F. Gary Gray was born on July 17, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and actor, famous for Straight Outta Compton (2015), The Italian Job (2003) and Law Abiding Citizen (2009), and also the upcoming The Fate of the Furious. Gray don’t have a standard filmmaker history. He didn’t develop having a super eight camera or even video camera. Gray didn’t begin cutting movies as he was four or five. Gray determined he wanted to direct so much earlier than he initiated to do the study, which is definitely unusual, but it is the truth.
Gary Gray initiated his professional career in 1989 when he came out un-credited in the satire comedy film Major League. After three years for Ice Cube’s he directed the music video “It Was a Good Day”. Gray won Best Video of the Year for Directing the TLC’s “Waterfalls” video in 1995 MTV Music Video Awards. Gray was a more than one winner on that awards, obtaining four awards. At the same time Gray also gained a Billboard Music Video Award.
At the age of 24, Gray directed his first film, the urban comedy “Friday” with rapper-producer Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. Gray directed Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett in “Set it Off” (1996). The film’s budget was $9 million, but returned over $40 million at the box office and it was new Line’s highest grossing film of 1996. Besides popular with the audience, the film was a significant achievement, winning Gray a Black Film Award for Best Director, and the Special Jury Prize at the Cognac Film Festival.
Among movies, Gray remains to direct music videos. He told LA Weekly, “Video is a gemstone for me. As a director of motion pictures, you can go couple of years without directing a movie. You don’t need to get impaired.”