OscarĀ® nominee and Emmy and SAG Award winner WILLIAM H. MACY is one of the most
distinguished talents of his generation.
Last year, Macy received outstanding critical acclaim for his role as Bill Porter in TNT's "Door to
Door," opposite Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Kathy Baker and Felicity Huffman. The movie,
which Macy also co-wrote, tells the true story of Porter, an award-winning door-to-door salesman
with cerebral palsy. The movie aired to unprecedented ratings for a TNT original movie premiere
and received a SAG Award, Peabody Award, an AFI Award, a Critic's Choice Award, a Golden
Satellite Award, a Writer's Guild nomination, an American Cinema Editors nomination and a
Golden Globe nomination. The movie was nominated for 12 Emmys and won 6 including
Outstanding Made for Television Movie as well as winning Macy the Outstanding Lead Actor in a
Television Movie statue and Outstanding Writing for a Television Movie with Steven
Macy will soon be seen in TNT's "The Wool Cap." Macy rejoined writing partner Schachter for this
new take on the 1962 comedy Gigot, which originally starred Jackie Gleason and was directed by
Gene Kelly. Schachter will direct once again. The film follows the heartwarming story of the
janitor Gigot who befriends the little daughter of a prostitute. Don Rickles, Catherine O'Hara, and
KeKe Palmer also star. This Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentation will premiere on TNT on
November 21st, 2004.
Schachter and Macy are also teaming up on a project for Showtime. Tentatively titled "The
Accountant and the Stripper" the movie is based on the true story of a Florida accountant
appointed by a judge to run a string of local strip clubs. Macy will play the certified public
accountant Lew Berman, Macy and Schachter will write the script and Schachter will direct.
This Spring, Macy was seen in the Showtime Original Picture "Stealing Sinatra," which depicts the
1963 botched kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr. Directed by Ron Underwood, Macy stars as John
Irwin, one of three kidnappers who abducted Frank Sinatra, Jr. from his hotel at gunpoint just
before a show in Lake Tahoe. Macy received an Emmy nomination in the category of
"Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie" for his performance.
Macy recently returned from Spain and Morocco filming Sahara for Paramount Pictures. Based on
the Clive Cussler bestseller, this modern marine-based action adventure is the story of explorer
Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey), searching for Confederate gold in Africa, where he meets
WHO doctor Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz) and learns about a mystery disease that is killing Africans
in vast numbers. Macy plays Admiral Sandecker, Pitt's boss at NUMA (the National Underwater
Macy recently received critical acclaim for his role in the romantic drama The Cooler, opposite
Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Shawn Hatosy and Ron Livingston. He was also seen
stealing scenes in the critically-acclaimed Universal Pictures feature, Seabiscuit, the American epic
of triumph and perseverance set during the Great Depression, based on the best-selling book that
was one of the most popular and widely read non-fiction books of recent years. Macy, who costars
with Tobey Maguire, Chris Cooper and Jeff Bridges, was nominated for a Golden Globe for
his role as Tick Tock McLaughlin and the movie was nominated for Best Picture.
Macy is best known for his portrayal of Jerry Lundergaard in Fargo, for which he received an
Oscar Nomination and won an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actor. He also
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).
Macy's distinguished film cr
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