Stephen Root is Still Signing Red Swingline Staplers Thanks to Office Space

April 24, 2022

For better or for worse, Office Space remains the role Stephen Root is most associated with. While he has gone on to appear as dozens of other characters in film and television since 1999, Root is still fondly remembered for playing Milton, a meek loner growing increasingly frustrated with his job. He is particularly fond of his red Swingline stapler, devastating Milton when his boss (Gary Cole) forcefully takes it from him.