The program began as a televised craft seminar for students of the Actors Studio Drama School. Here, the interviewed actor/director/writer feels liberated enough to reveal a relaxed side of themselves: There's always a golden nugget of info the actor shares with us. Actors should watch this with a pad and pen ready for note-taking.
Last Episode19x11 Sting Aired: Oct. 23, 2014
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Series Fun Facts
- When the program was based at New School University, Gary Oldman was the most popular request for which guest should come visit the Actors Studio.
- When asked who he'd most like to interview, living or dead, James Lipton replied Judy Garland. Lipton had the opportunity to have Garland's daughter, Liza Minnelli as a guest.
- During his interview, Jack Lemmon admitted to being a recovering alcoholic.