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Michael Madsen stars in "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" on Comedy Central.

Michael Madsen is most notably recognized for his role as the sadistic killer, Mr. Blonde, in Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs." His career spans over 25 years and over 170 films. He has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including "Kill Bill," "Sin City," "Hell Ride," "Die Another Day," "Donnie Brasco," "Species," "The Getaway," "The Doors," "Thelma & Louise," and "Free Willy."

Over the last several years, Madsen has picked up numerous awards on the Indie circuit. In 2007 he received the Method Fest Independent Film Festival's Maverick Award and in 2008 he scooped up several Best Actor awards for his role in the Irish boxing film "Strength and Honour," including the New York International Film Festival, Boston Film Festival and the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2009 Madsen received the Golden Dolphin Award at the 25th Festroia Festival in Portugal, an award also given to veterans Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum. In 2012 Madsen was named president of the first annual Champs Elysees Film Festival in France where they honored producer Harvey Weinstein. Madsen presented him the award.

Recent television appearances include recurring roles in "Golden Boy," "The Mob Doctor" and "24," as well as guest roles in "Blue Bloods," "Hawaii Five-0" and "CSI: Miami." In addition, he starred in CBS's "Big Apple" and ABC's "Vengeance Unlimited" and "Our Family Honor."

Madsen is also an accomplished poet and has an international following, his first book "Burning In Paradise" (foreword by Dennis Hopper) won the Independent Firecracker Award back in 1998 and was later translated in Norwegian in 2008. Madsen has been recognized worldwide as a poet and invited to the International Poetry Festivals in Genoa, Italy and Mexico to be honored for his Bukowski style poetry. Madsen was most recently the Guest of Honor at the 2010 Crossing Border Festival in The Netherlands. "The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol. I 1995-2005" (c. 2005 13 Hands Publications) has been an international bestseller that includes a decade of Madsen's poetry dating up to 2005 followed by "Signs of Life" (c. 2006 13 Hands Publications), dedicated to Chris Penn; this was Michael's first ever book of photography. His last book "American Badass" (c. 2009 13 Hands Publications) was released in September 2009. Madsen dedicated this book to the memory of the late David Carradine, his friend and "Kill Bill" co-star. Madsen's latest book is "Expecting Rain" with a foreword by Jerry Hopkins (published Sept. 25, 2013 by 13 Hands Publications).


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Age: 59 years old
Birthday: September 25, 1957
Height: 6' 2"
Full Name / Real Name: Michael Soren Madsen
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

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