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John Singleton

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director | * 01/06/1968 († 51, 04/29/2019) | Los Angeles - California - USA
John Daniel Singleton (January 6, 1968 – April 28, 2019) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He was best known for directing Boyz n the Hood (1991), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, becoming, at age 24, the first African American and youngest person to have ever been nominated for that award. Singleton was a native of South Los Angeles, and many of his films, such as Poetic Justice (1993), Higher Learning (1995), and Baby Boy (2001), had themes which resonated with the contemporary urban population. He also directed the drama Rosewood (1997) and the action films Shaft (2000), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and F..."> ()
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€?John Daniel Singleton (January 6, 1968-April 29, 2019) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A native of South Los Angeles, many of his films consider the implications of inner-city violence like the critically acclaimed and popular Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning and Baby Boy. He later branched out into mainstream territory with the blockbuster 2 Fast 2 Furious and Four Brothers.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for John Singleton

Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series Black Reel Award for Best Director

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Movies with John Singleton as Actor(13)

as himself2011 These Amazing Shadows
as Detroit J2004 Baadasssss!
as Man Selling Bootleg Movies (uncredited)2001 Baby Boy
as Man Selling Bootleg Movies2001 Baby Boy
as Bored Cop with Tea Cup (uncredited)2000 Shaft
as himself1995 Your Studio and You
as Fireman1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
as Himself (Making of Remember the Time)1993 Michael Jackson - Dangerous - The Short Films

TV Shows/Series with John Singleton as Actor(2)

Movies with John Singleton as Crew(23)

Production/Executive Producer2017 L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later
Directing/Director2011 Abduction
Directing/Director2010 Marion Jones: Press Pause
Production/Producer2007 Illegal Tender
Production/Producer2006 Black Snake Moan
Directing/Director2005 Four Brothers
Production/Producer2005 Hustle & Flow
Directing/Director2003 2 Fast 2 Furious
Directing/Director2001 Baby Boy
Production/Producer2001 Baby Boy
Writing/Writer2001 Baby Boy
Directing/Director2000 Shaft
Production/Producer2000 Shaft
Writing/Story2000 Shaft
Writing/Screenplay2000 Shaft
Directing/Director1997 Rosewood
Directing/Director1995 Higher Learning
Writing/Writer1995 Higher Learning
Directing/Director1993 Poetic Justice
Production/Producer1993 Poetic Justice
Writing/Screenplay1993 Poetic Justice
Directing/Director1991 Boyz n the Hood
Writing/Writer1991 Boyz n the Hood

TV Shows/Series with John Singleton as Crew(5)

Directing/Director2017 Snowfall
Directing/Director2016 American Crime Story
Directing/Director2016 Billions
Directing/Director2015 Empire
Directing/Director2009 30 for 30

Additional Information

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Full Name: John D. Singleton
Born: Saturday, 01/06 1968 (January) in Los Angeles
Died: Monday, 04/29 2019 (April) in Los Angeles (aged: 51)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Southern California, Pasadena City College, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Blair High School, Eisenhower High School, Bassett High School
Spouses (current/former): Akosua Busia
Children: Justice Singleton, Maasai Singleton
Other names for John Singleton (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John D Singleton"
John Singleton frequently works together with these people:
Bruce Cannon (8x, Crew)
Greg Hedgepath (6x, Crew)
Regina King (5x, Actress)
Steve Nicolaides (5x, Crew)
Ruth E. Carter (5x, Crew)
Bobbi Banks (5x, Crew)
Laurence Fishburne (4x, Actor)
Ice Cube (4x, Actor)
Mario Van Peebles (4x, Actor)
Stephanie Allain (4x, Crew)
David Levien (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9913, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/20/2020