John Singleton

1968 - 2019

John Singleton

John Daniel Singleton (January 6, 1968 – April 28, 2019) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He was best known for writing and 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Singleton has received more than 3,945,827 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 938th most popular film director.

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  • 3.9M

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  • 42.53

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  • 28

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  • 1.96

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  • 4.04

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, John Singleton ranks 938 out of 1,305Before him are Bent Hamer, Ritwik Ghatak, Alan Ball, Elia Suleiman, Juan José Campanella, and Christian Petzold. After him are Karen Shakhnazarov, Lloyd Kaufman, Gabriele Salvatores, Todd Phillips, J. A. Bayona, and Haskell Wexler.

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Among people born in 1968, John Singleton ranks 188Before him are Mario Basler, Irina Privalova, Wendelin Werner, Hassiba Boulmerka, Emmanuelle Charpentier, and Klas Ingesson. After him are Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, Laurent Jalabert, Carlos Latuff, Jorge Larrionda, Navid Negahban, and Kristin Chenoweth. Among people deceased in 2019, John Singleton ranks 231Before him are Billy McNeill, George Fernandes, John Carl Buechler, Shelley Lubben, Pernell Whitaker, and Pablo Larios. After him are Barbara Perry, Edward Seaga, Josef Šural, Manohar Parrikar, Andre Matos, and Georgia Engel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Singleton ranks 6,525 out of 12,171Before him are David Patterson (1947), Alexis Arquette (1969), John Berryman (1914), Jamie Kennedy (1970), Bruce Bennett (1906), and Florence Ballard (1943). After him are AJ McLean (1978), Andre Braugher (1962), Rodney Mullen (1966), Slim Pickens (1919), Frank Knox (1874), and Cass Gilbert (1859).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Singleton ranks 243Before him are Doug Liman (1965), Stephen Sommers (1962), Adam McKay (1968), Wesley Ruggles (1889), Matt Reeves (1966), and Alan Ball (1957). After him are Lloyd Kaufman (1945), Todd Phillips (1970), Haskell Wexler (1922), David Twohy (1955), Wally Pfister (1961), and John Musker (1953).

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