Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen

Age
55
Birthday
Sep. 25th, 1958
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height
6' 2"

Michael Madsen's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Animal Precinct TV Show
Animal Precinct
Vengeance Unlimited TV Show
Vengeance Unlimited
Tilt TV Show
Tilt
Big Apple TV Show
Big Apple
Henry's Film Corner TV Show
Henry's Film Corner
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - The Killing Jar
2010 - The Portal
2009 - The Bleeding
2009 - Serbian Scars
2009 - Hired Gun
2009 - Clear Lake, WI
2008 - Hell Ride
2008 - Last Hour
2008 - Vice
2008 - House
2008 - No Bad Days
2007 - Tooth & Nail
2007 - Strength and Honour
2007 - Living & Dying
2007 - Boarding Gate
2007 - Being Michael Madsen
2006 - Scary Movie 4
2006 - Chasing Ghosts
2006 - All in
2006 - UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine
2005 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2005 - Sin City
2005 - Hoboken Hollow
2005 - The Last Drop
2004 - Blueberry
2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2
2003 - My Boss's Daughter
2003 - Kill Bill Vol. 1
2002 - Die Another Day
2001 - Choke
2000 - The Alternate
1998 - Species II
1997 - Donnie Brasco
1996 - The Last Days of Frankie the Fly
1996 - Mulholland Falls
1995 - Species
1994 - Wyatt Earp
1993 - Free Willy
1992 - Straight Talk
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1991 - The Doors
1991 - Thelma & Louise
1989 - Kill Me Again
1987 - The Killing Time
1984 - Racing with the Moon
1984 - The Natural
1983 - WarGames

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Augie Danzig
13
Jim Ricker
4
Russell King
3
Johnny Fosse
3
Walter Clark Sr.
2
Mike O'Connor
2
Blue
1
Roy Parrish
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

At 6' 2" and 190 pounds, Michael Madsen - the brother of actress Virginia Madsen - is equally adept at portraying heroic as well as villainous characters. There's just something in the way he delivers his lines with an underlying aggression masked behind his gravelly tones that makes you feel very uneasy about his true intentions! Madsen first learned his craft at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he worked under John Malkovich, one of the theater's founders. His first few film roles were minor ones, in such projects as Against All Hope (1982), Racing with the Moon (1984) and The Natural (1984). His work received considerable notice, however, after his knife-edged performance as deranged killer Vince Miller in Kill Me Again (1989) and then as Susan Sarandon's rough-edged boyfriend Jimmy in Thelma & Louise (1991). His big breakthrough, however, came as the sadistic jewel thief Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino's low-budget hit Reservoir Dogs (1992). Movie audiences were glued to their seats as Madsen playfully danced around a tied-down and terrified police officer, slicing him with a knife and splashing gasoline all over the petrified man, all to the cheery tunes of "Stealer's Wheels' "Stuck In the Middle With You." Not to be typecast, Madsen surprised many with his performance as foster parent Glen Greenwood in the hit family movie Free Willy (1993) before returning to another criminal role as bank robber Rudy Travis in the remake of the Steve McQueen (I) heist flick The Getaway (1994), and then back again as Glen Greenwood in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995). Madsen continues to turn in edge-of-the-seat performances as morally bankrupt individuals on the wrong side of the law, as in his intense on-screen showings in Donnie Brasco (1997), Mulholland Falls (1996), and High Noon (2000) (TV). In 2003 he teamed up again with Tarantino in both "volumes" of Tarantino's magnum martial arts/revenge opus Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) as the coldly evil Budd (aka "Sidewinder"). In addition to his film work, Madsen has contributed dialogue to two of Sony PlayStations's biggest-selling games, Grand Theft Auto III (2001) (VG) and Driv3r (2004) (VG), as well as writing several books of his own poetry. Although uncomfortable with fame, Madsen's star continues to shine in Hollywood and his droll, yet captivating acting style is ensuring him a steady flow of work as one on the screen's favorite "heavies".


TRIVIA:
  • Has worn the same pinky ring in numerous movies.
  • In the early days of his acting career, he considered changing his name to "Michael Hood."
  • Announced the second greatest movie villain of all time by Maxim Magazine's "Greatest Movie Villains of all Time" for his character in _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv) of "Mr. Blonde".
  • "Burning in Paradise" won the Independent Firecracker Award for Poetry in 1998.
  • Was offered the role of Seth Gecko in _From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)_ (qv), but couldn't accept due to scheduling conflicts.
  • He released the only authorized, in-print collection and 10 Year Anniversary Edition of his poetry called "The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol I: 1995-2005/," available at Amazon.com.
  • Children with 'Jeannine Bisignano' (qv): Christian (born 1990) and Max (born 1994). Children with 'DeAnna Madsen' (qv): Hudson Lee (born 1995), Calvin Michael (born 1997) and Luke Ray (born 2005).
  • His character of Mr. Blonde was one of the 200 nominees on the American Film Institute's list of 100 years of the best Heroes and Villains. He was also the only character from _Reservoir Dogs (1992)_ (qv) who was nominated. However, he didn't make it into the top 50.


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