Antoine Fuqua Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Antoine Fuqua is known to movie fans as the great American film producer, director, actor and even director of numerous music videos. Fuqua has been able to accumulate net worth valued at $18 million and nowadays he is considered to be one of the richest producers and directors in the United States. He has produced music videos for Chante Moore (“It’s Alright” and “Love’s Taken Over”), also for Prince (“The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”) and Christopher Williams (“All I see”). Also he is the director of movies “The Replacement Killers”, “Training Days”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”, “Shooter”, “King Arthur” and many others which have made him famous worldwide and raised the total of Antoine Fuqua’s net worth.

Antoine Fuqua Net Worth $18 Million

Antoine Fuqua was born on January 19, 1966, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. He attended electrical engineering school and was dreaming about flying jets in the military, however, Antoine’s career and the beginning of raising his net worth started in a different direction. In the show business world he has been active since 1992, when he took his first steps as the director of music videos for the songs of Prince and Toni Braxton. The direction of music videos gave him the experience he needed to start working with main stream movies. It needs to be mentioned that Fuqua came to the movie industry only after he showed himself very capable in the creation of music videos and built up his basic net worth making them.

The movie directed by Antoine Fuqua which helped him to rise to fame was “The Replacement Killers” released in 1998. This directorial debut was more than just simply successful as the movie starred Michael Rooker, Mira Sorvino, Kennetn Tsang and Chow Yun-fat. For the next several years his work wasn’t so successful, however, he managed to direct a comedy-crime film entitled “Bait” in 2002 with Jamie Foxx and David Morse starring.

Fuqua’s later successes enabled the famous director to build even higher net worth. In 2003 “Tears of the Sun” was released, and only one year later”King Arthur”, both tp worldwide acclaim . Many other movies appeared, and Fuqua’s net worth continues to rise nowadays as he continues his work as a great film director. He made “The Equalzer” in 2014 and right now his next movie “Southpaw” is being filmed to be released IN 2015.

As Fuqua became so successful in the movie industry, he has stopped making music videos. The last one he directed was in 2011, and was the “Mirror” by Lil Wayne, made after a break of four years since directing “Citizen Soldier” by 3 Doors Down.

Fuqua is also known as the person who works on numerous commercials. For example, he was a director of Reebok, Stanley Tools, Miller Genuine Draft and Armani commercials which helped him to earn more money towards his current net worth.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 19, 1966
Birth place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession:Film director, Film Producer, Music Video Director
Education:West Virginia State University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lela Rochon (m. 1999)
Children:Asia Rochon Fuqua, Zachary Fuqua, Brando Fuqua
Movies:"The Replacement Killers", "Training Days" (2001), "Brooklyn's Finest" (2010), "Shooter", "Tears of the Sun", "King Arthur" (2004), "Mirror", "Citizen Soldier", "The Equalzer" (2014), "Southpaw" (2015)
TV shows:"It's Alright", "Love's Taken Over", "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World", "All I see", "Roots"
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Was offered the chance to direct Man on Fire (2004) but turned it down as he was busy working on King Arthur (2004).
2Was originally set to direct American Gangster (2007) in 2004 with Denzel Washington and Benicio Del Toro starring, but production was halted one month before shooting after Universal Pictures canceled the film over budget concerns.
3One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
4Nephew of Harvey Fuqua(of The Moonglows).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Most of his films contain politically driven elements and themes.


Quotes

#Quote
1I only pay to take my son to the movies, because most of the time I only watch European movies, independent movies, or screen them privately. But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
2I like the platform to show your art and everything that goes along with that. To show your voice and hopefully find films that are more politically driven, films that maybe inspire.
3My experience of test screenings is that you don't know what kind of mood people are going to be in, and sometimes the studios accept what Joe Blo says - and this guy could just be a frustrated filmmaker, or not paying attention.
4I take them seriously but I try not to read them. I take them personally, that's why I don't read them. I think people are lying when they say they don't care, that's not true. I take them personally.
5Being a kid growing up with Kurosawa films and watching Sergio Leone movies just made me love what it could do to you, and how it could influence you - make you dream.
6I like making movies.
7I've become friends with Michael Mann and Oliver Stone; I've seen those guys work and that was great to see.
8I like the opportunity to make films.
9I believe in God, absolutely.
10So it's hard to be an artist and be true to the reality of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining and successful financially.
11The simple answer is I'd just be a guy trying to feed my family, like everybody else. The complicated answer is, I think I'd be in some sort of military or government world of some sort.
12It's a hard line to walk, man. Cause you know you want to make this movie, you want to make it dark and real, you want to show all this stuff but unfortunately you can't always do that.
13The story is also about the battle between Arthur and the Saxons. The Saxons were destroying everything they came across and Arthur was left when Rome was falling because this movie takes place in 400 A.D.
14It's a dumb question, because I don't look at things as a black director, just as a director, so ask me as a director first and we can segue into the colour thing later.
15It's not worth it, it's not about money, especially when you're dealing with a culture. It should be about elevating the idea of what we are and who we are as people in the cinema, and that kind of stuff keeps dragging us back down.
16I became a director just for the love of movies, because of the power of cinema.
17I started studying mythology, just on my own. Joseph Campbell, mysticism.
18I just think you can't shut your life off to just, you know, one thing. You gotta be open-minded. Explore things. Feed your artist.
19What I learned is, don't forget who you are, because that's what's going to make you a filmmaker.
20'Cause movies are human drama, that's it.
21Some men don't gel when it comes to work - you have different work ethics, different opinions, different points of views, different methods of filmmaking - and we didn't gel.
22But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
23Bruce Willis. Pain in my ass, no problem about that. We just didn't get along. We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn't get along.
24Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Motion PictureThe Equalizer (2014)
2012Capri Cult AwardCapri, Hollywood
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best DirectorTraining Day (2001)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Director, Motion PictureSouthpaw (2015)
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest DirectorOlympus Has Fallen (2013)
2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest DirectorBrooklyn's Finest (2009)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest DirectorLightning in a Bottle (2004)
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best DirectorTears of the Sun (2003)


Filmography

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Muhammad Ali Documentary2018Documentary pre-production
American Dream American KnightmareDocumentary announced
OmertaTV Movie announced
The Man Who Made It Snowattached announced
Ice2017TV Series 1 episode
The Magnificent Seven2016
Exit Strategy2015TV Movie
Southpaw2015
The Equalizer2014
Olympus Has Fallen2013
Brooklyn's Finest2009
Shooter2007/I
The Call2006/IShort
Murder Book2005TV Movie
King Arthur2004
Lightning in a Bottle2004Documentary
Tears of the Sun2003
From Toni with Love: The Video Collection2001Video
Training Day2001
Bait2000
Usher Live1999Video
The Replacement Killers1998
Inside Out IV1992Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Muhammad Ali Documentary2018Documentary executive producer pre-production
Training Day2017TV Series executive producer filming
American Dream American KnightmareDocumentary producer announced
OmertaTV Movie executive producer / producer announced
The Man Who Made It Snowproducer announced
Ice2016-2017TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Shooter2016TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Forever Brothers: The '71 Pittsburgh Pirates Story2016TV Movie documentary executive producer
The Magnificent Seven2016executive producer
Exit Strategy2015TV Movie executive producer
Southpaw2015producer
Olympus Has Fallen2013producer
Brooklyn's Finest2009executive producer
Bastards of the Party2005Documentary executive producer / producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bait2000uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born & Raised2012special thanks
Paris, je t'aime2006personal thanks
Made Men: The 'GoodFellas' Legacy2004Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Rotten Tomatoes2016TV SeriesHimself
Southpaw: Extended Training Montage2015Video documentary shortHimself
Southpaw: Inside the Ring2015Video documentary shortHimself
Celebrity Conversations2015TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Denzel Washington: A Different Kind of Superhero2014Video shortHimself
Equalizer Vision: Antoine Fuqua2014Video shortHimself
Inside 'The Equalizer'2014Video shortHimself
The Equalizer: Children of the Night2014Video shortHimself
The Equalizer: One Man Army - Training and Fighting2014Video shortHimself
The Equalizer: Vengeance Mode2014Video documentary shortHimself
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinema 32014TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2014TV Series shortHimself
Festival de cine de San Sebastián 2014: Gala de inauguración2014TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Denzel Washington
Extra2014TV SeriesHimself - The Equalizer
Creating the Action: VFX and Design of 'Olympus Has Fallen'2013Video documentary shortHimself
Olympus Has Fallen: Deconstructing the Black Hawk Sequence2013Video documentary shortHimself
Olympus Has Fallen: Ground Combat - Fighting the Terrorists2013Video documentary shortHimself
Olympus Has Fallen: The Epic Ensemble2013Video documentary shortHimself
Under Surveillance: The Making of 'Olympus Has Fallen'2013Video documentary shortHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2013TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
NFL Alumni Player of the Year Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The Scarface Phenomenon2011Video documentaryHimself
Brooklyn's Finest: An Eye for Detail2010Video shortHimself
Brooklyn's Finest: Boyz N the Real Hood2010Video shortHimself
Brooklyn's Finest: From the MTA to the WGA2010Video shortHimself
Brooklyn's Finest: Three Cops and a Dealer2010Video shortHimself
Conflict and Chaos: The Life of a New York Cop2010Video documentary shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2009TV SeriesHimself
On the Lot2007TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Survival of the Fittest: The Making of 'Shooter'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
King Arthur: A Roundtable Discussion2005Video documentary shortHimself
Blood on the Land: The Making of a King2004Video documentary shortHimself
Made Men: The 'GoodFellas' Legacy2004Video documentary shortHimself - Director
The Making of 'King Arthur'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
This Morning2004TV SeriesHimself
Journey to Safety: Making 'Tears of the Sun'2003Video documentary shortHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood2001Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look1998-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Stracult 22001TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Where the Action Is1998TV MovieHimself

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