TV episodes The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes  

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List of the best Inside the Actors Studio episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Inside the Actors Studio episodes of all time are. Fans of Inside the Actors Studio are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Robin Williams Jun 10 2001 The enduringly popular, quick-witted comic turned actor takes the chair in this hilarious episode.

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Dave Chappelle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Dave Chappelle Feb 12 2006 Comedian Dave Chappelle discusses his TV and film work, including "Chappelle's Show," "Blue Streak" and "Undercover Brother."

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James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
James Gandolfini Oct 17 2004

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Robert Downey Jr. Jul 09 2006 It hasn't been the smoothest of careers for the multi-talented entertainer, but here he recounts tales of his best and worst moments with panache.

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Chris Rock Mar 12 2007 Robert Lipton interviews comedian/actor Chris Rock about his career and background.

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Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Gene Hackman Oct 14 2001

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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
John Goodman Sep 14 2003 The good-humoured and accomplised actor of both hit movies and television shows, dramatic and comedic, takes to the stage to compare notes on his auspicious vocation.

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Kevin Spacey Jul 02 2000 The well-established actor discusses his rise from underdog to premiere Hollywood and stage star.

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Dustin Hoffman Jun 25 2006 A star-studded audience attends to see the beloved, talented leading man who gives a rare in-depth interview with humor and honesty.

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Johnny Depp Sep 08 2002 The versatile but often misunderstood lead man takes the stage and demystifies himself in style.

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The Cast of The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
The Cast of The Simpsons Feb 09 2003 This will be Julie Kavner's first interview with the other Simpsons cast.

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Jack Lemmon Oct 25 1998

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Danny Glover is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Danny Glover Oct 11 1998 The popular and influential African-American actor speaks candidly about his style, his potrayal of famous figures, his charity work and his San Francisco heritage.

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Mark Wahlberg Nov 14 2004

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Billy Joel Nov 14 1999

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Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Sean Penn Jan 17 1999 Actor Sean Penn is profiled and interviewed about his career.

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Martin Scorsese Dec 15 2002 Vaunted director Martin Scorsese looks back at the highlights of his well-loved works, discusses his choice to become a filmmaker and his continued passion for celluloid.

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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes

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Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Conan O'Brien Jan 27 2009 English comic actor Ricky Gervais, star of the U.K. version of "The Office" and cable TV's "Extras," recaps his life and career journey in a chat with host James Lipton.

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Spike Lee Dec 17 2000

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Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Jerry Lewis Aug 15 1999

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The Cast of Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
The Cast of Family Guy Sep 14 2009 Seth MacFarlane and company discuss the tempestuous tenure of one of the most loved risque animated shows on television, as well as recounting how they came to work together in the first place.

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Kevin Costner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Kevin Costner Nov 25 2001

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
Steven Spielberg Feb 14 1999

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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Inside The Actors Studio Episodes
James Woods Apr 30 2000