Jamie Foxx remarked that the demanding role barely left him any time to sleep. His day would begin early in the morning filming for long hours, then he'd go home and stay up late practicing the piano.
Always remember your promise to me. Never let nobody or nothing turn you into no cripple.
When Marjorie leaves Ray, she has two suitcases in her hands, then she throws one of the suitcases on the floor, walks through the door, and never comes back for the other suitcase.
The final shot of the movie contains a freeze frame of the real Ray Charles and underneath it reads the caption: "Ray Charles Robinson = 1930 - 2004"
Universal Pictures Oscar Edition contains Extended Cut of the film.
$20,039,730 31 October 2004