played the evil Budd in both volumes
of Tarantino's opus KILL BILL. His other recent credits include David Zucker
's SCARY MOVIE 4, Uwe Boll
's BLOODRAYNE, Frank Miller
's SIN CITY, Jan Kounen's BLUEBERRY and Lee Tamahori
's DIE ANOTHER DAY. Acclaimed performances as deranged killer in John Dahl
's Kill Me Again (1989) and then as Susan Sarandon
's rough-edged boyfriend in Ridley Scott
's THELMA AND LOUISE (1991) led to Michael's breakthrough performance as the sadistic jewel thief Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino
's 1992 hit RESERVOIR DOGS.
Born in Chicago, Madsen began his career at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He was soon cast in a variety of supporting roles in movies such as WARGAMES, THE NATURAL, FREE WILLY, MULHOLLAND FALLS, SPECIES, DONNIE BRASCO and WYATT EARP. In addition to his film work, Madsen has contributed voice work to some of the biggest-selling video games, Grand Theft Auto III, Driver 3, Yakuza, True Crime: Streets of LA and Reservoir Dogs. He was also the voice of Maugrim the wolf, captain of the White Witch's secret police, in THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. Michael will next be seen in Jon Keeyes' LIVING AND DYING, Mark Young's TOOTH AND NAIL, Mark Mahon's STRENGTH AND HONOUR, Robby Henson's HOUSE, Raul Inglis' VICE and Quentin Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, Bishop's HELL RIDE and Rodriguez & Miller's sequel SIN CITY 2.
: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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