Stephen Root is truly a national treasure. Few may know his name, but most have been touched by his work whether they realize it or not.
His is a all-around brilliant performer with an impressively wide array of talents.
An actor who’s long and ubiquitous career weaves effortlessly between comedic and dramatic performances. It might be easier to list the things he hasn’t been in than to begin to delineate his entire filmography. He is an iconic star of both television and movies who (no matter how small the role) always seems to steal the scene.
From playing the lovable and eccentric Milton in the cult classic comedy Office Space, to roles on True Blood, CSI, Veep and King of the Hill playing the voice of Bill.
To his portrayal of the eccentric billionaire Jimmy James in the ’90s television comedy Newsradio as well as his dramatic roles in such films as No Country For Old Men.
Truly Stephen Root is an actor who is equally adroit at getting laughs or delivering riveting and white-knuckle Oscar caliber performances.
When I was in high school I would actually sign up for junk mail. It didn’t matter what it was: newspapers, magazines, anything. I’d get at least three free newspapers every day that I would never read. I’d just collect them and store them in boxes. I loved getting junk mail. It made me feel…important.
And then a couple of years later I discovered aromatherapy and things got better for me.