The Oscar-nominated actor for Fargo turns 73 today. Here are the streaming movies where he offers the best of his repertoire.
At the turn of the millennium, when one thought of the concept of character actor applied to American cinema, the face that first came to mind was undoubtedly that of William H. Macy. An actor capable of representing the dark side of the common man as few others have been able to do in modern times. His celebrity has definitely reached on the small screen thanks to the series Shameless where he plays the hideous family head Frank Gallagher. On the big screen, however, he has worked with many authors of undoubted value, as confirmed by the five film in streaming selected to celebrate his skill on his seventy-third birthday. Enjoy the reading.
Five streaming movies starring William H. Macy
- Sex and power
- Thank You for Smoking
The film of definitive confirmation comes thanks to Joel ed Ethan Coen, who use him to perfection in the role of the nobody who organizes the kidnapping of his wife to get out of economic troubles. Macy responds with capital proof that he deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Fargo it is a geometric and autumnal film, led by a great one Frances McDormand and with Steve Buscemi e Peter Stormare as great supporting actors. Film about human folly and the randomness of evil. Oscar for best actress and original screenplay. She deserved more. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video.
Sex and Power (1997)
Quick but absolutely insightful appearance in one of the most “political” and poisonous films of the decade, a satire on media power and what they manage to make us drink thanks to fake news. Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman e Anne Heche directed by a Barry Levinson in great shape they make of Sex and power a film slap, witty and corrosive. Oscar nomination for Hoffman and screenplay. To be reviewed because it is an idea that could very well be told in our day. Unfortunately…Available on CHILI, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video.
To Macy the honor of acting alongside another great actress of the period which she was Joan Allen. The very young Reese Witherspoon e Tobey Maguire they are the two brothers who are catapulted into an ideal, postcard, black and white town. A Gary Ross in great dust ago of Pleasantville the fantastic family film that charms a generation, generous and warm. With reflections on life completely unpredictable. Beautiful. And Macy shines next to Allen. From applause. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video.
One of the most important and innovative films of the decade, a labyrinth of stories that tell adrift human beings, complex interpersonal relationships, pains that never subsided, all within a sensational staging. Magnolia it is the masterpiece of the former Paul Thomas Andersonpunctuated by the songs of Aimee Mann and also perfectly interpreted by Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Riley, Philip Baker Hall, Jason Robards Jr. and a titanic Tom Cruise. Golden Bear in Berlin and three Oscar nominations including one for the original screenplay and Cruise as a supporting actor. Truly epochal film. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, NOW.
Thank You for Smoking (2006)
Another small but luxurious part in the directorial debut of Jason Reitman. Thank You for Smoking is another little jewel of satirical and committed social comedy, with a Aaron Eckhart masterful and a cup of aces up his sleeve such as Mary Bello and the trust J.K. Simmons. You laugh through clenched teeth, you get passionate about the grotesque debate, you side with the “enemy” who wants to sell you tobacco at any cost. Sulfurous and persuasive film. A cult movie in a nutshell. Available on CHILI, Google Play, NOW.