Favorite Inside the Actor's Studio subjects

  1. Julianne Moore
  2. Jennifer Jason Lee
  3. Sir Michael Caine
  4. Ben Kingsley
  5. Kevin Spacey
  6. Ben Affleck
  7. The Simpsons cast
  8. Will & Grace cast
  9. Melanie Griffith
  10. Gabriel Byrne
  11. Billy Bob Thornton
  12. Will Smith
  13. Johnny Depp
  14. Benicio Del Toro
  15. Nicholas Cage
  16. Spike Lee
  17. Drew Barrymore
  18. John Travolta
  19. Sir Ian McKellen
  20. Samuel Jackson
Author Comments: 

With the exception of Julianne Moore, these are in no particular order. The favorites acted as muses. And were very passionate about the craft.

Two questions if I may to another "Actors Studio" fan...

1. How far from your list of favorites would you place Robin William's interview? Did he go too far into his comedy skits?

2. Have you ever read or heard the reason why the woman who voices Marge Simpson (among others) left the interview halfway through?

1. None of the interviews have been truly awful. But I'm not a big Robin Williams fan so take this with a grain of salt. Robert DeNiro is my least favorite interviewee. Wonderful actor, boring interview. Robin Williams is next. He just seems perpetually 'on', which irritates me.

2. I don't know what happened to the voice of Marge. I assumed she might have been ill because she was coughing and kinda haggard looking during the interview.


During the Actor's Studio episode with the cast of Will and Grace, one of the writer's mentioned a book about relationships by a Jewish philosopher (?) from where he got the character's names and thus the show title. Does anyone remember anything about this?