But the record that will be remembered longest by both our students and our viewers across America and around the world is the fact that within the span of ten days two of the most highly esteemed stars in the world can be seen on Bravo, virtually talking to each other as they approach the night when most observers believe one or the other of them will mount the stage to accept the Oscar as Best Actor.
The excitement and drama that will light up this year's Oscar night is there on our stage as they talk about their own work and the work of their friend, colleague, and competitor. When I finally asked Brad whether it was possible that each of them would end up voting for the other, he reflected for a moment, then observed calmly, "I would rather just recuse myself from voting altogether."
I suspect that George will do the same thing. This is a show of mutual respect that isn't normally associated with Hollywood. But it is par for the course with these two superstars and, in the view of our students, super human beings.
I won't reveal here the evening's most hilarious moments when I played a clip of George's claim that he was preparing a practical joke so diabolical that it could end Brad’s career, and Brad responded with the revelation that he had something in the works that would leave George' practical joke -- and George -- in the dust.
Tune in at 8 p.m. February 10 for all the revelations in this unique drama that is making TV history.
I really enjoyed Mr. Clooney. He was charming, funny, and surprisingly human. I expected him to have a big head but he really seemed like a nice guy. I love your show.
The brad pitt episode was too edited down, it left out all the truly interesting backstory, even the preview clips were not part of the episode and were more interesting than half the entire show. As a viewer I felt cheated. Terrible job editors! prior seasons had more in depth insight than this brad pitt episode. should have lessened the movie clips and gave more time to the interview itself. no talk of kalifornia, burn after reading, inglorious bastards, even his kids, troy, snatch, interview with the vampire, true romance, working with quentin tarantino or tattoos. whats happened to the show???
Dear Mr Lipton,
Please have the wonderful actress CCH Pounder on your show?
You should also have Kathryn Joosten - WHAT an actress with an amazing backstory about how she got into acting.....
Jeffrey Coombs is an amazing character actor you should profile too - it should not all be about the A list - altho I do enjoy it :)
Kudos and Mazel Tov on such an amazing and fascinating journey into the craft.
Shalom n Gday
I don't like this show because the audience seem like a bunch of spoiled rotten college kids who think they have some relevance in the world. The actors can say literally anything, and the whole place seems like they are in awe of what the actor said. It's pathetic. Any stupid joke, they laugh at like its the funniest joke ever, and anything the actor says is like its the most brilliant thing anyone ever said. so stupid.
Renewing my plea for Bravo to post the full schedule for this program ON ITS WEB SITE. I can't seem to find when each episode will air, and I'm frustrated with having to come across each episode serendipitously.
Why are the episodes not on "On Demand" after their initial airing? I missed so many shows that I would have loved to have seen, especially the Clooney & Pitt shows, and cannot find a way to see them. HELP!
Another wonderful season of my favorite show. My only fervent plea is that every season from 1-18 be made available as boxed sets. Past episodes are impossible to obtain. Please consider making these available to your avid fans.Best interviews ever. Thank you.
Hi Mr. Lipton,
Was wondering ever could have an interview with the legendary Jack Nicholson? Such a great actor!
When is the show Broadcast on Bravo.ca? It used to be on on Sundays at 5 p.m. eastern time but can no longer find it. I miss it terribly!
Perhaps James Lipton can address this question. Who decided that a shaking camera 1-2 second edits, flash edits, and extreem close-ups constantly during a movie or show is remotely comfortable to a viewer. After all the technology invented to steady cam, and get the angle right, who could possible believe that this is what a viewer wants to a good story.
Have you ever considered interviewing Martin Clunes, the British actor (Men Behaving Badly, DocMartin)? He has quite a cult fan following in the U.S. and is a very, very fine actor.