Words matter. These are the best Rich Sommer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I don’t have the confidence to pull off a moustache.
Three times a year, there’s Strategicon convention, and I go for the board games. It happens Presidents Day, Labor Day, and Memorial Day weekends. You go and take a look at the new board games and meet a couple of board game designers, and you can check out games you don’t own from the library and then return them.
I am a board game enthusiast, a board game evangelist, a board game nerd, but I wouldn’t say I’m ‘keen’ because I very rarely win, and ‘keen’ suggests you’re actually good at something. But I do play a lot of them, and I have a pretty good-sized collection.
I think not every improviser is a good stage actor. Certainly not every stage actor is a good improviser.
I’m very happy to say goodbye to the three-button suits. I hate three-button suits. Some people can pull them off, but they’re legitimately really, really skinny. Unfortunately, the only people who actually wear them are, like, Mr. Monopoly, and people like that.
I wonder if games are maybe a terminus for ideas. Things can be books or movies or operas or plays, but once they’re a game, that’s where they should end. Things shouldn’t start as games and be taken to movies.
The 12 years that I was improvising are why I got the number of commercials I got when I was in New York and why I got ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ and it’s why I even got in the door for ‘Mad Men.’
I would like to ban people being allowed to text while in a crosswalk.
Anytime you’re on camera, 95 percent of whatever character you’re playing, unless you’re Daniel Day-Lewis – or maybe, no, pretty much just him – you’re cast because you’re you.
Part of what I love about games is that, even if you’re best friends with somebody, it gives you these sort of moments where you get to interact on a completely different level. You all agree to these abstract rules, but there’s nobody holding a gun to your head.
My only foray into anything stock-market-related was in my eighth grade social studies class. I have steered clear ever since.
I’ll usually stay up a little later than my wife and play Xbox, a little ‘Modern Warfare 3.’ Or I’ll have a friend over, and we’ll play board games until late at night. I’ll always choose fun over sleep.
I abhor ‘baby talk.’ I speak to kids like I would any other person, and they seem to respond to it.
I don’t know if it’s the sunshine, or the fact that I actually have a job, but I do like L.A. a lot. In New York, it can be gray and rainy and cold, and you still don’t have any money, and you feel like a bad Dickens character.
So what’s so enticing about doing a play is that you get to do that thing that got you into acting in the first place… There’s a real attraction to being able to play, to just play. And that’s something that theater affords you.
Gaming has been a great way to get to know people. That’s part of what I love about games, that they are social.
I’m a Joseph Abboud fan. I’m a Hugo Boss fan. I’m a Brooks Brothers fan. As far as suits go, those are my go-tos.
I have an RSS reader, Feeddler. I mostly subscribe to board game blogs – they have reviews of new games and discussions about trends. It’s straight-up dork talk.
I’m very, very fortunate to be in the job that I’m in, and I would love for it to continue forever, but it won’t. I have to financially and emotionally prepare for the day that ‘Mad Men’ will go away, because who knows what my next job is going to be?
The worst job I ever had was as a telemarketer for, oh, I don’t know, I think I made it about 90 minutes. I quit before lunch. I went in around 10:30 or 11 and said, ‘I can’t do this.’ It was horrific. I had too many people yell at me within that 90 minutes to be able to continue.
I would be lucky to be remembered as Harry Crane. That being said, I think it’s a goal for most actors to have the opportunity to play a variety of characters, so I hope any non-‘Mad Men’ role feels as separate as possible from Harry.
I’m a bit of a nerd, and my extracurricular activity is nerd games.