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GST S3: Episode 111 - John Singleton

John Singleton is in the red chair. In the summer of 1991, with one bold stroke, John set off a pivotal moment in modern Hollywood history with 'Boyz n the Hood'. The movie threw a searchlight on a world few people thought about: a hard, crushing world of gang violence on the very South-Central L.A. streets where John himself grew up. 22 years on, the impact of 'Boyz n the Hood' can still be felt. After all, John was one of the first to bring hip-hop to Hollywood: he cast Ice Cube in 'Boyz', Tupac in a film called 'Poetic Justice', and Andre 3000 in 'Four Brothers'. Plus, the boy who grew up loving Star Wars and old westerns has a surprising - and until now, unknown - connection to Quentin Tarantino's controversial western 'Django Unchained'. And don't miss our panel with stand-up Arthur Simeon.


THE BIO: John Singleton

PHOTO: John Singleton And George Backstage