By THOMAS ADAMSON, Associated Press
PARIS (AP) — There's more than meets the eye with actor Michael Madsen, best known for playing cold-blooded killers in Quentin Tarantino films.
Speaking with The Associated Press at a ritzy Paris hotel, the silver screen baddie spoke of the "honor" of being chosen as the first president of the Champs-Elysees Film Festival — which celebrates French and American film.
In an interview, Madsen said he found it tough finishing "Reservoir Dogs" after becoming a father.
In an infamous scene he sliced off the ear of an actor, who adlibbed: "Don't kill me, I have kids." He says his response was "Oh my God! I can't do it."
Madsen also spoke out against children "wasting their time" surfing the Internet, and talked of his grief over the death of Dennis two years ago.
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