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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)

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Director John Singleton in intensive care after ‘mild’ stroke. Well wishes pour in
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-04-20 21:55:00
Oscar-nominated director John Singleton, best known for the film “Boyz N the Hood,” has been hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke on Wednesday, his family said. In a statement sent to The Times on Saturday, Singleton’s family said the director is “under great medical care.” “We...

John Singleton, "Boyz N the Hood" director, hospitalized after stroke
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-04-20 21:44:37
Singleton, best known for directing "Boyz N the Hood" and "Poetic Justice," suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized

'Boyz n the Hood' Director John Singleton Deluged By Well-Wishers After Stroke
Billboard, 2019-04-20 19:44:42
Twitter users sent a wave of well wishes to director John Singleton on Saturday (April 20) following initial reports that he had suffered a stroke....

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