'Ray' by Jamie Foxx, 2004
4 x 5 x 6 Inches
4.2 x 5.2 x 6 Inches (box)
Black wood mini-grand piano music box with stool.
Limited Edition (Sold Out).
Hand-signed by star Jamie Foxx in silver.
Comes new in original box.
Also includes original JSA autograph certification card.
ABOUT THE FILM
Ray is a 2004 American biographical film focusing on 30 years in the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. The independently produced film was co-produced and directed by Taylor Hackford, and written by James L. White from a story by Hackford and White. It stars Jamie Foxx in the title role, along with Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Terrence Dashon Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff and Regina King in supporting roles. Along with Hackford, the film was also produced by Stuart Benjamin, Howard Baldwin and Karen Baldwin.
It was released on October 29, 2004 by Universal Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for Foxx's performance. It was also a commercial success, grossing $124.7 million worldwide against a production budget of $40 million.
Ray received many accolades and nominations and was nominated twice at the 77th Academy Awards. For his performance, Foxx won the Academy Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe, BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics' Choice, becoming the second actor to win all five major lead actor awards for the same performance, and the only one to win the Golden Globe in the Musical or Comedy category, rather than in Drama.
Charles was set to attend an opening of the completed film, but died of liver disease in June 2004, months prior to the premiere.