Ray (Canadian, 100th Anniversary)

Starring: Regina King & Jamie Foxx Director: Taylor Hackford  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
The extraordinary life story of Ray Charles. A man who fought harder and went farther than anyone th
Ray (Canadian, 100th Anniversary)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by &
Music by
Screenwriting by &
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Executive Production by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2004 - Best Actor: Jamie Foxx

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 11/11/2004
"Foxx's fierce, funny, deeply felt performance deserves to be legendary....Foxx rides this winner to glory."
New York Times - 10/29/2004
"[A] satisfying picture....[With] Mr. Foxx's inventive, intuitive, and supremely intelligent performance."
USA Today - 10/29/2004
"RAY could not have been made without star Jamie Foxx....His portrayal of Ray Charles is such a landmark in making the difficult look natural that you won't talk about anything else when you exit the theater."
Los Angeles Times - 10/29/2004
"One of the striking things about RAY is the way Foxx's performance gives the uncanny impression of watching the real Charles reliving his life on screen. The actor makes us believe that what's in front of our eyes really happened."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/05/2004
"Foxx feels his way into every groove and tremor of that voice -- the sheer locomotive power of it, and the shades of gravelly tenderness, too."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 12/01/2004
[T]he musical numbers are superbly handled. The sound is extraordinary..."
Uncut - 02/01/2005
"Built around a magnetic performance by Jamie Foxx....[He] brilliantly inhabits Ray's mannerisms..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2005
"Foxx's performance is superb in its naturalism and meticulous in its attention to detail....The music provides the most straightforward pleasure in an enjoyable and straightforward film..."

Plot Keywords:

African Americans | Biographical | Blues | Documentary | Gospel | Music (General) | Pianists / Pianos | R&B / Soul | Soul | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 29, 2004
  • Ray Charles passed away on June 10, 2004, before the film received a theatrical release.
  • A classically trained musician, Jamie Foxx actually played the piano throughout the film, though the original Ray Charles recordings were used.
  • During shooting, Jamie Foxx wore special eye gear that literally made him blind.

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