Sunday, October 25, 2009


Screenplay by James L. White
Directed by Taylor Hackford

Jamie Foxx
Kerry Washington
Regina King
Clifton Powell

Premiere date: October 19, 2004
PG-13 for depiction of drug addiction, sexuality and some thematic elements.

Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered incorporating gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business.

National Board of Review
Best Actor - Jamie Foxx
6 Academy Award Nominations, 2 Wins
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor - Jamie Foxx
Best Film Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Sound Mixing


Univarn said...

Great movie because of a great performance and some solid directing. Not sure I'll like it as much 10 years from now though.

Ellen said...

Jamie Foxx is so great in Ray, but the "look what made him this way" flashback thing really gets old. It's one of the most tired devices in biopics.

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