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Michael Madsen

ARRESTED IN MALIBU

3/10/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Madsen mug shot after being arrested
"Kill Bill" star Michael Madsen was arrested in L.A. today on suspicion of felony child endangerment ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us ... Madsen was arrested in Malibu at 3:55 PM PT ... and he was taken to a nearby Sheriff's Dept. Madsen was released early Saturday morning and was in decent spirits on his way out, calling the whole incident a "big misunderstanding" (see video below).


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We're told police responded to a call about a family dispute at Madsen's Malibu home. 

According to law enforcement -- Madsen had gotten into a physical fight with his juvenile son -- and when cops arrived, they observed several signs of injury on his son. We're told Madsen also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.

According to our sources, his son did not require medical attention.

We're told Madsen was booked on a charge of child endangerment with cruelty to a child -- a felony.

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Madsen's attorney, Perry Wander, tells us "[Michael] found his son smoking pot and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It's a family matter and Michael asks that his families privacy be respected."

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46.

♥TMZ but ...    

wow ....... he used to be so good looking

927 days ago
47.

anni    

Don't listen Mike, you are still HOT!

927 days ago
48.

bunny    

Yeah, he was smoking dad's pot. Chill out Michael and light up a bowl with your son.

927 days ago
49.

AgentBlonde    

Maybe the son was smoking his father's stash. That's why he got so pissed off at the kid. Well, violence is never the answer.

927 days ago
50.

JimmyB    

Michael Madsen arrested. The sky will be blue tomorrow.

Any other shocking headlines for us?

927 days ago
51.

alex    

hahahaha!!

927 days ago
52.

HamptonsHarry    

All these liberal turds saying "don't spank your kids" make me sick. Any time I got beat I deserved it and it actually taught me to respect my parents. You all are creating a bunch of ninny babies who will walk all over you.

927 days ago
53.

Jackazz flatts    

The cops arrested him for letting himself go to seed

927 days ago
54.

MadCharles    

Acting people are so confused. They've play so many personalities they don't know who they are anymore. Perhaps this actor was just extending his roll.

927 days ago
55.

R    

I thought that snakebite to the face did him in. Glad to see he survived.

927 days ago
56.

OooooNooo!    

Note to self: Always fix your hair before the mug-shot is snapped!

927 days ago
57.

Mike    

Keep your hands off your kids, jerk.

927 days ago
58.

Peter Sc    

It is stupid. If he wants to punish his kid he should let professionals beat his kid up. That is legal to do. Just hire a firm to take him to Utah in handcuffs and then they will take care of him.

If he makes it back alive he can break the headlines with some kind statement to CAFETY, HEAL-online, Fornits and whatever kind of webpage the survivors attend.

I don't understand why parents get upset in such a case. Open your wallet. That was what Paris Hilton's parents did and look how fine and responsible she turned out to be as an adult.

927 days ago
59.

FreeWill    

You look at him.....seems legit!

927 days ago
60.

Dino the Dinosaur    

This family crap happens thousands of times a day across America. It's a family problem until the kid grows up and writes a book about it or something. Mr. Madsen, be careful with DCFS, they suck balls.

927 days ago
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