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JAMES GRAY (Writer/Director) made his directorial debut at the age of 25 with Little Odessa, a critically acclaimed crime drama about a hitman confronted by his younger brother upon returning to his hometown of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. Starring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Maximilian Schell and Vanessa Redgrave, the film received the Critics Award at the Deauville Film Festival as well as the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. That same year, he received nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay.
In 2000, Gray wrote and directed his second film for Miramax, The Yards, starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, James Caan and Joaquin Phoenix. The film was selected for official competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Gray is currently in pre-production on Two Lovers, which will team him with Joaquin Phoenix for the third time.
Born in New York City, he grew up in Queens and attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.
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