Monday, March 13, 2017

5 Off My Head - Wild Man Bill

Today we're wishing the great William H. Macy a happy 67th birthday by picking our favorite five performances of his off the top of our head. I feel kind of bad that all of these roles are so old (none of them pass the Y2K mark) - I wish I watched Shameless so I could judge how he's been on that, but I do not. Oh well - these are all stone-cold classics (well maybe not the last one, according to some, but I love 'em all) and he's got a career any actor would kill for, and I've no doubt he'll continue being great for many years to come. (And he should totally show up on a season of Fargo, dontcha think?)

Jerry, Fargo
"But seeing as it's special circumstances and all, 
he says I can knock a hundred dollars off that Trucoat. "

Little Bill, Boogie Nights
"My fucking wife has an ass in her cock 
over in the driveway, alright?"

Quiz Kid Donnie Smith, Magnolia
"And the book says, 'We may be through 
with the past... but the past is not through with us.'"

George, Pleasantville
"People change?"

Arbogast, Psycho
"We're always quickest to doubt people 
who have a reputation for being honest. "


So what's your favorite?


joel65913 said...

A very fine actor. I've watched Shameless on occasion and he offers his usual observant work but I've never been able to get into the show.

Top 5:

Door to Door
The Cooler
Boogie Nights

Pierce said...

He did a season at the Guthrie in the late 70s and played Rosencrantz in Hamlet and Fred in A Christmas Carol. Very nice guy!

padric said...

Fargo's my favorite, but I also quite like him in Happy, Texas.