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  • Acclaimed director John Singleton has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. 1 / 8

  • The 51-year-old made history after becoming the youngest and first black filmmaker to receive a best director nomination at age 24. 2 / 8

  • Singleton received his Oscar nomination for 1991's inner-city drama, Boyz n the Hood... 3 / 8

  • The film arrived at a time when crime rates in South Central Los Angeles had gotten out of hand. 4 / 8

  • It also gave rise to Ice Cube's acting career. 5 / 8

  • Singleton's stroke has been characterized by doctors as "mild." 6 / 8

  • Aside from Boyz N' the Hood, Singleton is also responsible for Poetic Justice and more recently, the TV series Snowfall. 7 / 8

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