John Singleton had a specific image in mind when he set out to portray the tale of how the cocaine trade affected Los Angeles in the 1980s.
With "Boyz 'N the Hood," his 1990s-set directorial debut that examined the brutal realities of Black families living in South Central Los Angeles, he finally got what he was looking for.
As the youngest and first Black director to be nominated for best director, the picture earned the 24-year-old actor his first Oscar nomination.
Damson Idris played a significant role in the plot of "Snowfall." Idris, who played Franklin Saint in the show, faithfully portrayed Singleton's story and vision all the way to the very end.
After a horrific battle with the CIA, his family, and South Central drug dealers left Franklin bankrupt, alone, and on the verge of insanity,
Franklin's narrative came to a conclusion on Wednesday night, and fans were able to say farewell to what was remained of their beloved anti-hero.
"We talked about a lot of different variations of it over the years," said "Snowfall" showrunner Dave Andron. I recall pitching FX the fifth and sixth seasons at that time, thinking,
"Well, maybe he gets his money and loses everyone and everything and destroys his village, but he becomes the soloist.
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