James Gray

Director
Writer-director James Gray made his mark on the independent film world with a number of acclaimed dramas that explored his interest in human behavior; in particular, loyalty among families, tribes and lovers. Gray was ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1968 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (7)

The Immigrant 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Lovers 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

We Own the Night 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Little Odessa 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Cowboys and Angels 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Gray Man (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (6)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Immigrant 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two Lovers 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

We Own the Night 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Odessa 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (5)

Dreamers 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

At Sundance 1995 (Movie)

(Himself)

Ninja's Extreme Weapons 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (4)

2 Seconds 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Power 1997 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Windigo 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Choix d'un Peuple 1984 (Movie)

(Camera)
Producer (3)

Blood Ties 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Immigrant 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Two Lovers 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Production Management (1)

Le Choix d'un Peuple 1984 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

Writer-director James Gray made his mark on the independent film world with a number of acclaimed dramas that explored his interest in human behavior; in particular, loyalty among families, tribes and lovers. Gray was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his first feature, "Little Odessa" (1994), and from that film's gritty setting in Brooklyn's Russian Mafia underworld, he went into the seedy New York club scene for "We Own The Night" (2007), starring Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg. When Gray boldly moved away from crime dramas towards romance with "Two Lovers" (2009), more accolades were forthcoming, proving that the filmmaker was skilled enough to create absorbing, emotionally complex characters that were not necessarily packing heat.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1991
Attended USC's School of Cinema-Television

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Director ("Two Lovers")

2009

Re-teamed with Joaquin Phoenix for "Two Lovers"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Director

2007

Directed Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg in "We Own the Night"

2000

Directed second film, "The Yards"

1994

Made his film debut, "Little Odessa," about a hit man confronted by his younger brother upon returning to his hometown

1991

Debut short film, "Cowboys and Angels"

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