Since earning an Oscar nomination and an Independent
Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as a conniving
car dealer in Fargo, it's been hard for audiences to ignore
the versatile talents of WILLIAM H. MACY (The Shoveler).
Most recently Macy has been named Best Supporting Actor of the
Year by ShoWest for his 1998 body of work. Macy is not only getting
the recognition he deserves, but the roles as well.
In 1999, he continues to take on satisfying roles. Recently, Macy
wrapped production on the Paul Thomas Anderson feature Magnolia,
as well as the independent feature Panic, a dark comedy
directed by Henry Bromell, in which Macy stars as a reluctant
hitman. He also stars opposite his wife Felicity Huffman in Travesty,
a TNT television film written by Macy and his partner Steven
Schachter, which Schachter directs.
Upcoming for Macy is Happy Texas, in which he stars opposite
Steve Zahn and Jeremy Northam and which received incredible buzz
at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Happy Texas is scheduled
for release in October.
Macy's recent film credits include Pleasantville, Psycho, A
Civil Action, Boogie Nights, Wag The Dog, Air Force One, Ghosts
of Mississippi, Mr. Holland's Opus, The Client, Roommates, Shadows
and Fog, Twenty Bucks, Murder in the First, Searching for Bobby
Fisher, Radio Days and Down Periscope. Along with his
Oscar nomination for Fargo, he garnered nominations for
Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (American Comedy
Awards), Best Actor (Chicago Film Critics), Best Supporting Actor
(Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics) and Best Actor in a Drama (International
In the realm of television. Macy has been no less prolific. He
received an Emmy nomination as Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
for his recurring role as Dr. David Morgenstern in ER.
His episodic credits include L.A law, Bakersfield,P.D., Civil
Wars, as well as the pilot for several episodes of Law
and Order. His movie of the week credits include A Murderous
Affair, Heart of Justice, Standoff At Marion, Andersonville and
the miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan and The Awakening
Land. In addition to the politically charged The Writing
on the Wall, Macy also appeared in two Mamet vehicles, The
Water Engine and Showtime's Texan.
With writing partner Steven Schacter, Macy has also written
several television scripts, including an episode of thirtysomething,
the HBO movie Above Suspicion and the USA Network
movie The Con, starring Macy and Rebecca DeMornay.
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