John Singleton, the primary black filmmaker ever nominated for the Best Director Oscar, has reportedly suffered a “mild” stroke, in response to Deadline. He has been hospitalized, and his household, in an announcement, mentioned he’s receiving “great medical care.”
Singleton burst onto the scene with 1991’s Boyz N The Hood, a transferring, heartbreaking portrait of younger folks struggling to get by within the low-income South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles. The drama helped make a star out of Cuba Gooding Jr., who performed college-bound protagonist Tre, and marked the primary appearing credit score for Ice Cube, who obtained accolades for his flip as robust however secretly delicate gang member Doughboy. At the next yr’s Academy Awards, Singleton was nominated for each Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Singleton went on to helm such considerate fare as Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Rosewood, and Baby Boy, in addition to the extra popcorn-oriented likes of the remake of Shaft from the yr 2000, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and Four Brothers. He co-created FX’s cocaine drama Snowfall, which was lately renewed for a 3rd season, and has directed episodes of Billions, Empire, and The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.
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