Michael Madsen Overview

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Born: September 25, 1958

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Michael Madsen began his acting career there as an apprentice with John Malkovich at the Steppenwolf Theatre. He appeared on the stage in A Streetcar Named Desire and Of Mice and Men. He traveled to Tinseltown when he landed a role in the film War Games, which he followed up by playing tough guys in movies such as Thelma and Louise and Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, in which he casually loped off a cop's ear while sashaying to a boogey beat. He also played... See All


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