was surrounded by three bags of drugs when he was found dead on September 28 on the bathroom floor of a friend's home in Los Angeles. The newest report follow's news that the rapper had died due to a fentanyl overdose, according to his death certificate, which was obtained by TMZ on Thursday.

Coolio's cause of death revealed:  Rapper died from fentanyl overdose aged 59, April 6, 2023
Rapper Coolio died from a fentanyl overdose aged 59 in September 2022. The Gangsta's Paradise hitmaker (pictured R in 2015, L in 1995 and inset 10 days before his death), whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, also had traces of heroin and methamphetamines in his system when he was found dead on September 28 on the bathroom floor of a friend's LA home. Other significant conditions listed on Coolio's death certificate include severe asthma, cardiomyopathy (an acquired or hereditary disease of heart muscle which can lead to heart failure) and recent use of hallucinatory drug PCP (Phencyclidine).His manner of death is listed as an accident. The cause of death confirmation comes after an autopsy and toxicology testing. It takes just a small dose of fentanyl to cause an overdose. Just two milligrams - the equivalent of five grains of salt - is enough to cause death.

How the Oscars Addressed the Will Smith and Chris Rock's Slap Incident 1 Year Later, March 13, 2023

It's been one year since Will Smith slapped Chris Rock for making a cruel joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and her buzz cut at the 2022 Oscars, and yet we're still talking about it. Host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time joking about the now-infamous incident when he delivered his opening monologue at the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on 12 March.

After stating that five Irish actors were nominated at the ceremony, which meant the odds of another fight happening on stage were "way up," Kimmel went on to discuss the "strict polices" the Oscars have in place this year. "If anyone in this theatre commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and permitted to give a 19-minute long speech," Kimmel joked. "And if any of you get mad at a joke and decide you want to get up here and get jiggy with it, it's not going to be easy. There are a few of my friends you're going to have to get through first." The host then referenced characters portrayed by Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Yeoh, Pedro Pascal, and Andrew Garfield, who were all sitting in the audience.