Movie Director F. Gary Gray to Receive Walk of Fame Star

A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled Tuesday honoring F. Gary Gray, who has directed such films as "Straight Outta Compton" and "The Fate of the Furious."

Jamie Foxx and Vin Diesel will join Gray in speaking at the late-morning ceremony in front of the Hollywood Suit Store on Hollywood Boulevard.

Gray directed Foxx in the 2009 crime action thriller "Law Abiding Citizen" and Diesel in "The Fate of the Furious" and the 2003 vigilante film "A Man Apart."

The star is the 2,665th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony will be livestreamed on walkoffame.com.

The ceremony comes 17 days before the release of Gray's latest film, "Men In Black: International." 

Gray "is known as one of the industry's most prolific and versatile directors known for pushing the envelope and delivering exciting content,"  said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Gray was born July 17, 1969, in New York City and raised in South Los Angeles. He began his career as a director of music videos, receiving best short form music video Grammy nominations for "Ms. Jackso" by Outkast and "How Come, How Long," by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

Gray also directed the music videos "It Was a Good Day" by Ice Cube, "Natural Born Killaz" by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" by Dr. Dre and "Waterfalls" by TLC.

Gray made his feature film directing debut with the 1995 stoner comedy "Friday." He also directed "Be Cool," "The Italian Job," "The Negotiator" and "Set It Off." 

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