Antoine Fuqua's Life in Film: From the Beginning to The Equalizer

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  • Antoine Fuqua
  • The Replacement Killers
  • Bait
  • Training Day
  • Tears of the Sun
  • Lightning in a Bottle
  • King Arthur
  • Shooter
  • Brooklyn's Finest
  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • The Equalizer

The Replacement Killers (1998)

After spending years as a successful music video director, Fuqua made his feature film debut with this action thriller. Starring Hong Kong superstar Chow Yun-Fat as a deadly Chinese assassin forced to take a job with a powerful underworld boss in order to protect his family, Fuqua’s goal was to create a “Taxi Driver for the 1990s.” With its slick cinematography and carefully choreographed action sequences, the film put Fuqua on the map as a visionary action director.

(Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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