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Raul Julia

Highest Rated:   88% Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Lowest Rated:   15% Street Fighter (1994)
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Birthplace:   San Juan, Puerto Rico
Born to a prosperous Puerto Rican family, suave and handsome leading man Raul Julia acted in school plays and in college before coming to the U.S. in 1964. After studying drama with Wynn Handman, he made his New York stage debut in 1964 in a Spanish play. In 1966 he began a long association with Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival. After debuting onscreen in The Organization (1971) with Sidney Poitier, he did another film the same year, then went until 1976 before getting another screen role; meanwhile he built his reputation on stage and TV, and frequently appeared on the children's educational show Sesame Street. For his portrayal of Macheath in The Threepenny Opera, Julia won a Tony award. His screen career did not take off until the early '80s, when Francis Ford Coppola enlisted him for the short-lived Zoetrope Studios stock company; he went on to appear in Coppola's One from the Heart (1982). The role for which Julia received the most acclaim was as a political prisoner in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). Although never making it into the realm of stardom, he sustained a busy screen career; he appeared in five films released in 1988 and four in 1990. He gained recognition from a younger generation for his portrayal of Gomez Addams in the popular comedy The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel. Julia died suddenly shortly after the filming of Streetfighter in 1994.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet MC Hammer: 2 Legit - The Videos
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Down Came a Blackbird
  • Tomas
1995
15% Street Fighter
  • Bison
1994
No Score Yet The Burning Season
  • Chico Mendes
1994
78% Addams Family Values
  • Gomez Addams
1993
No Score Yet The Plague (La Peste)
  • Cottard
1992
No Score Yet A Life of Sin
  • Paulo
1992
60% The Addams Family
  • Gomez Addams
1991
No Score Yet Rabbit Ears: The Monkey People
  • Narrator
1991
31% The Rookie
  • Strom
1990
44% Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound
  • Dr. Victor Frankenstein
1990
86% Presumed Innocent
  • Sandy Stern
1990
24% Havana
  • Arturo Duran
1990
75% Romero
  • Romero
1989
20% Mack the Knife
  • MacHeath
1989
42% Tequila Sunrise
  • Carlos/Commandante Escalante
1988
No Score Yet Tango Bar
  • Ricardo
1988
42% Moon over Parador
  • Roberto Strausmann
1988
No Score Yet Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
  • Aristotle Onassis
1988
No Score Yet The Penitent
  • Ramon Guerola
1988
No Score Yet The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory
  • Lopez de Santa Anna
1987
No Score Yet Trading Hearts
  • Vinnie Iacona
1987
No Score Yet Florida Straits
  • Carlos Jayne
1987
71% The Morning After
  • Joaquin Manero
1986
No Score Yet Mussolini: The Untold Story
  • Galeazzo
1985
88% Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Valentin Arregui
1985
53% Compromising Positions
  • David Suarez
1985
20% Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
  • Aram Fingal : Rick Blaine
1983
71% Tempest
  • Kalibanos
1982
No Score Yet The Escape Artist
  • Stu Quinones
1982
48% One From the Heart
  • Ray
1982
47% Eyes of Laura Mars
  • Michael Reisler
1978
22% The Gumball Rally
  • Franco
1976
No Score Yet Death Scream
  • Rodriguez
1975
No Score Yet King Lear
  • Edmund
1974
No Score Yet The Organization
  • Juan Mendoza
1971
80% The Panic in Needle Park
  • Marco
1971
No Score Yet Stiletto
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet The House of Magical Sounds
  • Narrator
1937

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