Tribute to the legendary stuntman – Rémy Julienne really broke his neck

The Frenchman died on Saturday, at the age of 90, as a result of the coronavirus. Without him Jean-Paul Belmondo would probably not have been so magnificent.

Rémy Julienne, more than 1400 stunts set for filmmakers around the world since 1964.

Rémy Julienne, more than 1400 stunts set for filmmakers around the world since 1964.

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In “Le Guignolo” in 1980, when Jean-Paul Belmondo holds Venice at arm’s length hanging from a cable for long minutes, it is a find by Rémy Julienne. Fourteen times adjuster of the star’s “antics”, as he said, the stuntman had become one of Bébel’s best friends. Who paid tribute to him on Saturday, at the announcement of his death at the age of 90: “He is a very great stuntman who has done a lot … a lot for the cinema.”

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Between friends, the effort was shared. To mocking spirits who doubted Belmondo’s real participation in these spectacular action scenes, Rémy Julienne always took the time to explain: “Very rare quality apart from his proverbial agility, this actor had absolute confidence in us. It is completely wrong to think that he took advantage of the stuntmen to give himself the good role. “

Everyone undoubtedly knew how essential they were to provide for the little supplement of cinematographic dreams. The late Roger Moore was also measuring his debt to the former motocross champion. “Without him,” the British actor gladly repeated, “James Bond would not have existed.” In 1981, Hollywood awarded an Oscar to the Frenchman from Loiret for “Just for your eyes”.

With Belmondo, Rémy Julienne will have toured fourteen times, becoming his accomplice and friend of “antics” as he called his stunts.

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Beyond six 007 missions, this modest man has worked with the greatest filmmakers. His list of 1,400 entries comes from the cinema dictionary: Georges Lautner, of whom he becomes accustomed, François Truffaut in “The American night”, Roman Polanski, Sydney Pollack on “Bobby Deerfield”, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Gérard Oury, Henri Verneuil , Costa-Gavras etc.

The increased risk “calculated” had started in the sixties on “Fantômas”, “La grande vadrouille”, etc. Automobile lover since the age of 12, when he stole his father’s car, he had become the reference expert in this register after “The Italian Job” (1969) and his memorable crumpled metal dance with Mini Cooper. A special effect all by itself.

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