Raul Julia

as Himself - Presenter: Regional Theatre Award in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is Julia y Arcelay, Raul Rafael Carlos
Was born at 9 March 1940 in San Juan, Puerto Rico . Died at 24 October 1994, Manhasset, New York, USA (complications from a stroke)

Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to OlgaArcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electricalengineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High Schoolin San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of theJesuits and was always active in student dramatics. Julia wasdiscovered while performing in a nightclub in San Juan by actor'Orson Bean' who inspired him to move to the mainland to pursueother projects.

Julia moved to Manhattan, New York City in 1964 andquickly found work by acting in small and supporting roles inoff-Broadway shows. In 1966, Julia began appearing in Shakespeareanroles, creating a deliciously conniving Edmund in "King Lear" in 1973and a smoldering Othello in 1979. Julia also made his mark on themusical stage playing one of the "Two Gentlemen of Verona" during itsrun in 1971, and a chilling role of Mack the Knife in "The ThreepennyOpera" in 1976 and as a Felliniesque film director in "Nine" in 1982. The stage successes led to his movie works where he is better known. One of his best movie roles is a passionate political prisoner in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) .

Julia also appeared as dramaticheroes and memorable villains in a number of films andmade-for-TV-movies. His later roles included the crazy macabre GomezAddams in two Addams Family movies. With his health declining from 1993onward after he underwent a surgical operation for stomach cancer,Julia kept on acting, where he traveled to Mexico during the winter of1993-1994 to play the Brazilian Amazon forest activist Chico Mendes in The Burning Season (1994) (TV) , for which he posthumously won aGolden Globe and an Emmy Award. His last theatrical movie was filmedshortly after The Burning Season (1994) (TV) when he traveled toAustralia to shoot all of his scenes for Street Fighter (1994) ,based on the popular video game where he played the villainous GeneralM. Bison.

His last role was a supporting part in another made-for-TVmovie titled Down Came a Blackbird (1995) (TV) . On October 16, 1994, the weakened and gaunt Raul Julia suffered a strokein New York City where he fell into a coma a few days later and was puton life support. He was transferred to a hospice in nearby Manhasset,Long Island where his weakened body finally gave up the struggle onOctober 24, at age 54. His body was flown back to Puerto Rico forburial where thousands turned out for his state funeral to rememberhim. Two honoring ceremonies were held at Colegio San Ignacio de LoyolaHigh School, and at the Headquarters of the Institute of Puerto RicanCulture prior to his burial.

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There is some small facts about Raul Julia:
  • Was nominated for four Best Actor (Musical) Tony Awards: in 1972, for "Two Gentlemen of Verona", in 1975 for a revival of "Where's Charley?", in 1977, for playing Macheath in a revival of "The Threepenny Opera", and in 1982 for "Nine". He never won.
  • Died while in a coma just days before his last theatrical movie, Street Fighter (1994) , was finished. The film is dedicated to his memory.
  • Buried at Buxeda Cemetery (Cemeterio Buxeda) in Cupey, Puerto Rico.
  • Earned a B.A. in drama from University of Puerto Rico.
  • Godfather of writer 'Mylo Carbia' .
  • He was a passionate supporter of The Hunger Project, a foundation devoted to the elimination of world hunger. For 17 years, he served as the Project's spokesman.
  • His father was the pioneer who brought pizza to Puerto Rico when he added it to the menu of his already popular fried chicken.
  • Member of the Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity in Puerto Rico
  • He is one of a few artists to be given a state funeral in his native Puerto Rico.
  • He is the only man to win the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe posthumously.
  • Originally cast for the role of Bucho in Desperado (1995) , but he got sick during filming and had to be replaced. He passed away shortly after.
  • Was originally supposed to play Don Diego De la Vega in The Mask of Zorro (1998) , but died before he could take the role.
  • In an interview, he once stated that being recognized as Gomez Addams by children always brought a smile to his face. His family later said that this meant a lot to him during the final months of his life.
  • Father of two sons with Poloway, Raul and Benjamin.
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There is the list of movies, where Raul Julia was taked part:
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1 ... y otras mujeres de armas tomar movie ... y otras mujeres de armas tomar 1998 as Himself
2 Kiss of the Spider Woman movie Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 as Valentin Arregui
3 Presumed Innocent movie Presumed Innocent 1990 as Alejandro 'Sandy' Stern
4 The 58th Annual Academy Awards movie The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 as Himself - Audience Member
5 The 67th Annual Academy Awards movie The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 as Himself (Memorial Tribute)
6 The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema movie The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 as Himself
7 The Making of One from the Heart movie The Making of One from the Heart 1982 as Himself
8 American Playhouse movie American Playhouse 1981 as Aram Fingal/Rick Blaine
9 A Life of Sin movie A Life of Sin 1979 as Paulo
10 Aces Up movie Aces Up 1974 as Raul
11 Addams Family Values movie Addams Family Values 1993 as Gomez Addams
12 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me movie Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me 1971 as Juan Carlos Rosenbloom
13 Clint, The Rookie & Me movie Clint, The Rookie & Me 1990 as Himself
14 Compromising Positions movie Compromising Positions 1985 as David Suarez
15 Death Scream movie Death Scream 1975 as Detective Nick Rodriguez
16 Down Came a Blackbird movie Down Came a Blackbird 1995 as Tomas Ramirez
17 Eyes of Laura Mars movie Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 as Michael Reisler
18 Florida Straits movie Florida Straits 1987 as Carlos Jayne
19 Kiss Me, Petruchio movie Kiss Me, Petruchio 1981 as Petruchio
20 La gran fiesta movie La gran fiesta 1986 as Adolfo
21 La peste movie La peste 1992 as Cottard
22 Mack the Knife movie Mack the Knife 1989 as MacHeath
23 MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos movie MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos 2002 as Gomez Addams (segment "Addams Groove")
24 Moon Over Parador movie Moon Over Parador 1988 as Roberto Strausmann
25 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World movie Onassis: The Richest Man in the World 1988 as Aristotle Onassis
26 One from the Heart movie One from the Heart 1981 as Ray
27 Othello movie Othello 1979 as Othello
28 Roger Cormans Frankenstein Unbound movie Roger Cormans Frankenstein Unbound 1990 as Victor Frankenstein
29 Romero movie Romero 1989 as Archbishop Oscar Romero
30 Stiletto movie Stiletto 1969 as Party Guest
31 Street Fighter movie Street Fighter 1994 as Bison
32 Street Fighter: The Movie movie Street Fighter: The Movie 1995 as M. Bison
33 Tango Bar movie Tango Bar 1987 as Ricardo
34 Tempest movie Tempest 1982 as Kalibanos
35 Tequila Sunrise movie Tequila Sunrise 1988 as Carlos/Escalante
36 The 26th Annual Tony Awards movie The 26th Annual Tony Awards 1972 as Himself
37 The 29th Annual Tony Awards movie The 29th Annual Tony Awards 1975 as Himself
38 The 36th Annual Tony Awards movie The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 as Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Musical
39 The 39th Annual Tony Awards movie The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 as Himself - Presenter: Special Award to the N.Y. State Council on the Arts
40 The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 as Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama & Presenter
There is the list of interview of Raul Julia:
  • "Fangoria Horror Spectacular" (USA), April 1992, Iss. 6, pg. 14-16, by: Ian Spelling, "Man of the (Haunted) House"
There is the list of some articles of Raul Julia:
  • "The Examiner" (USA), 3 January 2011, by: Sharon Raiford Bush, "Actor Raul Julia-Levy saddened by condition of father's grave"
  • "The Examiner" (USA), 1 January 2011, by: Sharon Raiford Bush, "Raul Julia-Levy rings in 2011 honoring father's memory"
  • "Exceptional People Magazine" (USA), 10 September 2010, pg. 4-11, by: Sharon Raiford Bush, "Raul Julia-Levy: A Man of Two Worlds"
  • "Tropopkin" (USA), November 1994, Iss. 19, pg. Full Issue, "Remembering Raul Julia"
There is the list of some printed articles of Julia y Arcelay, Raul Rafael Carlos:
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1985, Vol. 32, Iss. 11, pg. 132, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex In Cinema 1985"
The image of Julia y Arcelay, Raul Rafael Carlos was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), March 1992, Iss. 4
  • "Films in Review" (USA), February 1992, Vol. XLIII, Iss. 1/2
  • "Empire" (UK), January 1992, Iss. 31
There is the list of some quotes of Raul Julia:
  • What's behind me is not important!
  • I knew there was something special about the theatre for me. Something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself.
  • There are 38,000 people dying of hunger each day and most are children. And, being a celebrity, I communicate about it as much as I can.
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