David Ayer

David Ayer (born January 18, 1968) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for being the writer of Training Day (2001) and the director of Harsh Times (2005), Street Kings (2008), End of Watch (2012), Sabotage (2014), Fury (2014), Suicide Squad (2016) and Bright (2017). Description above from the Wikipedia article  David Ayer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Training Day (2001)

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On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Scott Glenn  •  Tom Berenger

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Scott Glenn  •  Tom Berenger

Street Kings (2008)

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Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Chris Evans  •  Hugh Laurie

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Chris Evans  •  Hugh Laurie

Fury (2014)

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In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Logan Lerman  •  Jon Bernthal

In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named 'Wardaddy' commands a Sherman tank called 'Fury' and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Logan Lerman  •  Jon Bernthal

Sabotage (2014)

John "Breacher" Wharton leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Sam Worthington  •  Mireille Enos  •  Joe Manganiello

John "Breacher" Wharton leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done – until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Sam Worthington  •  Mireille Enos  •  Joe Manganiello

End of Watch (2012)

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Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña  •  Natalie Martinez  •  Anna Kendrick

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña  •  Natalie Martinez  •  Anna Kendrick

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Freddy Rodríguez  •  Eva Longoria  •  Chaka Forman

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Freddy Rodríguez  •  Eva Longoria  •  Chaka Forman

Suicide Squad (2016)

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From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jared Leto  •  Margot Robbie  •  Will Smith  •  Jai Courtney

From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jared Leto  •  Margot Robbie  •  Will Smith  •  Jai Courtney

DC Films Presents Dawn of the Justice League (2016)

A documentary special taking a look at the upcoming films making up the DC Universe. Kevin Smith hosts with Geoff Johns, as they take a look at Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Johns  •  David Ayer  •  Henry Cavill

A documentary special taking a look at the upcoming films making up the DC Universe. Kevin Smith hosts with Geoff Johns, as they take a look at Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Matthies
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Geoff Johns  •  David Ayer  •  Henry Cavill

Bright (2017)

In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Lucy Fry

In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Joel Edgerton  •  Noomi Rapace  •  Lucy Fry

The Tax Collector (2020)

David Cuevas is a family man who works as a gangland tax collector for high ranking Los Angeles gang members. He makes collections across the city with his partner Creeper making sure people pay up or will see retaliation. An old threat returns to Los Angeles that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Bobby Soto  •  Cle Shaheed Sloan  •  Cinthya Carmona

David Cuevas is a family man who works as a gangland tax collector for high ranking Los Angeles gang members. He makes collections across the city with his partner Creeper making sure people pay up or will see retaliation. An old threat returns to Los Angeles that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Bobby Soto  •  Cle Shaheed Sloan  •  Cinthya Carmona

A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry (2008)

Filmmakers, social scientists and authors take a provocative look at the moral, political and ethical themes of the Dirty Harry films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Shane Black  •  Jay Cocks  •  Tyne Daly  •  Peter Hyams

Filmmakers, social scientists and authors take a provocative look at the moral, political and ethical themes of the Dirty Harry films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Shane Black  •  Jay Cocks  •  Tyne Daly  •  Peter Hyams

The Evolution of Clint Eastwood (2008)

Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Michael Madsen  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Allen Hughes

Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Michael Madsen  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Allen Hughes

The Craft of Dirty Harry (2008)

A look at the cinematographers, editors, musicians, production designers and other talent of the Dirty Harry series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  David Ayer  •  John Badham  •  George Gallo

A look at the cinematographers, editors, musicians, production designers and other talent of the Dirty Harry series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  David Ayer  •  John Badham  •  George Gallo

The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008)

An unflinching look at the ongoing debate on violence in movies and its effect on the audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Peter Hyams  •  Reni Santoni  •  John Milius

An unflinching look at the ongoing debate on violence in movies and its effect on the audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Peter Hyams  •  Reni Santoni  •  John Milius

The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry (2008)

An in-depth look at Dirty Harry (1971), featuring interviews with such film artists as Michael Madsen, 'Hal Holbrook', John Milius, 'Shane Black' and John Badham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Joe Carnahan  •  David Ayer  •  Shane Black  •  Michael Madsen

An in-depth look at Dirty Harry (1971), featuring interviews with such film artists as Michael Madsen, 'Hal Holbrook', John Milius, 'Shane Black' and John Badham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Joe Carnahan  •  David Ayer  •  Shane Black  •  Michael Madsen

Joker: Put on a Happy Face (2020)

Featuring interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Joker, and learn why The Clown Prince of Crime is universally hailed as the greatest comic-book supervillain of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael Uslan  •  Denny O'Neil  •  Jared Leto  •  Christian Bale

Featuring interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Joker, and learn why The Clown Prince of Crime is universally hailed as the greatest comic-book supervillain of all time.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Michael Uslan  •  Denny O'Neil  •  Jared Leto  •  Christian Bale