Billy Ray (screenwriter)
Billy Ray (born 1963) is an American screenwriter and film director. He began writing for television and movies in 1994 with Color of Night. He has written numerous films including Captain Phillips (2013) and Richard Jewell (2019).
|Born||1963 (age 57–58)|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Ray was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Encino, Los Angeles, California. He is from a Jewish family, and attended Steven Wise Temple and Birmingham High School. Starting in 2003, he began to direct as well as write; his first film was Shattered Glass, inspired by the true story of Stephen Glass, a journalist who fabricated a majority of his stories. He was nominated for the Most Promising Filmmaker by the Chicago Film Critics Association and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for his work on this film. Breach (2007), which Ray co-wrote and directed, tells a similar story about Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and later, Russia, for more than two decades, and Eric O'Neill, who worked as his assistant and helped bring about his downfall.
|1990||The Bobby & Larry Show||No||Yes||Yes|
|1994||Color of Night||No||Yes||No|
|2009||State of Play||No||Yes||No|
|2012||The Hunger Games||No||Yes||No|
|2015||The Breakup Girl||No||No||Yes|
|Secret in Their Eyes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Terminator: Dark Fate||No||Yes||No|
|2016–2017||The Last Tycoon||Yes||Yes||Yes||Also developer|
|2020||The Comey Rule||Yes||Yes||Yes||miniseries|
- Pfefferman, Naomi. "Miniseries adds Jewish context to Fitzgerald's 'Last Tycoon'". Jewish Journal.
Ray, 53, said that he and the show’s executive producer, Christopher Keyser, deliberately increased the story’s Jewish content because they both are Jewish
- "Production Credits: Color of Night". Allmovie. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
- "Billy Ray Archives". Jewish Journal. 2017-07-19. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
- Pfefferman, Naomi (November 21, 2003). "Neediness brought journalists downfall Judaism brought him back". J. The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
- Hastings, Michael. "Overview: Shattered Glass". Allmovie. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
- "Awards: Billy Ray". Allmusic. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
- Buchanan, Jason. "Overview: Breach". Allmovie. Retrieved March 15, 2010.