We have an exclusive taster American Badass: A Michael Madsen Review, a brand new documentary celebrating the iconic actor. American Badass look at the fascinating life and impressive career of the actor, producer, writer and poet. Madsen’s iconic career of more than 40 years and more than 170 films includes Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2, Thelma & Louise, Die another day, Probe city, Free Willy and perhaps the most important Reservoir dogs.
In a new cut from The Doctor, late actor Robert Forster praises Madsen. Forster compares Madsen to another legendary actor, Malcolm McDowell, and describes them as in the same category. Quentin Tarantino and William Baldwin also appears in the video to talk about Madsen. You can watch it in the video below.
Meanwhile, many other striking stars appear American Badass to talk about Madsen and their memories at work Michael Madsen. These include John Travolta, Ron Perlman, Virginia Madsen, Charlie Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Harry Dean Stanton, Daryl Hannah and Chuck Zito. Madsen, of course, also appears in the document.
It took more than three years to co-produce through Playmaker Photos and Jolia Corp., led by Dominique Milano, CEO of Playmaker Pictures LLC. Milano says: “It was a very difficult task to put together such a complex documentary, and we were so blessed and honored that Michael was able to bring incredible, talented artists to it, so we wanted to make sure we got it right. Hard work was rewarded when Quentin Tarantino watched the final track and gave his stamp of approval, saying ‘the director and his team did a great job’.
Production was stopped for about five months in the early stages around 2017. Michael had a problem with some people involved in the project, and it got pretty hot. Milano and his partner Samuel had to man again and start keeping the project alive. They learned very early on that Michael was on hand with respect. Milano felt that it was very important to portray the alcohol and crime department; he had no interest in making a puff pastry. Milano said: “Either we show the right thing, or we do not.” Michael accepts, agrees to openly open up about his difficult past and the documentary is kept alive.
Madsen also says: “It was the right time and the right thing to do. Being an actor is one thing and glorifying it, but people out there need to know that I’m human too and I have my problems like I’m not proud of them. “
On Madsen, Milano adds: “If you are a 12-year-old child and your own father beats you with a belt, there is a big chance that you will become big things. You will grow up very quickly with a strong core and a presence that will give you an unmistakable edge on the screen. “
The main photography was completed in early 2019. Milano says that “the most important factor was to have a final cut with a Tarantinesque taste to honor their friendship, but editing was very challenging. The legendary Hollywood producer, Mario Kassar, also brought his magical touch to the project, spending precious time with the director, reviewing and giving important notes. “
Milano adds: ‘Finally, I cut this document eight times from scratch; I had to make sure that the end product would not only cover Michael’s life story properly, but that I would also honor all the celebrities and most importantly that it was real. ‘
American Badass: A Michael Madsen Review is reportedly ready to reach the general market. For now, you can learn more about the film by visiting the official website at MichaelMadsenDoc.com.