"Spalding Rockwell Gray" was an American actor and writer. He is known for the autobiographical One-person show/monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s.
Theater critics John A. Willis/John Willis and Ben Hodges described his monologue work as "trenchant, personal narratives delivered on sparse, unadorned sets with a dry, White Anglo-Saxon Protestant/WASP, quiet mania". Gray achieved celebrity status for his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, which was adapted into a film in 1987 by filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Other one-man shows by Gray that were captured on film include Monster in a Box, directed by Nick Broomfield, and Gray's Anatomy (film)/Gray's Anatomy, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Gray died in New York City, New York, of an apparent suicide in 2004. Steven Soderbergh made a 2010 documentary film about Gray's life entitled And Everything Is Going Fine.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Spalding Gray on Wikipedia.
The greatest thing that happens to me when I'm skiing is the harmony. The only time I was ever present in my body before was in sex, performing, drugs and with the sea. Skiing became the new and healthy way of being present - although I don't know if it's healthy, I could sever my spinal cord.Spalding Gray