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‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ will complete 200 episodes in the US

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MUMBAI: US broadcaster Bravo has announced that its show Inside the Actors Studio completes 200 episodes on 25 June. The guest is Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman

James Lipton sits down for a candid tell-all of Hoffman's life and career as one of the most prominent actors of his time. In India, the show airs on Pix.

For the uninitiated, the interview based show is hosted by James Lipton. He has interviewed some of the world’s most accomplished actors and directors for interviews. What is unqiue about the show is that it is taped in front of students at The Actors Studio Drama School. In addition to his duties as host, Lipton is also the dean of the school.

Dwelling on his bad audition for his breakthrough role in The Graduate Hoffmann recalls, "I went to shake the prop guy's hand, and all my subway tokens fell out of my pocket. And he picked them up and handed them back to me, saying, 'Here kid, you're gonna need these."

As far as what motivates him to act, Hopffmann says, "A friend told me to take acting, and I asked him 'Why? I don't want to act.' And he said 'Because no one failed acting.'"

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