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A REVEALING BEHIND-THE-SCENES PORTRAIT OF THE AWARD-WINNING TV SHOW INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO AND ITS CREATOR AND HOST JAMES LIPTON
Each week Inside the Actors Studio takes the unique insights and intimate revelations of its celebrated guests into 84 million homes on the Bravo network and 125 countries. Now, with Inside Inside, James Lipton, the 2007 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, is handing every one of us a backstage pass.
You will witness in unprecedented close-up the wit, wisdom and candor of a galaxy of stars, from Paul Newman to Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Ellen Burstyn, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone and many, many more, and marvel at the comic inventions of Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Will Ferrell as James Lipton on the Inside stage.
With the same candor he demands of his guests, James Lipton reveals a life that began under the tutelage of a poet, his father, and a teacher, his mother; continued in the orbit of three theatrical giants, Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and Robert Lewis; and, as writer and producer, took him to the White House with two presidents, the Great Wall of China with Bob Hope, and a wild flight at the controls of an Alaskan bush plane, on his journey to Inside the Actors Studio,
If you have watched the show, youll love this book... If you havent seen the show, youll love this book.
Inside the Actors Studio has brought more than 200 of the worlds most celebrated actors, directors, writers, and performing artists into 84 million homes in America and 125 countries around the world. Now host and creator James Lipton is offering readers a backstage pass to the award-winning seriesand to his own amazing journey to its stage. Great, colorful stories about every side of show business. James Lipton lets it all go; his openness about himself, and artists of all stripes, is refreshing.
Once in a blue moon a person comes along whose genuine interest in craft excites an artist, and rekindles his own interest in his craft. In these pages youll find out how James Lipton does it.
Theatrical truths emerge and amusing anecdotes abound...A witty and engaging writer.
An intimate portrait of the award-winning TV show "Inside the Actor's Studio" as well as the show's founder and host, this book offers a unique glimpse into a star-bedecked world.
An unqualified hit (Library Journal) that offers behind-the-scenes close-ups of hundreds of celebrated artists from the founder and host of Inside the Actors Studio.
About the Author
James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host of Inside the Actors Studio. He is also the author of the novel Mirrors, which was adapted to film, and the book and lyrics for two Broadway musicals.