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Raul Julia: The World's a Stage 

Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage is a revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor's journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to ... See full summary »

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Ben DeJesus
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Episode credited cast:
Orson Bean ... Self
Rubén Blades ... Self
Sônia Braga ... Self
Clifton Davis ... Self
Benicio Del Toro ... Self
Rona Elliot Rona Elliot ... Self
Werner Erhard Werner Erhard ... Self
Oskar Eustis Oskar Eustis ... Self
Andy Garcia ... Self
Wynn Handman ... Self
Anjelica Huston ... Self
James Earl Jones ... Self
Benjamin Julia Benjamin Julia ... Self
Raul Julia ... Self (archive footage)
Raul S. Julia Raul S. Julia ... Self
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Raúl Juliá: The World's a Stage is a revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor's journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Directed by Ben DeJesus, the film traces Raul's personal and professional journey, showcasing his groundbreaking performances and humanitarian activism. Before diversity and inclusion were part of the national conversation, Raul with his magnetic personality and charismatic talent was able to amass a varied body of timeless work that helped pave the way for many Latino actors today.

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Julia is the only man to win the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe posthumously. See more »

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Raul Julia: It's all done within a context of love. That's the beauty of it, you see?
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Good but shameless
5 September 2020 | by michaeljayallenSee all my reviews

(Seen on PBS 9/2020) This doc does a very good job covering Raul's life and career. However, never a wart is to be seen - he's shown only as a saint of the theater and film. I've known a lot of actors and also guys from backgrounds like his, and there is definitely much more that could have been documented here. The most egregious section is about his involvement in EST and the EST Hunger Project. His actual involvement is not detailed in any way. Even Werner Erhardt (not his real name), the leader of all that, appears in the present day. EST was a very cleverly packaged semi-cult ego project scam run by a super salesman who got rich off of it before it collapsed. The Hunger Project ended up doing not much at all. None of that is even obliquely mentioned. Nothing but the most complimentary stuff is allowed in this film, so it is not really a credible documentary.


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13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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