James Lipton

James Lipton discusses the Oscars, and Bradley Cooper's emotional return to the Actors Studio.

on Mar 3, 2011

Most of all, I hope you enjoyed these remarkable artists on our show. And I hope that you'll take the time to watch Bradley Cooper on March 14. I wrote about the "Cooper experience" in my last blog. If you read it, you know that he's a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School which is the setting, and the heart, of our series. And he is the first graduate to come to our stage as a bona fide star.

Once upon a time, ten years ago, Bradley was one of those master's degree candidates out there in our audience questioning the guest in the classroom session that concludes each show. I hope I'm not giving away too much of the upcoming episode when I tell you that you'll see a clip of Bradley posing questions to some of the guests who appeared when he was in the student audience. One of them is Robert De Niro, who responds to Bradley with, "Good question."

And now Bradley's episode concludes with clips from his new film, Limitless in which he co-stars with. . .Robert De Niro.

So, it seems that our school can be as rewarding to our students as our show is to our guests.