Nicholas Ray

Film Director / Screenwriter / Actor | * 08/07/1911 († 67, 06/16/1979) | Galesville, Wisconsin (United States of America (USA))
Nicholas Ray (born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle Jr., August 7, 1911 – June 16, 1979) was an American film director, best known for the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. He is appreciated for many narrative features produced between 1947 and 1963 including They Live by Night, In a Lonely Place, Johnny Guitar, and Bigger Than Life, as well as an experimental work produced throughout the 1970s titled We Can't Go Home Again, which was unfinished at the time of Ray's death. Ray's compositions within the CinemaScope frame and use of color are particularly well-regarded. Ray was an important influence on the French New Wave, with Jean-Luc Godard famously writing in a review of Bitter Victory, "... there is ci... ()
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Nicholas Ray (born Raymond Nicholas Kienzle; 7 August 1911 – 16 June 1979) was an American film director best known for the movie Rebel Without a Cause and Johnny Guitar.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Nicholas Ray

Academy Award for Best Story

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Movies with Nicholas Ray as Actor(10)

as himself2011 Don't Expect Too Much
as himself1980 Lightning Over Water
as The General1979 Hair
as Derwatt1977 The American Friend
as Man in Last Shot (uncredited)1955 Rebel Without a Cause
as Bakery Clerk (uncredited)1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Movies with Nicholas Ray as Crew(43)

Directing/Director1980 Lightning Over Water
Writing/Writer1980 Lightning Over Water
Directing/Director1978 Marco
Directing/Director1974 Wet Dreams
Directing/Director1973 We Can't Go Home Again
Writing/Writer1973 We Can't Go Home Again
Writing/Story1964 Circus World
Directing/Director1963 55 Days at Peking
Directing/Director1961 King of Kings
Directing/Director1960 The Savage Innocents
Writing/Screenplay1960 The Savage Innocents
Directing/Director1958 Wind Across the Everglades
Directing/Director1958 Party Girl
Directing/Director1957 The True Story of Jesse James
Directing/Director1957 Bitter Victory
Writing/Screenplay1957 Bitter Victory
Directing/Director1956 Bigger Than Life
Directing/Director1956 Hot Blood
Directing/Director1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Writing/Story1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Directing/Director1955 Run for Cover
Directing/Director1954 Johnny Guitar
Production/Producer1954 Johnny Guitar
Writing/Writer1954 Johnny Guitar
Directing/Director1952 Macao
Directing/Director1952 Androcles and the Lion
Directing/Director1952 The Lusty Men
Directing/Co-Director1951 The Racket
Directing/Director1951 Flying Leathernecks
Directing/Director1951 On Dangerous Ground
Writing/Adaptation1951 On Dangerous Ground
Directing/Director1950 Born to Be Bad
Directing/Director1950 In a Lonely Place
Directing/Director1949 Knock on Any Door
Directing/Director1949 Roseanna McCoy
Directing/Co-Director1949 Roseanna McCoy
Directing/Director1949 A Woman's Secret
Directing/Director1948 They Live by Night
Writing/Adaptation1948 They Live by Night
Writing/Writer1946 Swing Parade of 1946
Writing/Dialogue1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Directing/Assistant Director1945 Tuesday in November

TV Shows/Series with Nicholas Ray as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1953 General Electric Theater

Full Name: Nicholas Wray
Born: Monday, 08/07 1911 (August) in Galesville, Wisconsin (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 06/16 1979 (June) in New York City (aged: 67)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Chicago, Lincoln Park High School, La Crosse Central High School
Employer: Binghamton University
Spouses (current/former): Gloria Grahame
Other names for Nicholas Ray (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
Nicholas Ray frequently works together with these people:
Wim Wenders (9x, Crew)
Darrell Silvera (7x, Crew)
Mel Berns (6x, Crew)
Robert Ryan (5x, Actor)
Clem Portman (5x, Crew)
Tom Farrell (4x, Actor)
Phil Brigandi (4x, Crew)
C. Bakaleinikoff (4x, Crew)
Sumner Williams (4x, Cast)
Chuck Connors (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:65501, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 10/12/2021