Felix Gary Gray (born July 17, 1969 in NYC, New York, USA) is an American director and producer known for making a successful transition from music videos to blockbuster motion pictures. His credits include: Friday, the 2003 Italian Job remake, the 2005 sequel to 1995's Get Shorty, Be Cool (with John Travolta, Dwayne Johnson and James Woods). In 2015, he made a significant comeback by helming the N.W.A. biographical film Straight Outta Compton, co-produced by Ice Cube.
He has worked with music artists like TLC, Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Babyface and Jay-Z, among others.
Gray received The Ivan Dixon Award of Achievement from the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center and was named one of the “50 Best and Brightest African Americans Under 40” by Black Enterprise magazine. He was honored by the African American Film Critics Association with their 2004 Special Achievement Award and was recognized by the Artist Empowerment Coalition with the Artist Empowerment Award that same year. He also received the Pioneer Director award from the Pan-African Film and Arts Festival in 2010.