As we count down to the 2014 Emmy Awards, Zap2it is taking a closer look at each of the lead acting nominees for comedy and drama — and judging them not by their best work, but by some of the more dubious credits on their IMDB pages. So we ask you: Based on what you’re about to see, would you give this person an Emmy?
William H. Macy is no stranger to the Emmys. He’s been nominated for a total of nine over his career, though the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards mark the first time he’s being recognized for Showtime’s “Shameless.”
With so many nominations, and one win for “Door to Door” in 2004, there no doubting Macy has acting chops that many can’t rival. He puts everything he has into his roles, thought that might not have always been the case. If you go back to his first movie credit, 1980’s “Foolin’ Around,” it’s easy to see Macy’s best days were ahead of him.
“Foolin’ Around” stars Gary Busey as a college student who is conned by Macy’s Bronski into buying horribly out-of-date text books. When Busey comes around for a refund, Macy sets him straight with a simple “A deal is a deal, cowboy.” What happens next … Well, you’ll just have to watch to find out.
What do you think of “Foolin’ Around”?