INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO

 
One of my favorite Shows is Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton on Bravo. I love this show because we get to see a side of celebrities that we often don’t get to see. I have been watching this show since it began on Bravo many years ago and haven’t stopped watching since.
 
Bravo announces some of performing arts’ most influential and intriguing stars to appear on the twelfth season of the network’s longest-running original series, eleven-time Emmy-nominated "Inside the Actors Studio." Scheduled to share their craft and life lessons this season are Actors Studio Co-President Al Pacino, Dave Chapelle, the cast of "The Producers", Queen Latifah, Barbara Walters and Martin Lawrence, among others. These episodes will begin airing this winter.
 
"The twelfth season is very special for ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ because it has such an unusual range," said James Lipton, Host and Executive Producer. "From the iconic work of Al Pacino to the sharp contemporary comedy – and commentary – of Dave Chappelle and Queen Latifah, to the historic presence of Barbara Walters, to the hilarity of Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, to the unbridled brilliance of Martin Lawrence, I suspect the show and I are in for a hell of a ride."
 
"’Inside the Actors Studio’ is essentially a Masters course where the studio audience is comprised of students who are there to learn from each guest, "Over the years, Jim has presented these students with a range of talent beyond actors – including comedians, media icons and musicians. The conceit of this series truly reflects Bravo’s appreciation of all forms of creative passion, and the diverse range of guests have provided valuable career and life lessons that have gone beyond only the actors studio."
 
"Inside the Actors Studio," which is now seen in 125 countries, was launched in April 1994 with Academy Award-winning actor and longtime Actors Studio President, Paul Newman. Originally filmed at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University, "Inside the Actors Studio" opens its 12th season at Pace University where major actors and directors will discuss their craft and share the secrets of their artistic achievements.
My favorite episodes are the ones with the following guests in the years past:
 
BEN AFFLECK
ALAN ALDA
ALEC BALDWIN
NED BEATTY
JULIETTE BINOCHE
CATE BLANCHETT
JEFF BRIDGES
PIERCE BROSNAN
JAMES CAAN
NICOLAS CAGE
MICHAEL CAINE
BILLY CRYSTAL
MICHAEL DOUGLAS
CLINT EASTWOOD
LAURENCE FISHBURNE
JODIE FOSTER
MORGAN FREEMAN
JAMIE FOXX
AL PACINO
GWYNETH PALTROW
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
ESTELLE PARSONS
SEAN PENN
ARTHUR PENN
BERNADETTE PETERS
SYDNEY POLLACK
ANTHONY QUINN
CHRISTOPHER REEVE
BURT REYNOLDS
TIM ROBBINS
JULIA ROBERTS
MEG RYAN
SUSAN SARANDON
MARTIN SCORSESE
MARTIN SHEEN
WILL SMITH
KEVIN SPACEY
STEVEN SPIELBERG
SHARON STONE
DONALD SUTHERLAND
KIEFER SUTHERLAND
THE CAST OF THE SIMPSONS
JOHN TRAVOLTA
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN
ROBIN WILLIAMS
BRUCE WILLIS
 
 
These are the ten questions that he asks each guest at the end of the show:
 
01. What is your favorite word?
 
02. What is your least favorite word?
 
03. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
 
04. What turns you off?
 
05. What is your favorite curse word?
 
06. What sound or noise do you love?
 
07. What sound or noise do you hate?
 
08. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
 
09. 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?
My favorite by far was the Steven Spileberg episode. I loved when he made the comparison between Close Encounters and his parents. This is the one to see!!!
 
For example, without prompting from Lipton, Jack Lemmon revealed he had once suffered from alcoholism. The eternally angry Spike LeeSpike Lee actually choked up and cried as he started recounting the obstacles he faced in getting the money to make "Malcolm X."
 
 
The one filmaker I would love to see….KEVIN SMITH!
INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO.
 
SUNDAYS AT 8PM.
 
IT’S GONNA BE A GOOD SEASON…CAN’T WAIT FOR CHAPPELLE!!!!!!
 
 
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