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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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