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Raúl Juliá

Actor | * 03/09/1940 († 54, 10/24/1994) | San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor who received international recognition. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he took an interest in acting while still in school. Upon completing his studies, Julia decided to pursue a career in acting. After performing locally for some time, he was convinced by entertainment personality Orson Bean to move and work in New York City. Julia, who had been bilingual since his childhood, soon gained interest in Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. He took over the role of Orson in the Off-Broadway hit Your Own Thing, a rock musical updating of Twelfth Night. He performed in mobile projects, including the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Julia was eventually noticed by Joseph Papp, who offered him work in the New York Shakespeare Festival. After gaining visibility, he received roles in two television series, Love of Life and Sesame Street. In 1978 he famously starred alongside Meryl Streep in an electric revival of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew at the Delacorte Theater. In 1979, Julia starred in the original Broadway production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal alongside Roy Scheider and Blythe Danner. For his performance in Two Gentlemen of Verona, he received a nomination for the Tony Award and won a Dr... ()
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Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor. His film career peaked in the US in the early 1990s. Born in San Juan, he gained interest in acting while still in school. Upon completing his studies, Juliá decided to pursue a career in acting. After performing in the local scene for some time, he was convinced by entertainment personality Orson Bean to move and work in New York City. Juliá, who had been bilingual since his childhood, soon gained interest in Broadway and "Off Broadway" plays. He performed in mobile projects, including the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Juliá was eventually noticed by Joseph Papp, who offered him work in the New York Shakespeare Festival. After gaining notoriety, he received roles in two television series, Love of Life and Sesame Street. For his performance in Two Gentlemen of Verona, he received a nomination for the Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award. Between 1974 and 1982, Juliá received Tony Award nominations for Where's Charley?, The Threepenny Opera and Nine. During the 1980s, he worked in several films, receiving nominations for the Golden Globe Awards, for his performance in Tempest, and Kiss of the Spider Woman, winning the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for the latter. In 1991 and 1993, Juliá portrayed "Gomez Addams" in two film adaptations of The Addams Family. In 1994, he filmed The Burning Season and a film adaptation of the Street Fighter video games. Later that year, Juliá suffered several health afflictions, eventually dying after suffering a stroke. His funeral was held in Puerto Rico, being attended by thousands. For his work in The Burning Season, Juliá won a posthumous Golden Globe and Emmy Award.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Raúl Juliá

4x Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical

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Movies with Raúl Juliá as Actor(40)

as Valentin Arregui/Himself2008 Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman
as Tomas Ramirez1995 Down Came a Blackbird
as General M. Bison1994 Street Fighter
as Chico Mendes1994 The Burning Season
as Gomez Addams1993 Addams Family Values
as Cottard1992 The Plague
as Gomez Addams1991 The Addams Family
as Dr. Victor Frankenstein1990 Frankenstein Unbound
as Strom1990 The Rookie
as Arturo Duran (uncredited)1990 Havana
as Sandy Stern1990 Presumed Innocent
as Carlos Jayne1989 Florida Straits
as Archbishop Oscar Bishop1989 Romero
as MacHeath1989 Mack the Knife
as Carlos / Comandante Xavier Escalante1988 Tequila Sunrise
as Ramon Guerola1988 The Penitent
as Roberto Strausmann1988 Moon Over Parador
as Vinnie Iacona1988 Trading Hearts
as Aristotle Onassis1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
as General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory
as Ricardo Padín1987 Tango Bar
as Adolfo1986 La gran fiesta
as Joaquin "Jackie" Manero1986 The Morning After
as Aram Fingal / Rick Blaine1985 Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
as David Suarez1985 Compromising Positions
as Valentin Arregui1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
as Stu Quiñones1982 The Escape Artist
as Kalibanos1982 Tempest
as Petruchio1981 Kiss Me, Petruchio
as Paulo1979 Life of Sin
as Michael Reisler1978 Eyes of Laura Mars
as Nick Rodriguez1975 Death Scream
as Edmund1974 King Lear
as Juan Mendoza1971 The Organization
as Juan Carlos Rosenbloom1971 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
as Party Guest (Uncredited)1969 Stiletto

TV Shows/Series with Raúl Juliá as Actor(2)

as Count Galeazzo Ciano1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story

Movies with Raúl Juliá as Crew(1)

Crew/In Memory Of1994 Street Fighter

Full Name: Raúl Julia
Citizenship: Puerto Rico
Born: Saturday, 03/09 1940 (March) in San Juan
Died: Monday, 10/24 1994 (October) in Manhasset (aged: 54)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Educated at: Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola
Other names for Raúl Juliá (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Raul Julia"
Raúl Juliá frequently works together with these people:
Marcos Zurinaga (8x, Crew)
Sônia Braga (6x, Actress)
Paul Mazursky (6x, Actor)
Barry Sonnenfeld (4x, Crew)
Marc Shaiman (4x, Crew)
Roberto Gandara (4x, Crew)
William Hurt (3x, Actor)
Jay Cassidy (3x, Crew)
Michael Zinberg (3x, Crew)
Owen Roizman (3x, Crew)
Jay Tarses (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1750, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/27/2020