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John Singleton

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Singleton at a Canadian Film Centre event, 2013

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John Daniel Singleton (born January 6, 1968) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood in 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).

Fact file

  • Born: John Daniel Singleton January 6, 1968 (age 47) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Film director
  • Spouse(s): Akosua Busia (1996–1997)

Read more about John Singleton at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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John Singleton's Son Seven Ready for Preschool, Baby Mama Requests Funds
TMZ, 2020-02-26 22:00:12
John Singleton's youngest child son is growing up so fast ... little Seven is about to start preschool in Bev Hills, and the late director's baby mama wants his estate to cough up the tuition. Rayvon Jones has filed a petition asking Singleton's…

Variety, 2020-02-19 02:37:01
R&B singer Tyrese dedicated a Valentine’s Day performance to entertainers who are no longer with us, including late Lakers star Kobe Bryant, rapper Nipsey Hussle, director John Singleton and actor Paul Walker. Taking the stage at the Forum on Feb. 16, where he shared the bill with Avant, Dru Hill, ...

How a 1995 John Singleton film presaged today's sex, gun and race issues
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-01 22:31:51
Starring Ice Cube, Omar Epps, Regina King, Michael Rapaport and a post-"Buffy," pre-Trump Kristy Swanson, "Higher Learning" was John Singleton's third film after his "Boyz in the Hood" debut. Just 27, the young director made a film that on its 25th anniversary seems relevant today.

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