Inside the Actors Studio

  • 1994
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Performers and directors discuss their lives, inspirations and craft as they weather a shower of compliments from host James Lipton before an audience of students from New York's Actors Studio. Along with ample film clips and his stack of blue index cards, Lipton's borderline obsequiousness became the show's trademark (and fodder for 'SNL' parody), and (more…)

Rosie O'Donnell

First Aired: October 23, 2005

Rosie O'Donnell chats about growing up as a New Yorker and her work in film, on stage and on TV. Included: a candid O'Donnell reflects on her early stand-up act; describes how Bette Midler influenced her performance in “Sleepless in Seattle”; addresses her friendship with Madonna; and does a great imitation of Penny Marshall, her director for “A League of Their Own.” Also: clips of O'Donnell interviewing Barbra Streisand and Tom Cruise on her talk show.

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  • Premiered: June 12, 1994
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Performers and directors discuss their lives, inspirations and craft as they weather a shower of compliments from host James Lipton before an audience of students from New York's Actors Studio. Along with ample film clips and his stack of blue index cards,… (more)

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