WATCH: Kimmel teaches Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges and others to act

Perhaps Benedict Cumberbatch said it best: “It is simply the best acting school that has ever been. Or ever will be.” He’s referring of course to the semi-abusive academy run by the Master, Jimmy Kimmel.

Everything about this thespian teacher cries “expertise”: the beret, the supercilious diction, the pearls of dubious wisdom.

In this clip you can see Kimmel display his brilliant methods on a raft of cinema royalty: Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Jeff Bridges, Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Emily Blunt and many more.

This is Part 1. You can see Part Deux by clicking here. It’s worth it just to see Bridges explain how Kimmel is “the dude behind the dude – and not in a gay way.”

Eat your heart out, Lee Strasberg!

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