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Nicholas Ray

Nicholas Ray's biography

Nicholas Ray is 68 years old film director born at La Crosse. He was born on Monday 7th of August 1911. He is often nicknamed as Nick. According to year of birth 1911 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 7th of August means he is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as screenwriter. He is recently known as actor.

Nicholas Ray's family

Nicholas Ray's ex spouse

Gloria Grahame

Nicholas Ray and Gloria Grahame have been together since 1948 for 4 years. Gloria is known as actor. His ex spouse was born on Wednesday 28th of November 1923. His ex spouse died on Monday 5th of October 1981. Gloria Grahame was 70 years old, when this happened.

Nicholas Ray's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Chicago, Lincoln Park High School, La Crosse Central High School.

Nicholas Ray's career

His main focus is to be film director.

How did Nicholas Ray die

He died on on Saturday 16th of June 1979 when he was 68 years old at New York City. Nicholas Rays death was caused by lung cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Nicholas Ray's Rankings

  • In August 2007, Total Film ranked him as the 56th greatest director of all time, citing his best film as Bigger Than Life (1956).

Nicholas Ray's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Story

Nicholas Ray's quotes

  • If it were all in the script, why make the film?
  • [on James Cagney] Jimmy not only has a great serenity, such as I've not seen in an actor outside of Walter Huston, he has a great love of the earth and of his fellow man, an understanding of loneliness.
  • [on James Dean] The conflict between giving himself and fear of giving in to his own feelings; a vulnerability so deeply embedded that one is instantly moved, almost disturbed by it.
  • I wish Luis Buñuel had made Los Olvidados (1950) before I made Knock on Any Door (1949), because I would have made a hell of a lot better movie.
  • [on Humphrey Bogart] He was much more than an actor: he was the very image of our condition. His face was a living reproach.
  • You like these films, but you can't imagine how often they represent only 50% of what I wanted to do. You have no idea how I had to fight to achieve even that 50%.
  • [on second wife Gloria Grahame] I was infatuated with her but I didn't like her very much.
  • The closer I get to my ending, the closer I am getting to rewriting my beginning.
  • [on James Dean] I had realized that, for a successful collaboration, he needed a special kind of climate. He needed reassurance, tolerance, understanding.
  • The imagination is a pretty precious source of protection.
  • As a human being, Joan Crawford is a great actress.
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Nicholas Ray's body shape

Lets describe how Nicholas Ray looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.