John Singleton

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John Singleton

American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing Boyz n the Hood in 1991 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1968.

Countries: United States (75%), (8%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: Boyz n the Hood, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Baby Boy (film)

Linked to: Loyola Marymount University, USC School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Bassett High School

 

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John Singleton was born in 1968 add something

 

"'John Daniel Singleton"' is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for directing "Boyz n the Hood" in 1991 add something


1971

Dedrick D. Gobert - "'Dedrick D. Gobert"' was an American actor best known for his supporting role as "Dooky" in the 1991 John Singleton film "Boyz n the Hood"


1990

He graduated from USC in 1990, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity add something


1991

Singleton directed the video for Michael Jackson's 1991 single "Remember The Time", starring actor Eddie Murphy add something

 

Singleton's 1991 film debut "Boyz n the Hood", an inner city drama starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, and Laurence Fishburne, was both a significant critical and commercial success add something

 

Boyz n the Hood - "'Boyz n the Hood"' is a 1991 American teen hood drama film written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long and Angela Bassett, depicting life in South Central Los Angeles, California


1993

Fatima Robinson - Director John Singleton credited Fatima Robinson for contributing to the birth of Janet Jackson's iconic braids for the 1993 film "Poetic Justice"


1995

Cole Hauser - In 1995, Hauser played the role of the leader of the campus neo-Nazi skinheads in the John Singleton film "Higher Learning"

 

Jennifer Connelly - In 1995, director John Singleton cast Connelly as a lesbian college student in "Higher Learning"


1996

On October 12, 1996, John married Ghanaian actress Akosua Gyamama Busia, who is the daughter of Ghana's second Prime Minister Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia add something


1997

In 1997, his film "Rosewood", a historical drama about racial violence, was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival add something


1998

Shane Salerno - In 1998, director John Singleton asked Salerno to serve as his writing partner on "Shaft"


2000

Andre Royo - He had a small role in John Singleton's 2000 remake of the film "Shaft"

 

Shaft (2000 film) - "'Shaft"' is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Pat Hingle, Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, and Mekhi Phifer


2001

Both this and his 2001 film "Baby Boy" received very positive reviews and helped establish Singleton's critical reputation add something

 

Tyrese Gibson - As an actor, he rose into prominence when he starred in John Singleton's Baby Boy in 2001, which Singleton confirmed "A prequel of Boyz n the Hood" in which he wrote and directed 10 years earlier in 1991, receving an Academy Award nomination.

 

Baby Boy (film) - "'Baby Boy"' is a 2001 American coming-of-age urban comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Singleton


2002

The film has since attained classic status and, in 2002, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry add something


2005

In 2005, Singleton teamed with Craig Brewer and financed the independent film, "Hustle and Flow", once it was clear that most other major backers would not clear it for release add something


2006

Hollywood Black Film Festival - Films screened at the festival include the 2006 documentary "Bastards of the Party", director John Singleton's box office blockbuster "2 Fast 2 Furious"," the critically acclaimed "The Hurricane" , director Kasi Lemmons' "The Caveman's Valentine" , and director Reggie Rock Bythewood's "Dancing In September"


2007

On August 23, 2007, Singleton was involved in an automobile accident in which he struck a jaywalking pedestrian, Constance Russell, 57, of Los Angeles add something


2011

Abduction (2011 film) - "'Abduction"' is a 2011 American action thriller film directed by John Singleton and stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Michael Nyqvist, and Alfred Molina

 

Boyz n the Hood - On the July 12, 2011 episode of her self-titled talk show, Mo'Nique celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of "Boyz n the Hood" with director John Singleton, Cuba_Gooding,_Jr., Yo-Yo, and Regina King


2013

In 2013, it was announced that Singleton would be the director of the 2Pac biography film add something


2014

On March 19, 2014, Singleton criticized popular studios for "refusing to let African-Americans direct black-themed films" add something


2015

In April 2015, Singleton reported that production was put on hold add something

 

On April 3, 2015, Singleton reported that production was put on hold add something