PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Jamie Foxx had to wear eye prosthetics that really did make him blind for up to 14 hours a day during shooting.
Always remember your promise to me. Never let nobody or nothing turn you into no cripple.
Ray and Bea's first baby has a very modern pacifier in his mouth. Apparently the baby was being truly pacified.
Producers wish to thank David "Fathead" Newman (Who still performs internationally and enjoys a healthy drug-free lifestyle)
Universal Pictures Oscar Edition contains Extended Cut of the film.
$20,039,730 31 October 2004
See what IMDb editors are watching this month, and visit our guides to what's on TV and streaming, family entertainment, and more.