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.
Most of his films contain politically driven elements and themes.
I 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.
I 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.
My 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.
I 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.
Being 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.
I like making movies.
I've become friends with Michael Mann and Oliver Stone; I've seen those guys work and that was great to see.
I like the opportunity to make films.
I believe in God, absolutely.
So 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.
The 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.
It'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.
The 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.
It'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.
It'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.
I became a director just for the love of movies, because of the power of cinema.
I started studying mythology, just on my own. Joseph Campbell, mysticism.
I 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.
What I learned is, don't forget who you are, because that's what's going to make you a filmmaker.
'Cause movies are human drama, that's it.
Some 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.
But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
Bruce 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.
Cinema Paradiso, because it reminds me of why I make movies, the magic of movies, the romance of movies.