BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27: Harvey Keitel attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Michael Madsen Joined Reservoir Dogs Just To Hang Out With Harvey Keitel
"Reservoir Dogs" was Quentin Tarantino's arrival on the scene as an independent filmmaker, and it immediately proved that he was a director to watch. However, securing a stellar cast of actors like Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, and the legendary Harvey Keitel was a process of its own.
Luckily for Tarantino, Keitel was on board from the moment he read the script, and even volunteered to produce the movie to help it get off the ground. Michael Madsen, who would go on to play the brutal Mr. Blonde, on the other hand, wanted to do the film just to pal around with Keitel.
“I found out he was playing Mr. White, that was the attraction, besides it being one of the best scripts I had ever read in my life up to that point," Madsen confessed. Madsen and Keitel had already worked on “Thelma & Louise” together — which marked the beginning of their friendship.