October 4, 2023


Art Is Experience

Max Julien, who starred as iconic pimp Goldie in ‘The Mack,’ dead at 88

Actor Max Julien, finest recognized for his iconic position as Goldie in the 1973 blaxploitation film “The Mack,” died on Saturday at the age of 88, associates verified.

Julien died on New Year’s Working day immediately after he was identified by his wife, Arabella, associates informed TMZ. The result in of dying was not disclosed.

“During Julien’s decades-long career, he was recognized for getting bold, honest and uncomplicated. He would dwell and communicate his possess fact both skillfully and privately,” his team said in their statement. “He was believed of as a scarce ‘man between men.’”

Julien was a classically properly trained actor, in accordance to IMDB, and started his occupation undertaking in off-Broadway productions around New York City before going on to acting, writing and manufacturing movies.

His largest purpose, Goldie in “The Mack,” was an ambitious pimp who had just served a five-yr sentence in prison. A younger Richard Pryor plays Goldie’s sidekick, Slim, in 1 of his early movie roles in advance of the comedian grew to become a important Hollywood star.

Max Julien starred in the 1973 film "The Mack" as John "Goldie" Mickens.
Max Julien starred in the 1973 film “The Mack” as John “Goldie” Mickens.
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Julien’s effectiveness in the film is embedded in hip hop lifestyle, and scores of rappers have sampled Goldie’s strains or scenes from the movie, which includes Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, Mobb Deep, LL Awesome J and Public Enemy.

The actor also wrote and made iconic film collection Cleopatra Jones in the 1970s. Other movies Julien appeared in contain “The Black Klansman” (1966), “Psych Out (1966) “The Savage Seven” (1968), “Up Tight!” (1968) and “Getting Straight” (1970).