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William H. Macy –


About William H. Macy (1950 – )
William H. Macy was born on March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida. He is a character actor best known for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in the film FARGO, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He appears mostly in independent films. He is a self-described: "sort of a Middle American, Waspy, Lutheran kind of guy... Everyman".

In 1971, he graduated from Goddard College in Vermont. Macy then moved to Chicago, where he connected with David Mamet and Steven Schachter, cofounding the St. Nicholas Theater with them. William H. Macy was the first to play in Mamet plays such as American Buffalo and The Water Engine. In 1980, Macy moved to New York, where he was in over 50 Broadway and Off Broadway productions. William Macy began acting in films and television the same year, but not until his breakout role in the Coen Brothers drama Fargo did he come into the public eye.

In Fargo, William H. Macy plays the nervous, sneaky embezzler, Jerry Lundegaard, who is bleeding his father-in-law's car dealership dry. His desperate, bumbling fall deeper into crime, with the kidnapping of his own wife and then several murders, is sleuthed out by a vomiting, pregnant sheriff, played by Francis McDormand.

In the 1998 movie, Pleasantville, Macy plays the stereotypical 50's father of two kids who get sucked into the idyllic 1950's world inside their television set. In 1999, William H. Macy played in the ensemble production of Magnolia, a story of happiness and forgiveness in the lives of multiple characters woven together. He also starred in Jurassic Park III as the wealthy adventurer with an ulterior motive, Paul Kirby.

In addition to working on many film and television projects as an actor, William H. Macy is also a writer, ;director and producer of films and television movies. In 2003, he won two Emmys for his work as an in the mini-series Door to Door (2002) one for his acting and another for his screenwriting, along with old friend Steven Schachter. William H. Macy was nominated 5 more times for an Emmy for his work as an actor and once for his work as a producer.

William H. Macy's notable movie credits include...

blood father (2016)
room (2015)
stealing cars (2015)
Dial a prayer (2015)
Walter (2015)
Cake (2014)
Two-Bit Waltz (2014)
Rudderless (2014)
Trust Me (2013)
A Single Shot (2013)
The Sessions (2012)
The Surrogate (2012)
Shameless (2011)
Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011)
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Dirty Girl (2010)
Marmaduke (2010)
Shorts (2009)
The Maiden Heist (2009)
Bart Got A Room (2008)
The Deal (2008)
He Was A Quiet Man (2007)
Wild Hogs (2007)
Everyone's Hero (2006)
Inland Empire (2006)
Bobby (2006)
doogal (2006)
thank you for smoking (2005)
edmond (2005)
sahara (2005)
cellular (2004)
seabiscuit (2003)
jurassic park iii (2001)
a civil action (1998)
boogie nights (1997)
murder in the first (1995)
mr. holland's opus (1995)
in the line of duty (1992)
Without A Trace (1983)


William H. Macy in Boogie Nights.



Macy in Bobby (2006).




William H. Macy in Jurassic Park 3 (2001).




William H. Macy in Wag The Dog (1997).



William H. Macy in Sahara (2005).



William H. Macy in Pleasantville (1998).


William H. Macy in Seabiscuit (2003).


Macy in Air Force One (1997).



William H. Macy in Fargo.