Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
-- hospital officials in -- are now saying that sopranos star James Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest as well as spots.
As this story started to unfold before he made it big as an actor he was persuaded by a friend to try acting.
And years later.
He went inside the actor's studio with James Lipton who we know does some of the best interviews an in depth conversations with actors.
About their careers he really gets into their heads.
About what makes them tick.
And tries to understand how they deal with their art and their craft some of which people think comes easily but it really does not James Lipton joins me now.
On the phone a welcome good to have you with us today -- Thank you very much pleasure to be part of -- that a case.
It really is he was such a gifted actor and you know really was able to mass terror.
In his performance that spoke volumes right.
Absolutely even it -- -- very powerful technician.
He was -- trained as an actor.
People think because he looked like Tony Soprano or -- I don't looked like James Gandolfini.
-- they -- one on the same they just walked from the camp and talked.
And I don't know this one goes back to the great training study with -- and school.
For two years and and he was so capitalist throughout his career.
And -- -- -- kind of diet and Avastin.
Who is one of the teachers of the actor's studio Thomas Cook which I was profoundly -- -- it's pretty close connection with the country.
Yeah let let let's listen to a little piece of sound here from an interview that you did with him a while back.
Finally Jim if heaven exists.
What would you like her don't say when you -- at the pearly gates.
Take over -- I'll be right.
They're not changing.
It was too good to and we can only wonder right now.
If guys taken a break issue.
If he's got a pretty good guys put in charge him.
You know you -- he was a great technician and I think a lot of people who -- -- that familiar with the craft of acting might wonder what that means.
Is it means an awful lot broke that problem promote spectators.
All factors is the better you get.
These are your outlook.
And the easier looks the more people think -- -- -- to.
The assumption is critical player pretend no children to protect the by the time -- -- puberty becomes self conscious.
The pretending is gone and after that you have to you have -- -- technique.
That was whatever -- did -- or actors around the world.
That was what the actors studio specialized in the -- incident -- yesterday at our schools as well -- And -- what you haven't done so -- candidate.
They -- it can't be talked.
-- -- Nature or god gave you and that's what you bring to the table we can give -- technique.
Talent without -- -- often go on discount.
There is good technique.
Without credited it to what you witnessed when the tech speak is applied to a great talent that you get a great actor.
That's that's the company is good technique.
And they can do to step out.
I -- you -- have you -- have technique -- a very small -- and you have a good career political career.
But every once in awhile Marlon Brando.
People like that you have people worked beautifully -- have the technique.
But who bring to it it's just keep you know that they.
That's magical combination.
-- -- actually embody what.
You to hook since Lipton plus -- with you today and thank you so much for being with us thank you -- you know more.
Filter by section