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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Birthday, William H. Macy!

Today we're celebrating the 62nd birthday of Academy Award-nominated actor, William H. Macy. He got his acting start with a 1978 television mini-series called "The Awakening Land," but it wasn't until 1980's Somewhere in Time that he landed his first appearance in a feature film. Macy worked consistently throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, but it wasn't until 1996's Fargo that he truly started to hit his stride, gaining national prominence after earning his sole Oscar nomination for his role in the film. From there, Macy made appearances in high profile films like 1996's Ghosts of Mississippi, 1997's Air Force One, 1997's Boogie Nights, 1998's Pleasantville and the 1998 remake of the 1960 classic, Psycho. He has continued to work throughout the 2000s and has made appearances in films like Jurassic Park III, The Cooler and Seabiscuit. Most recently, audiences saw Macy in 2011's The Lincoln Lawyer, and they'll next be able to see his work in the 2013 films A Single Shot and Rudderless. And so, to celebrate his birthday, I've created a list of my five favorite of Macy's performances. I hope you enjoy the list! Once again, happy birthday, William!

5. Shoveler
Mystery Men (1999)


4. George Parker
Pleasantville (1998)


3. Little Bill
Boogie Nights (1997)


2. Ernie
Bart Got a Room (2008)


1. Jerry Lundegaard
Fargo (1996)

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