While already a classically trained working actor, Max Julien, who had been seen in films with Jack Nicholson and Candace Bergen, was the recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Best Writer of the Year (Thomasine and Bushrod) in 1974. He took a sabbatical from acting and became a sculptor. Several of his pieces were housed in the Pacific Design Center of Los Angeles.
The resource website IMDB.com reported that Julien is currently designing a line of hand-painted clothing & accessories, which is already in circulation on the hip-hop scene, and working toward his own cologne, a video game, autobiography and Broadway show about his life and experiences, including his friendship with the activist Huey P. Newton during the production of “The Mack”.
In 2002, Director Laura Nix released the documentary “Mackin Ain’t Easy”, which went behind the scenes of “The Mack”, introducing background details of the legendary film’s development.