His younger brother, Rafa, was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 17. [51] Juliá performed this role eight times per week. I could see they were energised during our meeting, and within a week they said: ‘You guys are doing it.’”. I’m cutting away, cutting it back, back, back, and finally we hand it in – they give it a G rating. Raúl moved back to the Big Apple and began studying acting with legendary coach Wynn Handman. I was reading On The Road and I used to discuss it with Steven. There was $240,000 of scaffolding and it just melted. [75] During his visit to the country, he visited the tomb of Romero, subsequently describing his experience in a piece published in Freedom Review. With scenes being shot in a bewildering sequence or cut entirely, cast members struggled to make sense of their roles. In accordance with Juliá's instructions, his body was transported to Puerto Rico. He turned heads in his school performances, from nativity scenes in kindergarten through his roles in classic Spanish plays at Colegio San Ignacio, the Jesuit boys’ high school he attended. Minogue was brought in late when De Souza found he needed an actor to play Cammy, and saw a photo of her on the cover of People magazine while on his flight over to Australia. Biography - A Short WikiPuerto Rican actor best known for his roles in the film Kiss of the Spider Woman and as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family. Whatever the cast and crew thought of Van Damme, they all loved her. [6] During his life, Romero had been an advocate of human rights, often denouncing violations of these rights in public, which prompted his assassination during a mass. My assistant couldn’t get him out, I couldn’t get him out, so I had to call the producer, Chad Rosen, to get him out. [12] Some relatives were also musicians, including his great aunt María González, whom he credited as the inspiration behind his artistic career. 1985 1971 But for me ... it was Tuesday”. ... Raúl died at the age of 54, a week after suffering a stroke due to complications from the stomach cancer he had been battling for three years. 1989 That year he also starred in the public television film Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, which received a weak reception and was satirized on Mystery Science Theater 3000. [10], Raúl's father was the founder of "La Cueva del Chicken Inn", a restaurant in San Juan. “I didn’t know the character; I didn’t know the video game; I didn’t know what the hell I was doing,” says the veteran Indian actor Roshan Seth, who played Dhalsim. Because he had undergone stomach surgery a few months earlier due to stomach cancer, Julia was airlifted to Los Angeles so he could receive medical attention. Subsequently, he reprised his role as Gomez Addams in Addams Family Values. [31], As he gained prominence on Broadway, Juliá was cast in two television series, Love of Life and Sesame Street. “[But] every time I turned in a draft they kept pressing me to add just more character. Finally it seemed all the pieces were in place, but a tragic situation was soon to emerge. To add some gravitas on the baddie side, the hugely respected character actor Raul Julia was approached to play Bison. That was fine, but we no longer had the money to hire them in advance for fight training. [27] Subsequently, Papp offered him the role of Demetrius in a staging of Titus Andronicus. 1990 Between 1974 and 1982, Juliá received Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical nominations for Where's Charley?, The Threepenny Opera and Nine. Van Damme hated that.”, Better still, some of the big special effects were running away from them. De Souza had already cast young Chinese-American actor Byron Mann in the vital role, but Capcom wanted Japanese actor, Kenya Sawada, who barely spoke English. Steven had impeccable action-entertainment experience, and was even working on an animated series, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, for which Capcom had produced a tie-in video game. Reviewers railed against the cardboard characters and fans of the game derided the lacklustre, frenziedly edited fight scenes. 1988 In 1974, he was cast in the lead role of Where's Charley?, playing Charley Wykeham. During the run in 1972, Raúl famously would run off the stage on Broadway and take a car over to the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where he played Osiris in the last act of Hamlet. “He was an interesting man, but he was extremely hard to work with – there are a lot of stories I can’t share,” he says. [28] After this play concluded, he contacted Papp who offered him the job of stage manager in NYSF's Hamlet. [11] Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor who received international recognition. I told him it was against health and safety to have alcohol on set. Enduring the classic New York actors’ struggle, Raúl embarked on a series of odd jobs, including selling magazines door-to-door and pens by the phone. Several pages of the script hadn’t been shot, and when De Souza looked at some of the climactic fight scenes, he realised the choreography was patchy and boring. “There was one time he was in the trailer and he was quite pissed. [58] The service was attended by thousands of Puerto Ricans, with plena being played in the background. To prepare for the role, he took lessons and worked at a hair salon for some time.[44]. He also was Othello for the second time at Shakespeare in the Park, starring opposite Christopher Walken in an acclaimed production. The actual cause of death was from complications after a … “He had the presidential suite at the hotel, with a gym put into his room,” recalls Seth. [6] In 1994, he filmed The Burning Season and a film adaptation of the Street Fighter video games. In 1970, Juliá received the role of Paco Montoya in The Castro Complex, receiving favorable reviews for his performance. Calling in sick … Jean-Claude Van Damme as Col Guile in Street FIghter: The Movie. During his childhood, Juliá's family followed a strict Jesuit practice, often bringing homeless children into their household. 1975 [37] Juliá then accepted a role in a film adaptation of The Tempest, spending several months in Italy while exploring its culture. [59] After stopping at San Ignacio de Loyola Church, the procession advanced to Buxeda Cemetery, where Rubén Berríos offered the final words. “The noise was staggering,” says De Souza. That would have been the kiss of death – no teenager wants to see a G movie! He took over the role of Orson in the Off-Broadway hit Your Own Thing, a rock musical updating of Twelfth Night. He and Poloway, who is Jewish, decided not to raise their children in a particular religion, believing that they should make their own decision after growing older. Juliá concluded his secondary education at Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, where he would organize plays of Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear, and The Tempest. It sold 15 million copies. [30] The following year he was cast in a production of Arthur Kopit's Indians. [11] The building was originally a gas station and body shop,[clarification needed] before being remodeled after a similar restaurant in Madrid, Spain, called "Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas", which is intended to mimic the structure of a gypsum cave. Although he did not make his screen debut before 1950, Juliá was a nominee for the American Film Institute's AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars. 1977 Later on that year, his second son with Poloway, Benjamín Rafael Juliá, was born. 1982 People say it’s so dimwitted it’s funny, but we knew it was funny. October 24, 1994 [55] On October 16, 1994, Juliá and Poloway attended the Metropolitan Opera in New York,[56] and afterwards, Juliá began feeling intense abdominal pain and was taken by ambulance to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Long Island. For his performance in The Burning Season, Julia was posthumously awarded a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a CableACE Award, and an Emmy Award. [6] While performing this task, Juliá also performed in some of the plays. Concerned with rising levels of violence among teenagers, he sponsored script writing in high school students and supported young actions. [6][20] His parents were shocked by the proposal, but ultimately agreed to support his decision. His involvement was also recognized in "Ending Hunger: An Idea Whose time Has Come". [41] Considering that the script was unique, he agreed to begin filming before receiving his salary and traveled to South America, where he interviewed rebels and ex-prisoners to familiarize himself with their experiences and ideology.