Inside the Actor's Studio is totally awesome. James Lipton does extensive research on his guests and then does all he can to make them sing and dance while discussing their major roles and careers.
At the end of each interview he asks the same 10 questions. These questions are inspired by Bernard Pivot, a french television personality. (When James Lipton was interviewed by Dave Chappell for the 200th episode, we found out that James lived in France and was a pimp in his youth, baller). Pivot in turn took them from the Proust Questionnaire, which is basically the first incarnation of that chain email with all the questions your supposed to answer and send to all your friends. Pivot realized that the questions could reveal aspects of both the work and personality of his interviewees and asked it of all his guests, as Lipton continues to do.
So let's do it. Here are the ten questions. You don't have to explain yourself, or justify anything, though you may. Don't think too long. And enjoy this clip of Robert Downey Jr answering the questions:
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
What is your favorite curse word?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?