William H. Macy Quotes

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William H. Macy Quotes

Directors work 10 times harder than anyone else. Get paid a quarter.
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That red carpet has to be felt to be believed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated. Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.

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When I watch a film I get swept away. I don't really watch the camera.

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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.

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The only people who do plays in LA are people who can't get jobs in TV shows.

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The Spirit Awards are great too, they'll say anything because they're not televised. Another great drinking night.

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We must admit that it is quite common that people do have affairs with their leading ladies and men.

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I have a tendency to say yes to a script or no to a script. Not yes based on a rewrite.

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Shameless is a rough show, and it's not for everyone, but it's also beautiful.

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We always want to see people strive and see the human spirit triumph against adversity. That's what it's all about because that's what we're doing. We're trying to triumph in our lives.

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Before I made it big I worked as a dishwasher, washing dishes in this place called Dishwasher House where people could just come in and do whatever they wanted to the dishes and we had to clean them with our hands till they bled. A lot of struggling actors worked there-Downey Jr., Joaquin Phoenix, Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans-and we actually all kind of wish we still did.

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I've written a lot of scripts that someone else directed, and it's absolutely vital that, if I'm gonna act in it, then I have to take off the writer hat and let the director direct.

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You can skim those stage directions and go right to the dialogue. You can almost read the movie in the same amount of time it will take you to see the movie.

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I love metaphor the way some people love junk food.

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Writers love to write those idiotic, long stage directions, and some of them worse than others. They have nothing to do with the movie. They're just jerking around.

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Anyway, I try to be a good guy. I try to tell the truth, but I'm not religious.

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I don't watch rushes. My whole thing is to try to stay in the moment with the other actor, and to let it all hang. I'm not sure I'm right on that, though.

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I introduced myself to Scorsese and I said, "If you need someone to do craft services, I'm there."

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Perhaps there is such a thing as obscene sex, but I know that violence is always obscene. So I don't get it, that you can disembowel a woman but you can't see her tits. Who made that up? That's sick!

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I'm not much of a preparer. I think sometimes as an actor you need to go out and learn some skills, but in terms of preparation for understanding the character, it's all on the page, and if it's not on the page, you're in trouble.

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