I admit I was never the closest follower of “Inside The Actor’s Studio”. It was always more of an American thing, and never circulated outside the U.S., bar the glut of Youtube clips available. Lipton’s show was a very intense critique of thespians and creatives, often meandering into a certain self-indulgence which I am definitely capable of enjoying.
To me he seemed like a guy who was just down-right curious about creators and artists. Maybe his politics were rancid, I don’t know, but Jesus he looked solid for a 93 year old.