Michael Madsen

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Michael Madsen
Michael Madsen by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born 1957 or 1958
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other names Maykl Madsen, The Mafia Man
Occupation Actor, producer, director, writer, poet, photographer
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Jeannine Bisignano (divorced)
Georganne LaPiere (divorced)
Partner(s) DeAnna Madsen (1996–present)
Children 5, including Christian Madsen
Parents
Relatives Virginia Madsen (sister)
Website michaelmadsen.com

Michael Søren Madsen (born September 25, 1957 sources say or 1958)[1][2] is an American actor, producer, director, writer, poet and photographer. He has starred in over 200 films, including Thelma & Louise, Reservoir Dogs, Wyatt Earp, Free Willy, Species, Donnie Brasco, Sin City, Kill Bill, The Hateful Eight and many direct-to-video films. He has also guest starred in numerous television series and has done voice work in several video games.[3] Madsen is known for making many films with Quentin Tarantino, he won Best Actor awards for his role in 2007 boxing drama film Strength and Honour and has also won awards for his poetry.

Early life[edit]

Madsen was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Elaine Madsen (née Melson), a filmmaker and author, and Calvin Madsen, a firefighter.[4] His parents divorced in the 1960s, and his mother left a career in finance to pursue a career in the arts, encouraged by film critic Roger Ebert, his siblings are Cheryl Madsen, an entrepreneur, and Academy Award-nominated actress Virginia Madsen.[5] Madsen's paternal grandparents were Danish, while his mother is of English, German, Irish, Native American and Scottish ancestry.[6]

Career[edit]

Madsen as a senior in high school, 1975

Madsen's acting career began at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where he served as an apprentice under actor John Malkovich and appeared in a production of Of Mice and Men;[7] in 1982, Madsen made his debut role playing an alcoholic in independent film Against All Hope. He then played a small role in WarGames in 1983, that same year, he appeared in a bit part in Edward Zwick's 1983 television movie Special Bulletin. Soon after, Madsen was cast as a psychopathic gunman in Cagney and Lacey episode "Heat", which aired October 22, 1984, during the 1980s, he appeared in other television shows such as St. Elsewhere, Miami Vice, Quantum Leap, Tour of Duty and War and Remembrance with his acting idol Robert Mitchum. He moved to Los Angeles and appeared in other films, including as arrogant baseball player Bump Bailey in The Natural (1984), a deranged killer in Kill Me Again and a gangster in Blood Red with Dennis Hopper (both 1989).

In 1991, Madsen appeared in Oliver Stone's biopic of the band The Doors starring Val Kilmer as lead singer Jim Morrisson and Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise. In 1992, he played what is possibly his most famous role as the razor-wielding, sadistic ex-con and jewel thief Vic Vega AKA "Mr. Blonde" in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, the film brought Madsen attention among critics and fans although he had originally wanted to play Steve Buscemi's character "Mr. Pink" because he had more scenes with Harvey Keitel.[8]

In 1993, Madsen starred in family film Free Willy and in the following year he appeared in crime drama The Getaway; in 1994, he made a cameo appearance as a gun salesman in revenge thriller Blue Tiger which starred his sister Virginia Madsen. In the same year Madsen appeared in western Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner. Madsen was unable to play the role of Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction as he couldn't get out of rehearsals for Wyatt Earp, which he had just decided to do. Madsen later said it was the worst mistake of his career as the role instead went to John Travolta, earning him an Academy Award nomination and re-launching his career. 1995 saw Madsen star in controversial science fiction horror film Species, sequel Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, and crime thriller Man with a Gun.

Madsen in 2006

Madsen appeared alongside Reservoir Dogs co-star Chris Penn in noir Mulholland Falls which also starred Nick Nolte in 1996. In the same year he starred in films The Winner, and The Last Days of Frankie the Fly. In 1997, Madsen starred in critically acclaimed gangster drama Donnie Brasco directed by Mike Newell and starring Johnny Depp as an undercover policeman who infiltrates Al Pacino's gang. Also in 1997 Madsen starred in drama film The Maker, the next year he appeared in the short-lived television series Vengeance Unlimited, war film Surface to Air and sequel Species II.

Since the mid-1990s, Madsen has appeared in lower-budget films released direct-to-video or television. Madsen once said of these films: "Some of them I'm only in for 10 minutes, but they bought my name, and they bought my face to put on the DVD box with a gun. What people don't always understand is that I established a certain lifestyle for my family back in the days of Species and Mulholland Falls and The Getaway. I wasn't about to move my six kids into a trailer park. So when people offered me work, it wasn't always the best, but I had to buy groceries and I had to put gas in the car."[9]

In 1999, Madsen starred in drama film The Florentine; in 2000, he starred in action film The Alternate with Eric Roberts. In 2001 he appeared in the music video for the Michael Jackson song "You Rock My World", and voiced a character in video game Grand Theft Auto III. In 2002, he appeared in James Bond adventure Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan in his last film as the spy.

Madsen had a featured role in violent revenge thriller Kill Bill, his second film with Quentin Tarantino, he played assassin Budd, the brother of Bill (David Carradine) The film also starred Uma Thurman, Daryl Hannah and Lucy Liu and was released in two parts, Vol. 1 in 2003 and Vol.2 in 2004.[10]

In 2004, Tarantino discussed an idea for a movie starring Madsen and John Travolta as The Vega Brothers,[11] the film would have seen Madsen and Travolta reprising their roles as Vic (Mr. Blonde) from Reservoir Dogs and Vincent from Pulp Fiction. However, in 2007, because of the age of the actors and the onscreen deaths of both characters, Tarantino said the project (which he intended to call Double V Vega) was "kind of unlikely now".[12]

In 2004 he starred in the French film Blueberry. Madsen was part of an ensemble cast for the 2005 film version of the Frank Miller graphic novel Sin City, directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez with guest direction by Quentin Tarantino. In the same year he played Don Everest in the poker-themed ESPN series Tilt and provided voice work for the movie version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as Maugrim the wolf, captain of the White Witch's secret police.

Also in 2005, Madsen appeared in Uwe Boll's BloodRayne, a film he described as "an abomination... It's a horrifying and preposterous movie".[13] and was heard in the PlayStation 2 game Yakuza, where he voiced the role of Futo Shimano, the violent and unforgiving leader of a Yakuza family. He appeared in Scary Movie 4 in 2006 parodying Tim Robbins's character from War of the Worlds; in 2007, Madsen starred in boxing drama Strength and Honour. For his role in the film Madsen won the Best Actor award at both the Boston Film Festival and the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. In the same year he played himself in mockumentary Being Michael Madsen; in 2008, Madsen had a starring role as "The Gent" in Hell Ride written and directed by Larry Bishop and executive produced by Quentin Tarantino.

Madsen in 2010

Madsen played Sam Spade in Yuri Rasovsky's Grammy-nominated sonic dramatization of The Maltese Falcon, which also features Sandra Oh and Edward Herrmann in 2008. Also in 2008, Madsen co-starred in Coma, a Web series on Crackle;[14] in 2009, Madsen starred in horror film The Bleeding. Madsen guest starred in the final season of 24 in April 2010, he played Jim Ricker, an old friend of main character Jack Bauer.[15] In the same year he guest starred in an episode of CSI: Miami and starred in comedy film Let the Game Begin[16] which also features Adam Rodriguez and Stephen Baldwin.

In 2011, he starred in the horror film Forest of the Living Dead, on 5 January 2012, Madsen entered the Celebrity Big Brother house where he finished in 4th place in the final. In the same year, Madsen appeared in the music video for Justin Bieber's song "As Long As You Love Me", as well as television show Blue Bloods, Roger Corman's television film Piranhaconda, video games Dishonored and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and independent horror film Infected.

In 2013, Madsen starred in films Ashley and I'm in Love with a Church Girl and voiced a character in video game The Walking Dead: Season 2; in February 2014, filming in Las Vegas was completed for the movie Death in the Desert, directed by Josh Evans and starring Madsen as casino mogul Ted Binion (named Ray in the film).[17][18] The screenplay was written by John Steppling, based on the book Death in the Desert by crime writer Cathy Scott;[19] in August 2014, he starred in the Kill Bill-themed music video for the song "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora,[20] and in the same year he starred in independent film The Ninth Cloud (which he also executive produced) and guest starred in an episode of Hawaii Five-0.

In 2015, Madsen collaborated once more with Quentin Tarantino for western The Hateful Eight, the film also starred Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson and Madsen's Reservoir Dogs co-star Tim Roth. Madsen was among a number of people rumored to have leaked the film's script before it was released causing Tarantino to almost not make the film and eventually rewrite it.[21] Also in 2015 he starred in horror film Lumberjack Man and thriller Flipped.

In 2016, he played a dramatized role of former Texas Ranger Phil Ryan in Real Detective on the Investigation Discovery network;[22] in the same year he starred in television show Powers, Turkish horror film Magi and action film Vigilante Diaries.

Poetry[edit]

Madsen has been writing since the early 1990s. Madsen began his writing on match books, napkins and hotel stationery in between his time working on movie sets and traveling around the world; in 2005, 13 Hands Publications compiled all of his poetry and released The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol I: 1995–2005. The original books released were Beer, Blood and Ashes (1995), Eat the Worm (1995), Burning in Paradise (1998), and the now out-of-print A Blessing of the Hounds (2002), 46 Down; A Book of Dreams and Other Ramblings (2004) and When Pets Kill (2005).

Madsen's friend and fellow actor Dennis Hopper described his poetry as a throwback to the Beat Generation: "I like him better than Kerouac: raunchier, more poignant, he's got street language, images I can relate to, blows my mind with his drifts of gut-wrenching riffs; this actor is a poet and he is cool, of course, he is Michael Madsen."[citation needed] Madsen has noted influences for his style of poetry as being Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski.

In 2008, Madsen was invited and appeared in Norway for the Norwegian translation and release of Burning In Paradise; in November 2010, he was the guest of honor for his poetry at the Crossing Border Festival at The Hague.

Another book of poetry, American Badass, was released on September 25, 2009. Madsen dedicated the book to the memory of his friend and Kill Bill co-star David Carradine.

His latest book, Expecting Rain, was released in October 2013 with an introduction by Jerry Hopkins.

Photography[edit]

Madsen is also an accomplished photographer; in 2006, he released his first book of photography entitled Signs of Life, published by 13 Hands Publications, which also contains new selections of his poetry. He dedicated the book to the memory of his friend and fellow actor Chris Penn, who starred with Madsen in Reservoir Dogs and Mulholland Falls.

Personal life[edit]

Madsen has been married three times, his first wife was Jeannine Bisignano and his second was Georganne LaPiere, he married his third wife DeAnna Madsen in 1996. Madsen has five sons. One of them, Christian Madsen, is also an actor.[23]

In 2002, Madsen was presented an award for his work with the Shriners Hospital for Children, and he gave his casting director friend Bruno Rosato a Porsche 928; in September 2009, Madsen announced his participation in the Love Ride 26[24] to help raise money for local charities and those less fortunate. Love Ride began in 1981 and has included celebrities Malcolm Forbes, Peter Fonda, and Larry Hagman with musical entertainment from Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen, and others. The event was to have taken place on October 25, 2009 but was canceled two weeks before the event due to poor ticket sales and a decline in sponsorship and vendor support.

In 2009 Madsen borrowed $1 million from Quentin Tarantino and $25,000 from Pierce Brosnan after getting into debt;[25] in 2012 Madsen was arrested for assaulting one of his sons after getting into an argument with him about smoking marijuana.[26] In the same year he was arrested for drunk driving and sentenced to at least 30 days in a rehabilitation facility;[27] in 2013, Madsen was ordered by the IRS to pay $400,000 of unpaid tax from the mid-nineties.[28]

Madsen has made several films with Daryl Hannah, they include Kill Bill, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, Shannon's Rainbow, Vice, Eldorado, as well as the film Garbage, in which they play friends called Daryl and Michael. Hannah took part in the 2007 fictional documentary Being Michael Madsen. Madsen was close friends with actor Chris Penn, and was a pallbearer at his funeral in 2006.[29]

Madsen also has a line of hot sauces called American Badass.[30]

Awards[edit]

  • Won Independent Firecracker Award for his book of poetry "Burning In Paradise" (1998).
  • Red Hen Press awarded Madsen with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his Complete Poetic Works in 2006.
  • September 20, 2007 won "Best Actor" award at the 23rd Annual Boston Film Festival for his role as Sean Kelleher in Strength and Honour.
  • Madsen won the 9th Annual Malibu International Film Festival award on April 6, 2008.
  • Madsen won "Best Supporting Actor" (from movie Along the Roadside) at the IFS Film Festival in Beverly Hills in March 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1982 Against All Hope Cecil Moe Edward T. McDougal
1983 WarGames Steve Phelps John Badham
1984 Racing with the Moon Frank Richard Benjamin
1984 The Natural Bartholomew "Bump" Bailey Barry Levinson
1987 The Killing Time Stu Rick King
1988 Iguana Sebastián Monte Hellman
1988 Shadows in the Storm Earl Terrell Tannen
1989 Blood Red Enzio Peter Masterson
1989 Kill Me Again Vince Miller John Dahl
1990 The End of Innocence Earl Dyan Cannon
1991 The Doors Tom Baker Oliver Stone
1991 Thelma & Louise Jimmy Lennox Ridley Scott
1992 Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blonde / Vic Vega Quentin Tarantino
1992 Straight Talk Steve Barnet Kellman
1993 Trouble Bound Harry Talbot Jeffrey Reiner
1993 Free Willy Glen Greenwood Simon Wincer
1993 Money for Nothing Detective Laurenzi Ramón Menéndez
1993 A House in the Hills Mickey Ken Wiederhorn
1994 The Getaway Rudy Travis Roger Donaldson
1994 Blue Tiger Gun Salesman Norberto Barba Uncredited
1994 Final Combination Detective Matt Dickson Nigel Dick
1994 Wyatt Earp Virgil Earp Lawrence Kasdan
1994 Felidae Bluebeard (voice) Michael Schaack English version
1995 Species Preston "Press" Lennox Roger Donaldson
1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Glen Greenwood Dwight H. Little
1995 Man with a Gun John Wilbur Hardin David Wyles
1996 Mulholland Falls Eddie Hall Lee Tamahori
1996 The Winner Wolf Alex Cox
1996 The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Sal Peter Markle
1997 Donnie Brasco Sonny Black Mike Newell
1997 The Maker Skarney Tim Hunter
1998 Surface to Air Gunnery Sergeant Zach Massin Rodney McDonald
1998 Species II Preston "Press" Lennox Peter Medak
1999 The Florentine Whitey Nick Stagliano
2000 The Alternate Agent Jack Briggs Sam Firstenberg
2002 Die Another Day Damian Falco Lee Tamahori
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself Pauly Shore
2003 My Boss's Daughter T.J. David Zucker
2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Budd Quentin Tarantino Nominated – Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Cast Ensemble
2004 Blueberry Wallace Sebastian Blount Jan Kounen
2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Budd Quentin Tarantino Italian Online Movie Award for Best Cast
2005 Sin City Detective Bob Frank Miller,
Robert Rodriguez,
Quentin Tarantino
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Nominated – Gold Derby Film Award for Ensemble Cast
2005 Chasing Ghosts Kevin Harrison Kyle Dean Jackson
2005 BloodRayne Vladimir Uwe Boll
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Maugrim (voice) Andrew Adamson Uncredited
2006 Scary Movie 4 Oliver David Zucker
2006 The Last Drop Col. J.T. Colt Colin Teague
2006 Hoboken Hollow J.T. Goldman Glen Stephens
2007 Machine Ray Michael Lazar
2007 Living & Dying Agent Lind Jon Keeyes
2007 Boarding Gate Miles Rennberg Olivier Assayas
2007 Afghan Knights Cooper Allan Harmon
2007 Strength and Honour Sean Kelleher Mark Mahon Boston Film Festival – Best Actor
New York International Independent Film and Video Festival - Best Actor
Mount Shasta International Film Festival – Best Actor in a Feature
2007 Tooth and Nail Jackal Mark Young
2008 Hell Ride The Gent Larry Bishop
2008 Last Hour Monk Pascal Caubet
2008 Vice Max Walker Raul Inglis
2008 Break The Associate Marc Clebanoff
2008 House Tin Man Robby Henson
2009 You Might as Well Live Clinton Manitoba Simon Ennis
2009 Shannon's Rainbow Dave Blair Frank E. Johnson
2009 The Bleeding Father Roy Charlie Picerni
2010 The Killing Jar Doe Mark Young
2010 Let the Game Begin Dr. Turner Amit Gupta
2010 The Big I Am Martell Nic Auerbach
2010 Terror Trap Carter Dan Garcia
2010 The Brazen Bull The Man Douglas Elford-Argent
2011 Not Another Not Another Movie Lester Storm David Murphy
2011 Forest of the Living Dead Lt. Brandon Ross Shan Serafin
2011 The Lion of Judah Boss (voice) Deryck Broom & Roger Hawkins
2011 Loosies Lt. Nick Sullivan Michael Corrente
2011 The 5th Execution Rik Aleksandr Yakimchuk & Elena Kovaleva
2011 A Cold Day In Hell U.S. Marshall Stallings Christopher Forbes
2012 Ace of Spades: Bad Destiny Draško Đurović
2012 Desperate Endeavors Ed Salim Khassa
2012 Infected Louis Glenn Ciano
2013 Along the Roadside Jerry Zoran Lisinac
2013 Ashley Bill Dean Matthew Ronalds
2013 I'm in Love with a Church Girl Frank Harris Steve Race
2014 The Ninth Cloud Bob Jane Spencer
2014 2047: The Final War Lobo Alessandro Capone Italian film also known as 2047: Sights of Death
2015 Lumberjack Man Dr. Peter Shirtcliff Josh Bear
2015 Flipped Casey Harris Demel
2015 The Hateful Eight Joe Gage / Grouch Douglass Quentin Tarantino Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year
2016 Magi Lawrence Irlam Hasan Karacadag
2016 Vigilante Diaries Moreau Christian Sesma
2018 The Garden Left Behind Kevin Flavio Alves
2018 Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad Duke (voice) Aaron Woodley Filming
2018 Trading Paint Karzan Kader Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Special Bulletin Jimmy Lenox Television film
1984 Cagney & Lacey Boyd Evans Strout Episode: "Heat"
1984 Miami Vice Sally Alvarado Episode: "Give a Little, Take a Little"
1985 The Hitchhiker John Hampton Episode: "Man at the Window"
1985–86 Our Family Honor Augie Danzig 13 episodes
1986 Crime Story Johnny Fosse 2 episodes
1988 War and Remembrance Lt. "Foof" Turhall Miniseries
1989 Almost Grown Walter Zmuida Episode: "Take It Slow"
1989 Tour of Duty Sergeant Greg Block Episode: "Sleeping Dogs"
1989 Jake and the Fatman Chase Episode: "Snowfall"
1989 Quantum Leap Blue Episode: "Jimmy - October 14, 1964"
1990 The Outsiders Mick Jenkins Episode: "The Beat Goes On"
1991 Gabriel's Fire Stan Frankel Episode: "Finger on the Trigger"
1992 Baby Sntacher Cal Hudson Television film
1992 Beyond the Law Blood Television film
1998–99 Vengeance Unlimited Mr. Chapel 15 episodes
2001 Big Apple Terry Maddock 8 episodes
2001–05 Animal Precinct Narrator Television documentary
2003 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out Detective Frank McGregor Television film
2004 Frankenstein Detective Harker Television film
2005 Tilt Donovan 'The Matador' Everest 9 episodes
2007 Croc Croc Hawkins Television film
2007 Crash and Burn Vincent Scaillo Television film
2010 CSI: Miami Cooper "Coop" Daly Episode: "L.A."
2010 24 Jim Ricker 4 episodes
2012 Bob's Burgers Kevin Costner (voice) Episode: "Moody Foodie"
2012 Piranhaconda Professor Lovegrove Television film
2012 Blue Bloods Benjamin Walker Episode: "Family Business"
2012–13 The Mob Doctor Russell King 3 episodes
2013 Golden Boy Walter Clark Sr. 2 episodes
2013 Axe Cop Baby Man (voice) Episode: "No More Bad Guys"
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Roy Parrish Episode: "Na hala a ka makua"
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Harvey Scoles 5 episodes
2016 Those Who Can't Callahan Episode: "Wet Dreams May Come"
2016 Real Detective Phil Ryan, Texas Ranger Season 1 Episode 4: "Damage"
2016 Powers Patrick / Supershock[31] 10 episodes
2016 The Making of the Mob: Chicago Himself Miniseries
2017 Counting Cars Himself Reality Series

Direct-to-video[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Red Line Mr. Lawrence
2001 You Rock My World Thug
2009 Green Lantern: First Flight Kilowog (voice)
2011 Amsterdam Heavy Martin Keele
2012 Eldorado Ted
2014 Black Widow Boyfriend Video clip

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2001 Grand Theft Auto III Toni Cipriani
2003 True Crime: Streets of LA Don Rafferty / Additional voices
2003 Driver 3 John Tanner
2005 Yakuza Futoshi Shimano English version
2005 Narc Detective Jack Forzenski
2006 Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blonde / Vic Vega
2012 Dishonored Daud
2013 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Michael 'Finn' O'Leary
2013 The Walking Dead: Season Two William Carver Nominated – Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble
2016 Dishonored 2 Daud Uncredited
2017 Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Daud

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Madsen on beating up Justin Bieber, the 'Reservoir Dog' ear and why he regrets his tattoos
  2. ^ Mr Blonde's ambition
  3. ^ "Michael Madsen IMDb". 
  4. ^ Bell, Mark (2007-02-23). "Method Fest to Present the 2007 Maverick Award to Michael Madsen". FilmThreat,com. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Lisa (2007-02-21). "A strong role, an equal partner". The Denver Post. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  6. ^ Bray, Tony (April 2004). "Virginia Madsen". TV Now. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
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  9. ^ "Michael Madsen interview: How The Hateful Eight star ducked and dived his way through Hollywood". The Independent. 
  10. ^ "Michael Madsen: Mr. Blonde's ambition". The Guardian. 
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  12. ^ Sciretta, Peter (April 7, 2007). "Quentin Tarantino talks Vega Brothers, the Pulp Fiction & Reservoir Dogs sequel/prequel". Slashfilm. 
  13. ^ "Madsen still scarred by BloodRayne movie". contactmusic.com. 
  14. ^ "Michael Madsen, George Hamilton and Paul Ben-Victor Star in Coma, an Original Web Series Premiering On Crackle.com". 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  15. ^ "24 Season 8 Episode 19 Press Release (10:00AM – 11:00AM)". 24 Spoilers. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  16. ^ Let the Game Begin on IMDb
  17. ^ Photographer helped Madsen meet Sinatra | Las Vegas Review-Journal
  18. ^ "Death in the Desert (2015)". IMDb. 9 October 2015. 
  19. ^ Jessica Harmon (11 October 2015). "Death in the Desert rolls up new trailer". moviepilot.com. 
  20. ^ "Iggy Azalea - Black Widow ft. Rita Ora". YouTube. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Quentin Tarantino Shelves ‘The Hateful Eight’ After Betrayal Results In Script Leak". Deadline. 
  22. ^ "Michael Madsen-Real Detective". Starburst Magazine. 
  23. ^ Celebrity Big Brother, January 2012
  24. ^ HISTORY « Love Ride 26
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  26. ^ "Kill Bill star Michael Madsen charged with felony child endangerment after 'fighting with son' he caught 'smoking marijuana'". Daily Mail. 
  27. ^ "Judge to Michael Madsen You Need Serious Help With Your Booze Problem". TMZ. 
  28. ^ "Michael Madsen pays off tax debts". The Express. 
  29. ^ Opie Radio (19 May 2016). "Michael Madsen and Chris Penn Broke Into a Liquor Store - @OpieRadio @JimNorton" – via YouTube. 
  30. ^ Frauenfelder, Mark (April 12, 2013). "Michael Madsen talks to Boing Boing about his hot sauce". Boing Boing. 
  31. ^ "Powers Season 2: Michael Madsen Joins Cast as SuperShock". PlayStation.Blog. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 

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