I got peanuts for Reservoir Dogs reveals Madsen, as he dines in Dublin's Chapter One
LET'S hope Al Pacino paid the bill in Michelin starred restaurant Chapter One last night, as Michael Madsen earlier revealed he earned only union rates for his role in Reservoir Dogs.
IT grossed $2.8 m at the box office but Michael Madsen revealed last night that the cult movie hit Reservoir Dogs earned him only union rates for his role as Mister Blonde in the hit movie.
"If I had even had 5pc of that film, I could have retired on the spot, and still put my five sons through college.
"But we all did it for Screen Actors Guild rates of $1,500 a week," Mr Madsen told the Irish Independent. The star revealed he had such little faith in 'Reservoir Dogs', he didn't even go and see it when it was released. "I was a very young naive man at the time, working on what I thought was a small budget film but I got a whole career out of it."
The 54-year-old was in Dublin for a special screening of 'Reservoir Dogs' in CHQ last night as part of the Jameson Cult Film Club.
Following the screening he had dinner at Chapter One, on Dublin’s Parnell Square with Al Pacino and his partner Lucia. The stars were in town for the premier of Salome the night before in the Savoy. The Michelin starred restaurant is a celebrity favourite with tables booked out weeks in advance. Chef Ross Lewis supervised the creation and cooking of the menu at the State Banquet for Queen Elizabeth at Dublin Castle last year.
The group arrived in a fleet of taxis and happily posed for photos and gave autographs to passers by as they left the restaurant.
Madsen credits co-star Harvey Keitel, who did receive a fee for helping producers secure funding, for persuading him to join the cast.
But he hasn't looked back since, with more Tarantino directed roles in 'Kill Bill:Vol 1' and 'Kill Bill Vol 2', and films including 'Donnie Brasco' and 'Mulholland Falls'.
The CHQ was transformed into the warehouse from Reservoir Dogs, for the special screening of the movie in front of 500 film fans.