James Woods sits down "Inside the Actors Studio" and talks about his life and career on Bravo, Sunday at 8 p.m.

Woods has starred in more than 70 films as well as several major television movies. His pile of nominations for acting awards has earned him two Oscar nominations, two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Woods has touched many acting bases since he left MIT a few months before graduation to pursue an acting career.

He began with small roles in Elia Kazan's "The Visitors," "The Way We Were" and "The Gambler." He netted much praise for his performance opposite Meryl Streep in the 1978 miniseries "Holocaust," which led to roles in "The Onion Field," "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Salvador."

Woods's second Oscar nomination came for his performance as assassin Byron de la Beckwith in "Ghosts of Mississippi." His most recent film was "The General's Daughter" with John Travolta.

The show repeats at 9 p.m.

* Monday on History Channel at 8 p.m., "Nazi Ghost Train," a documentary about a train packed with resistance workers and other Nazi prisoners that left Brussels bound for Germany. A series of acts of sabotage kept the train from getting very far out of Brussels. Repeats on Saturday at 2 p.m.

* Monday on A&E Network at 8 p.m., "Biography" tells the story of actor Ted Danson's childhood, his long illness and his career, from the films "The Onion Field" and "Body Heat" to his role as Sam Malone on "Cheers." For the final season of that sitcom, he earned $450,000 an episode. Repeats at midnight.

* Monday on Travel Channel at 9 a.m., "Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List 2000" takes a one-hour tour of Rio de Janeiro, visiting beaches, night clubs and samba schools. Repeats at 3 and 10 p.m.

* Monday on History Channel at 9 p.m., "The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai." Far more dramatic and far more tragic than David Lean's movie is the story of 65,000 Allied prisoners who battled torture, starvation and disease to hack out a 250-mile section of the Thailand-Burma Railway in only 14 months. Thousands lost their lives during the project. Repeats at 1 a.m.

* Tuesday on Lifetime at 7 p.m., "Intimate Portrait" examines the life of Ava Gardner, who left her little North Carolina town to become a hit in movies. Gardner was married to Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra and Artie Shaw and had an on-again, off-again affair with Howard Hughes before she went off to Spain in 1955.

* Thursday on Discovery Channel at 8 p.m., "On the Inside" takes viewers to Atlantic City for a look into the billion-dollar gambling industry that transformed the seaside city.

* Saturday on Discovery Channel at 8 p.m., "Wild Discovery" presents the "Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth," showcasing a 12-month journey to a dozen destinations. Among nature's impressive displays are thousands of thundering wildebeest, 50 million monarch butterflies, hundreds of thousands of clattering crabs and squads of hungry grizzlies.

* Saturday on TNN at 9 p.m., Vestal and Howard "Happy" Goodman, the first family of gospel, celebrate their 50-year marriage and gospel music career with a host of friends on "Gaither Gospel Hour: 50 Years of the Happy Goodmans."

* Saturday on TNT at 10 p.m., Andre Braugher narrates "On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park," a 90-minute special on Harlem's Legendary Entertainers Basketball Classic, with cameos by many great basketball players who played in these summer playground games. Repeats May 13 and 17.