05:16 PM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 08/17/2014 06:30PM
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 08/06/2014 12:30PM
Talk about an about-face.
Originally posted 07/31/2014 04:45PM
When Kevin Spacey was preparing to play ruthless House majority whip Frank Underwood on House of Cards, he turned to then-actual House majority whip Kevin McCarthy.
Originally posted 06/05/2014 03:45PM
Attention, theatergoers: Do not annoy Kevin Spacey when he's onstage – or prepare to incur his wrath.
Originally posted 03/04/2014 08:00AM
It's not easy going up against Frank Underwood.
As the newly minted Vice President on Netflix's House of Cards, Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) is the worst kind of political shark – he has to keep moving upward, or else he dies. In the second season, Underwood's main target is his own commander in chief, Garrett Walker, played by Broadway veteran Michel Gill. A mild-mannered pushover, Walker spends the season caught in the middle of a political war between Underwood and his longtime mentor, energy titan Raymond Tusk ...
(Major House of Cards spoilers below!)
… until the two men eventually team up and force him to resign from office, leaving Underwood the most powerful man in the world. It's an ignominious end for any pol, made doubly ironic by the fact that Walker was one of the few House of Cards operatives to show any sign of a conscience.
We spoke to Gill about playing the president, how House of Cards is like Shakespeare, and why viewers might be a little too tough on his character.
Originally posted 02/24/2014 11:30AM
And the presenters are ...
Originally posted 02/16/2014 03:20PM
Acclaimed political drama House of Cards counts a huge, loyal fan base, but star Kevin Spacey gets a special thrill when it comes a particular set of die-hards: real-life Beltway insiders who've given the show a big thumbs-up.
"This is my favorite comment I've heard: 'It's 99 percent accurate,' " Spacey, 54, told PEOPLE before the season 2 premiere Thursday, held at the Directors Guild of America headquarters in Los Angeles.
Of the 1 percent who aren't sold, Spacey said they gripe, among other things, "that you could never get an education bill passed that fast," referring to a key plot line in season 1 of the show, whose sophomore outing debuted Friday.
Originally posted 02/14/2014 02:00PM
Originally posted 02/12/2014 05:00PM
SPOILER ALERT: This post divulges key plot details from season 1 of Netflix's House of Cards
Don't have Valentine's Day plans? Now you do! Netflix's House of Cards returns for its second season on Feb. 14.
Granted, Francis Underwood's Washington, D.C., isn't brimming with the best relationship material, but you're sure to find someone you'll love ... to hate. Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and the rest of the House of Cards cast make the misdeeds of The West Wing look like a Bingo game.
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