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Michael Madsen

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Michael Madsen's long career spans 25 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Sin City, Hell Ride, Die Another Day, Donnie Brasco, Species, The Getaway, Thelma & Louise, and Free Willy. Michael is notably recognized for his role as Mr. Blonde, in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.Michael was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Elaine Madsen (née Melson), an Emmy-winning writer, producer, and poet, and Calvin Madsen, a firefighter. He is the brother of actress Virginia Madsen. His paternal grandparents were Danish.In recent years, Madsen has received Best Actor awards for his role in the Irish boxing film Strength and Honour, from the New York International Film Festival, the Boston Film Festival and the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival. Madsen received the Golden Dolphin Award at the 25th Festroia Festival in Portugal, an award also given to veterans Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum. In 2012, Madsen was named President of the first annual Champs Elysees Film Festival in France which honored producer Harvey Weinstein. Recent television appearances include guest starring roles on The Mob Doctor, Golden Boyand Blue Bloods.Madsen is well recognized as an accomplished poet. His first book "Burning In Paradise" with a Foreword by Dennis Hopper, won the Independent Firecracker Award and was later translated into Norwegian. He has a world-wide following with his work, honored at International Poetry Festivals in Genoa, Italy and Mexico . He was recently the Guest of Honor at the Crossing Border Festival in Netherlands. His "The Complete Poetic Works" is an international bestseller. This was followed by his "Signs of Life" dedicated to Chris Penn. This unique work combined his new poetry with his own original photography. His next book of poetry "American Badass"was dedicated to the memory of the late David Carradine, his friend and Kill Bill co-star. His newest book "Expecting Rain" has a Foreword by Jerry Hopkins.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ordered to Get Extra Help With Booze Problems

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Judge to Michael Madsen -- You Need Serious Help With Your Booze Problem

Judge to Michael Madsen
You Need Serious Help With Your Booze Problem

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Michael Madsen -- Hospitalized for Flu Symptoms After DUI Arrest

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Hospitalized for Flu Symptoms After DUI Arrest

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- 1547 days ago
Michael Madsen -- Busted for DUI in Badass Hot Rod

Michael Madsen
Busted for DUI in Badass Hot Rod

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Michael Madsen -- Off the Hook in Child Endangerment Case

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Off the Hook In Child Endangerment Case

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- 1729 days ago
Michael Madsen -- Arrested in Malibu for Child Endangerment

Michael Madsen
ARRESTED IN MALIBU

"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… READ MORE >

- 1734 days ago
Arrest Warrant Issued for 'Kill Bill' Star

Arrest Warrant Issued for 'Kill Bill' Star

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- 2097 days ago
Michael Madsen Sued for Bailing on Movie

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