F. Gary Gray

F. Gary Gray

Highest Rated: 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Lowest Rated: 11% A Man Apart (2003)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1969

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Having established himself as a talented music video director, F. Gary Gray was bound to make a successful transition to feature films. Gray made good on his creative promise when he directed the hit comedy "Friday" (1995), which earned ten times its small budget at the box office and generated two popular sequels. He continued to showcase his gifts with his sophomore effort, "Set It Off" (1996), which was a big earner at the box office. Gray made his first foray into big-budget Hollywood filmmaking with the critically acclaimed thriller, "The Negotiator" (1998). Following a failed attempt at launching a regular television series, he found his biggest success to date with "The Italian Job" (2003), a gripping remake of the 1969 action comedy-drama. After establishing himself as a skilled director of action-adventure films, Gray returned to his hip-hop roots with the hit N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" (2015).




23% 66% Men in Black: International Director $80.0M 2019
67% 72% The Fate of the Furious Director $225.7M 2017
89% 91% Straight Outta Compton Director,
$161.0M 2015
17% 43% The Sea of Trees Producer $14.0K 2015
No Score Yet 90% Kane and Lynch Director - 2013
26% 75% Law Abiding Citizen Director $73.3M 2009
30% 42% Be Cool Director $55.8M 2005
11% 62% A Man Apart Director $26.2M 2003
73% 80% The Italian Job Director $106.1M 2003
74% 79% The Negotiator Director $44.7M 1998
70% 89% Set It Off Director,
Executive Producer
$36.1M 1996
78% 91% Friday Director $27.4M 1995


No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007
14% No Score Yet Ryan Caulfield: Year One Executive Producer 1999