Robert De Niro recently made a surprise appearance on the 250th episode of "Inside the Actors Studio." But that wasn't De Niro's first time sharing the stage with James Liption. In bonus footage posted online from De Niro's first appearance on "Actors Studio" in 1999, the master performer reveals how Backstage helped him launch his career.
"I always tell people just to buy Backstage and Show Business," De Niro said. "I don't know if Show Business is around anymore. But Backstage, I used to buy both every week and just go through all the auditions."
Check out the clip below for more on how De Niro used Backstage to land the parts that made him famous: