(January 19, 1966- )
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Directed 'The Replacement Killers (1998),' 'Bait (2000),' 'Training Day (2001),' 'Tears of the Sun (2003), ' 'King Arthur (2004),' 'Shooter (2007)' and 'Brooklyn's Finest (2010)'
Directed music videos for Toni Braxton, Arrested Development, Stevie Wonder, Coolio, Usher and 3 Doors Down,
Married to actress Lela Rochon (1999)
Why he might be annoying
He was forced off directing 'Entrapment' due to creative differences with Sean Connery.
He made his filming debut directing a soft core porn film.
He was fired as director of 'American Gangster' because he refused to film the movie in Toronto to keep down budget costs instead of New York City.
According to the 'Detroit News,' he owed more than $620,000 in delinquent state and federal taxes (2010).
His first two films, 'The Replacement Killers' and 'Bait,' bombed at the box office.
Wirth the exception of 'Training Day,' his films have either mixed or negative reviews from critics.
He directed a 10 minute long theater commercial for Pirelli Tires.
He dropped out of college.
Why he might not be annoying
He looks more the lead actor than the director.
He is friends with Oliver Stone and Michael Mann.
'Training Day' was major critical and commercial success.
He directed the music video to Coolio's 'Gangsta's Paradise,' which won an MTV award for best rap music video.
At age 15, he suffered a stroke brought on by stress after seeing dead bodies in an alley in the rough Pittsburgh area he grew up in.
He dislikes being labeled as a 'black director. '
He has worked with big name stars like Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Ethan Hawke, Jamie Fox and Chow Yun-fat (who was first introduced to American audiences in 'The Replacement Killers').
His favorite films are 'Cinema Paradiso' and 'Seven Samurai.'
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Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 35 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
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