Mad MaxFictional Character
Best known as: Hero of the Mad Max movie series
The fictional hero Mad Max first appeared in the low-budget 1979 movie Mad Max
, directed by George Miller
and starring Mel Gibson
as Max. Max's milieu
is a barren Australia of the near future, dominated by violent marauders; Max is a former cop who turns vigilante after a biker gang kills his wife and child. The grimy futurism and colorful carnage of Mad Max
made it a cult hit, which led to Max's return in two sequels: The Road Warrior
(1981) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
(1985). By the third film Max had become less vigilante and more benevolent lone wolf in the grand tradition of Philip Marlowe
or Bruce Lee
. A fourth film in the series, Fury Road
, was released in 2015, starring Tom Hardy
as Max, and directed by Miller.
Max’s full name is Max Rockatansky… Max’s car was nicknamed The Interceptor.
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