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Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx
Ray Charles
Kerry Washington Kerry Washington
Della Bea Robinson
Regina King Regina King
Margie Hendricks
Clifton Powell Clifton Powell
Jeff Brown
Harry Lennix Harry Lennix
Joe Adams
Bokeem Woodbine Bokeem Woodbine
Fathead Newman
Aunjanue Ellis Aunjanue Ellis
Mary Ann Fisher
Sharon Warren Sharon Warren
Aretha Robinson

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Taylor Hackford Taylor Hackford
(story) and
James L. White James L. White


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Brilliant biopic...

9 years ago at Apr 28 5:25
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"I hear like you see. Like that hummingbird outside the window, for instance."

Ray is a film that instigated a craze of music-orientated biopics in Hollywood, and there's little wonder considering the quality we're presented with here.

Before this film, Jamie Foxx had a limited number of memorable performances on his résumé. Suffice to say, Foxx proved an able acto... read more

A very good movie

4 years, 9 months ago at Jul 11 6:57
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What happened to Jamie Foxx ?!? I mean, since he won an oscar for this movie, he honestly hasn't done anything amazing, maybe a few decent flicks ('Jarhead ', 'Dreamgirls', 'The Kingdom') but nothing really impressive. Hopefully, he will get a great comeback in 2012 with 'Django Unchained'. Anyway, back then, in 2004, he did indeed win the Academy award and it was completely deserved. Indeed, what... read more
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Description: Jamie Foxx stars in this biopic of legendary soul and R&B singer Ray Charles. Skillfully edited and with a keen ... Full Descriptioneye for period detail, the narrative weaves in and out of the past in an interlocking tapestry of the man's rise to fame in the 1950s and '60s. Growing up poor, black, and blind in the rural south, Charles learns--under the tutelage of his tough-love mother (Sharon Warren)--to turn these handicaps into assets. With this training, Ray eventually plays his way into a major deal with Paramount records and earns icon status as an American legend. Along the way, the high cost of fame leads him to ... (more)
Release date: 29 October 2004
UPC: 025192724626
Tags: Biography (28), Music (21), Drama (18), 2004 (12), Drugs (11), Blindness (8), Biopic (7), Racism (6), 2000s (6), Piano (6), Singer (6), Segregation (6), English (5), (5), Ray Charles (5), Character Name In Title (4), Drug Addict (4), Drug Addiction (4), Pianist (3), Cricket (3)
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