|William H. Macy|
Macy at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||William Hall Macy, Jr.
(1950-03-13) March 13, 1950
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California
|Other names||W.H. Macy|
|Education||Allegany High School|
|Alma mater||Goddard College|
|Occupation||Actor, theater director, writer, teacher|
|Spouse(s)||Felicity Huffman (m. 1997)|
We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There’s a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn’t a casual thing. It’s a huge thing.
Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror.
Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive. It doesn’t do anything.
I think I’ve been in situations where they looked at me and just see some rich white guy – they don’t see me at all.
I got an agent. He said, what do you wanna do, and I said, I want an Oscar nomination. That’s your job, that’s what I’m paying you for. And I got it.
I’m not against watching myself, but I miss a lot of it. I’ve got two little kids who we don’t let watch TV.
I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies.
Everyone hooks up with George Clooney. He’s a genuinely cool guy. He’s using his powers for good.
When Fargo came out, I hired a publicist for the first time in my life. I thought, if ever I was going to make it, that was then.
Oh yeah, that’s the Holy Grail, Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp, he’s the real deal, isn’t he? He doesn’t get the girl, and he doesn’t care.
The only people who do plays in LA are people who can’t get jobs in TV shows.
There are some older women out there who are just knockouts, real beauties, and they’re not getting the roles they should.
I’m really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that’s the Emmy that meant the most – the writing.
When I was in New York, I was making a living. We had a summer house and a car that I could put in a garage. That’s something for a stage actor.
I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite.
If I like the story and it’s well written, and it’s a character I want to play and they’ll pay me, then I decide to do it.
The Spirit Awards are great too, they’ll say anything because they’re not televised. Another great drinking night.
Yeah, I made it. It sneaks up on you. You’re some schmuck and you wake up one day and you go, Good God, I’m the cheese.
I was a dog in a past life. Really. I’ll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him.
A favorite cast? Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and my wife.
We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.
I’m a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience’s collusion.