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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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Thu, Jul 18 1:10 PM EDT on VH1 (518)
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Fri, Jul 19 9:30 AM EDT on VH1 (518)

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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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  The Wild Bunch (earlier script) (pre-production)
 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)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (33 credits)

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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 »

Trivia:

He used to work as a house painter and electrician. See more »

Trademark:

Two characters in the car (usually best friends or partners) driving in the streets. (Training Day (2001), Harsh Times (2005), End of Watch (2012)), and Bright (2017). See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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