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Old 11-14-08, 07:34 AM
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What the hell is the deal with Michael Madsen

I was looking at Michael Madsen's IMDB page just now... he has *47* credits from 2007-now. 47! What the hell?

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000514/
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Old 11-14-08, 09:52 AM
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As long as everyone is in agreement that listing #88 - The Ghost - is his greatest film ever (that I haven't been able to sit for more than the first 15 minutes), but he has the greatest character name of all time
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Old 11-14-08, 09:57 AM
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Not Another Not Another Movie?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1302019/
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Old 11-14-08, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
Not Another Not Another Movie?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1302019/
lol, yep. Madsen plays Chevy Chase's brother.
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Old 11-14-08, 11:13 AM
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Michael has found his calling in the DTV garbage world of DVDs.

Oh, and he's still riding off his performance as Mr. Blonde.
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He's a workaholic.

He better hope his wife doesn't get pregnant anytime soon, because something tells me Tarantino might actually collect one day.
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Old 11-14-08, 01:16 PM
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Two of his DTV movies are in the review icon rotation at the top of DVDTalk.
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Old 11-14-08, 01:52 PM
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Starring Michael Madsen as...Michael Madsen.
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Old 11-14-08, 02:07 PM
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I'll give the guy my acceptance whatever he does for leaving a mark on cinema with his Mr Blond character.
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Old 11-14-08, 02:51 PM
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He's a workaholic.

He better hope his wife doesn't get pregnant anytime soon, because something tells me Tarantino might actually collect one day.
I think he's also an alcaholic.
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Old 11-14-08, 03:22 PM
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I liked his character of Budd a lot more than Mr. Blonde. Too bad he won't be in Inglorious Basterds.
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Old 11-14-08, 03:31 PM
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He probably has to work that much so he can pay for all his legal fees. He has been in trouble with the law quite a bit.
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Old 11-14-08, 03:54 PM
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He probably has to work that much so he can pay for all his legal fees. He has been in trouble with the law quite a bit.
Are you thinking Michael Madsen or Tom Sizemore?

Heck, MM is into poetry.
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Old 11-14-08, 09:28 PM
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Meh. Not everyone wants to be big and rich and a household name and stuff. Some people [in the movie business] just like making movies with friends and good people and getting paid for it. All of those small movies - I wouldn't be suprised if he brings in a half-million plus a year.

That being said, it would be interesting to see what roles Madsen tries for and gets turned down. I wouldn't be suprised if he doesn't aim too high with big productions and such.
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Old 11-15-08, 05:16 AM
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Yeah he's an actor who is working. What the fuck is wrong with him!?
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Old 11-15-08, 08:46 AM
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I don't see anyone complaining about Sam Jackson.

The only difference is his crap hits theatres.

At least Madsen knows if it smells like crap... it is crap.
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He is one of the few actors that can do DTV and some larger productions as well.

I enjoy most of his work but some of the DTV are really bad!
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Old 11-15-08, 02:49 PM
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He's surpassed Walken! Weird.
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Old 11-15-08, 03:28 PM
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Michael Madsen still gives good performances in these low budget/DTV films....

Luck of the Draw
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly
Chasing Ghosts
Hell Ride
Choke
Sacrifice
Tooth & Nail
& some others....

Some of these films are average at best but he is good in them....
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Old 11-15-08, 04:29 PM
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Give the guy a break. He is one of the few actors who realizes his shit does stink. Not like most actors that are clueless when they make a shitty movie.
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