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Michael Madsen arrested for child cruelty

Michael Madsen booking photograph
Image caption Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department released this photo of Madsen being booked

US actor Michael Madsen has been arrested for child cruelty after an alleged fight with his teenage son.

The 54-year-old, who is a regular star in Quentin Tarantino's films, was arrested after officers were called to his home in California on Friday.

Madsen "appeared under the influence of alcohol", Los Angeles County Sheriff's department said in a statement.

He was arrested "without incident" and bail was set at $100,000 (£63,735).

His release, early on Saturday morning, was filmed by US celebrity websiteTMZ.com.

In the video the actor said "everything's fine" and that the incident was "all a big misunderstanding".

Madsen is best known for his roles as Mr Blonde in Reservoir Dogs and as Susan Sarandon's tough boyfriend in Thelma And Louise.

Earlier this year, he appeared in the latest series of UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother.