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William H. Macy

Macy at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Born William Hall Macy, Jr.
(1950-03-13) March 13, 1950 (age 66)
Miami, Florida, U.S.[1][2]
Residence Los Angeles, California
Vermont[3]
Other names W.H. Macy
Education Allegany High School
Alma mater Goddard College
Occupation Actor, theater director, writer, teacher
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Felicity Huffman (m. 1997)
Children 2

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.
William H. Macy
Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.
Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror.
William H. Macy
Ninety percent of the preparation we do as actors is just jive. It doesn’t do anything.
William H. Macy
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.
William H. Macy
That red carpet has to be felt to be believed.
The bar raises as you go.
When I watch a film I get swept away. I don't really watch the camera.
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.
William H. Macy
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.
William H. Macy
I think theater is powerful. The best experiences I had in the theater are more powerful than the best experiences I had in movies.
William H. Macy
Everyone hooks up with George Clooney. He’s a genuinely cool guy. He’s using his powers for good.
William H. Macy
We all want to be 20 again and have that first sense of love.
It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence. I don't know.
Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else. Get paid a quarter.
I'm sure I have a process, but it mostly takes place in my dreams.
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.
William H. Macy
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.
William H. Macy
The only people who do plays in LA are people who can’t get jobs in TV shows.
William H. Macy
There are some older women out there who are just knockouts, real beauties, and they’re not getting the roles they should.
William H. Macy
I’m really proud of the writing on Door to Door, and I think that’s the Emmy that meant the most – the writing.
William H. Macy
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.
William H. Macy
I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite.
William H. Macy
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.
William H. Macy
The Spirit Awards are great too, they’ll say anything because they’re not televised. Another great drinking night.
William H. Macy
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.
William H. Macy
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.
William H. Macy
I do them all for the money, I really do.
 That red carpet has to be felt to be believed.
A favorite cast? Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and my wife.
William H. Macy
We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.
William H. Macy
I’m a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience’s collusion.
William H. Macy
I'll tell you this about the Oscars - they're real.