F. Gary Gray

American film director

Felix Gary Gray (born July 17, 1969) is an American movie director, producer, music video director and actor. Gray's first directed movie was the comedy Friday (1995). He then went on to direct movies such as Set It Off (1996), The Negotiator (1998), The Italian Job (2003), Be Cool (2005), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Straight Outta Compton (2015) and Men in Black: International (2019). He also directed the eighth movie in the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious (2017). As of 2020, it is the 18th highest-grossing movie of all time.

Gray in 2015

Gray started his career directing music videos. Notable music videos directed by Gray include "It Was a Good Day" by Ice Cube, "Natural Born Killaz" by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" by Dr. Dre, "Waterfalls" by TLC and "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast.

Gray was born in New York City. He grew up mostly in South Los Angeles, California.[1]


  1. Barker, Andrew (April 5, 2017). "On Eve of 'Fate of the Furious,' F. Gary Gray Celebrates 25 Years of Filmmaking". Variety. Retrieved October 16, 2020.

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