This week, director John Singleton passed away at the age of 51. The trailblazing director was the man behind the iconic films Boyz In The Hood, Poetic Justice and Baby Boy among others.

 

Singleton paved the way for black film makers in America, being the first ever African-American to win Best Director at the Oscars. His films spoke to a generation of black Americans and shined a light on issues that the rest of the country might have missed otherwise. He took the struggles faced by families in South Central Los Angeles and told their stories on the big screen.

The director helped to change the careers of young African American actors and served as a mouthpiece for his community. In this video, we see how the director developed his style over the years, as it looks back at some of his best moments in film. Not only that, but we see other actors and directors talk about the massive influence he had on them and how he inspired them to be the best they could be.

John Singleton|The Hollywood Reporter|Film

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