12:24 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:00PM
The very first episode of Inside the Actors Studio aired Aug. 14, 1994.
Hosted by former brothel worker and Arrested Development star James Lipton, the show has gone on to become a cultural institution, both for Lipton's ah, specific, delivery and persona, and for its watchable, occasionally riveting looks into the craft of acting.
Here are five great moments from the show's 20-year-and-counting run.
Originally posted 08/12/2014 04:15PM
Part of Inside the Actors Studio is a questionnaire in which host James Lipton asks his guest the following question: "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?"
Originally posted 02/20/2014 12:10PM
Matthew McConaughey has called his Dallas Buyers Club transformation a physical and spiritual journey. But there was a single moment while playing AIDS activist Ron Woodroof that he says felt like "a soul punch."
Originally posted 05/28/2013 05:35PM
James Lipton usually doles out the questions on his popular show Inside the Actors Studio – but ask him a few and you may get some unexpected answers.
What was his most unusual job, for instance?
In a new interview, Lipton, 86, reveals that in the 1950s, shortly after the war, he was a pimp in Paris.
"Men couldn't get jobs, and in the male chauvinist Paris of that time, the women couldn't get work at all," he explained to Parade.com. "It was perfectly respectable for them to go into le milieu."
Originally posted 01/27/2012 07:25AM
George Clooney is notorious for playing pranks on his costars while filming. But he also has his sights set on his friends – specifically Brad Pitt, who's the frequent butt of his jokes.
"I have done some horrible things to people. Truly, truly horrible," Clooney, 50, admits on the season premiere of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio (Jan. 31, 7 p.m. ET). "I'm working on one right now for Brad Pitt. It might end his career."
"I owe him, so I'm getting him," he added.
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