The archives of Rémy Julienne at the Cinémathèque de Toulouse

In 2017, Rémy Julienne deposited his personal archives - mainly consisting of filmed essays on the staging of stunts - in the collections of the Cinémathèque de Toulouse. By revealing the hidden face of this technical part of the 7th Art, they constitute a unique heritage covering nearly fifty years of cinema. Fifty years of acrobatic performances, creations, stunts, and specific stagings. Testimonials of the shootings on which he worked (more than 1,400 productions including 400 cinema films), they retrace Rémy Julienne's entire career and reveal all his work as a stuntman and stunt designer.

The chase of Henri Verneuil's "Casse" in the streets of Athens? That's him. Jean-Paul Belmondo's balancing act on the roof of a Parisian subway train in "Fear of the City" by the same director? That's him again.

Able to move a truck on two wheels or drive any motorized vehicle, Rémy Julienne impresses by his route.

What spectator hasn't been bluffed by his breathtaking car or motorcycle chases and spectacular accidents in "La Grande Vadrouille", "Trois hommes à abattre", the "Gendarmes de Saint-Tropez" series and six James Bond films?

An acrobat and daredevil for some, a madman for others, Rémy Julienne began his stunt career in André Hunebelle's 1964 film " Fantômas ". In a career spanning fifty years, he has worked with some of the greatest French directors and actors. Gérard Oury (Le Cerveau, 1969 ; Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob, 1973), Philippe de Broca (Le Roi de cœur, 1966 ; La Poudre d'escampette, 1971), François Truffaut (La Nuit américaine, 1972), Claude Lelouch (L'Aventure, c'est l'aventure, 1972 ; Toute une vie, 1974), Yves Boisset (Canicule, 1983), Leos Carax (Mauvais sang, 1986) and especially Georges Lautner with whom he shot about fifteen films (Fleur d'oseille, 1967; Le Pacha, 1968; Quelques messieurs trop tranquilles, 1972; On aura tout vu, 1976; Mort d'un pourri, 1977; Flic ou voyou, 1979; Le Guignolo, 1980; Le Professionnel, 1981; "Joyeuses Pâques" ("Happy Easter").

 

Renowned for his professionalism and extreme rigor, Rémy Julienne was contacted by the British actor Peter Collinson in 1969 to shoot "L'Or se barre" (The Italian Job). This film was a real springboard for his career, especially thanks to the Mini Cooper scene, which has remained memorable in the stunt world. Many international collaborations followed (Dino Risi, Alberto Lattuada, Terence Young, Sydney Pollack, Sergio Leone, Ron Howard), including six James Bond films: Just for your eyes - which won him an Award in 1981 -, "Octopussy", "Dangerously yours", "Killing is not acting".

 

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Ma vie en cascades

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Rémy Julienne est l’un des plus grands cascadeurs de l’histoire du cinéma : il a participé à 1 400 productions, tourné avec des réalisateurs prestigieux (Henri Verneuil, Georges Lautner, Claude Pinoteau, Sergio Leone, Terence Young…) et doublé des acteurs de légende (Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Roger Moore…).

Ce grand sportif a conçu des cascades devenues cultes. Au-delà des plateaux de cinéma, il a créé 5 éditions du « Motor Show » de Bologne et le spectacle « Moteur, Action ! » à Disneyland Paris. Il est en outre sollicité par la justice et les pouvoirs publics pour apporter son expertise dans des affaires impliquant des véhicules et sur des questions de sécurité routière.

Dans ce récit palpitant, fourmillant d’anecdotes, Rémy Julienne revient sur un demi-siècle d’activités sportives et cinématographiques et évoque les rencontres, les amitiés et les temps forts qui ont marqué sa carrière.

Un livre mené tambour battant au fil des cascades de sa vie
Préface de Georges Lautner et Claude Pinoteau.
Coffret Belmondo-Le Casse + Le goût du Risque

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Profession cascadeur

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