Long before the McConaissance, Pulp Fiction provided John Travolta with one of the most memorable career comebacks of all time.
Michael Madsen was sentenced to four days in a county jail on Thursday after pleading no contest for misdemeanor driving under the influence.The “Hateful Eight” and “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” actor was arrested in March after he crashed into a pole while driving his SUV in Malibu. Though no one was injured, the accident came within 10 years of a previous DUI arrest, and he was again found to be driving with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.Madsen was sentenced to four days in county jail and five years on summary probation, according to the L.A. County district attorney’s office. Madsen’s attorney, Perry C. Wander, told the Associated Press that the actor did not receive special treatment and that he looks forward to completing his probation.A month after his initial arrest, Wander told TheWrap that Madsen was working through “existential challenges.”“Honestly, it’s stressful being a celebrity,” Wander told TheWrap in April. “Dealing with the fact that being famous and having money does not bring happiness presents very difficult existential challenges that are often dealt with through self-medication.”A publicist for Madsen declined to comment.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story Michael Madsen Sentenced to 4 Days in Jail for DUI At TheWrap
Actor Michael Madsen has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.In all, the “Hateful Eight” actor was charged with one count each of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with a .08% blood alcohol content within 10 years of another DUI offense.Madsen, 61, faces a possible maximum sentence of 364 days in jail if convicted as charged.Also Read: 'Ray Donovan' Actor Marion 'Pooch' Hall Reaches Plea Deal in DUI, Child Abuse CaseAccording to the district attorney’s office, Madsen crashed his SUV into a pole while driving in Malibu, California, on March 24.Madsen is expected to be arraigned on May 20.“Michael Madsen is very busy doing films in Europe. He appreciates his fans’ interest in his well being. The past year has seen many incidents involving celebrities arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI),” Madsen’s attorney, Perry C. Wander, told TheWrap in a statement.“Honestly, it’s stressful being a celebrity, dealing with the fact that being famous and having money does not bring happiness presents very difficult existential challenges that are often dealt with through self-medication. Michael has a lot of insight into his situation and is going to take this matter very seriously. He has a loving family that are supportive of him. He humbly requests that the media respect his request for privacy for him and his family.”Read original story Michael Madsen Charged With DUI After March Arrest At TheWrap
Burt Reynolds, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen are in talks to join Quentin Tarantino’s next film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” sources tell Variety.