Ray (2004)

The extraordinary life story of Ray Charles.

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 2004-10-29
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 1846 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Bristol Bay Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Taylor Hackford
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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 coupling 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-Taylor

    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
  • Carol Sutton

    as Eula
  • Paula Jai Parker

    as Ruth Brown
  • Eric O'Neal Jr.

    as Ray Charles Jr. - 5-6 Yrs.
  • Tequan Richmond

    as Ray Charles Jr. - 9-10 Yrs.
  • Ayanna Tatum

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