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Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen, who admits to being more interested in delivering a good performance than the perks of fame, formerly worked as a gas station attendant in his hometown of Chicago, IL. The older brother of actress Virginia Madsen, Michael's first acting experience took place inside of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he studied under the direction of fellow actor John Malkovich. This stage training provided him with the background needed to land a host of small roles, beginning with a bit part in the 1983 film WarGames. After relocating to Los Angeles, Madsen made several television and film appearances, including NBC's Emmy-winning Special Bulletin (1983), and The Natural (1984), director Barry Levinson's celebrated sports drama. Madsen continued to build credibility, gradually going on to land larger parts. Though his profile was raised substantially after appearing in the 1991 film Thelma & Louise, it was his 1989 performance as a psychotic killer in John Dahl's Kill Me Again that caught the attention of Quentin Tarantino, who would later give Madsen his true breakthrough opportunity in 1992's Reservoir Dogs. This ear-splitting performance earned Madsen critical acclaim, as well as further cementing his reputation for playing psychopathic murderers. Sure enough, Madsen would go on to perform in several decidedly evil roles. From the kitten-loving sociopath in The Getaway (1994), to mafia tough guy Sonny Black in Donnie Brasco, Madsen proved himself more than capable of playing a good bad guy. Rather than allowing himself to be typecast, however, Madsen readily accepted the role of a loving foster parent in Free Willy (1993), a seasoned alien assassin in Species (1995), and CIA Agent Damon Falco in director Lee Tamahori's Die Another Day (2002). ~ Tracie Cooper, All Movie Guide


Filmography of Michael Madsen:

Michael Madsen Trivia

When was Michael Madsen born?
Michael Madsen was born on September 25, 1958

What role did Michael Madsen portray in Vice?
Michael Madsen played Max Walker in Vice

Who did Michael Madsen play in Croc?
Michael Madsen was Hawkins in Croc

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Chasing Ghosts?
Michael Madsen was Detective Harrison in Chasing Ghosts

Who did Michael Madsen play in 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout?
Michael Madsen was Frank McGregor in 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout

Who did Michael Madsen portray in The Florentine?
Michael Madsen was Whitey in The Florentine

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Species II?
Michael Madsen was Press Lennox in Species II

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Man with a Gun?
Michael Madsen was John Hardin in Man with a Gun

What role did Michael Madsen play in One for the Road?
Michael Madsen played Cecil Moe in One for the Road

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Trouble Bound?
Michael Madsen was Harry Talbot in Trouble Bound

Who did Michael Madsen play in Crash and Burn?
Michael Madsen was Crime Boss in Crash and Burn

Who did Michael Madsen play in The Last Hour?
Michael Madsen was Monk in The Last Hour

What role did Michael Madsen portray in All In?
Michael Madsen played Seal in All In

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Boarding Gate?
Michael Madsen was Miles Rennberg in Boarding Gate

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Hell Ride?
Michael Madsen was Gent in Hell Ride

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Living & Dying?
Michael Madsen was Agent Lind in Living & Dying

Who did Michael Madsen play in The Last Days of Frankie the Fly?
Michael Madsen was Sal in The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

Who did Michael Madsen play in Species?
Michael Madsen was Preston Lennox in Species

Who did Michael Madsen portray in The Covenant: Brotherhood of Evil?
Michael Madsen was Guillermo List in The Covenant: Brotherhood of Evil

Who did Michael Madsen play in The Last Drop?
Michael Madsen was Col J T Colt in The Last Drop

Who did Michael Madsen play in Renegade?
Michael Madsen was Wallace Sebastian Blount in Renegade

What role did Michael Madsen play in Kill Bill Vol. 2?
Michael Madsen played Budd in Kill Bill Vol. 2

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Donnie Brasco?
Michael Madsen was Sonny Black in Donnie Brasco

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Beyond the Law?
Michael Madsen was Blood in Beyond the Law

What role did Michael Madsen portray in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home?
Michael Madsen played Glen Greenwood in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home

Who did Michael Madsen portray in The Getaway?
Michael Madsen was Rudy Travis in The Getaway

Who did Michael Madsen play in Money for Nothing?
Michael Madsen was Detective Pat Laurenzi in Money for Nothing

Who did Michael Madsen play in Reservoir Dogs?
Michael Madsen was Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs

What role did Michael Madsen portray in Kill Me Again?
Michael Madsen played Vince Miller in Kill Me Again

Who did Michael Madsen portray in BloodRayne?
Michael Madsen was Vladimir in BloodRayne

What role did Michael Madsen portray in Mulholland Falls?
Michael Madsen played Eddie Hall in Mulholland Falls

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Thelma & Louise?
Michael Madsen was Jimmy in Thelma & Louise

What role did Michael Madsen portray in Straight Talk?
Michael Madsen played Steve Labell in Straight Talk

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Free Willy?
Michael Madsen was Glen Greenwood in Free Willy

What role did Michael Madsen play in My Boss's Daughter?
Michael Madsen played T. J. in My Boss's Daughter

Who did Michael Madsen play in Frankenstein?
Michael Madsen was Detective Harker in Frankenstein

What role did Michael Madsen play in Wyatt Earp?
Michael Madsen played Virgil Earp in Wyatt Earp

What role did Michael Madsen play in The Doors?
Michael Madsen played Tom Baker in The Doors

Who did Michael Madsen play in Hoboken Hollow?
Michael Madsen was J.T. Goldman in Hoboken Hollow

Who did Michael Madsen play in Kill Bill Vol. 1?
Michael Madsen was Budd in Kill Bill Vol. 1

What role did Michael Madsen portray in High Noon?
Michael Madsen played Frank Miller in High Noon

Who did Michael Madsen play in Die Another Day?
Michael Madsen was Falco in Die Another Day

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Sin City?
Michael Madsen was Bob in Sin City

Who did Michael Madsen portray in The Natural?
Michael Madsen was Bump Bailey in The Natural

What role did Michael Madsen play in Vampires Anonymous?
Michael Madsen played Vic's Sponsor in Vampires Anonymous

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Extreme Honor?
Michael Madsen was Sparks in Extreme Honor

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Strip 'N' Run?
Michael Madsen was Jimmy D. in Strip 'N' Run

Who did Michael Madsen play in The Primal Instinct?
Michael Madsen was Russ in The Primal Instinct

What role did Michael Madsen play in Choke?
Michael Madsen played Will in Choke

Who did Michael Madsen portray in 42K?
Michael Madsen was Narrator in 42K

Who did Michael Madsen portray in The Maker?
Michael Madsen was Skarney in The Maker

What role did Michael Madsen play in Blue Tiger?
Michael Madsen played Gun salesman (uncreditted) in Blue Tiger

What role did Michael Madsen play in Baby Snatcher?
Michael Madsen played Cal Hudson in Baby Snatcher

What role did Michael Madsen play in WarGames?
Michael Madsen played Steve in WarGames

Who did Michael Madsen portray in Racing with the Moon?
Michael Madsen was Frank in Racing with the Moon

What role did Michael Madsen play in Far and Away?
Michael Madsen played Cliff Burden in Far and Away


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