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John Singleton

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Biography

Singleton at a Canadian Film Centre event, 2013

Source: Wikipedia

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 Estate Settles Old 'Baby Boy' Audit for Over $500k
TMZ, 2019-10-28 21:35:57
John Singleton's estate and the fortune it claims is aboutta get little more flush -- because the studio that distributed one of his biggest films is ponying up some belated cash. According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, Sony Pictures has agreed…

John Singleton's Daughter Wants Monthly Allowance From Estate
TMZ, 2019-09-17 18:35:02
John Singleton's daughter needs help with her bills ... and she wants her late father's estate to cough up the dough every month. The late director's daughter, Cleopatra Singleton, filed a petition with her father's estate requesting a monthly…

Stanley Clarke Remembers John Singleton, Presents Score For 'Boyz in the Hood' at Detroit Jazz Festival
Billboard, 2019-09-03 04:01:02
Stanley Clarke traded his bass for a conductor's baton -- at least for some of the night on Sunday (Sept. 1) -- as he presented music from...

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