Raúl Juliá: The World’s A Stage examines the life and career of entertainer Raúl Juliá. The documentary is a revealing portrait of the actor, who earned recognition for his versatility on stage and on screen. From his early days on local stages in Puerto Rico to his stardom in Hollywood, Raúl’s story is one of passion, determination, and magic – all qualities for which his performances were known.
American Masters: Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage examines the life and career of the inspiring entertainer, Raúl Juliá. The feature documentary is a revealing portrait of the charismatic actor, who earned recognition across the world for his versatility on stage and on screen before his life was tragically cut short. From his early days on local stages in Puerto Rico to stardom on Broadway and in Hollywood, Raúl’s story is one of passion, determination, and a bit of magic – all qualities for which his performances were known. Before “diversity” was a buzzword, the man with the big personality and thick accent was able to amass a varied body of work that stands the test of time and that’s helped pave the way for many Latino actors today.
Told in his own voice through archival interviews and in the words of those who knew him best, the film traces his personal and professional journey while showcasing his groundbreaking theater performances and scenes from his cinematic career.
Producer: Jill Krikorian, Sikay Tang, Cionin Lorenzo, Edgar Andrade, Julie Sacks, Luis Ortiz
Executive Producer: John Leguizamo, Donald Thoms, David Chitel, Sally Jo Fifer, Michael Kantor, Sandie Viquez Pedlow
Production Year: 2019
Copyright Year: 2019
Actors: Anjelica Huston, Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Sonia Braga, Rubén Blades, Esai Morales, John Leguizamo, Jimmy Smits, Andy Garcia
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
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