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…)

Gary Sinise

First Aired: April 25, 1999

Actor-director Gary Sinise talks about how he and a group of friends founded Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater in a church basement when he was 18. Also: how he created the role of amputee Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump"; his approach as a director.

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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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