More Michael Madsen Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for My Boss's Daughter)Michael Madsen's career defies easy description. He has been the ear-slicing Mr. Blonde in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, the deviant killer in The Getaway, the psycho in John Dahl's Kill Me Again, the Mafia family captain in Donnie Brasco with AI Pacino and Johnny Depp, the over-the-top cop in Mulholland Falls and the hard-core government operative in Species. But he has also been the caring father in Free Willy, Susan Sarandon's supportive boyfriend Thelma & Louise, and the gentle Virgil Earp opposite Kevin Costner in Wyatt Earp.
Madsen will next be seen in Tarantino's Kill Bill and the epic European Western °Muraya (AKA Blueberry") with Vincent Cassel and 3uliette Lewis. He also stars in FX's latest film °44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout" with Mario Van Peebles and Ron Livingston, depicting the longest gun battle in urban law enforcement. Last year Madsen starred in the series Big Apple and also starred as Miller the Killer, in the remake of the 1952 Gary Cooper/Grace Kelly Western High Noon opposite Tom Skerritt, Reed Diamond, Maria Conchita Alonso and Susanna Thompson.
Among Michael Madsen's movie credits are War Games, Racing with the Moon, The Natural, Money For Nothing, Man With a Gun, The Doors, Last Days of Frankie the Fly and The Florentine. In addition to television stints on Inspectors 2, The Outsiders, Quantum Leap, Tour of Duty, and The Hitchhiker, Michael also starred in his own series Vengeance Unlimited," a one-hour drama in which he played Mr. Chapel, vigilante extraordinaire.
He has also published a book of short stories and poems entitled Burning in Paradise, winner of the Independent Book Publisher's Firecracker Poetry Book of the Year and another book of poetry, Blessing of the Hounds.
Bio courtesy Miramax for "My Boss's Daughter" (23-Aug-2003)