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.
- During Robin Williams's interview, a man in the audience had to be removed from the theatre by ambulance. He'd laughed so hard, he'd acquired a hernia.
- The ten questions by Bernard Pivot that host James Lipton asks every guest are: - 1. What is your favorite word? - 2. What is your least favorite word? - 3. What turns you on creatively,…
[show]The ten questions by Bernard Pivot that host James Lipton asks every guest are: - 1. What is your favorite word? - 2. What is your least favorite word? - 3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? - 4. What turns you off? - 5. What is your favorite curse word? - 6. What sound or noise do you love? - 7. What sound or noise do you hate? - 8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? - 9. What profession would you not like to do? - 10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?