Emile Hirsch is celebrating his 33rd today. He began working in television as a child and teen in the late 1990s, making guest appearances on series like 3rd Rock from the Sun and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. He had a prominent role in the 2001 Showtime TV movie Wild Iris, and then starred in his feature film debut a year later, in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys. He starred in the teen rom-com The Girl Next Door and in the crime drama Alpha Dog (he is the third headliner in four days from the cast of the latter film, after Olivia Wilde and Anton Yelchin), and then starred as Chris McCandless in the 2007 adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild.
William H. Macy is celebrating his 67th birthday today. Currently starring on Showtime’s Shameless, Macy began acting in college, and then went on to found Chicago’s St. Nicholas Theatre Company along with David Mamet and a couple of other colleagues. He did a lot of off-Broadway work in the 1980s and made his Broadway debut in 1988. He also began appearing in film and on television. He had roles in several of Mamet’s films, beginning with House of Games. But his first really big film role was as an overmatched-by-life businessman in the Coen Brothers’ Fargo: