Kevin Kline

  • Aired:  07/27/10
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Kevin Kline is known for his great stage presence, but Stephen will not be out-enunciated by him. (5:43)

MY GUEST TONIGHT HAS A NEW MOVIE

OPENING THIS FRIDAY, "THE EXTRA

MAN."

JIM.

>> WELL, I'VE BEEN TEACHING NOW

FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

>> SO AS FAR AS THE RENT IS

CONCERNED, I'VE SAVED ENOUGH

FROM WORKING AT PRINCETON TO...

>> PRINCETON?

HOW IS PRINCETON THESE DAYS?

IT WAS GREAT ONCE, BUT THEN THEY

LET WOMEN IN.

[LAUGHTER]

>> OH, YOU MEAN THE UNIVERSITY.

IT'S STILL EXCELLENT.

>> I'M AGAINST THE EDUCATION OF

WOMEN.

IT DULLES THEIR SEXES SENSES AND

AFFECTS THEIR PERFORMANCE IN THE

BOUDOIRE.

THE HASIDIC WOMEN, THEY REALLY

GET IT.

>> Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME

KEVIN KLINE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> HEY, MR. COASTLINE, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR COMING ON.

HUGE FAN.

>> THANK YOU, AS AM I.

>> Stephen:, SIR, IT'S GREAT

TO HAVE YOU ON.

AS I SAID, I'M A HUGE FAN, BUT I

HAVE A BEEF TO PICK WITH YOU, I

HAVE A BEEF TO PICK OFF THE

BONE, AS IT WERE.

IN THIS MOVIE, THE EXTRA MAN,

YOU PLAY AN ESCORT, CORRECT?

>> WELL, THAT TERM HAS A

DEROGATORY SORT OF RESONANCE TO

IT.

I'M NOT REALLY AN ESCORT THE WAY

WE THINK OF ESCORTS.

I'M A COMPANION.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE A

COMPANION.

THAT'S MY PROBLEM WITH IT.

YOU ARE AN ESCORT, BUT YOU DON'T

HAVE SEX WITH THE WOMEN THAT YOU

ESCORT.

>> NOT ON SCREEN.

>> Stephen: NOT ON SCREEN, NO,

TRUE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> THAT'S A GOOD THING.

>> Stephen: THAT I BELIEVE

DESTROYS THE TRADITIONAL

SANCTITY OF PROSTY TIEWTS.

[LAUGHTER]

IF YOU GET PAID... IF MAN GETS

PAID TO BE WITH A WOMAN, IT

SHOULDN'T BE FOR SHOWING HIS

EMOTIONS.

IT SHOULD BE FOR TAGGING THAT

THING.

>> YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Stephen: NOW, THE MAN IN

THIS MOVIE, HE'S TRADITIONAL,

ISN'T HE?

>> HE'S FROM A BY GONE ERA WHERE

GENTLEMEN WERE GENTLEMEN AND

WOMEN WERE UNEDUCATED.

>> Stephen: HE HAS A VERY

DRAMATIC FLAIR?

>> YES, HE'S MAN OF THE THEATER.

HE'S A PLAYWRIGHT.

HE USED TO BE AN ACTOR.

>> Stephen: TYPECASTING?

>> I USED TO BE AN ACTOR, TOO.

>> Stephen: YOU ARE AN ACTOR.

YOU ARE A THEATER ACTOR.

>> I DO FILM OCCASIONALLY, AS

WELL.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE ALMOST

FAMOUS FOR TURNING DOWN ROLES.

THEY CALL YOU KEVIN DECLINE,

RIGHT?

NOT MY STATEMENT.

THAT HAS BEEN CALLED?

>> YES.

WE ALL HAVE TO TURN DOWN

SOMETHING.

>> Stephen: I TURN NOTHING

DOWN.

>> REALLY?

>> Stephen: NEW YORK OFFER IT

TO ME, ANDLY DO IT.

ANYONE WHO IS WATCHING WITH A

FILM, I'M IN.

YOU DO THEATER.

YOU DO A LOT OF THEATER.

>> I NEVER TURN DOWN THEATER.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE A GIANT OF

THE AMERICAN STAGE.

>> WELL...

>> Stephen: WHO WERE YOU IN

LION KING?

>> I WAS THIRD ROW ON THE AISLE.

>> Stephen: YOU'D MAKE AN

EXCELLENT PUMBA.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: NOW IT'S VERY

IMPORTANT FOR ME, I ASK ALL MY

GUESTS, I ASK DAVID MAMET MY

QUESTION, THEATER, E-R OR R-E,

HOW YOU SPELL IT AT THE END.

>> I SPELL IT R-E.

>> Stephen: WELL, WELCOME TO

AMERICA, SIR.

IT'S E-R.

IT'S NOT FRANCE.

YOU'RE KNOWN FOR YOUR GREAT

STAGE PROMINENCE, BUT I WILL NOT

BE OUTNUNSUATED BY YOU.

NO, KEV-NKLIIIIN.

STEPHEN COLBERT.

>> A MINUTE OR TWO TO TWO.

IT'S HARDER STILL TO DO.

MEET ME AT 20 TO 2.

A MINUTE OR TWO TO DO.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> NO, NO, NO.

>> Stephen: A LITTLE BIT.

I MISSED ONE OF THE TA TO THE

TO-DOS.

>> YOU SOUNDED DUH.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE KNOWN TO BE

A SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR.

>> I'M KNOWN TO BE MANY THINGS.

>> Stephen: FOR THE PURPOSES

OF THE NEXT 30 SECOND, YOU'RE

KNOWN TO BE A SHAKESPEAREAN

ACTOR.

>> ALL RIGHT.

I'LL GO WITH YOU.

>> Stephen: I CHALLENGE DO YOU

ACT SHAKESPEARE WITHOUT YOUR

CRUTCH OF WORDS AND YOUR PAN AM

THER THE.

SHAKESPEARE WITH ONLY YOUR FACE

AND A GRUNT.

I WILL BEGIN.

LEAR, LEAR, THE KING.

>> LEAR, YES.

>> Stephen:, NO NORMAN LEAR.

>> JIMMIE LEAR.

[LAUGHTER]

WANTED ON THE SURE.

>> Stephen: KING LEAR.

[LAUGHTER]

[APPLAUSE]

SHY LOCK.

>> SHY LOCK.

>> Stephen: JULIUS CAESAR.

FALSTAFF.

KEVIN KLINE.

GREAT

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