Category: John Singleton

71-year-old Ike Turner and 42-year-old Laurence Fishburne at John Singleton’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony on August 26, 2003

At age 19 in 1951, Ike Turner released “Rocket 88,” which many consider to be the first rock and roll record. Laurence Fishburne best known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix trilogy

was nominated for an

Academy Award in 1994 for his portrayal of Ike Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993). He also starred in Boyz n the Hood (1991), directed by John Singleton. At age 24 in 1992, John was the youngest person ever nominated for Best Director, and the first African-American to be nominated for the award.

twixnmix:

Tyra Banks and John Singleton (1995)

twixnmix:

Tyra Banks and John Singleton (1995)

twixnmix:

Ike Turner and Laurence Fishburne at John Singleton’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony on August 26, 2003.

Fishburne was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), a film loosely based Tina Turner.

Ike Turner and Laurence Fishburne at John Singleton’s Hollywood Walk of Fame induction ceremony on August 26, 2003.

Fishburne was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It (1993), a film loosely based Tina Turner.

Michael Jackson with Eddie Murphy, Iman and director John Singleton on the set of his music video, Remember the Time (1992).

Tyra Banks and John Singleton (1995)

Director John Singleton and girlfriend model Tyra Banks attending the screening of ‘Beverly Hills Cop 3’ at Mann Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California

on May 22, 1994

.

Photos by Ron Galella