Max Julien, who played a pimp in the 1973 blaxploitation movie “The Mack,” died on Saturday in oaks Hospital, he was 88. His wife, Arabella Chavers, confirmed the news. The cause of death has not been revealed yet.
Max Julien was an American actor, clothes designer, and sculptor who was born in 1933 in Washington, started his career on the stage in new york city’s off-Broadway circuit. When he was spending his time in Rome, he also wrote and directed a documentary called Trastevere, wrote the screenplay for, subsequent co-producer.
Max Julien worked in psych-out with(jack Nicholson), the black klansman, Thomasine & Bushrod (which he also wrote), The bold ones, Getting straight with ( Candice Bergen), and many more.
His PR Team gave tribute to the actor with the statement to T.M.Z.: “During Julien’s decades-long career, he was known for being bold, honest and straightforward. He would live and speak his own truth both professionally and privately. He was thought of as a rare ‘man among men.'”
His friend David f.walker, a comic book writer and Filmmaker, also posted a tribute on Instagram “I met Max back in 1996,” he wrote. “He was a great human being, and we had so many amazing conversations. He was brilliant and hilarious, and charismatic… R.I.P.”
The mack film was known for its iconic role, and he played the role ‘Goldie.’ Quentin Tarantino also has said he’s a fan. He once wrote: “Even including its flaws, The Mack is the best and most memorable crime picture of the whole blaxploitation genre.