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Sloth's Tragic Real-Life Story

If you were an '80s kid and you didn't know about John "The Tooz" Matuszak — who was just as famous for his hard-partying, loud, larger-than-life persona as he was for his football game — you definitely knew about his alter-ego, the enormous, gentle, unconventionally-featured Sloth, who was the face of the 1985 classic Goonies. Sloth was a 1980s icon, as beloved as E.T. and as recognizable as Indiana Jones. But the man who played Sloth led a troubled life. Family tragedy followed by early fame s

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    Sloth's Tragic Real-Life Story - Grunge

    Sloth's Tragic Real-Life Story - Grunge

    If you were an '80s kid and you didn't know about John "The Tooz" Matuszak — who was just as famous for his hard-partying, loud, larger-than-life persona as he was for his football game — you definitely knew about his alter-ego, the enormous, gentle, unconventionally-featured Sloth, who was the face of the 1985 classic Goonies. Sloth was a 1980s icon, as beloved as E.T. and as recognizable as Indiana Jones. But the man who played Sloth led a troubled life. Family tragedy followed by early fame set him on a course of self-destruction that ended in his sudden and unexpected death at the age of 38.

    The One Messed Up Thing About These '80s Movies Nobody Talks About - Grunge

    The One Messed Up Thing About These '80s Movies Nobody Talks About - Grunge

    From action movies to teen dramas to slasher flicks and screwball comedies, the 1980s gave pop culture some of its most beloved films. It was the decade of Die Hard, Top Gun, Sixteen Candles, and more, movies with a legacy that plenty of films are still trying to live up to today — and along the way, it provided us with some of the most messed-up moments that the big screen ever saw. And the weird part? You might not have even noticed them until now.

    The Darkest TV Moments From The '80s

    The Darkest TV Moments From The '80s

    Ah, the '80s. Big hair, acid-washed jeans, VHS tapes, nuclear attack drills — what's not to love? Besides everything. Well, there was some good music in the '80s, if you can still hear it through the sound of your hysterical laughter because you forgot how ridiculous the musicians looked with their tight leather pants and enormous hairdos.

    Things Americans In The 1980s Couldn't Live Without - Grunge

    Things Americans In The 1980s Couldn't Live Without - Grunge

    Oh, the 1980s. A time where wearing neon was the norm, the mullet was in its heyday, and the Rat Pack of Hollywood stepped aside to make room for a new and much more tubular group of icons for the generation: the Brat Pack. "The '80s are now a perennial fixture of retro culture," explains journalist Simon Reynolds to Inverse. "There's a lot of material, fads and micro-phases that people can draw on."

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