Nicholas Ray Net Worth

Nicholas Ray Net Worth is
$3 Million

Nicholas Ray Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Nicholas Ray (August 7, 1911 – June 16, 1979) was an American film director best known for the movie Rebel Without a Cause.Ray is also appreciated by a smaller audience of cinephiles for a large number of narrative features produced between 1947 and 1963 including Bigger Than Life, Johnny Guitar, They Live by Night, and In a Lonely Place, 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 from lung cancer. 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, "cinema is Nicholas Ray."
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Date Of BirthAugust 7, 1911
Place Of BirthGalesville, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Actor
SpouseSusan Schwartz
Star SignLeo
1His films frequently explore the dark, twisted underbelly of everday suburbia
2Uses night to show solitude
3Often contrasts frustrating city life with nature, which usually brings inner peace to his protagonists
4His protagonists were usually troubled loners who cannot fit in with society, and his films greatly sympathize with them.
1As a human being, Joan Crawford (I)' is a great actress.
2[on Robert Taylor, whom he directed in Party Girl (1958)] I was certainly impressed with Taylor's commitment. He worked for me like a true Method actor. I remember Taylor going to an osteologist, poring over X-rays and asking probing questions so that he would have an understanding of where in his body the pain would be from his character's crippled leg.
3The imagination is a pretty precious source of protection.
4[on James Dean] I had realized that, for a successful collaboration, he needed a special kind of climate. He needed reassurance, tolerance, understanding.
5The closer I get to my ending, the closer I am getting to rewriting my beginning.
6[on second wife Gloria Grahame] I was infatuated with her but I didn't like her very much.
7You 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%.
8[on Humphrey Bogart] He was much more than an actor: he was the very image of our condition. His face was a living reproach.
9I wish Luis Buñuel had made The Young and the Damned (1950) before I made Knock on Any Door (1949), because I would have made a hell of a lot better movie.
10[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.
11[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.
12If it were all in the script, why make the film?
1In July of 2011 the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center in Austin announced it bought Ray's voluminous archives from his widow, Susan.
2To honor the centennial of Ray's birth, the Venice International Film Festival screened his experimental film We Can't Go Home Again (1973) in August of 2011.
3Of his own films, his personal favorite was Rebel Without a Cause (1955), which is also easily his most commercially successful film. Ray was also proud of his work on They Live by Night (1948), and the fact that he had been able to "wing it" on The Lusty Men (1952). He admitted that In a Lonely Place (1950) was "a very personal film".
4Though 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.
5Is the subject of the song "Nicholas Ray" by Sea Ray, from their album "Stars at Noon".
6He was a good friend and protégé of Elia Kazan. They were both members of the Group Theater in the 1940s.
7In August 2007, Total Film ranked him as the 56th greatest director of all time, citing his best film as Bigger Than Life (1956).
8The marriage of his ex-wife Gloria Grahame and his son Anthony Ray caused a big scandal in Hollywood and led to a battle over custody (1960).
9Influenced a younger generation of directors, especially in Europe, such as Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders.
10Prior to entering the film business, he studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright. As a result, many critics note his brilliant use of geography and space.
11Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1961
12Had a severe heart attack during the filming of 55 Days at Peking (1963) in 1962, bringing his career in movies to a premature finish.
13Went to the same high school in La Crosse, Wisconsin, as Joseph Losey.
14He worked with principally younger cast members throughout his career and always preferred hanging out with them, sharing beers with James Dean.
15Was voted the 36th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
16Children: producer Anthony Ray, cameraman Timothy Ray (mother is Gloria Grahame), actress Nica Ray, and Julie Ray.


Lightning Over Water1980Documentary as Nick Ray
Wet Dreams1974segment "The Janitor"
We Can't Go Home Again1973
The Doctor and the Devil1965
55 Days at Peking1963
King of Kings1961
The Savage Innocents1960
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial1959TV Series 1 episode
Party Girl1958
Wind Across the Everglades1958
Bitter Victory1957
The True Story of Jesse James1957
Bigger Than Life1956
Hot Blood1956
Rebel Without a Cause1955
Run for Cover1955
General Electric Theater1954TV Series 1 episode
Johnny Guitar1954
Androcles and the Lion1952uncredited
The Lusty Men1952
On Dangerous Ground1951
The Racket1951uncredited
Flying Leathernecks1951
Born to Be Bad1950
In a Lonely Place1950
Roseanna McCoy1949uncredited
Knock on Any Door1949
A Woman's Secret1949
They Live by Night1948


Lightning Over Water1980Documentary
We Can't Go Home Again1973
Circus World1964story
The Savage Innocents1960screenplay
Bitter Victory1957screenplay
Bigger Than Life1956uncredited
Rebel Without a Cause1955from a story by
Johnny Guitar1954uncredited
On Dangerous Ground1951adaptation
They Live by Night1948adaptation
Swing Parade of 19461946story - uncredited
The Caribbean Mystery1945dialogue - uncredited


Hair1979The General
The American Friend1977Derwatt
Wet Dreams1974The Janitor (segment "The Janitor")
We Can't Go Home Again1973Nick Ray
55 Days at Peking1963US Minister (uncredited)
Rebel Without a Cause1955Man in Last Shot (uncredited)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1945Bakery Clerk (uncredited)

Assistant Director

Sorry, Wrong Number1946TV Short assistant director
Tuesday in November1945Documentary short assistant director


The Doctor and the Devil1965producer
Johnny Guitar1954producer - uncredited


The Caribbean Mystery1945dialogue director - uncredited
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn1945dialogue director - uncredited


Wind Across the Everglades1958writer: "Lonely Boy Blues" - uncredited


Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
If I Needed Someone2010Short special thanks
Mr. Show with Bob and David1996TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers1980Documentary special thanks
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down1973Documentary short thanks: assistance


Peter Przygodda, Schnittmeister1993DocumentaryHimself
Lightning Over Water1980DocumentaryHimself
James Dean: The First American Teenager1975TV Movie documentaryHimself
I'm a Stranger Here Myself1975DocumentaryHimself
America Revisited1971TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Don't Expect Too Much2011DocumentaryHimself
Deux de la Vague2010DocumentaryHimself
Real James Dean2006Video documentaryHimself
Edge of Outside2006DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Le fantôme d'Henri Langlois2004DocumentaryHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Nominated Awards

1980Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest DocumentaryLightning Over Water (1980)
1960Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalThe Savage Innocents (1960)
1957Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBitter Victory (1957)
1956OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Motion Picture StoryRebel Without a Cause (1955)
1956Golden LionVenice Film FestivalBigger Than Life (1956)

Known for movies

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