John Singleton

1968 - 2019

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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 in 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. John 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 4,543,002 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). John Singleton is the 1,241st most popular film director (down from 941st in 2019), the 9,211th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,519th in 2019) and the 359th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, John Singleton ranks 1,241 out of 1,580Before him are Chad Stahelski, Phyllida Lloyd, Brad Wright, Piotr Szulkin, Peter Chelsom, and Art Clokey. After him are Gene Saks, Paul McGuigan, Chris Buck, Leigh Whannell, Adrian Biddle, and Erick Zonca.

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Among people born in 1968, John Singleton ranks 298Before him are John Kocinski, Chad Stahelski, Slaviša Jokanović, Stephan Beckenbauer, Donna D'Errico, and Chad Lowe. After him are Orlando Jones, Cynthia Watros, Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, Miguel Herrera, Lisa Chappell, and Moira Kelly. Among people deceased in 2019, John Singleton ranks 414Before him are W. Morgan Sheppard, D. M. Jayaratne, W. S. Merwin, Elwyn Berlekamp, Lothar Kobluhn, and Bernard Tchoullouyan. After him are Guy François, James Frawley, Mary Oliver, Ilona Novák, Arun Jaitley, and Neville Lederle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Singleton ranks 9,211 out of 15,968Before him are Rebecca Schaeffer (1967), Darby Stanchfield (1971), Art Clokey (1921), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (1961), Bebel Gilberto (1966), and Sherry Stringfield (1967). After him are Bree Olson (1986), Orlando Jones (1968), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Cynthia Watros (1968), Mae Clarke (1910), and Tipper Gore (1948).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John Singleton ranks 359Before him are William Daniels (1901), Brad Anderson (1964), Ward Kimball (1914), Alan Taylor (1959), Chad Stahelski (1968), and Art Clokey (1921). After him are Gene Saks (1921), Chris Buck (1958), Edward Lachman (1948), James Frawley (1936), Robert Riskin (1897), and Steven Lisberger (1951).