Michael Madsen

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Real Name: Michael Soren Madsen
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Date: September 25, 1957
Occupation: Actor

Michael Madsen Biography


When he was 6'2" and 190 pounds, Michael Madsen--the brother of actress Virginia Madsen--was equally adept at portraying heroic as well as villainous characters. There's 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 honed 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 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 role came as the sadistic jewel thief Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino's low-budget hit Reservoir Dogs (1992). 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 Stealers Wheel 's '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 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 3 (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.

Michael Madsen Movies / TV-Shows


The Wrong Neighbor (2017)
Unfallen (2017)
The Broken Key (2017)
Back in the Day (2016)
Vigilante Diaries (2016)
Kidnapped in Romania (2016)
Those Who Can't (2016)
Magi (2016)
Real Detective (2016)
The Boonies (2016)
Devil's Domain (2016)
Last Man Club (2016)
Skin Traffik (2015)
Hope Lost (2015)
Lumberjack Man (2015)
No Deposit (2015)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Powers (2015)
Big Time in Hollywood, FL (2015)
Diamond Cartel (2015)
The Making of the Mob (2015)
Flipped (2015)
Real Rob (2015)
Death in the Desert (2015)
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
2047: Sights of Death (2014)
Turn Around Jake (2014)
A Sierra Nevada Gunfight (2013)
I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013)
Don't Pass Me By (2013)
Ashley (2013)
Along the Roadside (2013)
ICE Agent (2013)
Gabrielle (2013)
Alien Battlefield (2013)
Golden Boy (2013)
Piranhaconda (2012)
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Highway to Hell (2012)
Magic Boys (2012)
Garbage (2012)
Prince of the City (2012)
Terrible Angels (2012)
Sins (2012)
Cole Younger & The Black Train (2012)
The Mob Doctor (2012)
Axe Cop (2012)
Refuge from the Storm (2012)
Amsterdam Heavy (2011)
Dirty Little Trick (2011)
The Lion of Judah (2011)
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
A Cold Day in Hell (2011)
Road Raiders (2011)
Loosies (2011)
Bob's Burgers (2011)
Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2011)
A Matter of Justice (2011)
Let the Game Begin (2010)
The Big I Am (2010)
The Killing Jar (2010)
Corruption.Gov (2010)
Terror Trap (2010)
The Brazen Bull (2010)
Federal (2010)
The Portal (2010)
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Blue Bloods (2010)
The Bleeding (2009)
The Tomb (2009)
Serbian Scars (2009)
Shannon's Rainbow (2009)
You Might as Well Live (2009)
Road of No Return (2009)
Hired Gun (2009)
Clear Lake, WI (2009)
Outrage: Born in Terror (2009)
Gloves of Stone (2009)
Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
Christmas Crash (2009)
Shannon's Rainbow (2009)
Deep Winter (2008)
Last Hour (2008)
No Bad Days (2008)
House (2008)
Hell Ride (2008)
Break (2008)
Vice (2008)
45 R.P.M. (2008)
Eyes Front (2008)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)
Afghan Knights (2007)
Crash and Burn (2007)
Strength and Honour (2007)
Living & Dying (2007)
Tooth and Nail (2007)
Boarding Gate (2007)
Machine (2007)
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Croc (2007)
All In (2006)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Hoboken Hollow (2006)
The Last Drop (2006)
UKM: The Ultimate Killing Machine (2006)
Canes (2006)
Law of Corruption (2005)
Sin City (2005)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
BloodRayne (2005)
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Bullets Over Hollywood (2005)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Renegade (2004)
Frankenstein (2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
My Boss's Daughter (2003)
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003)
Michael Jackson: Number Ones (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Vampires Anonymous (2003)
Die Another Day (2002)
The Real Deal (2002)
CSI: Miami (2002)
24 (2001)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
The Ghost (2001)
Celebrity Big Brother (2001)
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Extreme Honor (2001)
The Alternate (2000)
Ultimate Target (2000)
Sacrifice (2000)
The Price of Air (2000)
Cribs (2000)
Luck of the Draw (2000)
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000)
The Price of Air (2000)
Supreme Sanction (1999)
The Florentine (1999)
Surface to Air (1998)
Species II (1998)
Vengeance Unlimited (1998)
The Sender (1998)
Rough Draft (1998)
Detour (1998)
Fait Accompli (1998)
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Executive Target (1997)
Papertrail (1997)
The Girl Gets Moe (1997)
The Maker (1997)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
The Winner (1996)
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)
Red Line (1995)
Species (1995)
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
Man with a Gun (1995)
MADtv (1995)
Dead Connection (1994)
The Getaway (1994)
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Blue Tiger (1994)
Felidae (1994)
A House in the Hills (1993)
Free Willy (1993)
Beyond the Law (1993)
Money for Nothing (1993)
Trouble Bound (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Fatal Instinct (1992)
Baby Snatcher (1992)
Straight Talk (1992)
The Doors (1991)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
The End of Innocence (1990)
Kill Me Again (1989)
Blood Red (1989)
Quantum Leap (1989)
Iguana (1988)
Shadows in the Storm (1988)
War and Remembrance (1988)
The Killing Time (1987)
Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Biography (1987)
Crime Story (1986)
The Natural (1984)
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Miami Vice (1984)
WarGames (1983)
Deadly Nightmares (1983)
Special Bulletin (1983)
St. Elsewhere (1982)
Cagney & Lacey (1981)
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