Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 May 2020)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the life and rise to fame of celebrated actor Raul Julia.
My Take on it – This is documentary that I came across and was quite intrigued to watch since I recall being a bit fan of his film work when I was growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s.
He was such a prolific actor that he would always try and find a way to disappear into his character and make each and every one of them seem unique.
This film is able to show us how much passion he had for his work throughout his life.
The movie doe sa great job using interviews with family, friends and fellow actors to allow us to get a better understanding of everything that he did both on a personal and professional level.
Loved seeing home movies along with footage of some of his early stage productions that are able to show how unique an actor he was throughout his career.
His career arc is great to see via the way that they describe his work.
The love that he had for his career and the various ways that he chose to express that love is show really well here through all that he did in his life.
We also get to see and understand why he has become the kind of actor that so many people nowadays are interested in emulating.
Bottom Line – Excellent film that really shows us the passion that Julia had for his work. The film utilizes interviews with family, friends and colleagues that really shed a great light on both his personal and professional career. The home movies and lots of footage of small productions that he took part in on stage really show the arc of is career and family life over the years. We get to easily see how much he loved his work and how much he wanted to express that love via everything that he did. The film shows us in a powerful way why he has become the kind of actor who so many other aspire to be like. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – He is the only man to win the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe posthumously. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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