William H. Macy
actor
William H. Macy
William Hall Macy, Jr. is an American actor and writer. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo. He is also a teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. Macy has described himself as "sort of a Middle American, WASPy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman".
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Hear 11 Celebrities Take A Stand On Politics At The SAG Awards
Huffington Post - 25 days
1. David Harbour (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, “Stranger Things”) 2. Mahershala Ali (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, “Moonlight”) 3. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Veep”) 4. Bryan Cranston (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, “All The Way”) 5. Common and Sophia Bush (Presenters for Male Actor in a Drama Series) 6. Lily Tomlin (Lifetime Achievement Award) 7. William H. Macy (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, “Shameless”) 8. Taylor Schilling (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”) 9. Ashton Kutcher (Presenter for Female Actor in a Comedy Series) 10. Sarah Paulson (Outstanding Performance by a F ...
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - 27 days
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Emmy Rossum has been offered parity with 'Shameless' co-star William H. Macy - but she wants more
Fox News - 3 months
The future of Showtime’s long-running series “Shameless” is being held up, due to ongoing negotiations with star Emmy Rossum.
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William H. Macy And Stephen Colbert Call A Family Meeting For America
Huffington Post - 3 months
Actor William H. Macy had a heart-to-heart with the nation on Friday. The “Shameless” star joined “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert for a “family meeting” with America, in which the two dads talked about pretty much everything from porn, puberty, taking drugs, Thanksgiving fireworks, where babies come from and drinking alcohol. Their most crucial piece of advice came toward the end of the skit, however, alongside a thinly veiled dig at President-elect Donald Trump. Check out the full skit above and watch Colbert’s later interview with Macy below. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=583007a3e4b058ce7aab5387,582eb832e4b058ce7aaa7f50,58296e98e4b0c4b63b0d4443,582ff7f0e4b030997bbfa134 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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William H. Macy On The 'Grotesque' Season 7 Premiere Of 'Shameless'
Huffington Post - 5 months
There’s rarely a dull moment when it comes to the dysfunctional Gallagher family on Showtime’s “Shameless.” The dramedy, which finds William H. Macy in the lead role as Frank Gallagher, returns with its seventh season on Sunday. And if the way Season 6 left off is any indication, fans can expect a bit of a bumpy ride in upcoming episodes.  “At the end of last season, they tossed me off the bridge because they were pissed off about something,” Macy told The Huffington Post at Showtime’s Emmys Eve party this month. “Apparently, I floated all the way up to Lake Michigan when they pulled me up, and I was in a coma for a good long time. And I think they are going to start this season with an underwater ballet. I’m not kidding! I’ve seen a little bit of it and it’s pretty stunning. It’s funny and beautiful. It’s grotesque, that’s what it is … It’s beautiful and ugly at the same time.”   “Shameless,” which takes place in Chicago and co-stars Steve Howey, Emma Kenney and Emmy Rossum, ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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William H. Macy Is The Underrated Comedian Of 2016
Huffington Post - 7 months
While talking to William H. Macy about his recently received third Emmy nomination for the role of Frank Gallagher on the show “Shameless,” I was surprised that I couldn’t stop laughing. Honestly, I often laugh along during interviews to illicit better responses, as many reporters do, but this wasn’t that. It was real. In our conversation, Macy was often self-deprecating ― discussing the ways he’s messed up on the “Shameless” set and how he thinks “it’s important as an actor [to] support Jeffrey Tambor as he collects the Emmy.” (Macy is up against Tambor of “Transparent” for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.) The actor also made fun of his age relative to the cast, speaking of his bewildered surprise when his co-stars invited him to a late-night party. “I’ve been asleep for two hours at 10 o’clock. They’re starting at 10 o’clock?!” Story after story would end with surprising punch lines. At one point, Macy went on at length about filming “Shameless” during the polar vo ...
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DVDs: Last Minute Boxed Sets and Gift Guide
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Don't panic. You still have time to get some great gifts. Sure it seems like streaming video means every movie and TV show ever made is available on demand. But it's not true (yet). And figuring out where and when some beloved favorite is actually available and forking over the monthly fee so you can access it is becoming as expensive as that cable package. Besides, people love celebrating the entertainment they really love and nothing says "I'm a fan!" like a physical copy on your media shelf or an elaborate boxed set. Many big box stores have those very boxed sets piled up on display (or you can still overnight a copy if you're really desperate). So here are some of the best boxed sets and recent titles you can grab for that "one final gift" idea or stocking stuffer. Of course, you'll need some room on that credit card you've been using nonstop since Thanksgiving. Now you can panic! DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS SPECIALS GIFTSET ($57.98 BluRay; BBC Home Entertainment) Every Doctor W ...
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2016 SAG Award Nominations Are Full Of Surprises, Including 'Trumbo' And 'Beasts Of No Nation'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
It's a big week for awards season: On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled the nominees for its annual awards, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is set to announce the Golden Globes shortlist the following morning. In a year with few clear front-runners, these awards will crystallize the Oscar derby that began in earnest around Labor Day and has grown increasingly murky ever since.  Or so one would think. Instead, the SAG Awards threw us even more curveballs. Purported pacesetter "Spotlight" received less attention than expected, with Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo left out of the supporting-actor field. "The Martian," "Joy" and "The Hateful Eight" came up empty-handed, and "Mad Max: Fury Road" only managed a stunt-ensemble nomination. Helen Mirren made off with two surprise nods, Sarah Silverman's dramatic indie "I Smile Back" scored Best Actress over the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Lily Tomlin, and "Straight Outta Compton" edged out hefty compe ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William H. Macy
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 64
    Macy also plays the ukulele and is an avid woodturner; he has appeared on the cover of the specialist magazine Fine Woodworking and was featured in an article in the April 2015 issue of American Woodturner (publication of American Association of Woodturners).
    More Details Hide Details He is a national ambassador for the United Cerebral Palsy Association. Since shooting the film Wild Hogs, Macy has picked up a strong interest in riding motorcycles.
    In 2015, he had a small role as Grandpa in the drama film Room, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    More Details Hide Details Macy and actress Felicity Huffman have been married since September 6, 1997; they have two daughters, Sophia Grace (born August 1, 2000) and Georgia Grace (born March 14, 2002). Macy and Huffman appeared at a rally for John Kerry in 2004.
  • 2012
    Age 61
    In the 2012 film The Sessions, Macy played a priest who helps a man with a severe disability find personal fulfillment through a sex surrogate.
    More Details Hide Details He made his directorial debut with the independent drama Rudderless, and stars Billy Crudup, Felicity Huffman, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne. He is currently directing The Layover, a road trip sex comedy starring Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton in which Macy will also appear.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 59
    In summer 2010, Macy joined the Showtime pilot Shameless as the protagonist Frank Gallagher.
    More Details Hide Details The project ultimately went to series, its first season on premiered January 9, 2011. Macy has received high critical acclaim for his performance, eventually getting an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014. Showtime has now aired Shameless for six seasons, with the seventh season set to premiere in October 2016.
    Dirty Girl, which starred Macy along with Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen and Tim McGraw, premiered September 12, 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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  • 2008
    Age 57
    Piven suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of the play in December 2008 after he experienced health problems; Norbert Leo Butz covered the role from December 23, 2008, until Macy took over the part.
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    On June 23, 2008, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman, would each receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the upcoming year.
    More Details Hide Details On January 13, 2009, Macy replaced Jeremy Piven in David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow on Broadway.
  • 2007
    Age 56
    In 2007, Macy starred in Wild Hogs, a film about middle-aged men reliving their youthful days by taking to the open road on their Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Cincinnati to the Pacific Coast.
    More Details Hide Details Despite being critically panned with a 14% "rotten" rating from Rotten Tomatoes, it was a financial success, grossing over $168 million. In 2009, Macy completed filming on The Maiden Heist, a comedy that co-starred Morgan Freeman and Christopher Walken.
  • 2003
    Age 52
    In a November 2003 interview with USA Today, Macy stated that he wanted to star in a big-budget action movie "for the money, for the security of a franchise like that.
    More Details Hide Details And I love big action-adventure movies. They're way cool." He serves as director-in-residence at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York, where he teaches a technique called Practical Aesthetics. A book describing the technique, A Practical Handbook for the Actor (ISBN 0-394-74412-8), is dedicated to Macy and Mamet.
    Macy has also had a number of roles on television, including a guest appearance on The Unit, as the President of the United States. In 2003, he won a Peabody Award and two Emmy Awards, one for starring in the lead role, and one as co-writer, of the made-for-TNT film Door to Door.
    More Details Hide Details Door to Door is a drama based on the true story of Bill Porter, a door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, born with cerebral palsy. His work on ER and Sports Night has also been recognized with Emmy nominations.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 29
    Macy spent time in Los Angeles, before moving to New York City in 1980, where he had roles in over 50 Off Broadway and Broadway plays.
    More Details Hide Details One of his early on-screen roles was as a turtle named Socrates in the direct-to-video film The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984), under the name W. H. Macy (so as not to be confused with the actor Bill Macy). He also had a minor role as a hospital orderly on the sitcom Kate & Allie in the fourth season episode "General Hospital" (also as W. H. Macy). He has appeared in numerous films that Mamet wrote and/or directed, such as House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, Oleanna (reprising the role he originated in the play of the same name), Wag the Dog, State and Main and Spartan. Macy may be best known for his lead role in Fargo, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. The role helped boost his career and recognizability, though at the expense of nearly confining him to a narrow typecast of a worried man down on his luck. Other Macy roles of the 1990s and 2000s included Benny & Joon, Above Suspicion, Mr. Holland's Opus, Ghosts of Mississippi, Air Force One, Boogie Nights, Pleasantville, Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Happy, Texas, Mystery Men, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III, Focus, Panic, Welcome to Collinwood, Seabiscuit, The Cooler and Sahara.
  • 1971
    Age 20
    After graduating from Goddard in 1971, Macy moved to Chicago, Illinois, working as a bartender to pay the rent.
    More Details Hide Details Within a year, he and David Mamet, among others, founded St. Nicholas Theater Company, where Macy originated roles in a number of Mamet's plays, such as American Buffalo and The Water Engine. While in Chicago in his twenties, he did a TV commercial. He was required to join AFTRA in order to do the commercial, and received his SAG card within a year, which for an elated Macy represented an important moment in his career.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 17
    Macy graduated from Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details Afterwards, he studied veterinary medicine at Bethany College in West Virginia. By his own admission a "wretched student," he transferred to Goddard College and became involved in theatre, where he performed in ensemble productions of The Three Penny Opera, A Midsummer Night's Dream and a wide variety of contemporary and improvisational pieces. At Goddard, he first met playwright David Mamet.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on March 13, 1950.
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