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John Singleton

American film director, screenwriter, and producer (1968–2019)

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John Singleton: American film director, screenwriter, and producer (1968–2019)
John Daniel Singleton was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. 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 Four Brothers (2005). He co-created the television crime drama Snowfall. He was nominated the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special for the American Crime Story anthology series The People v. O.J. Simpson episode The Race Card.


Ice Cube remembers late director John Singleton as his "mentor"

"I felt like I was working with a champion," "BIG3" founder said about the late director
CBS News - Published

Ice Cube prepares for BIG3's third season and reflects on John Singleton's life

BIG3 founder Ice Cube joined CBS News to discuss the return of the 3-on-3 basketball league. The rapper also reflected on the life of his friend, colleague and mentor John Singleton. BIG3 will air on..
CBS News - Published

Videos for John Singleton

John Singleton: Tributes paid to filmmaker who dies aged 51 [Video]John Singleton: Tributes paid to filmmaker who dies aged 51

Filmmakers pay tribute to Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton after his death at the age of 51. He died after being taken off life support almost two weeks after suffering a stroke.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published

Filmmaker John Singleton dead at 51 [Video]Filmmaker John Singleton dead at 51

John Singleton, who made his directorial debut with the acclaimed film "Boyz n the Hood" died on Monday at the age of 51, days after he suffered a major stroke. Freddie Joyner reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Director John Singleton Dead [Video]Director John Singleton Dead

Oscar-nominated director John Singleton has died after suffering a stroke earlier this month.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

‘Boyz N The Hood’ Director John Singleton Dies Aged 51 [Video]‘Boyz N The Hood’ Director John Singleton Dies Aged 51

Film director John Singleton has died at age 51. He was on life support after suffering a stroke on April 17. Singleton was the first black filmmaker nominated for the best director Oscar for the 1991..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 00:56Published

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