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David Ayer was born on 18 January 1968, in Champaign, Illinois USA, and is a film director, producer and screenwriter, best known as the writer of the film “Training Day”, and the director/writer/producer of the films “Harsh Times”, “Street Kings”, “End of Watch”, “Sabotage”, “Fury” and “Suicide Squad”.

A noted filmmaker, how rich is David Ayer at present? According to sources in early 2017, Ayer has earned a wealth over $10 million, his net worth having been accumulated largely through his involvement in the film industry which began in the late 1990s.

David Ayer Net Worth $10 million

Ayer grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland. After his parents kicked him out of their house in his teenage years, he went to Los Angeles, California, to live with a cousin. He eventually dropped out of school and joined the United States Navy as a submariner. Following a long stint in the military, he began working in construction and eventually started to write short stories. Upon meeting screenwriter Wesley Strick, Ayer entered the world of screenwriting.

He went on to join the writing team for the 2000 war film “U-571”, basing his story on his experiences in the Navy. The film was a great commercial and critical success, earning Ayer a decent amount of recognition and increasing his net worth significantly.

Around the same time he was hired to pen the acclaimed, Academy Award-winning neo-noir crime thriller film “Training Day”, which brought him his first real taste of fame and greatly contributed to his wealth. He also made a cameo appearance in the film as a Russian mafia hitman.

Opportunities continued to come Ayer’s way, and he went on to co-write the script for films such as “The Fast and the Furious”, “Dark Blue” and “S.W.A.T.”. His follow-up as a solo writer was the 2005 crime film “Harsh Times”, in which he also made his directing and producing debut, expanding his resume and reinforcing his reputation in the filmmaking world, and further expanding his fortune. Two years later he directed the crime thriller “Street Kings”, in which he also made a cameo appearance as a gang member prisoner. Ayer then served as the writer, director and co-producer of the 2012 crime drama film “End of Watch”, which became a great success, both critically and commercially, greatly adding to his wealth. In 2014 he co-wrote, directed and co-produced the action mystery-thriller film “Sabotage”, also a great hit, and served as the writer, director and co-producer of the acclaimed war film “Fury” in the same year. One of his most recent projects was the 2016 superhero film “Suicide Squad”, which he wrote and directed, and in which he also made a cameo appearance as a prison guard. Cementing his reputation of a talented filmmaker, Ayer’s work on such major projects catapulted him to stardom, increasing his net worth significantly.

He is currently involved in the upcoming fantasy film “Bright” and in the DC villains film “Gotham City Sirens”, the spin-off of “Suicide Squad”, serving as the director and one of the producers in both films.

The noted screenwriter, director and producer, whose projects are mostly filmed in Los Angeles, frequently involve LAPD and whose main characters are mostly anti-heroes, has established himself as a major figure in Hollywood. Such success has enabled him to amass a sizable fortune.

When it comes to his personal life, Ayer is married to Maria, but other details are sketchy.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 18, 1968
Birth place: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Height:1.89 m
Profession:Film director
Nationality:American
Spouse:Maria Ayer
Movies:Bright, Suicide Squad, Fury, Sabotage, End of Watch, Street Kings, Harsh Times, S.W.A.T., Dark Blue, Training Day, The Fast and the Furious, U-571, Gotham City Sirens
TV shows:Fury: Extras
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Did an uncredited re-write on X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
2In Spanish, David's last name means "yesterday".
3His movies often reference the US Military (The US Navy in U-571 (2000), Christian Bale's character Jim Davis was a former US Army Ranger who served in the Gulf War in Harsh Times (2005), Jake Gyllenhaal's character Brian Taylor is a former US Marine turned LAPD Officer in End of Watch (2012), and the US Army in Fury (2014).
4Main characters are often anti-heroes.
5His favorite movie is Apocalypse Now (1979).
6Served in the United States Navy.
7Among his next projects, he plans to write remakes of Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), set in modern day Mexico, and André De Toth's Crime Wave (1953), a crime drama set in the tough parts of L.A., with Ethan Hawke.
8Revised the script for 'DJ Caruso''s thriller Taking Lives (2004).
9Friend and mentor Wesley Strick managed to get him his first big break in Hollywood as a script doctor.
10Unproduced scripts: 'Making the Corps', a boot camp film set on Parris Island for Jersey Films, and 'Squids', a fantastic thriller set in a submarine for Art Linson, that David Fincher planned to direct for a short time.
11Spent most of his time as a teenager on the most troubled streets of South Central Los Angeles.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Training Day (2001)$1,000,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1His films often involve the LAPD
2His movies are frequently set in Los Angeles


Quotes

#Quote
1[on editing] And that's one of the toughest things about writing, shooting, and directing a film, is you end up with these orphans and you fucking love them and you think they'd be amazing scenes and do these amazing things but the film is a dictatorship (laughs), not a democracy, and just because something's cool and charismatic doesn't mean it gets to survive in the final cut. The flow of the movie is the highest master. [2016]
2"It was a distortion... a mercenary decision to create this parallel history in order to drive the movie for an American audience... Both my grandparents were officers in World War Two, and I would be personally offended if somebody distorted their achievements." - on his U-571 screenplay.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia CinemaGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Sabotage (2014)· Skip Woods
2012Best FilmLondon Film FestivalEnd of Watch (2012)
2012Golden EyeZurich Film FestivalBest International Feature FilmEnd of Watch (2012)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suicide Squad2016written by
Fury2014written by
Sabotage2014written by
End of Watch2012written by
Harsh Times2005written by
S.W.A.T.2003screenplay
Dark Blue2002screenplay
Training Day2001written by
The Fast and the Furious2001screenplay
U-5712000screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bright2017filming
Suicide Squad2016
Fury2014
Sabotage2014
End of Watch2012
Street Kings2008
Harsh Times2005

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fury2014producer
Sabotage2014producer
End of Watch2012producer
Harsh Times2005producer
Training Day2001co-producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Street Kings2008NLR member in County Jail (uncredited)
Training Day2001First Russian Hitman (uncredited)

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentary special production footage - 1 episode

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Training Day2001stunts

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Dawn of the Justice League2016TV ShortHimself
Armored Warriors: The Real Men Inside the Shermans2015Video shortHimself
Fury: Blood Brothers2015Video shortHimself
Fury: Director's Combat Journal2015Video shortHimself
No Guts, No Glory: The Horrors of Combat2015Video shortHimself
Taming the Beasts: How to Drive, Fire and Shoot Inside a 30-Ton Tank2015Video shortHimself
Días de cine2015TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Random Pop2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself - Director, Fury
Making 'Sabotage'2014Video documentary shortHimself
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'End of Watch'2013Video shortHimself
Under Surveillance: Inside the World of Street Kings2008Video shortHimself
A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Business End: Violence in Cinema2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Evolution of Clint Eastwood2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Craft of Dirty Harry2008Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look2001-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Precinct Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blue Code2003Video documentary shortHimself

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