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Parallel Turns

Is that Sizemore or Madsen?

Now that you've seen how terrific he is as Sergeant Horvath in Saving Private Ryan, you may want to rent some other movies featuring that hot character actor Michael Madsen. Except he's not in the Spielberg film — that's Tom Sizemore. Confused? Don't feel bad — everyone mixes up Madsen and Sizemore, since they've had virtually identical screen careers. Here's how to tell them apart, via video.

Michael Madsen

RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) Renegade jewelry thief who tortures a rookie cop

FREE WILLY (1993) Helps young kid free whale from captivity

THE GETAWAY (1994) Long-greasy-haired killer who terrorizes Alec Baldwin

WYATT EARP (1994) Virgil Earp, brother of good guy Wyatt, in big shoot-out

SPECIES (1995) Tracks mutant through underground tunnels

MULHOLLAND FALLS (1996) Hat-wearing cop in postwar Los Angeles

DONNIE BRASCO (1997) Sonny, a Mob leader, with the Depper as Donnie

Tom Sizemore

NATURAL BORN KILLERS (1994) Renegade cop who tortures kooky Juliette Lewis

HEART AND SOULS (1993) Helps free his own soul from captivity in Robert Downey Jr.'s body

STRANGE DAYS (1995) Long-greasy-haired killer who terrorizes the baldly amoral Juliette Lewis

WYATT EARP (1994) Bat Masterson, good guy who, with his brother, Ed, befriends Wyatt before big shoot-out

THE RELIC (1997) Tracks mutant through museum

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) Hat-wearing thug in postwar Los Angeles

WITNESS TO THE MOB (1998) John Gotti, Mob leader, a.k.a. the Dapper Don

Originally posted Sep 04, 1998 Published in issue #448 Sep 04, 1998 Order article reprints
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