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Max Hardcore

American adult entertainment actor

Max Hardcore is ...


Born 10 August 1956 in Racine
Died 27 March 2023 in Los Angeles
Age 66 years, 7 months
Cause pneumonia

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation film producer, adult entertainment actor, actor, film actor and film director
Awards AVN Hall of Fame

About Max Hardcore

Max Hardcore, born Paul F. Little on August 10, 1956, is a controversial figure in the world of adult entertainment. Known for his extreme and often disturbing content, Hardcore has been both praised and condemned for his work.

Hardcore began his career in the adult industry in the 1980s, working as a performer and director. He gained notoriety for his extreme scenes, which often included acts of violence and degradation.

Despite the controversy surrounding his work, Hardcore has won numerous awards for his contributions to the industry. He has been inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame, and has won multiple AVN awards for Best Director and Best Gonzo Series.

However, Hardcore's career has not been without its legal troubles. In 2008, he was convicted of obscenity charges and sentenced to four years in prison. The charges stemmed from his film "Max Hardcore: Pure Max 19," which was deemed obscene by a federal jury.

Despite his legal troubles, Hardcore has continued to work in the industry, albeit with a lower profile. He has also become an advocate for free speech and has spoken out against censorship in the adult industry.

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Max Hardcore has had a significant impact on the world of adult entertainment. His extreme content has pushed the boundaries of what is considered acceptable, and his legal battles have brought attention to the issue of censorship in the industry.


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About Death

Little died on March 27, 2023, at the age of 66. According to his business partner, Little had finished chemotherapy for thyroid cancer when he was hospitalized with an infection in his throat that spread to other parts of his body, causing his organs to fail.

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