Written by Nick Heer.

James Lipton Dies Aged 93

I was not the best student in college; I semi-frequently pulled all-nighters to finish projects and papers that I should have started much, much sooner. At around 3:00 in the morning, and with several cups of coffee in my system, I’d start to feel like I was vibrating from the inside, so I would take a break and fire up an episode of Inside the Actor’s Studio. There is something superhuman about James Lipton’s calming voice as he interviewed someone in a way I have never heard elsewhere. I think everyone who watched that series had their own answers to his infamous survey — I know I did.