Trivia - Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
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Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Country: USA

Genres: Talk-Show

Director: Jeff Wurtz, Lou Del Prete

Writers: James Lipton

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle, ...

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.

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Robert De Niro is often mentioned as having given the favorite answer to the god question. De Niro said "If there is a god he has a lot of explaining to do"
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.
This is one of the rare televised interviews that Johnny Depp has granted.
Although every single seat is filled at each of the Actors Studio seminars featuring a celebrity, James Lipton recalls the auditorium was filled beyond capacity when Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford were guests on the show.
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 his interview, Jack Lemmon admitted to being a recovering alcoholic.
Daniel Radcliffe is the youngest guest to be interviewed on the show.
The Actors Studio made arrangements for James Lipton to interview Gregory Peck in 2003. Unfortunately, Peck passed away before his scheduled appearance at New School University.
Bruce Willis's interview was taped on September 10, 2001. The episode was respectfully dedicated by Willis and the Actors Studio Drama School "to the heroes who fell September 11th - and to the heroes who fight on."
Sean Penn is often mentioned as having given the favorite answer to the favorite curse word question. Penn's answer was simply "Ah you... dentist!"
Barbra Streisand's two-hour interview set the show's record for most viewed episode, with 1.14 million viewers tuning in. Harrison Ford's interview comes in second with 579,000 viewers.
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.
Gene Hackman had the distinction of being the 100th guest on the series. Hackman's good friend, Dustin Hoffman would later be the 200th guest to appear.
So far, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, and Billy Crystal are the only guests to have been interviewed for an encore episode. (Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick both appeared a second time as well, but to discuss The Producers (2005)).
In his second visit Billy Crystal admitted that his Tony Award-winning one-man show 700 Sundays was in some way born when he visited the first time.
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
James Lipton has actively tried acquiring numerous guests for the show, such as Brad Pitt, Jack Nicholson, Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Connery, among others. Any and all prospective guests that elude the opportunity to visit the Actors Studi
There has been speculation which guest is James Lipton's favorite, but that answer has never been, and probably never will be, revealed. Lipton admits that certain guests have been "more memorable than others", but refuses to single out one particular fav
While he was a student at the Actor's Studio, Bradley Cooper appeared on camera in several episodes, including in the audience at Sean Penn's, Robert DeNiro's, and Steven Spielberg's interviews. In 2011, he returned to the school to tape his own episode,
Ever since the show took off, James Lipton vigorously attempted to get screen legends Marlon Brando and Katharine Hepburn on the show. Although they were both members of the Actors Studio, neither wanted to interrupt their retirement from show business, b
On only five occasions has James Lipton has conducted an interview away from the Actors Studio's home base. In Paris, he interviewed Juliette Binoche and Jeanne Moreau. In Los Angeles he interviewed Clint Eastwood, Jay Leno, and for the second time, Antho
Once, while a guest on British talk show host Stephen Merchant's show, the comedian Louis CK joked about the students in the audience on "Inside the Actors Studio" who ask famous actors for career advice: "it always occurs to me, you know, when an actor s
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 Jessic