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  • Raul Julia

    Born on March 9, 1940 in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The Burning Season (1994)

Raul Julia as "Chico Mendes"

Based on real events, this film recounts the story of Chico Mendes (Raul Julia), a laborer in the Brazilian Amazon who rebels against his employers. Aware that workers are being exploited, Mendes attempts to unionize his compatriots for better wages and conditions. Since developers aim to cut away vast swaths of the rain forest in order to make the area more accessible for industry, Mendes decides to make a stand for the environment as well. But Mendes' activism makes him a target.

Emmy (Primetime) (1995) Won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (1994) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

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