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David Ayer


David Ayer is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. David Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Bethesda, Maryland, where he was kicked out of his house by his parents as a teenager. Ayer then lived with his cousin in Los Angeles, California, where his experiences in South Central Los ... See full bio »

"Veep" Cast Enjoys a Three-Peat

Executive producer David Mandel and stars Gary Cole, Reid Scott, and Matt Walsh reflect on a third consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy win and pay tribute to the show's star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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Known For

Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad Writer
(2016)
Fury
Fury Writer
(2014)
End of Watch
End of Watch Writer
(2012)
Training Day
Training Day Writer
(2001)

Filmography

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  Training Day (TV Series) (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by - 2 episodes, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Elegy: Part 2 (2017) ... (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by)
- Apocalypse Now (2017) ... (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by) / (story by)
 2016 Suicide Squad (written by)
 2014 Fury (written by)
 2014 Sabotage (written by)
 2012 End of Watch (written by)
 2005 Harsh Times (written by)
 2003 S.W.A.T. (screenplay)
 2002 Dark Blue (screenplay)
 2001 Training Day (written by)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (screenplay)
 2000 U-571 (screenplay)
Show Show Director (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (31 credits)

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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 ... See more »

Trivia:

Friend and mentor Wesley Strick managed to get him his first big break in Hollywood as a script doctor. See more »

Trademark:

His movies are frequently set in Los Angeles See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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