Michael Madsen Stars In ‘The Hateful Eight,’ New Movie Posters Reveal Character Lineup

Collider rolled out its latest poster for Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, The Hateful Eight. The new poster features Michael Madsen in the character of the cowpuncher, Joe Gage. Posters of six of the eight major characters have been previously released, including Jennifer Jason Leigh (Daisy Domergue), Bruce Dern (General Sandy Smithers), Tim Roth (Oswald Mobray), Kurt Russell (John Roth), Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), and Bob (Demian Bachir). The final poster in the collection, featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, is set to be released at a later date. The Hateful Eight debuts on Christmas Day and is directed by Quentin Tarantino. A movie trailer was released in August.

As reported in Movieweb, The Hateful Eight takes place several years after the Civil War. John Roth is a bounty hunter called the Hangman, who is taking his prisoner, Daisy Domergue, to Red Rock for trial. He is joined by Major Marquis Warren, a former Union soldier and now a bounty hunter, and Walter Goggins, who claims to be the town’s new sheriff. Unable to beat a storm that’s coming in, they stop at a stagecoach stopover, where they are greeted by the other four. With a deadly storm coming in, they might not make it out alive, and not everyone is who he/she says they are. It includes an star-studded cast featuring Channing Tatum of Magic Mike and James Remar of Dexter.

According to his listing in IMDb, Michael Madsen began his movie career in 1982 when he starred in the movie Against All Hope as Cecil Moe. During the 1980s, he guest starred in several popular television shows, including Miami Vice, St. Elsewhere, and Cagney & Lacey. His first major movie role was Thelma and Louise starring Gena Davis and Susan Sarandon. The next year he starred in Reservior Dogs.

During his career, Madsen has made over 170 movies, including Species, Mulholland Falls, Donny Brasco, and Die Another Day. Michael Madsen returned to television in 1998 when he starred in the show Vengeance Unlimited. Madsen’s most famous role in a western is from the movie Wyatt Earp starring Kevin Costner. Michael Madsen is most commonly known for his roles in the Kill Bill movies as the assassin Bud. In 2010, Madsen was a guest star in the television show 24 as Jim Ricker.

Michael Madsen, born on September 25, 1958, is an actor, writer, and producer. His trademark in most of his movies is his Ray-Ban sunglasses. He credits movies starring Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum as the reason he became an actor, because those were movies he responded to.

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