- "I don't have a typical filmmaker background. I didn't grow up with a super eight camera or a video camera. I didn't start cutting movies when I was four or five. I actually didn't really start to get into the research of film until I was much older. I decided I wanted to direct a lot earlier than I started to do the research, which is really strange, but it is the case."
- ―F. Gary Gray
F. Gary Gray is an African-American movie director known for directing The Fate of the Furious.
F. Gary Gray was born on July 17, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Felix Gary Gray. He is a director and producer, known for Set It Off (1996), The Italian Job (2003) and The Negotiator (1998).
- He previously directed both Charlize Theron and Jason Statham in the 2003 Remake of The Italian Job
- At the 1995 MTV Music Video Awards, he won Best Video of the Year for Directing the music video "Waterfalls" by the girl group TLC.
- Casablanca (1942), On the Waterfront (1954), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), La Dolce Vita (1960) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) are some of his favorite films.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood of Fame at 6426 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 28, 2019.
- He is friends with Nia Long
- He has directed three sequels to films with which he was not involved: Be Cool (2005); The Fate of the Furious (2017) and Men in Black: International (2019). He shares this distinction with director Howard Deutch (Grumpier Old Men (1995); The Odd Couple II (1998) and The Whole Ten Yards (2004)).