Being Michael Madsen

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Being Michael Madsen
Being Michael Madsen FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Michael Mongillo
Produced by Daniel A. Sherkow
Written by James Charbonneau
Michael Mongillo
David Wexler
Starring Michael Madsen
Jason Alan Smith
Doug Tompos
Kathy Searle
Music by Christopher Klatman
Cinematography Jeff Hoyt
Edited by Michael Mongillo
Taylor Warren
Release date
  • September 28, 2007 (2007-09-28) (Raindance Film Festival)
Country United States
Language English

Being Michael Madsen is a 2007 comedy film directed by Michael Mongillo and produced by Daniel A. Sherkow. The film takes a mockumentary approach in re-imagining actor Michael Madsen as a paparazzi-hounded movie star who hatches a revenge scheme against a tabloid journalist. The film co-stars Virginia Madsen, David Carradine, Harry Dean Stanton, Daryl Hannah, Lacey Chabert, and Debbie Rochon.[1][2][3]

Despite a 5/5 Film Threat review, as well as positive press from the likes of Variety and BoxOffice, and a selection to become part of the New Horizons Film Festival mockumentary retrospective (alongside such acclaimed films as This is Spinal Tap and Man Bites Dog), Madsen revealed that he regretted doing the film in a 2015 interview with The A.V. Club.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ “Being Michael Madsen,” Variety, December 6, 2007
  2. ^ “Being Michael Madsen,” AllMovie/New York Times
  3. ^ “Being Michael Madsen,” Box Office Magazine, February 15, 2008 Archived November 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Hall, Phil (7 May 2007). "Being Michael Madsen". Film Threat. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Leydon, Joe (6 December 2007). "Review: 'Being Michael Madsen'". Variety. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Schieron, Sara (15 February 2008). "mockumentary that 'plays both sides against the middle': Being Michael Madsen". BoxOffice. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Michael Madsen on Donnie Brasco, Free Willy, and life in the Tarantino club

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