William H. Macy
Born: March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida, USA
Married to: Felicity Huffman (6 September 1997 – present) (2 children)
[on making Boogie Nights (1997)] One of my first days was the scene in which Dirk Diggler wins the Golden Phallus Award. In the audience were 100 extras who had been told to wear their finest 1970s clothes. All they knew was that this was a Burt Reynolds film. They’re sitting there, and the director says, “All right, let’s give it a shot. When she announces the winner, you all applaud.” Melora Walters walks up to the microphone, opens the envelope and, with that fabulous little voice of hers, says, “And the winner is–and I can’t wait to get his big cock in my mouth and my ass and my pussy–Dirk Diggler!” There was a stunned silence, and literally half the extras walked out, got in their cars and drove home. We were shut down for a while until they could get another set of extras. The next time, the director described the scene and told them what they were in for.
When I lived in New York, I supported myself by doing commercials. Mostly I auditioned. Once in a blue moon, I would actually book one.
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