Ray (2004)

The extraordinary life story of Ray Charles.

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 2004-10-29
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 886 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bristol Bay Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

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  • Jamie Foxx

    as Ray Charles
  • Kerry Washington

    as Della Bea Robinson
  • Regina King

    as Margie Hendricks
  • Harry Lennix

    as Joe Adams
  • Clifton Powell

    as Jeff Brown
  • Bokeem Woodbine

    as Fathead Newman
  • Sharon Warren

    as Aretha Robinson
  • C.J. Sanders

    as Young Ray Robinson
  • Curtis Armstrong

    as Ahmet Ertegun
  • Richard Schiff

    as Jerry Wexler
  • Larenz Tate

    as Quincy Jones
  • Terrence Howard

    as Gossie McGee
  • David Krumholtz

    as Milt Shaw
  • Wendell Pierce

    as Wilbur Brassfield
  • Aunjanue Ellis

    as Mary Ann Fisher
  • Chris Thomas King

    as Lowell Fulson
  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd

    as Jimmy
  • Rick Gomez

    as Tom Dowd
  • Denise Dowse

    as Marlene
  • Warwick Davis

    as Oberon
  • Patrick Bauchau

    as Dr. Hacker
  • Robert Wisdom

    as Jack Lauderdale
  • Kurt Fuller

    as Sam Clark
  • Jedda Jones

    as Mercedes
  • Gary Grubbs

    as Billy Ray
Directing Taylor Hackford Director
Writing James L. White Screenplay
Production Barbara A. Hall Line Producer
Art Stephen Altman Production Design
Art Mary Frances Eglin Art Department Coordinator
Writing James L. White Story
Writing Taylor Hackford Story
Production Nancy Klopper Casting
Camera Pawel Edelman Director of Photography
Sound Craig Armstrong Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Sharen Davis Costume Design
Art Maria Nay Set Decoration
Art Scott Plauche Art Direction
Sound Curt Sobel Music Supervisor
Sound Per Hallberg Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Karen Baker Landers Supervising Sound Editor
Directing Pamela Alch Script Supervisor
Camera Nicola Goode Still Photographer
Production Stuart Benjamin Producer
Production Karen Elise Baldwin Producer
Production Howard Baldwin Producer
Production Taylor Hackford Producer
Production William J. Immerman Executive Producer
Production Jaime Rucker King Executive Producer
Production Nick Morton Co-Producer
Production Alise Benjamin Co-Producer
Production Ray Charles Robinson Jr. Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up JoAnn Stafford-Chaney Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Stacye P. Branche Makeup Department Head
Production Yvonne Yaconelli Production Supervisor
Crew Jeff Galpin Stunt Coordinator
Editing Paul Hirsch Editor
Costume & Make-Up Camille Friend Hairstylist
Art John Bucklin Supervising Art Director
Sound Kimaree Long Dialogue Editor
Sound Frederick H. Stahly Dialogue Editor
Art Anthony Maccario Property Master
Sound Anna MacKenzie ADR Editor
Sound Michelle Pazer ADR Editor
Sound Christopher Assells Sound Effects Editor
Sound Bruce Tanis Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dino Dimuro Sound Effects Editor
Sound Scott Sanders Sound Effects Editor
Sound Peter Staubli Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dan Hegeman Sound Effects Editor
Sound Christopher Moriana Foley Artist
Sound Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Sound James Moriana Foley Artist
Sound Jeffrey Wilhoit Foley Artist
Sound Steve Cantamessa Production Sound Mixer
Sound Bob Beemer Sound Mixer
Sound Greg Orloff Sound Mixer
Sound Scott Millan Sound Mixer
Sound Nerses Gezalyan Foley Mixer
Directing Raymond Prado Second Unit Director
Directing Jerry Grandey First Assistant Director
Sound Chris Jargo ADR Supervisor