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This interview from „Inside the actors studio“ with Robin Williams is so amazing! It came as a surprise to me to see Robin Williams as a standup and improv artist. I knew him only through the movies …

After seeing this great interview Robin Williams really won me over. He is amazing, funny and so talented. Seeing him so raw and crazy makes up for the layers of Hollywood Kitsch that sometimes, in my opinion, are too much on his movies. It also made me go back and look at these movies with other eyes as I started appreciating the ironies, thoughtfulness and fun he sneaks into his characters and acts. Inside the Actors Studio hosted by James Lipton is a „secret“ gem that presents actors infront of an audience of blooming and upstarting students of the craft and thereby captures unique moments.
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The interviews are well researched and always end on a similar section of questions and an open Q&A. Most episodes are worthwhile the watch and this one with Robin Williams is hilarious and even baffles the host.

Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills and a wide variety of memorable voices, he is often regarded as one of the best comedians of all time. Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and rose to fame for playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982).After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred in several critically and commercially successful films including The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Patch Adams (1998), One Hour Photo (2002), and World's Greatest Dad (2009). He also starred in box office hits such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997), and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014). He was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting. He also received two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five...
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James Lipton

Louis James Lipton (September 19, 1926 – March 2, 2020) was an American writer, lyricist, actor, and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He was the executive producer, writer, and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside the Actors Studio, which debuted in 1994. He retired from the show in 2018.
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Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio is an American talk show that airs on Ovation. The series premiered in 1994 on Bravo where it aired for 22 seasons and was hosted by James Lipton from its premiere until 2018. It is taped at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University's New York City campus.On April 2, 2019, it was announced that the show would move to Ovation with the 23rd season premiering on October 13, 2019. Along with producing a new season, Ovation acquired the rights to all previous seasons. With the new format, the show now uses a rotating panel of hosts.
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