John Singleton

Also Credited As:

John Daniel Singleton
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Biography

After making a huge splash with his debut feature, "Boyz N the Hood" (1991), writer-director John Singleton was hailed as being a bright new talent and perhaps even the next Martin Scorsese, but he offered underwhelming follow-ups while becoming a hired studio gun later in his career. But "Boyz" undoubtedly put Singleton on the map when he became both the youngest person and first African-American to be nominated for Best Director at the …
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Born

6 January 1968

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