Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

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James Lipton interviews some of today's most talented actors, directors and writers. In the audience are students and famous alumni of the Actors Studio's master of fine arts program. The interviewees talk about their childhood, how they got started in show business, their early career and behind-the-scenes trivia. The interview concludes with a standardized questionnaire that includes such questions as "What is your favorite word?" and "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive?" After that, Lipton and the interviewee move to a classroom where the M.F.A. students can question the interviewee directly. Written by Steven W. Siferd <ssiferd@aol.com>

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Inside the Actors Studio: The Craft of Theatre and Film  »

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Various guests of the show are welcomed back for another interview to further discuss their careers and how their craft has evolved since their first visit to the Actors Studio. So far, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Mike Myers have revisited the Actors Studio for a second time. See more »

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Student: What is the importance of listening, and lastly, do you believe in aliens?
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Inside the Actors Studio
22 March 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

One of the most informative shows on television right now. It allows actors, directors and writers to express their craft to the geniuses of tomorrow. James Lipton should also be commended for the large amount of time and work he puts

into the research of every guest that has visited the studio from Paul Newman to Sidney Lumet to Robert DeNiro. It's an important show that deserves to be honored.


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