Mourning the loss of Jonathan Demme. Masterful director and a lovely man. I just re-listened to a vm he left me, made me smile & cry. RIP JD
Bryan Cranston (born 07.03.1956)
Bryan Cranston is an American actor known for his roles in the TV shows 'Malcolm in the Middle' and 'Breaking Bad'.
Childhood: Bryan Cranston was born in Canoga Park, California. His parents are radio actress Peggy Sell and actor and producer Joseph L. Cranston. He attended Canoga Park High School and Los Angeles Valley College where he got an associate degree in police science.
Acting career: Bryan Cranston starred in several commercials in his early acting career for products such as Lay's potato chips, Excedrin, Honda Accord, and Coffee-Mate. His first TV role was in an episode of 'CHiPs' in 1982 which he soon followed with a two year stint on the show 'Loving'. He portrayed the astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the HBO series 'From the Earth to the Moon' in 1998 and played a similar role in 1996 movie 'That Thing You Do!' He had the recurring role of dentist Dr. Tim Whatley in the sitcom 'Seinfeld' between 1994 and 1997. Among his other TV stints are a recurring role on 'The King of Queens', guest spots on 'Babylon 5', 'The Flash', 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' and 'How I Met Your Mother'. In 1999, he directed and wrote the drama movie 'Last Chance'. 2000 saw him land his first major role in the TV series 'Malcolm in the Middle' which earned him three Emmy nominations. Following that, he appeared in the Christmas comedy ''Twas the Night' in 2001 and the family movie 'Little Miss Sunshine' in 2007. He has also done voice acting for a number of anime series including 'Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honneamise', 'Macross Plus' and 'Armitage III Polymatrix'. 2008 saw him in his second major role as the terminally ill chemistry teacher Walter White in 'Breaking Bad' which won him three Emmys. He has since has supporting roles in 'The Lincoln Lawyer', 'Drive', 'Contagion', 'John Carter', 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted', 'Rock of Ages' and, most recently, 'Argo'.
Personal Life: Bryan Cranston first married at 23 to the writer Mickey Middleton but it ended in divorce. When he was 35, he remarried to Robin Dearden after they met on the 'Airwolf' in 1984. They have one daughter, Taylor Dearden Cranston, who studies theatre studies at the University of Southern California. He played baseball as a student, collects baseball memorabilia and supports the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Zack Taylor (Ludi Lin), Kimberly Hart (Naomi Scott), Billy Cranston (RJ Cyler), Trini (Becky G) and Jason Lee Scott (Dacre Montgomery) are five kids with a lot in common; they're all high-schoolers with pretty screwed up lives and going through a lot of the kind of problems that regular teenagers go through. That is until one day, when they stumble across what looks like a long-abandoned spaceship which they somehow manage to accidentally open. Once inside the ship, it soon becomes clear that they are not alone and are very much trapped. It's not the most friendly welcome to their new master as they could have, but they soon realise that Zordon and his robot minion Alpha 5 mean no harm.
In fact, they have chosen these very kids to unite together and become their Power Rangers; superheroes on which the world depends. Of course, they don't believe that they really have super powers at first, but after a series of minor incidents, they are forced to accept their newfound destiny - and quickly because a deadly force is already on the rise led by the dastardly Rita Repulsa.
'Power Rangers' (sometimes known as 'Saban's Power Rangers') is the third and newest movie from the superhero franchise, coming 22 years after 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie'. It has been directed by by Dean Israelite ('Project Almanac') with a screenplay written by the Academy Award nominated John Gatins ('Flight', 'Real Steel'), and it is set to be released in theatres on March 24th 2017.
'Power Rangers' star Bryan Cranston has a history with the franchise.
With the new 'Power Rangers' movie coming to cinemas this week, Bryan Cranston reflects on his first forays into the original franchise, where he got to voice some of the villains in the 90s TV series 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'. It's safe to say he's glad to be back.
Bryan Cranston stars as Zordon in Power Rangers
The 'Breaking Bad' star plays the character Zordon in the 2017 'Power Rangers' movie; the million-year-old mentor of the teen superheroes who is much less a person than a shape in the Morphing Grid. However, his original ventures into the world of 'Power Rangers' meant voicing bad guys in the television series.
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston On Voicing Monsters For Old Power Rangers Episodes
Bryan Cranston in the press room at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 30th January 2017
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) 2017 held at The Shrine Auditorium Media Complex - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 29th January 2017
Cranston is to play the anchorman at the end of his tether, Howard Beale, in a stage adaptation of 'Network' helmed by Ivo van Hove.
Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is set to make his debut on the British stage later this year, playing the role of the quixotic TV anchor Howard Beale in a new production of the 1976 movie Network.
The 60 year old actor, famed for his performances as science teacher-turned-drug dealer Walter White in ‘Breaking Bad’, will star in a production helmed by the acclaimed director Ivo van Hove. This adaptation of Network is just one of a number of new projects announced on Friday (January 27th) by the National Theatre’s artistic director Rufus Norris.
“It is great to broaden our pool of actors but the main thing is, can they do the job? And he clearly can. It is a wonderful part and a part which requires something compelling and special,” Norris said.
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston To Make British Stage Debut In 'Network' Adaptation
Kimberly Hart, Trini, Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor and Billy Cranston are a group of high school kids from Angel Grove who all have their own problems. They are misfits who all find themselves thrust together as a team when they discover some mysterious artifacts that transform them into glowing, uber strong super heroes. Their discovery leads them to Zordon; an ancient being who now survives only as part of the Morphin Grid, and who reveals to them that they have been chosen as this generation's Power Rangers. Together, and with a little help from Zordon's faithful android Alpha 5, they must use their powers and their disguises to save the world from whatever adversary that may lay ahead - unfortunately for them, that comes sooner than anticipated with the villainous villainess Rita Repulsa who threatens to bring them all down. Are these new Rangers equipped to handle their first alien threat?
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From the return of our favourite lifeguards to the resurrection of a classic monster, 2017 looks set to be a great year for movie reboots.
Movie reboots are always risky business and in recent years we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to studios trying to breathe new life into an old story.
But 2017 looks pretty promising for movie lovers, with some high-profile reboots coming our way that might just be better than the originals.
Beauty and The Beast
In the holiday comedy Why Him?, James Franco and Bryan Cranston lock horns as a rather out-there videogame designer and his more old-school prospective father-in-law.
Both actors dove into the roles with relish, and clearly had a great time together on-set. For Franco, meeting an actual gaming expert helped him find the right tone for his character Laird. "He was really, really smart," Franco says, "but he cursed up a storm, just interlacing all these smart, interesting things he was saying with all these curse words. And back when he first started getting attention for his designs, he'd go to these conventions dressed like a snowboarder-pimp! And I was like, 'Yeah, that's the character.' Or at least he was on the surface. As crude as Laird is, he really loves this girl. Without that, it would just be Bryan's character Ned and my character undermining each other - just a Spy vs Spy movie."
Cranston was the one who insisted that he and Franco meet up beforehand to hone their rivalry. "He wanted to really work on, not the line-by-line of the script, but the structure and the characters," Franco says. "And I'm glad. Because it gave me that trust. So even though I didn't have my usual gang around [longtime collaborators Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen], I felt great with this gang."
Continue reading: James Franco Got 'Walter Whited' While Filming Why Him?
Writer-director John Hamburg continues to recycle the formula that made his first hit Meet the Parents so wildly popular, as this comedy pits two very different men against each other. And while it's never terribly clever, at least James Franco and Bryan Cranston are imaginatively cast as opposite forces. So audiences in search of escapism will find plenty to chuckle at as things spiral ludicrously out of control.
Cranston plays Ned, who travels with his wife Barb (the fabulous Megan Mullally) and teen son Scotty (Griffin Gluck) to Silicon Valley to spend the holidays with older daughter Steph (Zooey Deutch) and meet her boyfriend Laird (Franco). What they don't know is that Laird is an internet millionaire with absolutely no filter in how he interacts with people. Almost everything he says is inappropriate, and yet it's so honest that it's disarming. Still, Ned and Barb aren't too happy that their daughter is so serious about dating this guy. And with the help of his sidekick Gustav (Keegan-Michael Key), Laird goes completely over-the-top to impress them.
Much of the humour is of the gross-out variety, with the main running gag centring on an actual toilet. But at least the jokes aren't about embarrassment this time; they're about the clash between people who prefer to keep their true feelings bottled up inside and someone who can't help but be real, despite the fact that he shocks everyone he meets. This makes each person a little more complex than expected, and gives the actors some texture to work with, even though the script never bothers to even crack the surface. And while Cranston and Franco have more obvious comedy set-pieces to contend with, the film is stolen by Mullally and Key in roles that are more subtly hilarious and broadly amusing, respectively.
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Stephanie has always been a very intelligent girl and both her parents were joyous when she managed to get into Stanford University; wishing to catch up with their little girl over the holidays, Ned, Bard and their teenage son Scott all get in the car and travel to see Stephanie.
Stephanie is really happy to see her family and she can't wait to introduce them all to the new man in her life and their equally enthusiastic to meet him. All this changed quickly when they first manage to cast eyes on Stephanie's beloved. Laird Mayhew is a young billionaire who made his fortune through tech - though he clearly had a good business mind, Laird, is loud constantly swears and often shares WAY too much information.
Ned and Barb are far from taken with Laird even though their daughter confirms her love for him and explains that his heart is in the right place. Laird loves Stephanie and is eager to commit to his beau. In a bid to convince the Flemings that he is a suitable partner for his daughter, Laird begins wooing Barb and Scott. Ned on the other hand will not be won over as easily, he's convinced that Laird is completely wrong for his daughter and will go to extreme lengths to make sure Stephanie Fleming never becomes Mrs Mayhew.
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Go Go Power Rangers! Billy Cranston, Jason Lee Scott, Kimberly Hart, Trini Kwan and Zack Taylor are five kids who are all at Angel Grove high school together. Not one of them is particularly popular and they find themselves being brought together through an equal disdain for the rest of their classmates.
What the five new friends don't realise is that they are soon to become important to everyone on the planet. When the group go off adventuring, they find themselves in an old quarry and uncover the secret that will change all their lives. When they hear sirens, the group flee the area and head back to their homes but in the days following they all realise that their physique has changed significantly and their muscular strength is far superior to any normal human. As they begin to experiment with their new powers, they find they can fight, jump and withstand huge amounts of force.
Their new personal changes are not the only thing the teenagers have to think about, they're also faced with information that will cause a great darkness to be cast over the world. Their little town of Angel Grove is being threatened by a deadly alien force lead by the wicked Rita Repulsa. Though they're young, the five heroes must team together and defend their town - and ultimately the rest of the world - from Repulsa.
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In his new film The Infiltrator, Bryan Cranston plays Robert Mazur, a US Customs agent who went undercover as a crooked mob accountant to bring down the money laundering operation of Pablo Escobar.
This is Cranston's third real-life character in the past year, but unlike Dalton Trumbo and Lyndon Johnson (who he played in the film All the Way), Mazur is still alive. "It was a terrific advantage to be able to play a non-fictional character and that person is actually alive and well and functioning and desires to work with you and consult with you and help you in any way possible," Cranston says. "He gave me tremendous insight on the details his undercover operation, and I was able to question him about what it was like then going home every night and becoming the dad and husband again. And what it was like to become friends with Roberto Alcaino, and then to arrest him and send him to jail. What does that do to you emotionally?"
Cranston felt that Mazur's double life made him an unusually fascinating character to play. "Actually, I play three different characters at one time," he says, referring to the family man, the customs agent and the bogus mobster. "But it's not difficult for an actor to assume that responsibility. The difference is the repercussions of playing it. I am not in danger, but Bob Mazur is never done. To this day, he won't appear on camera and his voice is augmented. He needs to protect himself and his family still, because he put a lot of people behind bars who hold a grudge, and they don't like that."
Continue reading: Bryan Cranston Plays Three Roles In One In The Infiltrator
Date of birth
7th March, 1956
Mourning the loss of Jonathan Demme. Masterful director and a lovely man. I just re-listened to a vm he left me, made me smile & cry. RIP JD
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