William H. Macy
William H. Macy is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. With over four decades in the business, Macy has built a reputation as one of the most versatile and respected actors of his generation. He first gained widespread recognition for his role in the 1996 film “Fargo,” where he played Jerry Lundegaard, a car salesman who hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. His performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and marked a turning point in his career. He went on to deliver memorable performances in films such as “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” and “The Cooler,” for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
One of the milestones in Macy’s career is his work on the hit television series “Shameless,” which premiered in 2011 and ran for eleven seasons. Macy played Frank Gallagher, the alcoholic patriarch of a dysfunctional family, and earned critical acclaim for his performance. The series was a commercial success and helped to solidify Macy’s place as one of the most respected actors working in television.
Throughout his career, Macy has collaborated with a number of notable actors and directors, including Paul Thomas Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Julianne Moore, and Steve Buscemi. He has also worked with David Mamet on several occasions, including in the films “House of Games” and “State and Main.”