John Singleton

John Singleton Brief Biography

John Singleton
John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood (1991) For the film, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for the award. Singleton is a native of South Los Angeles and many of his early films, such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), consider the implications of inner-city violence. Some of his other films include dramas such as Rosewood (1997) in addition to action films such as Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and Four Brothers (2005).

John Singleton News

• The Almanac for July 3, the 184th day of 2019
• John Singleton's death draws Hollywood reaction -- "You changed a culture with your art"
• John Singleton reportedly on life support after stroke
• John Singleton recovering from stroke

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