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San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - 'The Hateful Eight' - Press Room

Michael Madsen - San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 - 'The Hateful Eight' - Press Room - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 11th July 2015

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'The Hateful Eight': This Is What A Tarantino Western Looks Like [Pictures]


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In case it wasn't clear already, Quentin Tarantino loves movies. He's talked on many occasions about his love for the Spaghetti-Western genre, which has led many people to wonder what a Tarantino-directed Spaghetti-Western would look like. Sure, we had 2012's 'Django Unchained' to give us a brief glimpse at the idea, but that was racial revenge story first, and a Western second. When Tarantino announced his 8th film, 'The Hateful Eight', back in November 2013, fans worldwide jumped for joy. 

Quentin Tarantino on set with the cast of 'The Hateful Eight'Quentin Tarantino on set with the cast of 'The Hateful Eight'

A jump that may have been a little premature, as the project was cancelled in January 2014, after the script for the highly anticipated picture was leaked online. Tarantino talked about rereleasing the screenplay as a novel, before going back and deciding to give the film one last shot. Production began in January 2015, and now we have some of the first pictures from the set of the new film.

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'The Hateful Eight' cast has a dinner meeting at Mr.Chow

Michael Madsen - The 2015 cast of 'The Hateful Eight' has a dinner meeting at Mr.Chow in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014

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Premiere of 'The Ninth Cloud'

Michael Madsen - Premiere of 'The Ninth Cloud' - London, United Kingdom - Monday 29th September 2014

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Michael Madsen and Julia Verdin

Michael Madsen at Los Angeles International Airport

Michael Madsen - Michael Madsen at Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 21st September 2014

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After all the Whining, Quentin Tarantino Will Shoot 'The Hateful Eight'


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It seems as though Quentin Tarantino's dispute with Gawker hasn't put him off shooting The Hateful Eight, with sources confirming the cameras will roll in November. Insiders tell Showbiz411 that the cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern and Michael Madsen will gather to begin filming in Wyoming.

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All three of those actors took part in a recent live-reading of the now infamous "leaked" script, alongside Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walt Goggins and Zoe Bell. Tarantino's close collaborator Christoph Waltz is not involved in the project, despite his award winning performances in Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.

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The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Michael Madsen - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival - Closing Ceremony - Arrivals - Cannes, France - Sunday 25th May 2014

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Quentin Tarantino Suing Gawker Over Shelved 'Hateful Eight' Script Leak


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If Quentin Tarantino was angry when his latest movie script, Hateful Eight, was passed around in the film industry of Hollywood, you can bet he's totally furious now that website Gawker has leaked the whole thing to anyone online.

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Quentin Tarantinno Is Taking Legal Action After Gawker Leaked His Full Script.

Describing the site's move as "predatory journalism," the director is suing Gawker Media after it made a download link to the 146 page script publically available in an article entitled "Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino Hateful Eight Script."

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Quentin Tarantino's Scrapped 'Hateful Eight' Would Have Been Bloody 70mm Western


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Quentin Tarantino has revealed this week that he has shelved his latest movie project, Hateful Eight, after the scripts that he carefully handed out to a trusted few leaked out, bringing unwanted attention to the director. The filmmaker revealed to Deadline that the script, which was still in its embryonic stages, was handed out to the actors he was courting as leads.

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Quentin Tarantino Dropped His Latest Script After It Leaked.

The Hateful Eight script was given to six people, including Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Tim Roth but was leaked after one of the actors' agents passed it around. Soon after, Tarantino's longtime agent Mike Simpson began getting phone calls from agents looking to pitch their clients for roles in the proto-movie and the furious director felt compelled to shut the whole project down.

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Quentin Tarantino Drops 'Hateful Eight' Western After Leak. (And He Names Names)


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Quentin Tarantino has chosen to cancel his latest movie after the script leaked out and gained him some unwanted attention at such an early stage in the new western. The director gave the script, which was apparently still in its early stages, to a small circle of actors who he felt he could trust. However, the script fell into the wrong hands and his longtime agent Mike Simpson began getting phone calls from agents looking to pitch their clients for roles in the embryonic film.

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Quentin Tarantino Shelves A Movie After The Script Was Leaked.

"I'm very, very depressed," Tarantino said, via Deadline. "I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn't mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it's gotten out today."

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The Pulp Fiction Cast That Never Was: Daniel Day-Lewis, Matt Dillon, Meg Ryan!


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Daniel Day-Lewis was sounded out to play lead character Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's classic 1994 crime-thriller Pulp Fiction, though Michael Madsen was eventually favored, who himself had to give way for John Travolta due to scheduling conflicts. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Tarantino revealed producer Harvey Weinstein had the opportunity to land Oscar winner Day-Lewis for the role, though Quentin was adamant Vega should be played by his Reservoir Dogs pal Madsen.

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Daniel Day-Lewis [L] Was Originally Sounded Out For The Role Of Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction, Of Course Played By John Travolta [R]

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Fallen From Grace: 2012's Ten Most Spectacular Celebrity Meltdowns


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Ahh… 2012... how fondly we will look back on it. The Olympics. The end of the Twilight Saga…um… loads of celebrities going utterly bonkers, losing the plot, mixing their drugs with their anxiety problems, mixing their drinks with their driving, finding God, denouncing their generous employers, driving over members of the public, telling lies, heading off to rehab… the bizarre behaviour of a huge number of celebrities has kept the therapists on speed dial and the gossip mags in overdrive this year.

We’ve selected the best / worst falls from grace this year, so you don’t have to trawl through the half-hearted meltdowns to get to the real grit of the trials of modern celebrity life.

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Into Eternity Review


Good
Subtitled "a film for the future", this artful, sober-minded documentary is assembled as a message to the next generations: "We have buried something to protect you. Don't go in here." As a film, it's extremely mannered. And truly sobering.

The salient question is what we're doing with our nuclear waste. Existing storage systems require a power supply that won't last nearly long enough. The world above ground is unstable: there have been two world wars in the last century, so a permanent solution needs to be found. Conditions in the rock won't change, so the answer is a massive underground cave in Finland that's the size of a city. Called Onkalo, which means "hiding place", it won't be completed until the 22nd century and it needs to last for 100,000 years.

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House Review


Weak
Creaking, banging, clunking. A quiet house is often restless with memories -- joy and happiness, anger and sadness ruminate in its rooms. When you're in a strange house, you can feel the past's presence. But what you don't expect is that house knows your past too, which is what freaks out Jack and Stephanie when they stumble upon the old farm abode in an adaptation of Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti's novel House.

Take your pick of horror clichés -- House is full of them. Jack and Stephanie's marriage is on the rocks after the death of their daughter and they're driving down a dirt country road. After a few wrong turns and some reckless driving, Jack has an accident and blows out the tires. Cue the rain and dropped cell phone signal as the couple make their way to a nearby house. Once they enter, they meet similar ill-fated guests Leslie and Randy, and the devil-worshiping family who lives there.

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Thelma & Louise Review


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Thelma & Louise is a landmark film, one that defines the cinematic terrain for female empowerment and one that effortlessly blends powerful ideas about gender with an endlessly engaging story. The film weaves a story about women in distress, who come from depressed backgrounds and seedy locales, which is not entirely different from any prototypical Lifetime Movie of the Week. The genius of Ridley Scott's direction and Callie Khouri's groundbreaking screenplay is that they allow the film to flirt with standard archetypal conventions, all the while upending conventional notions of women -- particularly women in the sort of situation Thelma and Louise find themselves in.

The movie jumps headfirst into the action without any necessary build-up or labored background. We meet Louise, a headstrong waitress, and her younger, flighty friend Thelma (Geena Davis) as they finalize plans for their road trip. Nothing more or less complicated than that. Where they are going is fairly vague; why they are going is more telling: their explicit purpose in taking a trip is to escape from the men in their lives. Jimmy (Michael Madsen), Louise's longtime casual partner, is a gruff mechanic who loves Louise, but doesn't know how to show it. Darryl (Christopher McDonald), Thelma's husband, is a plain loser, a carpet salesman with a cheesy mustache, bouffant-fro, and a lack of respect for his wife.

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Michael Madsen

Date of birth

25th September, 1958

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.88