the Belmondo stuntman in intensive care in serious condition


REMY JULIENNE. Huge French stuntman and close to Jean-Paul Belmondo, Remy Julienne was placed in intensive care at Montargis hospital after contracting the coronavirus.

[Mis à jour le 12 janvier 2021 à 16h47] One of the shadow figures of French cinema is currently hospitalized. Rémy Julienne, famous French stuntman known for having worked on James Bond films and action films with Jean-Paul Belmondo, is currently in intensive care at Montargis hospital after catching the coronavirus. According to information from France 3 Center-Val-de-Loire, the 90-year-old man is currently in “serious condition”. The LR deputy of Loiret Jean-Pierre Door and friend of Rémy Julienne has also confirmed that he “fights against Covid-19” and “visits him regularly”, in the hope that his condition improves.

Before working in the small family of French cinema, Rémy Julienne distinguished himself as a motorcycle champion. His career in the seventh art took off when he took care of the stunts on Fantomas by André Hunebelle, in 1964. Subsequently, the one called “the daredevil of French cinema” worked for big names in French cinema: Gérard Oury (on Le Cerveau or Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob), François Truffaut (The American night), Claude Lelouch (Adventure is adventure) and Georges Lautner (Flic ou voyou, Le Guignolo, Le Professional), to name a few. Rémy Julienne has also distinguished himself internationally by being an automotive stunt adjuster on no less than six James Bonds: Just for your eyes, Octopussy, Dangerously yours, Killing is not playing, License to kill and GoldenEye. Most recently he worked on Ron Howard’s movie The Da Vinci Code.

On the private side, we know that Rémy Julienne had two sons, Dominique Julienne and Michel Julienne. Like their fathers, both are car stunt coordinators.

Rémy Julienne has worked on numerous occasions with Jean-Paul Belmondo. The stuntman has notably worked with the French cinema giant on Le Cerveau, Peur sur la ville, Le Casse, l’Animal, a tr le Professionnel, l’As des As, Les Morfalous and even Happy Easter. From this professional relationship was born an undeniable bond, the two men rubbing shoulders on several occasions off camera. For The Parisian, Rémy Julienne had also returned to his relationship with the French actor: “He was unstoppable, he remembers, referring to“ Bebel. ”With him, it was always faster, always stronger, always further […] I had to channel it all the time. It was all the same reckless, what we were doing! “

Rémy Julienne has worked for nearly 1,400 productions, including around 400 films, including James Bond films and many action films with Jean-Paul Belmondo. He who is nicknamed “the daredevil of French cinema” has therefore an immense filmography to his credit, difficult to condense. Find below a partial and non-exhaustive filmography of the greatest films for which the stuntman has lent his stunt skills:

  • Fantômas by André Hunebelle (1964)
  • The Great Mop by Gérard Oury (1966)
  • The King of Hearts by Philippe de Broca (1966)
  • Le Pasha by Georges Lautner (1968)
  • Le Gendarme marries by Jean Girault (1968)
  • The Brain by Gérard Oury (1969)
  • L’or se barre (The Italian Job) de Peter Collinson (1969)
  • The Priest’s Wife by Dino Risi (1970)
  • Le Gendarme en stroll by Jean Girault (1970)
  • The Escampette Powder by Philippe de Broca (1971)
  • The Heist of Henri Verneuil (1971)
  • The American Night by François Truffaut (1972)
  • Adventure is the adventure of Claude Lelouch (1972)
  • Some Gentlemen Too Quiet by Georges Lautner (1972)
  • The Adventures of Rabbi Jacob by Gérard Oury (1973)
  • A Whole Life by Claude Lelouch (1974)
  • The Slap by Claude Pinoteau (1974)
  • Fear of the City by Henri Verneuil (1974)
  • No Problem by Georges Lautner (1975)
  • The Savage by Jean-Paul Rappeneau (1975)
  • The Wing or the Thigh by Claude Zidi (1976)
  • The Menace by Alain Corneau (1977)
  • Cop or thug by Georges Lautner (1979)
  • The Gendarme and the Extra-Terrestrials by Jean Girault (1979)
  • Le Guignolo by Georges Lautner (1980)
  • Three Men to Be Defeated by Jacques Deray (1980)
  • Just For Your Eyes by John Glen (1981)
  • The Professional by Georges Lautner (1981)
  • L’As des aces by Gérard Oury (1982)
  • Deadly Hike by Claude Miller (1982)
  • Le Marginal by Jacques Deray (1983)
  • Octopussy de John Glen (1983)
  • Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone (1983)
  • Les Morfalous by Henri Verneuil (1984)
  • Happy Easter by Georges Lautner (1984)
  • Dangerously Yours by John Glen (1985)
  • The Solitaire by Jacques Deray (1987)
  • Frantic de Roman Polanski (1988)
  • John Glen’s License to Kill (1988)
  • GoldenEye de Martin Campbell (1995)
  • One in Two Chances by Patrice Leconte (1998)
  • Taxi by Gérard Pirès (1998)
  • Taxi 2 by Gérard Krawczyk (2000)
  • Da Vinci Code by Ron Howard (2006)

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