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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 »

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End of Watch
End of Watch Writer
(2012)
Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad Writer
(2016)
Sabotage
Sabotage Writer
(2014)
Harsh Times
Harsh Times Writer
(2005)

Filmography

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  Training Day (TV Series) (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by - 13 episodes, 2017) (story by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Elegy: Part 2 (2017) ... (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by)
- Elegy (2017) ... (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by)
- Tunnel Vision (2017) ... (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by)
- Sunset (2017) ... (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written by)
- Bad Day at Aqua Mesa (2017) ... (based on the screenplay "Training Day" written 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)
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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

"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. See more »

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In Spanish, David's last name means "yesterday". See more »

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His movies are frequently set in Los Angeles See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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