Okay muthafuckas, I'm back! This is my 3rd AMA- let’s make this one for the books. I’ve got a lot of shit to talk and a lot of shit to talk about. I bet you have some Qs and boy do I have some As.

I'm currently on this fantastic show called StartUp and it's on a fresh as fuck streaming service called Crackle. What's Crackle, you ask? Think Netflix, except instead of paying a monthly fee you watch some commercials. So yeah, it's basically free except you help keep the Crackle lights on by watching ads. A foreign concept, right?

I'm really proud of the show and I'm having a wonderful time with this unbelievably talented cast: Adam Brody, Otmara Marrero, Martin Freeman, Edi Gathegi, and more. The writing is sharp, the directing is off the charts and our on-screen chemistry crackles… get it? Sorry. Not really. Watch the trailer here: Start Up Season 2 Official Trailer: https://www.crackle.com/playlist/2127968/2502976

PROOF: https://twitter.com/perlmutations/status/913111647601827840

For accountability purposes I will also be leaving my social accounts. If you don't completely love the show come tell the Perl about it, and I’ll tell you to fuck off:

EDIT @ 1:48pm PST: Thanks for all the questions boys and girls.... that's all the time I have for now. Looking forward to next time!

StartUp Social Handles

Start Up Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StartUpCrackle/

Start Up Twitter: https://twitter.com/startup_crackle?lang=en

Start Up Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startup_crackle/

Streaming Links

Start Up Show Page: https://www.crackle.com/startup

Proof: https://i.redd.it/f4x0oewz5goz.jpg

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CharleyMarley5125331 karma

Why doesn't anybody ever bring up how fucking great City of Lost Children was?

RonPerlmanHere4534 karma

People do but it's not the most popular film I've ever been in.

ian_juniper5302 karma

Now that photos have been released, how do you feel about the 'new' Hellboy?

RonPerlmanHere10210 karma

I've made my peace with it. I refuse to answer any questions about it.

JakCurse4691 karma

Who would you want to play you in a Sons of Anarchy prequel?

RonPerlmanHere12467 karma

Benedict Cumberbatch! Because I'd like to be skinny and British.

Ronsfav4211 karma

You have been with you wife Opal for over 40 years and you have a wonderful relationship with your two children. What advice would you give young actors to help them have a lasting marriage and healthy family life in Hollywood?

RonPerlmanHere9650 karma

Learn how to say the following phrase: "You are so right dear."

dermensch893482 karma

Are you serious about your bid for the presidency in 2020?

RonPerlmanHere5914 karma

Fuck yeah!

church_of_robot2469 karma

I drew a caricature of you and Coates and years later you shared it on social media and made an effort to make sure that I was given credit for it. Thank you for that. I have much respect for you and am a big fan of your work and this is a stupid question, but I've always wondered: Do you remember where you saw it, initially?
The drawing in question

RonPerlmanHere2324 karma

If the caricature is what I think it is, fantastic work. I was obsessed with finding out out with who you were ... and I believe I initially saw it on instagram.

CyBee0092441 karma

Do you give fans hugs at conventions?

RonPerlmanHere2949 karma


ChillGuyChuck2419 karma

Ron, big fan! There's no mistaking that face or voice, and yet you're the perfect cast in virtually every part you've played. Chitown Cheers to you!

My question: Which insane fantasy character or creature HAVEN'T you played that you've always had your eye on?

RonPerlmanHere2303 karma


ILSAIDE1741 karma

What is the weirdest thing a fan has ever given or done for you?

RonPerlmanHere4776 karma

I actually still find it weird that I have fans.

Celebrindals1591 karma

Your work with Guillermo del Toro has been some of the most fun stuff I've seen on screen. Will you be working with him again, & what is your favorite memory of working with him in the past?

RonPerlmanHere3172 karma

I hope I will be working with him again. Not my call his... BTW, before I forget, make sure you see his film called Shape of Water. It is an unqualified masterpiece. He is the most fun being on set of anyone I've had the pleasure of working with. He has the brilliance of Einstein and the sense of humor of Curly on the Three stooges. What could possibly go wrong?

Spy_pie1564 karma

How did overkill get you to play rust in payday?

RonPerlmanHere6560 karma

It had very much to do with the last word of your question.

WhiskeyNeat1231362 karma

Saw a picture of you, Action Bronson, Mario Batali with a fourth guy. How was dinner?

And more importantly how do I get an invite to such a cool group of people?

RonPerlmanHere1628 karma

Dinner was great... as for the rest... good luck! We went to one of Mario's places called La Sirena... phenomenal food, as are all of Mario's restaurants!

PalladiuM71329 karma

Did you get to keep the Hannibal Chow shoes?

RonPerlmanHere2034 karma

I tried but a couple of armed guards at warner brothers stopped me as I got to my car.

Rekdon1300 karma

Have you ever wanted to play a daycare center employee with a heart of gold?

RonPerlmanHere3960 karma

Well now that you mention it.... No.

DOMitron931233 karma

My birthday is friday can I get a shout out from one of my favorite actors of all time?

RonPerlmanHere2738 karma

Here's a shout out! Happy Birthday muthafucka!

Raaidr1177 karma

Huge SoA fan, like most people. So here are a couple SoA questions...

What was your favorite scene to shoot? Why?

What was your least favorite scene to shoot? Why?

RonPerlmanHere1756 karma

my favorites scenes were the ones in the chapel with the boys. That was quintessential sons of anarchy stuff.

seabass0231085 karma

Dude, you want to run for president? How do you plan to change this country? Answer this question and you can guarantee my vote.

RonPerlmanHere5481 karma

First of all, we need to redesign our exceptionalism, becoming an example for the world of generosity and humanitarianism. Second of all we need to act like a country that has been blessed with great bounty and give a leg up to anyone who wants to or needs assistance in living the American dream. And thirdly, we need to live up to the aspirations of the founding fathers who used language like, Life, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness and all men are created equal regardless of color, creed, nationality or background. There are many more things I'd like to say, but more importantly I'd like to live long enough to implement these things and more. The word I was looking for earlier was called stewardship and if we blow that there is nothing else.

filthy_sinner979 karma

Hi Ron, love your movies! If you had just one piece of advice you've learned throughout your life to pass on to the younger generations, what would it be?

RonPerlmanHere3194 karma

Make failure your friend. Once you do that you can't lose. What to I mean by that? If you regard every failure as a victory, all you will ever know is victory.

yesthatsawesome916 karma

Car guy here - what is your favorite car in your garage?

RonPerlmanHere4112 karma

I only have one and it's a Tesla and it's the only car i will drive for the rest of my life.

KAStanton822 karma

You've been one of my favorite people since the first time I heard you say "war never changes" when I was 12. My question has to do with Quest for Fire: what were the challenges faced tackling such a unique role, and did you do anything specific to get into the mindset of expressing thoughts physically?

Bonus question on In the Name of the Rose: WHAT DOES SEAN CONNERY SMELL LIKE? I'm...asking for a friend.

RonPerlmanHere1839 karma

Quest of Fire was the hardest movie I've physically done... barefoot in freezing temperatures... We shot over 400 locations over the course of a year in uncompromising conditions.

Sean Connery curiously smells like burnt toast, or am I having a stroke?

Kim_Jong_Unko771 karma

How much does it cost per month to maintain that level of effortless cool?

RonPerlmanHere1509 karma

I've been paying that one off for 68 years.

Markareg747 karma

Did anything ever come of you fighting Alex Jones.. Where did that leave off? Can we pick that up again?

RonPerlmanHere3301 karma

I'm right here muthafucka! I will say this, 26 little kids got slaughtered in a school in Connecticut and he called it a left wing publicity stunt. If he likes, I'll show him what 26 whoopings look like.

ibelieveinbatman727 karma

How do I be a Man according to Ron Perlman?

RonPerlmanHere2103 karma

We don't have enough time bro...

who_is_mrx719 karma

Hi Ron! Thanks for doing the AMA.

A personal favorite movie of mine is Drive, and loved your role especially. What was it like playing Nino, and how was it working alongside Ryan Gosling and Winding Refn? Cheers.

RonPerlmanHere1006 karma

Top draw experience. Everyone talks about what a great actor he is but no one will ever know what a great guy he is. And Refn is a talent like no other and I'll let you decide what I mean by that, heh, heh, heh.

Ronsfav699 karma

Wanna come over for supper tonight Perl?

RonPerlmanHere1194 karma

What are you cooking? I don't eat just anything, you know....

Jesus_Harry_Christ641 karma

What are your feelings on the protests among NFL players in response to police brutality?

RonPerlmanHere2796 karma

First amendment rights baby! Our constitution is what we've been fighting for for 241 years. And free speech isn't just any amendment, it's the first.

analfissureleakage597 karma

Do you give a fuck about anything?

RonPerlmanHere2373 karma

Uh yeah I give a fuck a lot of things. I give a fuck about my family first and foremost. 2nd and foremost I give a fuck about the country my children get to inherit. And the world there is to inherit if there is one.

DacAndCoke586 karma

What's your favorite beer? Different beers for different situations? Cheers and hope you're enjoying a cigar during this AMA!

RonPerlmanHere1204 karma

I'm not a beer drinker but ask me anything you want to about Vodka or Tequila.

twoholepunchman499 karma

What's your favourite brand of cigar my man ?

RonPerlmanHere1048 karma

Hoyo de Monterey Churchill, from Havana Cuba.

TTownTim488 karma

How do you think the current White House administration will end?

RonPerlmanHere1834 karma

In chains. I've never seen so much abuse of Law in my entire lifetime.

Ronsfav470 karma

Hi Ron!! You mentioned recently that you tend to gain 35 pounds between jobs. What do you do to shed the pounds?

RonPerlmanHere852 karma

Duck tape!

kreimdarsamonios454 karma

Hi Ron, first of all, I'd like to say that you are a big part of my childhood. But I'd like to know, during the shooting of "cronos" , what did you thought about guillermo del Toro the first time you met him ?

RonPerlmanHere838 karma

After five minutes it felt like we'd known each other for ten years. After a half an hour it felt like we'd known each other 30...

GypsyJenai426 karma

Any chance of working with George R.R Martin again? I always hoped you would appear in Game of Thrones at some point.

RonPerlmanHere878 karma

I feel like the only reason I haven't appeared in GOT is because I've always been doing another show while they've been filming. I think George and I would love to work together again.

joesprite394 karma

Hey Ron, big fan here! My dad told me he used to work with you at a corner store in Queens in his youth. What was that like?

RonPerlmanHere1459 karma

The only time I've ever been to Queens is when I've gone to the airport. Tell your dad it's not nice to lie to kids!

JustANinjaOwl349 karma

How did you feel about doing the voice-overs for the Fallout games?

RonPerlmanHere564 karma

I had a lot of fun doing it.

Aman_Fasil300 karma

Love you on Twitter sir!! My favorite movie of yours, despite there being so many choices, is still The Name of the Rose. Any particularly cool memories of making that one? Keep doing what you're doing man!

RonPerlmanHere475 karma

Lot of cool memories on that one, including working with great Sean Connery, the great Jean-Jacques Annaud and so many others. That was a role I really had to fight for. It was given to two other people before me. One who died and one who was fired.

scottclarke19286 karma

Favourite person to work with on SoA?? Love your work!!

RonPerlmanHere519 karma

Couldn't pick one in particular. Loved all the guys.

NorsemanatHome284 karma

Just wanted to say I love you in literally anything!

What's your favourite swear or insult?

RonPerlmanHere625 karma

My favorite swear or insult? I'm a big fan of "Eat Me". My favorite word is muthafucka... and there's a lot of words that have to be removed due to political correctness but I'll let you use your imagination to figure out what they are.

Kikixote277 karma

Hi, Ron! Loved your memoir, "Easy Street: The Hard Way." Any plans for future books?

RonPerlmanHere662 karma

I had an idea for my next book but I can't remember what it is, if anyone can remember please contact me at @perlmutations. It ain't easy getting old.

Dorkchopqueen263 karma

Hello Mr. Perlman!

Loved your work in SoA. You did a fantastic job of being a scumbag. It's obvious you are very talented.

I also follow you on Facebook and love how no nonsense you are.

My question is: what can piss you off almost instantly? I only ask this 'cause being angry seems natural for you! Not that that's a bad thing, of course. :)

Perlman 2020! Vote smarter, muthafuckers!

RonPerlmanHere1218 karma

Well, a lot of things piss me off, bullying, taking advantage of ones station because one feels superior, injustice of any kind, racism, in short, every single fucking quality our president possesses, and I use the world "quality" advisedly.

Parasyte29234 karma

What is a project that you missed out on working on that you wish you had worked on?

RonPerlmanHere713 karma

There are none. And I repeat, I'm so bad Cable should be playing me. I'm a bad man.

AndroidBones201 karma

Are you actually fluent in French? I remember seeing you for the first time in the movie City of Lost Children. I've been in love with you ever since, and I was curious in that movie if you actually just learned the few lines and were able to make it through, or if you actually understood all that was being said.

RonPerlmanHere387 karma

I am not fluent in french... I learned my role and new what I was saying at the time but don't ask me what it meant now.

SonsOfDarkTower199 karma

What's uuuup? I'd love to know your favorite things you've taken home from sets...?? :-)

RonPerlmanHere602 karma

The silver teeth from Enemy at the Gates, the sticks that I wore in the back of my head for the Quest of Fire and the gavel from Sons of Anarchy.

officialdahl196 karma

How do you stay so attractive?

RonPerlmanHere542 karma

How do I stay so attractive? Cocoa butter!

oneofsugar156 karma

What is your favourite death from 1000 Ways To Die?

RonPerlmanHere430 karma

I like my deaths like my children... all of them equally!

Asilidae000144 karma

How much does it cost for you to show up at like birthdays and such?

RonPerlmanHere448 karma

If you've gotta ask you can't afford me!

Mary_Stolfa122 karma

What's the toughest role you've ever taken on?

RonPerlmanHere246 karma

Judge Maximum in Hand of God.

mcclanenr1118 karma

How much shit do you get on a daily basis from Trump supporters on Twitter?

RonPerlmanHere262 karma

Surprisingly little.

magpie13106 karma

I just finished a box of "Sons of Anarchy" cigars. They were my favorite smoke of the summer! Have you tried them?

RonPerlmanHere270 karma

no. I will take your word for it.

paintwaster1100 karma

Hi Ron what's your favorite movie to sit down and watch?

RonPerlmanHere253 karma

I have so many favorites depending on my mood. My #1 show of all time is The Godfather Part 1 - after that I ask myself am in a Paul Newman mood? Am I in a Humphrey Bogart mood? Am I in a James Cagney mood? Am I in a Cary Grant mood? etc. etc.

SkateboardingGiraffe70 karma

If you could say anything, unfiltered, to donald trump, to his face, what would it be?

Also, I'm not sure you're still planning to run for President in 2020, but if you are, what do you plan to do to prepare for it? (e.g.campaigning, policy writing, diplomacy, etc.) Obviously the current one didn't do anything to prepare besides collusion.

RonPerlmanHere246 karma

Just disappear muthafucka.

FinntheHumanTorch58 karma

Hey Ron, big fan! What's your favorite band?

RonPerlmanHere116 karma

What is my favorite quintette? They're all dead.

arejayem1556 karma

What’s your favourite thing about Canada?

RonPerlmanHere241 karma

My favorite thing about Canada? Justin Trudeau!

ablanketofash55 karma

I loved hearing you on I Am Rapaport... have you ever thought of having a podcast of your own?

RonPerlmanHere108 karma

Don't have time.

OantiNtheistE18 karma

Ron, I follow you on Twitter and you tweet out a lot of good stuff. Like, so much that it's hard to keep up with all your tweets. How do you get other things done spending so much time on Twitter?

RonPerlmanHere51 karma

I usually tweet when I'm taking care of all of my other business and I've got time to spare.

SteveBDrums7 karma

Ron.. I think you're just about the coolest mother fucker walking earth these days, man. Do you ever come to Michigan? I'd just like to shake your hand.

RonPerlmanHere13 karma


RonPerlmanHere11 karma

I recently threw out the first pitch at the Tigers game... too bad we didn't hook up then!

AtomicAccorn6 karma

Trump and you in a room, 10 minutes... what’s the outcome?

RonPerlmanHere27 karma

I hope I never find myself in a room with that muthafucka.

Mutt12232 karma

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

RonPerlmanHere3 karma