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Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Harry Lennix View All


Taylor Hackford (Director), James L. White (Screenplay), James L. White (Story), Taylor Hackford (Story) View All

Release: Oct. 29th, 2004
Runtime: 2 hours, 32 minutes
Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.
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Citizen Rules
This movie captured the way people talked in the 50's beautiful and I felt like I had a time machine back to the early days of Ray Charles' life.
Jamie Foxx's performance is by all means amazing and you actually think at times its actually Ray Charles.
The elements of impersonation never become mimicry and Foxx's work in this role is nothing short of extraordinary...some of Ray's music is dubbed with Charles' voice and Jamie does some singing too but Foxx's performance is so precise, it's hard to tell when Ray is singing and when Foxx is.