Antoine Fuqua
American film director
Antoine Fuqua
Antoine Fuqua is an American film director. He directed the film Training Day as well as Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter and Brooklyn's Finest. He is currently slated to direct Southpaw in 2012, a boxing film described as a "metaphorical sequel to 8 Mile", penned by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter and starring rapper Eminem.
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LeBron James Sets His Sights On HBO Documentary Honoring Muhammad Ali
Huffington Post - 2 months
Fresh off his Sports Illustrated “Sports Person of the Year” title, LeBron James is focused on celebrating another sports icon. On Monday, HBO announced plans to develop a documentary based on the life of Muhammad Ali. The film will be produced in conjunction with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment and “Training Day” director, Antoine Fuqua’s production company Fuqua Films.  The untitled project, which will air on the premium cable network as a multi-part documentary, will chronicle Ali’s “greatest triumphs and comebacks, painting an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, dreamed and achieved the impossible, over and over again,” according to an HBO press release.   “It’s tough to put into words how much it means to me to be a part of this project honoring the legacy and telling the extremely important story of the great Muhammad Ali,” James said in the press release.  “He transcended sports and used his platform to ...
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Robert Vaughn, 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Star, Dead At 83
Huffington Post - 3 months
Robert Vaughn, who starred as Napoleon Solo on TV’s “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” from 1964-68, died Friday morning of acute leukemia, his manager Matthew Sullivan told Variety. He was 83. Vaughn began undergoing treatment for the illness this year on the East Coast. The James Bond-influenced “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,” in which Vaughn’s Solo and David McCallum’s Illya Kuryakin battled the evil forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. around the globe (thanks to the glories of stock footage), was quite the pop-culture phenomenon in the mid-1960s, even as the show’s tone wavered from fairly serious to cartoonish and back again over its four seasons. It spawned a spinoff, “The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,” starring Stefanie Powers, as well as a few feature adaptations during the run of the TV series — “One Spy Too Many,” “One of Our Spies Is Missing,” and “The Karate Killers” — that starred Vaughn and McCallum. Vaughn also guested as Napoleon Solo on sitcom “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” and made an uncred ...
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Anatomy of a Scene: Antoine Fuqua Narrates a Scene From ‘The Magnificent Seven’
NYTimes - 5 months
The director discusses an action sequence from the film.
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‘The Magnificent Seven’ Dominates Weekend North American Box Office
NYTimes - 5 months
Antoine Fuqua’s ethnically diverse remake of the John Sturges classic includes heavy-hitting stars like Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt.
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Washington and Pratt Show True Grit in "The Magnificent Seven"
Huffington Post - 5 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "The Magnificent Seven" (MGM/Columbia) It has been fifty-six years since Yul Brynner played the man in black in "The Magnificent Seven". That movie co-starred Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn among others. It was an Americanized version of Akira Kurosawa's classic film "Seven Samurai." Now we have a new version of "The Magnificent Seven" and it stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke among others. It might not be a magnificent movie -neither was the Yul Brynner version - but it is certainly enjoyable entertainment. Once again there is a town in danger of being destroyed by a man with a gang. This time out it is Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) and he is a villain and a half. Before the opening credits roll he has had several of the good farmers who inhabit the town killed in cold blood.. These events convince farmer's wife Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) the town needs to hire some gunslingers to fight Bogu ...
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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Antoine Fuqua; 'Designated Survivor'; Ryan Speedo Green
NPR - 5 months
Fuqua discusses his remake of The Magnificent Seven. Critic John Powers reviews the ABC series, Designated Survivor. Opera singer Green recounts his journey to becoming an opera singer.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Director Antoine Fuqua; 'Designated Survivor'; Ryan Speedo Green
NPR - 5 months
Fuqua discusses his remake of The Magnificent Seven. Critic John Powers reviews the ABC series, Designated Survivor. Opera singer Green recounts his journey to becoming an opera singer.
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On Peter Sarsgaard's Magnificent Seven Villain - Vulture
Google News - 5 months
Vulture On Peter Sarsgaard's Magnificent Seven Villain Vulture Antoine Fuqua's remake of The Magnificent Seven is, for the most part, a straight-faced action-Western. Denzel Washington plays the pure-hearted leader of men; Chris Pratt is the comic relief; Ethan Hawke's character has to overcome his troubled past. The Magnificent Seven Gallops Boldly Into MediocrityMTV.com 'Magnificent Seven' Draws $1.75M In Thursday Night PreviewsDeadline With 'Mag 7' coming to theaters, here are some quality westernsNew York Daily News NPR -The New Yorker -Entertainment Weekly -Huffington Post all 351 news articles »
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'The Magnificent Seven': Because 'The Pretty Good Seven' Didn't Test Well
NPR - 5 months
I Haven't Seen The First Six Yet! Director Antoine Fuqua remakes the classic 1960 Western; our critic calls it a "fun but nonessential" example of "high-grade pulp."
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With 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'High Noon' remakes, will the western ride again?
LATimes - 5 months
When Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven” arrives in theaters Friday, it will mark another attempt to resuscitate one of Hollywood’s most beloved and beleaguered genres — the western. Though westerns were once as ubiquitous in Hollywood as comic book films are now, and shaped the cinematic sensibilities...
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Magnificent Seven Premiere Kicks Off 2016 Toronto Film Festival - People Magazine
Google News - 6 months
People Magazine Magnificent Seven Premiere Kicks Off 2016 Toronto Film Festival People Magazine Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, along with rest of their Magnificent Seven costars, posed for a casting call ahead of the big premiere later tonight. Asked about the intent of the cast's diversity, the film's director Antoine Fuqua said he had no ... Toronto: 'The Magnificent Seven' Reboot Grabs Spotlight on Opening NightHollywood Reporter Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt Open Up About Making The Magnificent SevenVanity Fair Why 'Magnificent Seven' May Be Hollywood's First Color-Blind BlockbusterTheWrap Cinema Blend -Los Angeles Times -BBC News -POPSUGAR all 71 news articles »
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‘Carrie’ star Chloe Grace Moretz plays a hit-girl of a higher power
LATimes - over 3 years
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Will 'Hannibal' Star Mads Mikkelsen Have To Eat His Words?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Danish favourite Mads Mikkelsen is, undoubtedly, a star huge and rising of the big screen, following the recent triple whammy of Bond villain (Le Chiffre in ‘Casino Royale’), Award-winning Cannes Festival-goer (Best Actor, ‘The Hunt’) and romantic lead (‘A Royal Affair’). Now, he’s gobbling up the small screen, too, bringing his celebrated chiselled stillness to the title role of hit NBC drama series ‘Hannibal’, where he plays the urbane psychiatrist hiding an appetite for human flesh. Mads Mikkelsen plays the title role of 'Hannibal' in the NBC series Last time HuffPostUK spoke to Mikkelsen, he admitted to a snottiness for the crop of TV projects, often crime drama series, in his native country on which he cut his teeth. Television was formulaic, unradical, catering to the masses, according to Mads. So what’s changed, and will he eat his words? The answer is, sort of… “We’re getting away with stuff on TV now that we never used to, while the film world’s not gett ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Antoine Fuqua
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 50
    He was also the executive producer of the 2016 television remake of Roots.
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    In 2016, Fuqua directed The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the 1960 western of the same name and Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, on which the western was based.
    More Details Hide Details This was the third of Fuqua's films starring Denzel Washington, who plays the lead role of Sam Chisolm.
  • 2013
    Age 47
    As reported in March 2013, he has stated that he's awaiting for the film project to go through the appropriate Chinese government channels before directing the historical epic film, currently known as The Tang Dynasty.
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  • 2011
    Age 45
    In March 2011, Fuqua signed on to direct a film featuring the romantic love story between Consort Yang Yuhuan and Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang dynasty.
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  • 2010
    Age 44
    In 2010, CBS Films hired Fuqua to direct a new movie based on a Vince Flynn novel, Consent to Kill.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2014, 20th Century Fox set Fuqua to direct a drug smuggling thriller film Narco Sub which is scripted by David Guggenheim.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 32
    In 1998, he and actress Lela Rochon were engaged and they married on April 9, 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Daughter Asia Rochon Fuqua was born on July 28, 2002, followed by son Brando in May 2004. Fuqua has a son Zachary, from a previous relationship. Critical, commercial, and audience reception to films Fuqua has directed:
    From 1998 onwards, he began directing feature films, although he has worked on a few music videos since then.
    More Details Hide Details His first feature film was the John Woo-produced action film The Replacement Killers (1998), starring Chow Yun Fat. 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 (2010), and the action thrillers Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and The Equalizer (2014), the latter of which pairs Fuqua with Denzel Washington again. His most recent film is the sports drama Southpaw (2015). He co-created the comic book miniseries After Dark with Wesley Snipes, which was written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Jeff Nentrup. Fuqua was scheduled to direct Prisoners, based on a storybook from Aaron Guzikowski, but left the project. He was slated to direct Tupac Shakur's official biopic. The project was postponed to allow Fuqua to direct rapper Eminem's second feature film, Southpaw. However, Eminem put Southpaw on hold to focus on music, and was replaced with Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 0
    Born in 1966.
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