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Nicholas Ray
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    (August 7, 1911-June 16, 1979)
    Birth name is Raymond Nicholas Kienzle
    Studied architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright
    Directed 'In a Lonely Place (1950),' 'The Lusty Men (1952),' 'Johnny Guitar (1954),' 'Rebel Without a Cause (1955),' 'Hot Blood (1956),' 'Bigger Than Life (1956),' 'The True Story of Jesse James (1957),' 'Party Girl (1958)' and '55 Days at Peking (1963)'
    Died of lung cancer (1979)
    He married five times.
    He had a horrible temper.
    He heavily abused drugs and alcohol.
    He was unable to responsibly manage his money.
    He smoked, which led to his death from lung cancer.
    He had an affair with 16 year old Natalie Wood, who was more than twenty years younger than him.
    Many of his films revolve around the theme of two lovers trying to find peace.
    He helped make James Dean a star.
    His film 'Bigger Than Life' was one of the first Hollywood films to deal seriously with drug abuse.
    He joined Alcoholics Anonymous and kicked his drinking habit.
    A heart attack forced him to limit his time in the director's seat (1962).
    His films are often very psychologically and emotionally complex.
    He constantly battled to direct his films outside of studio control.

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