Billy Ray

Billy Ray

Highest Rated: 100% The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015)

Lowest Rated: 18% Suspect Zero (2004)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1971

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA

Growing up the son of a literary agent, Billy Ray was surrounded by gifted writers at an early age. William "Billy" Ray was born in Los Angeles in 1963. Although his screenplay for the Bruce Willis vehicle "Color of Night" (1994) was his initial major effort, it was his work on the science-fiction cult classic television show "Earth 2" (syndicated 1994-95) that first had people paying attention to Ray. The show introduced Ray to the demanding work of writing for television; he would return to it whenever he could, but film was his first love. He worked for several years on various writing projects, often with other writers. He co-scripted with John Katzenbach the World War II film "Hart's War" (2002) and wrote and directed his next film, "Shattered Glass" (2003). The film was based on the true story of a young journalist caught in the act of fabricating his news stories, and was nominated for numerous screenplay awards. He continued to work on screenplays, turning in "Suspect Zero" (2004) and "Flightplan" (2005) in the next few years. However, he never forgot the thrill of directing and returned to it with "Breach" (2007). After working on the screenplay for the fantasy epic "The Hunger Games" (2012), Ray returned to ripped from the headlines film stories with "Captain Phillips" (2013), a docudrama-like film based on the capture of a ship by Somali pirates. The film garnered his first Oscar nomination.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
26% 83% Gemini Man Screenwriter $48.5M 2019
77% 96% Richard Jewell Screenwriter $22.3M 2019
70% 82% Terminator: Dark Fate Screenwriter $62.2M 2019
81% 66% Overlord Screenwriter $21.7M 2018
39% 41% Secret in Their Eyes Director,
Screenwriter
$20.2M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakup Girl Producer - 2015
100% 91% The Babushkas of Chernobyl Executive Producer - 2015
93% 89% Captain Phillips Screenwriter $107.1M 2013
84% 81% The Hunger Games Screenwriter $408M 2012
No Score Yet 6% Shark Week Guerra (Character) - 2012
84% 73% State of Play Screenwriter $37M 2009
84% 67% Breach Director,
Writer
$33M 2007
37% 48% Flightplan Writer $89.7M 2005
18% 38% Suspect Zero Writer $8.7M 2004
92% 79% Shattered Glass Director,
Writer
$2.2M 2003
59% 48% Hart's War Screenwriter $19.1M 2002
49% 32% Volcano Writer $47.5M 1997
22% 30% Color of Night Writer $19.7M 1994

TV

Credit
68% 67% The Comey Rule Executive Producer 2020
45% 93% The Last Tycoon Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2016-2017

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