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Nicholas Ray (I) (1911–1979)

Nicholas Ray studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright, worked in the New York theater and became involved in progressive politics, and directed "Lovers of the Night (1945)", one of his few totally controlled pieces of work. In this movie he touched upon his favorite theme: two lovers searching for a quiet place to live in peace. His most ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1980 Lightning Over Water (Documentary) (as Nick Ray)
 1978 Marco (Short)
 1974 Wet Dreams (segment "The Janitor")
 1961 King of Kings
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series) (1 episode)
- High Green Wall (1959)
 1958 Party Girl
 1956 Hot Blood
 1955 Run for Cover
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1954 Johnny Guitar
 1952 Androcles and the Lion (uncredited)
 1952 The Lusty Men
 1952 Macao (uncredited)
 1951 The Racket (uncredited)
 1949 Roseanna McCoy (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Beggar's Holiday. Musical. Music by 'Duke Ellington,'. Book by John La Touche. Lyrics by John La Touche. Musical Director: Max Meth. Orchestrations under personal supervision of Billy Strayhorn. Based on "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay. Lyrics of "Brown Penny" based on poem by William Butler Yeats. Choreographed by Valerie ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Nick Ray

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

Though rarely credited with a screenwriter's credit, Ray often re-wrote large portions of his scripts, usually with feedback and support from his actors. He also greatly encouraged improvisation. See more »

Trademark:

Often contrasts frustrating city life with nature, which usually brings inner peace to his protagonists See more »

Nickname:

Nick

Star Sign:

Leo

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