Actor Michael Madsen Charged With Child Cruelty He was fighting with teen son, say cops By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Mar 12, 2012 12:30 AM CDT 4 comments Comments Michael Madsen, 54, was arrested at his Malibu home and charged with child cruelty following a fight with his teenage son, said police. (AP Photo/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department) (Newser) – Thelma and Louise actor Michael Madsen has been busted following a fight with his teenage son and charged with child cruelty, according to officials. Madsen, 54, "appeared under the influence of alcohol," the sheriff's department said in a statement. He was arrested at his Malibu home by cops investigating a report about a family disturbance, reports Reuters. His bail was set at $100,000.