David Ayer


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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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Street Kings
Thu, Aug 18 12:39 PM PDT on 5MAX (537)
Suicide Squad
Fri, Aug 19 7:25 PM PDT on TNT (042)

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2022 The Wild Bunch (earlier script) (announced)
  End of Watch (TV Series) (1 episode) (announced)
 2020 The Tax Collector (written by)
 2019 The Fast and the Furious: Underground (Short) (based on characters created by)
  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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Show Show Actor (3 credits)
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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Spouse:

Mireya  (filed for divorce)  (4 children)
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Personal Quote:

[on his notorious U-571 (2000) screenplay] 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. See more »

Trivia:

Revised the script for 'DJ Caruso''s thriller Taking Lives (2004). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses punk subculture themes for his film. See more »

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