Inside Inside

Inside Inside

by James Lipton
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Inside Inside by 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451225016
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio, which is seen in 84 million homes in America on the Bravo network, and in 125 countries, and has received twelve Emmy nominations. He is the author of the novel Mirrors, which he then adapted and produced for the screen, and of the American literary perennial An Exaltation of Larks, and has written the book and lyrics of two Broadway musicals. His television productions include Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala, the first Presidential concert ever televised; twelve Bob Hope Birthday Specials, reaching record-breaking audiences; and The Road to China, the first American entertainment program from the People's Republic. He is a vice-president of the Actors Studio, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama MFA program at Pace University, has received three honorary PhDs, is a recipient of France's Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
James Lipton is not just a TV host, though most of us know him as such. There are tons of other titles in addition to voice acting, TV acting, movie acting, and Broadway. Among these other titles are rapper (read the book, you'll find that it's true), equestrian, pimp (true also - shocking but true) and trained ballet dancer. He's also one of those people that seems to be connected to just about could just as soon be called the Jim Lipton game instead of the Kevin Bacon Game. Overall an abaolutely spectacular read that I won't dare ruin by spoiling some of the fun stuff you'll read. If you have seen more than two episodes of Inside the Actors Studio, you will want to read what this extraordinary man has to say.
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Fresno-Gal More than 1 year ago
For fans of the television show Inside the Actors Studio, this book is great fun. For those who have not seen the show, they are in for a special treat. Lipton weaves his story into the story of the program in a way that makes this book a page turner. From his humble beginnings in Detroit, to his surprising years in Paris, to his successes in New York, he brings a delightful sense of wonder to his experiences as he brings the reader along on his journey. Many of the famous guests on Inside the Actors Studio are featured throughout. All of this has elements of fun and of pathos--it is all good reading. Inside Inside is also a beautifully written book. I was very sad when I turned the final page.
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