September 18, 1999 |
Memo to James Brown, the undisputed Godfather of Soul: Relax. William H. Macy is not, repeat, not trying to steal the title of the hardest-working man in show business. To be sure, the evidence that suggests otherwise is pretty daunting. Macy, the actor who came close to walking away with 1996's "Fargo" with his Oscar-nominated role as a hapless Minnesota car salesman caught up in a murder scheme, seems like he's in almost every movie that comes out.
September 22, 2003 |
Actor William H. Macy and his co-writer and director, Steven Schachter, brought a hotel front-desk-style bell onto the stage Sunday night to accept the best screenplay award for the TNT movie "Door to Door." They had a point they wanted to make about a film that, despite initial rejection, had wound up as the biggest winner of the 2003 Emmy Awards -- six in all, including best TV movie, best actor, writing and directing.
December 28, 1996 |
Actor William H. Macy has an uncanny ability to disappear into his characters; it's something of a shock to scan his credits and learn that the ineptly murderous car salesman of "Fargo," the stern vice principal of "Mr. Holland's Opus," the chief of staff for "ER" and the volatile college professor in David Mamet's "Oleanna" were all brought to life by the same person. As estimable as his chameleonic talents may be, however, Macy is beginning to find it a little harder to blend into a crowd.
January 2, 2011 |
Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy, 60, takes on his first regular series role with "Shameless," Showtime's new dramedy also starring Emmy Rossum and Joan Cusack, which premieres Jan. 9. It's based on a British series created by executive producer Paul Abbott that he and John Wells adapted for American audiences. Your character, Frank Gallagher, is introduced with someone saying, "Who the hell is that?" A lot of people would consider him a pretty dreadful dad, but I get the sense that you love him. Am I right about that?
January 23, 2009 |
William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman make quite the starry couple, but as Bill tells it, they're just plain old Hollywood Hills folks, with two daughters (Sofia, 8, and Georgia, 6) and a dog named Tucker. "We love entertaining and having game nights at our house," Macy says. "Running Charades is the game of choice right now, and there's a group that plays that has gotten quite vicious over the years." Their careers keep them busy too.
June 15, 2011 |
On one of New York City's first truly spring-like days, William H. Macy is hunkered down over a Caesar salad lunch at Gabriel's restaurant, talking TV. Not coincidentally, his wife, Felicity Huffman, is being quizzed elsewhere in the same establishment alongside her "Desperate Wives" costar Doug Savant. All in a day's work for the Macy/Huffman duo, which recently became a two-TV-star family when Macy premiered on Showtime in January with "Shameless. " As Frank, the drunken and largely shiftless papa to a clutch of kids who survive largely by their own wits, Macy couldn't be happier … even if he has to figure out how to get his hair to stay in place.