William H. Macy has renewed love for film industry

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 October 2014
William H. Macy

William H. Macy

William H. Macy has confessed taking up directing so late in his movie career has given him a new love for the industry

William H. Macy has "fallen in love" with the film industry "all over again".

The 64-year-old actor recently made his directorial debut on upcoming comedy-drama 'Rudderless' and he's confessed he's glad he's making the change so late in life because it's renewed his love for movies.

He explained: "We all know directors who, having done the most brilliant work early in their career, eventually start to flag and get worse.

"They lose touch with the world and work in a vacuum. But because I'm starting in my 60s, I'm approaching it with a humility I wouldn't otherwise have had.

"On the one hand, I'm scared half to death, which means that I listen to people. And on the other, it's as though I've fallen in love with the business all over again."

The 'Wild Hogs' star added: "So I'm scared and horny. I'm like a 14-year-old boy."

Macy also revealed the reason behind his decision to take a step back from acting.

He told The Guardian newspaper: "My career is what is it, but I felt that I'd exhausted the fun in acting. I still get a good role every once in a while, but a lot of it is yeoman work.

"I'm usually being called on to play somebody's uncle, or the elderly senator. And that's fine, it's money. But it's not that scintillating any more."

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