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Michael Madsen

Michael Søren Madsen (born September 25, 1957) is an American actor, poet, and photographer. He has appeared in more than 150 films, most of them small independent films, though he has starred in central roles in such films as Reservoir Dogs, Free Willy, Donnie Brasco, and Kill Bill, in addition to a supporting role in Sin City. Madsen is also credited with voice work in several video games, including Grand Theft Auto III, True Crime: Streets of L.A., DRIV3R, and Dishonored. In January 2012, Madsen was a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother 9. Madsen was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Elaine (née Melson), an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, poet and playwright, and Calvin Madsen, a firefighter. Madsen's mother left a career in corporate business to pursue a writing career. Madsen's paternal grandparents were Danish and his mother has Irish and distant Native American ancestry. His sister is actress Virginia Madsen, and he also has an older sister, Cheri. Madsen's acting career began at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, where he served as an apprentice under actor John Malkovich. In 1982, Madsen was cast by Edward McDougal for the lead in a small independent film,

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Michael Madsen: Little Crazy? Yes. Suicidal? No!

Michael Madsen
Little Crazy? Yes. Suicidal? No!

Michael Madsen was taken to the hospital in London after a night of drinking -- but reports of him being placed on suicide watch are "not even close" ... sources tell TMZ. We're told Madsen did… READ MORE >

Michael Madsen Allegedly Screwed the Pool Boy

Michael Madsen Allegedly Screwed the Pool Boy

Michael Madsen's swimming in some serious hot water -- all because he allegedly stiffed the guy who cleans his pool. According to a lawsuit just filed in small claims court, the "Kill Bill" star… READ MORE >

- 1670 days ago
Michael Madsen -- Go Big or Go Homeless

Michael Madsen
Go Big or Go Homeless

Being broke usually means it's time to make sacrifices, but not for Michael Madsen -- dude declared bankruptcy, then allegedly racked up $80,000 in unpaid rent on a mansion ... and now faces… READ MORE >

- 1765 days ago
Brad Pitt Slammed by Former Co-Star

Brad Pitt Slammed by Former Co-Star

We didn't think it was possible -- but there's someone in the world who doesn't think Brad Pitt is perfect, and it's one of his former co-stars.Michael Madsen, who was also in "Thelma &… READ MORE >

- 1835 days ago
Michael Madsen -- In Debt to the Rich & Famous

Michael Madsen
In Debt to the Rich & Famous

Nothing ruins a good friendship like money -- so it's safe to say Pierce Brosnan and Quentin Tarantino won't be talking to Michael Madsen anytime soon.Seems Madsen is in debt to both guys big… READ MORE >

- 1891 days ago
Michael Madsen -- Taken Away on a 5150!

Michael Madsen
Taken Away on a 5150!

Britney Spears has a neighbor in 5150 City: Michael Madsen, aka Mr. Blonde.We've learned Madsen was taken away from his home by L.A. Sheriff's deputies Monday around 2:00 PM after a family member… READ MORE >

- 2135 days ago
Brett Favre Hater Gets Destroyed in Madsen '08

Brett Favre Hater Gets Destroyed in Madsen '08

It is the sworn duty of any legitimate football fan to defend the honor of NY Jets QB/living god Brett Favre -- even if it means going ballistic on some poor smacktalking schmuck at LAX.Yesterday,… READ MORE >

- 2164 days ago
Mr. Blonde Gets Red With Anger

Mr. Blonde Gets Red With Anger

Michael Madsen's tough guy movie persona isn't just in the movies. insertBCSinglePlayer(1632694767);We tried to ask Michael Madsen about that alleged bust-up with his wife in a British hotel room… READ MORE >

- 2252 days ago
Michael Madsen:  Whipped

Michael Madsen: Whipped

Michael Madsen allegedly threw such a hissy fit in a schmancy London hotel room that he had to take himself ... to the hospital. And if he was in a knockdown, drag-out that he lost, the victor was… READ MORE >

- 2269 days ago

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