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Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. The show's first guest was legendary actor Paul Newman.

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aired 21 days ago
Actress Scarlett Johansson ("Rough Night") discusses her personal and professional history with host James Lipton, including how she got her start and what life is like in the limelight.
aired 182 days ago
Award-winning actor Ted Danson discusses his early career, including his breakout role as Sam Malone on the TV sitcom, "Cheers," as well as his later roles in television and film.
aired 204 days ago
Actress Kristen Wiig discusses her start as a troupe member of The Groundlings which led to her role as a series regular on "Saturday Night Live" and to her comedic and dramatic roles in films such as "Bridesmaids" and "Skeleton Twins."
aired 329 days ago
Creator, co-executive producer and actress Lena Dunham is joined by fellow cast members Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams to discuss their Emmy Award-winning comedy series, "Girls."
aired 492 days ago
Actress Viola Davis ("Fences") discusses her greatest performances, achievements, inspirations, and how the casting of actress Cicely Tyson as her mother in "How to Get Away with Murder" brought her acting dreams full circle.
aired 528 days ago
Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire") discusses his career, from his start as a break dancer in Los Angeles to his critically acclaimed titular role as O.J. Simpson in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."
aired 556 days ago
Award-winning actress and producer Jessica Chastain discusses her rise to Hollywood stardom and work in such films as "A Most Violent Year" and "Zero Dark Thirty."
aired 556 days ago
James Lipton welcomes the cast of "The Walking Dead," including Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, and Steven Yeun, as well as its executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple.
aired 556 days ago
Emmy-award winning actor Jim Parsons talks about his theater roots, his partner, Todd Spiewak, and the creation of his TV show, "The Big Bang Theory."
aired 657 days ago
Actor Brad Pitt ("Moneyball") joins James Lipton to talk about his life and career.
aired 687 days ago
Former guests return, including Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Walken, and Barbara Walters.
aired 687 days ago
Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston discusses "Malcolm in the Middle," "Breaking Bad" and an upcoming movie, "Trumbo," in which he plays the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo.

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