Ronald Joseph "Ron" Livingston is an American actor. His early roles in Office Space and the miniseries Band of Brothers have been noted as two of his best-known works...
It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn't end. There's other ways to make money, better jobs.
Life is not always like chess. Just because you have the king surrounded, don't think he is not capable of hurting you.
My sister Jennifer is an Emmy winning journalist and mother of three amazing girls. She brings an exceptional dedication to her job, her family, and her community, and has been a role model of mine for many, many years. I'm extremely proud of her.
If you play your cards right things are going to happen in the long run. In the short run, it is anybody's guess.
Management don't really have any problem at all with firing people. It's a powerful idea that, If I'm not happy, I'll quit. I'll try something else!
If I'm in something funny, I like to try and find some kind of serious line in it that people can relate to.
I say the one thing about luck is you can't really count on it.
There is technique to it-he is just standing there flexing his arm, and I am standing there making faces as if I am being choked. You keep your head in a certain angle for the camera.
A lot of the stuff I have done had been not only the likable guy, but like the nice likable guy.
Any time you do physical stuff, violence, it is controlled. It's a little bit like you block the move.
Eric McCormack is directing talent waiting to happen.
Everybody thinks that actors would be really good at bluffing, but I think it's a little backward.
Flight attendants all over the world saw 'Sex and the City.' Doesn't matter what country you are in. The flight attendants know Jack Berger.
Good actors, you always know what they're thinking. That's why they're good actors.
I can't pull off blond, but I got some blond tips. Which is as close as I'll ever come to being in a '90s boy band.
I don't always get to do a lot of bad guys.
I would worry if people always associated me with Larry Sokolov.
It all comes down to probable cause: If you think something's up, maybe you gotta take a look.
It's got to be weird to sit in an office all day and deal with these creative types without having any idea of what they do or how they do it.
It's kinda cool seeing people having real fights with people they really know.
They're either going to fire you or they're not. They can only fire you. That's all they can do. They can't take your thumbs.
An actor's career doesn't feel like just one career to me. It feels like about five or six. Because every six or seven years, you look in the mirror and you have a completely different product.
In corporate levels, it's all about tailoring your shirt and which tennis club you belong to and which watch you are wearing and what did you shoot last week?
The real intimidating stuff is the scene where you show up for the first day. You kind of square off, and that is where you look each other in the eye.
Little Black Book is about what happens after two people wake up, see each other the next morning and go, OK, what the hell did I get myself into?
I won't be naming names, but there are a couple of guys I know-I sort of combined them together to come up with his basic thing.
The old way of thinking is, you get a job out of school and you're still with the company and you're loyal to them and they take care of you.
It's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care
There's some [films] where I do a lot of homework and then there's some, where it's supposed to take you by surprise. So you kind of just want to get in there and have everything take you by surprise rather than just have him tell you how everything went down.
Really good director sometimes will kind of see what the actors are doing and then get in there. Because there's the realization that you have to find it a little bit and then kind of clump around and sniff it out.
Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements.
For the really scary stuff to work at the end you have to fall in love a little bit with the family and want then to be ok. And once you get the audience to buy in on that then they care. They want them to be okay.