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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 Press Academy).

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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