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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Did You Know?
As of 2013 Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Nathan Lane, and Hugh Jackman have all returned for an encore episode. See more
For every guest James Lipton is inconsistent on which acting credit is noteworthy to acknowledge. See more
[taking about Out of Africa
Sydney, I remember, didn't think I was sexy enough to play it.
What did you do about that?
They didn't have wonderbras in those days, but I wore a padded bra... a push-up bra and a low cut top... isn't that tragic?