James Lipton asks the following ten questions at the end of the TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio. These questions originally came from a French series, “Bouillon de Culture” hosted by Bernard Pivot. (Prompted by Steven)
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
Formaldehyde—It smells bad too.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Smiles and prayer
What turns you off?
Gossip—especially the malicious, life-denying kind
What is your favorite curse word?
Sh!t—I am afraid that my last words before I die will be, “Oh sh!t…”
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
Whining—Occupational hazard of being a teacher and parent
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
Anything in sales
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
I know you. Welcome home. I’m also afraid that he will ask, “Why did you take life so seriously?”