Becoming, at the age of 24, the youngest individual and the first African American ever to be nominated for a Best Director Academy Award, John Singleton made movie history with Boyz 'N the Hood, his astonishing 1991 directorial debut. An intensely personal portrait of life and death in South Central L.A. that was inspired by the director's own experiences, the film earned Singleton comparisons to past wunderkind Orson Welles and heralded him as one of Hollywood's most important new directors.
Fast forward 20 years later, and you’ll notice that John Singleton movies never quite rose to the expected levels. He’s still around, of course, but his career path has somewhat followed that of : a hot start following by a lengthy cooling period. Unlike Spike, though, Singleton has the good sense to keep his mouth shut about Clint Eastwood and the Jews who run Hollywood.