Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Garden Left Behind (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Trading Paint (2019)
  • Birthday: Sep 25, 1958
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Michael Madsen, who admits to being more interested in delivering a good performance than the perks of fame, formerly worked as a gas station attendant in his hometown of Chicago, IL. The older brother of actress Virginia Madsen, Michael's first acting experience took place inside of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he studied under the direction of fellow actor John Malkovich. This stage training provided him with the background needed to land a host of small roles, beginning with a bit part in the 1983 film WarGames. After relocating to Los Angeles, Madsen made several television and film appearances, including NBC's Emmy-winning Special Bulletin (1983), and The Natural (1984), director Barry Levinson's celebrated sports drama. Madsen continued to build credibility, gradually going on to land larger parts. Though his profile was raised substantially after appearing in the 1991 film Thelma & Louise, it was his 1989 performance as a psychotic killer in John Dahl's Kill Me Again that caught the attention of Quentin Tarantino, who would later give Madsen his true breakthrough opportunity in 1992's Reservoir Dogs. This ear-splitting performance earned Madsen critical acclaim, as well as further cementing his reputation for playing psychopathic murderers. Sure enough, Madsen would go on to perform in several decidedly evil roles. From the kitten-loving sociopath in The Getaway (1994), to mafia tough guy Sonny Black in Donnie Brasco, Madsen proved himself more than capable of playing a good bad guy. Rather than allowing himself to be typecast, however, Madsen readily accepted the role of a loving foster parent in Free Willy (1993), a seasoned alien assassin in Species (1995), and CIA Agent Damon Falco in director Lee Tamahori's Die Another Day (2002). Over the course of the next decade, however, the veteran actor largely stuck to his tough-guy image, though his reflective role in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films displayed a sense of depth that most filmmakers fail to coax out of him.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Arctic Dogs Actor 2019
No Score Yet QT8: The First Eight Actor 2019
0% Trading Paint Linsky 2019
No Score Yet Welcome to Acapulco Hyde 2019
No Score Yet Gloves of Stone Actor 2019
100% The Garden Left Behind Kevin 2019
No Score Yet Megalodon Admiral King 2018
No Score Yet Christian Audigier the VIF Actor 2018
No Score Yet Papa Ivan 2018
No Score Yet Megalodon Actor 2018
No Score Yet Rock, Paper, Scissors Actor 2018
No Score Yet Megalodon Admiral King 2018
No Score Yet Assassin's Revenge Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Lost Tree John 2017
No Score Yet Devil's Domain Bill 2017
No Score Yet The Wrong Neighbor Coach Jaworski 2017
No Score Yet Grindhouse Nightmares Actor 2017
No Score Yet Diamond Cartel Actor 2017
No Score Yet Unfallen General McCallister 2017
No Score Yet Diamond Cartel Actor 2017
14% Vigilante Diaries Moreau 2016
No Score Yet Back In The Day Enzo DeVino 2016
No Score Yet 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino Actor 2016
No Score Yet The Natural: The Best There Ever Was Actor 2016
74% The Hateful Eight Joe Gage $54.2M 2015
No Score Yet Lumberjack Man Dr. Peter Shirtcliff 2015
No Score Yet No Deposit Actor 2015
No Score Yet Along The Roadside Actor 2015
No Score Yet Sacred Blood Det. Brennan 2015
No Score Yet Magi Actor 2015
No Score Yet Flipped Actor 2015
No Score Yet Death in the Desert Executive Producer Ray Easler 2015
No Score Yet Blood Rush Casey 2015
No Score Yet The Witching Hour The Detective 2015
No Score Yet Kidnapped in Romania Actor 2015
No Score Yet Hope Lost Actor 2015
No Score Yet Skin Traffik (A Hitman in London) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Dirty Dealing 3D Actor 2014
No Score Yet Turnaround Jake Russell O'Malley 2014
No Score Yet Skoryy 'Moskva-Rossiya' Actor 2014
No Score Yet 2047 - Sights of Death Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Ninth Cloud Actor 2014
6% I'm In Love With A Church Girl Frank Harris $2.4M 2013
No Score Yet Terrible Angels Detective Ben Nolan 2013
No Score Yet Ashley Bill 2013
No Score Yet ICE Agent Actor 2013
No Score Yet Garbage Actor 2013
No Score Yet Refuge From The Storm Steve Grecco 2013
No Score Yet The Sorrow (A Sierra Nevada Gunfight) Actor 2013
No Score Yet Desperate Endeavors Actor 2012
No Score Yet Beyond The Trophy Cole Lambert 2012
22% Loosies Lt. Nick Sullivan $3.8K 2012
No Score Yet Infected Louis Hartley 2012
No Score Yet The Portal Actor 2012
No Score Yet Sins Expiation Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Forest Actor 2011
0% The Lion of Judah Boss 2011
No Score Yet The Bleeding Reverend Roy 2011
100% Into Eternity Director $33.5K 2011
No Score Yet The 5th Execution (Pyataya kazn) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Eldorado Actor 2011
No Score Yet Piranhaconda Actor 2011
No Score Yet Amsterdam Heavy Martin Keele 2011
No Score Yet Dirty Little Trick Vito 2011
No Score Yet A Cold Day In Hell Stallings 2011
No Score Yet Terror Trap Carter 2010
No Score Yet The Kid: Chamaco Willie 2010
No Score Yet Let the Game Begin Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Big I Am Martell 2010
0% The Killing Jar Executive Producer Doe 2010
No Score Yet Six Days In Paradise Actor 2010
No Score Yet Corruption.Gov Actor 2010
No Score Yet Krach William 2010
No Score Yet The Story of Bonnie and Clyde Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Brazen Bull The Man Producer 2010
No Score Yet Not Another Not Another Movie Les 2009
No Score Yet Serbian Scars Actor 2009
No Score Yet Outrage: Born In Terror Farragut 2009
50% Green Lantern: First Flight Kilowog 2009
67% You Might as Well Live Clinton Manitoba 2009
No Score Yet Break Actor 2009
No Score Yet Shannon's Rainbow Dave 2009
No Score Yet Road of No Return Producer J. Marcone 2009
No Score Yet Hired Gun Dan Moeller 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside Actor 2009
No Score Yet Buttermilk Sky Actor 2009
No Score Yet Clear Lake WI Actor 2009
No Score Yet Christmas Crash Actor 2009
0% House Tin Man $0.6M 2008
No Score Yet 45 R.P.M. Major Baxter 2008
10% Hell Ride The Gent $0.2M 2008
No Score Yet Deep Winter Dean 2008
29% Vice Max Walker Executive Producer 2008
No Score Yet Crash and Burn Crime Boss 2008
32% Boarding Gate Miles 2008
No Score Yet Lost Treasure of the Maya Actor 2008
No Score Yet Los Angeles Actor 2008
No Score Yet No Bad Days Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Portal Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Tomb George 2008
No Score Yet Cosmic Radio Actor 2008
No Score Yet Eyes Front Actor 2007
No Score Yet Being Michael Madsen Producer Actor 2007
33% Tooth and Nail Executive Producer Jackal 2007
No Score Yet All In Seal 2007
No Score Yet Croc Croc Hawkins 2007
6% Strength and Honour Sean Kelleher $52.4K 2007
No Score Yet Afghan Knights Cooper 2007
No Score Yet Living & Dying Agent Lind 2007
No Score Yet UKM: Ultimate Killing Machine Major Blevins 2006
No Score Yet Machine Ray 2006
No Score Yet The Last Drop Col J.T. Colt 2006
35% Scary Movie 4 Oliver $90.7M 2006
4% BloodRayne Vladimir $1.6M 2006
No Score Yet All In Actor 2006
No Score Yet Canes Guillermo List 2006
No Score Yet Last Hour Monk 2006
No Score Yet L.A. Dicks Actor 2005
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts Kevin Harrison 2005
77% Sin City Bob 2005
No Score Yet Jacked$ Actor 2005
No Score Yet Firedog Actor 2005
No Score Yet Velvet Revolution Actor 2005
No Score Yet Hoboken Hollow J.T. Goldman 2005
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 Budd 2004
22% Renegade Wallace Sebastian Blount 2004
No Score Yet Frankenstein Det. Harker 2004
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 Budd/Sidewinder 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter T.J. 2003
No Score Yet 44 Minutes Detective Frank McGregor 2003
57% Die Another Day Damian Falco $160.3M 2002
No Score Yet Pressure Point Jed Griffin 2002
No Score Yet The Real Deal Actor 2002
No Score Yet Primal Instinct Actor 2002
No Score Yet Extreme Honor Sparks 2001
No Score Yet L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve Lt. Alexander 2001
No Score Yet Choke Will 2001
No Score Yet Vampires Anonymous Vic's Sponsor 2000
50% High Noon Frank Miller 2000
No Score Yet Sacrifice Tyler Pierce 2000
No Score Yet The Stray Ben 2000
No Score Yet The Ghost Actor 2000
No Score Yet Luck of the Draw Zippo 2000
No Score Yet The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence Joe 2000
No Score Yet The Alternate Agent Briggs 2000
No Score Yet The Primal Instinct Russ 2000
No Score Yet 42K Narrator 2000
0% The Price of Air Mr. Ball 2000
No Score Yet Supreme Sanction Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Florentine Whitey 1999
No Score Yet Fait Accompli Actor 1998
No Score Yet Trail of a Serial Killer Actor 1998
No Score Yet Detour Burl Rogers 1998
No Score Yet The Maker Skarney 1998
9% Species II Press 1998
No Score Yet Executive Target Nick James 1998
No Score Yet Final Reckoning Actor 1998
No Score Yet Strip 'N' Run Jimmy D. 1998
17% The Winner Wolf 1997
No Score Yet Diary of a Serial Killer Det. Haynes 1997
No Score Yet Catherine's Grove Joe Mason 1997
88% Donnie Brasco Sonny Black 1997
No Score Yet The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Sal 1997
No Score Yet The Girl Gets Moe Donnelly 1997
No Score Yet The Sender Dalla Grayson 1997
No Score Yet Surface to Air Gunnery Sgt. Zach Massin 1997
30% Mulholland Falls Eddie Hall 1996
No Score Yet Red Line Mr. Lawrence 1995
31% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Glen Greenwood 1995
43% Species Press Lennox 1995
No Score Yet Blue Tiger Gun salesman (uncreditted) 1995
44% Wyatt Earp Virgil Earp 1994
No Score Yet Man with a Gun John 1994
33% The Getaway Rudy Travis 1994
No Score Yet Dead Connection Det. Matt Dickson 1994
No Score Yet Money for Nothing Det. Laurenzi 1993
No Score Yet Almost Blue Morris Poole 1993
58% Free Willy Glen Greenwood 1993
No Score Yet A House in the Hills Mickey 1993
No Score Yet Baby Snatcher Cal Hudson 1992
36% Straight Talk Steve Labell 1992
91% Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blonde 1992
No Score Yet Beyond the Law Blood 1992
No Score Yet Trouble Bound Harry Talbot 1992
No Score Yet To Kill For Cliff Burden 1992
84% Thelma & Louise Jimmy 1991
57% The Doors Tom Baker 1991
No Score Yet The End of Innocence Earl 1990
No Score Yet Le Dernier Cow-Boy Pierce 1990
No Score Yet Kill Me Again Vince Miller 1989
No Score Yet Blood Red Enziio 1988
No Score Yet Iguana Actor 1988
No Score Yet Shadows in the Storm Earl 1988
No Score Yet The Killing Time Stu 1987
82% The Natural Bump Bailey 1984
60% Racing With the Moon Frank 1984
93% WarGames (War Games) Steve 1983
No Score Yet Special Bulletin Actor 1983
No Score Yet Against All Hope Cecil Moe 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

48% Powers
2015-2016
SuperShock
  • 2016
73% Big Time in Hollywood, FL
2015
Harvey Scoles
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Roy Parrish
  • 2014
58% Golden Boy
2013
Walter Clark Sr.
  • 2013
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Benjamin Walker
  • 2012
22% The Mob Doctor
2012-2013
Russell King
  • 2012
86% 24
2001-2014
Jim Ricker
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
Coop Daly
  • 2010
No Score Yet Cribs
2000-2009
Appearing
  • 2006
15% Vengeance Unlimited
1998-1999
Mr. Chapel
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Blue
  • 1989
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Mike
  • 1983
No Score Yet War and Remembrance
1988-1989
Lt. `Foof' Turhall

QUOTES FROM Michael Madsen CHARACTERS

John "The Hangman" Ruth
No offense, cowboy-fella, just gettin' your attention.
Joe Gage
Yeah well, you got it.
John "The Hangman" Ruth
Whatchyu writin' friend?
Joe Gage
The only thing I'm qualified to write about.
John "The Hangman" Ruth
What's that?
Joe Gage
My life story.
John "The Hangman" Ruth
You're writing your life story..?
Joe Gage
You bet I am.
John "The Hangman" Ruth
Am I init?
Joe Gage
....you just entered it.
Detective Ben Nolan
We are all angels....we just do terrible things!
Jimmy
I just want you to be happy.
Louise Sawyer
I am happy, sweetie. Happy as I can be.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Are you gonna bark all day little doggie, or are you gonna bite?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Are you gonna bark all day, lil' doggie, or are you gonna bite?
Mr. Brown
Let me tell you what "Like a Virgin" is about. It's all about a girl who digs a guy with a big dick. The entire song. It's a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
No, no. It's about a girl who is very vulnerable. She's been fucked over a few times. Then she meets some guy who's really sensitive...
Mr. Brown
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa... Time out Greenbay. Tell that fucking bullshit to the tourists.
Joe Cabot
Toby... Who the fuck is Toby? Toby...
Mr. Brown
"Like a Virgin" is not about this sensitive girl who meets a nice fella. That's what "True Blue" is about, now, granted, no argument about that.
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Which one is "True Blue"?
Nice Guy Eddie
"True Blue" was a big ass hit for Madonna. I don't even follow this Tops In Pops shit, and I've at least heard of "True Blue".
Mr. Orange/Freddy
Look, asshole, I didn't say I ain't heard of it. All I asked was how does it go? Excuse me for not being the world's biggest Madonna fan.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Personally, I can do without her.
Mr. Blue
I like her early stuff. You know, "Lucky Star", "Borderline" - but once she got into her "Papa Don't Preach" phase, I don't know, I tuned out.
Mr. Brown
Hey, you guys are making me lose my... train of thought here. I was saying something, what was it?
Joe Cabot
Oh, Toby was this Chinese girl, what was her last name?
Mr. White/Larry
What's that?
Joe Cabot
I found this old address book in a jacket I ain't worn in a coon's age. What was that name?
Mr. Brown
What the fuck was I talking about?
Mr. Pink
You said "True Blue" was about a nice girl, a sensitive girl who meets a nice guy, and that "Like a Virgin" was a metaphor for big dicks.
Mr. Brown
Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular fuck machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.
Mr. Blue
How many dicks is that?
Mr. White/Larry
A lot.
Mr. Brown
Then one day she meets this John Holmes motherfucker and it's like, whoa baby, I mean this cat is like Charles Bronson in "The Great Escape", he's digging tunnels. Now, she's gettin' the serious dick action and she's feeling something she ain't felt since forever. Pain. Pain.
Joe Cabot
Chew? Toby Chew?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
It hurts her. It shouldn't hurt her, you know, her pussy should be Bubble Yum by now, but when this cat fucks her it hurts. It hurts just like it did the first time. You see the pain is reminding a fuck machine what it once was like to be a virgin. Hence - "Like a Virgin".
Joe Cabot
Wong?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Eddie, if you keep talkin' like a bitch, I'm gonna slap you like a bitch.
Emil Matasarenu
I surrender...
Frank McGregor
Shoot to kill!!!!
Frank McGregor
Shoot to kill!
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Are You Going To Bark All Day Little Buddy?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Are you gonna bark all day little doggy, or are you gonna bite?
Budd
That woman deserves her revenge...and we deserve to die.
Budd
I don't dodge guilt, and I don't jew out of paying my comeuppance.
Bill
Can't we just forget the past?
Budd
That woman deserves her revenge... And we deserve to die. (laughs) But, then again, so does she. So I guess we'll just see...Wont we?
Budd
That woman deserves her revenge... And we deserve to die. [laughs] But, then again, so does she. So I guess we'll just see...Wont we?
Budd
You tellin' me she cut her way through 88 bodyguards 'fore she got to O'Ren?
Bill
Nah, there really wasn't 88 of them, they just called themselves "The Crazy 88"
Bill
Nah, there really wasn't 88 of them, they just called themselves 'The Crazy 88'.
Budd
How come?
Bill
I don't know.. I guess they thought it sounded kinda cool.
Bump Bailey
[after failing to catch a fly ball] I lost it in the sun.
Pop Fisher
[looks up at the cloudy sky] Blinding.
Mr. Pink
"I don't tip, I don't believe in it. She don't make enough money she can quit. I don't tip because society says I have to, I'll tip if someone really puts forth the effort. Tipping automatically is for the birds....She only filled my coffee cup 3 times, I want it filled 6 times."
Mr. Pink
I don't tip, I don't believe in it. She don't make enough money she can quit. I don't tip because society says I have to, I'll tip if someone really puts forth the effort. Tipping automatically is for the birds....She only filled my coffee cup 3 times, I want it filled 6 times.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
"What if she is too busy to fill your coffee cup..."
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
What if she is too busy to fill your coffee cup...
Mr. Pink
"Words, "Too Busy," shouldn't be in a waitresses vocabulary."
Mr. Pink
Words, 'Too Busy,' shouldn't be in a waitresses vocabulary.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
I don't like alarms, Mr. White.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
are you gonna bark all day little doggy or are you gonna bite
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Are you gonna bark all day little doggy or are you gonna bite.
Budd
This is for breaking my brother's heart.
Bill
You hocked a Hattori Hanzon Sword?
Budd
Yep.
Bill
It was priceless.
Budd
Well, not in El Paso, it ain't. In El Paso I got me $250 for it.
Will
"not really"
Will
Not really.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Was that as good for you as it was for me?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
(saying to Mr.white)Are you going to bark all day little doggie or are you going to bite
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
[saying to Mr. White] Are you going to bark all day little doggie, or are you going to bite?
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Listen kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, all right? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you ain't gonna get. [He removes his razor]
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
Look kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, O.K.? I don't really give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's amusing, to me, to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you ain't gonna get… Ha ha ha ha… Ah God! You ever listen to K-Billy's Super Sounds of the Seventies? It's my personal favorite. [He removes his razor]
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
You ever listen to K-Billy's "Super Sounds of the Seventies" weekend? It's my personal favorite.
Budd
Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
If they hadn't of done, what i said not to do, they'd still be alive.
Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega
You Gonna bark all day little dogie? or are ya gonna bight?