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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.



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Bryan Cranston Plays Three Roles In One In The Infiltrator


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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?"

Bryan Cranston plays Robert Mazur in The Infiltrator

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."

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Bryan Cranston Will Play Zordon In 'Power Rangers' Reboot


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‘Breaking Bad’ alum, six-time Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Bryan Cranston has joined the cast of the Power Rangers movie, playing the team's mentor Zordon. The actor announced the news on Twitter Tuesday (June 22) and also dropped some serious Power Rangers trivia.

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‘Excited to play #Zordon in the #PowerRangersMovie! T or F: #BlueRanger Billy Cranston was named after what actor?’ Cranston tweeted. Yes, believe it or not, the Blue Ranger Billy Cranston from the 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' series was indeed named after Cranston.

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Bryan Cranston - Celebrities outside the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' studios at Jimmy Kimmel studio - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 20th May 2016

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Bryan Cranston - HBO presents 'All The Way' New York VIP Screening at The Appel Room - Arrivals - New York, United States - Tuesday 17th May 2016

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Bryan Cranston To Star In Channel 4 Sci-Fi Series Based On Philip K Dick Novels


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Bryan Cranston is to star in a new science fiction series for Channel 4 based on the works of author Philip K. Dick, it has been revealed.

The 10-part series, which will be titled ‘Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick’, will also feature the ‘Breaking Bad’ and Trumbo star as an executive producer alongside Ronald D. Moore, the man behind the well-received ‘Battlestar Galactica’ re-boot in the noughties.

The project was announced via Deadline on Tuesday (May 10th), but doesn’t yet have a release date, but each episode will be a stand-alone piece featuring input from British and American writers tasked with appreciating his “prophetic vision and celebrating the enduring appeal of his work.”

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The Infiltrator Trailer


Robert 'Bob' Mazur is a federal agent who has been assigned the task of going on an undercover mission to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking business that was rife in 1986. In this film we see Mazur pose as a slick money - laundering business man who can be of benefit to Escobar and his company. Emir Abreu acts as Mazur's sidekick after being teamed together in the staff briefing and they set out to infiltrate the gang by drinking and socialising with them, their main target being that of Roberto Alcaino who is one of Escobar's top lieutenants.

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Bryan Cranston, Eric Berger, Kate Bosworth , Dennis Quaid - Crackle Upfront Presentation 2016 - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 20th April 2016

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Get A Job Trailer


Will and Jillian are in love and both have recently graduated collage. Jillian managed to get a well-paid and high profile just almost instantly, Will on the other hand is still interning at companies for free but Will's luck is about to change (or so he thinks). He's just been offered a paid position at LA Weekly but when he turns up for work he's abruptly informed that the job position is no longer available because of downsizing. 

Will lives with his pot loving buddies who are all really close but some might be on the verge of being called 'deadbeats'. Will and his friends are all in a similar position, they 'really struggling to find a job, Jillian is the only structured part of his life. 

Needs must means Will must sell his beloved TV but things start to look up for the graduate when, against the odds, he's offered a job as a videographer. Just as Will gets into the swing at his new office Jillian finds herself jobless. Will is quick to encourage Jillian to get straight back out there but she finds herself with little luck. 

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Review

Excellent

This animated trilogy concludes on a very high note with this smart, involving and often hilarious adventure. Both the writing and the animation are especially strong this time around, drawing in bigger themes while still keeping things both thrilling and very silly. But it's the endearing central characters who make it resonate.

As the Dragon Warrior, the panda Po (voiced by Jack Black) is struggling to rise to the challenge to become a teacher, coaxed by his master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). He'd rather be out fighting battles with his five warrior pals Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Viper and Crane (Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross). Then he meets his long-lost father Li (Bryan Cranston), who tells him of a secret homeland for pandas, where Po might be able to find himself. Meanwhile, the power-mad warlord Kai (J.K. Simmons) has broken through from the spirit realm, determined to collect the chi of every master in the mortal world. So it's rather urgent that Po discovers his own chi before Kai finds him.

This is far more than the usual story about discovering your place in life. It's a complex exploration of how our backgrounds and communities contribute to who we are, and why each of us has a distinct role to play. These themes emerge naturally through the snappy, sometimes exhilarating story and characters. In voicing Po, Black finds the perfect balance between goofiness and honest emotion that often eludes him in live-action roles. His interaction with all of the surrounding characters bristles with humour and insight, with sharply funny one-liners peppering every scene. Most of the side roles are spread very thinly, but both Cranston and Simmons register strongly, while Jolie and Hoffman get some solid scenes all their own. And Hudson's riotously flirtatious ribbon-dancing panda easily steals her scenes.

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Bryan Cranston , Robin Dearden - The 88th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals at Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 29th February 2016

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Bryan Cranston , Robin Dearden - Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner 2016 at Montage Beverly Hills at Montage Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016

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Trumbo Review

Excellent

An entertaining film about sobering true events, this is the story of notorious screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who defied McCarthy's communist witch-hunt hearings in the late-1940s and was blacklisted by Hollywood for more than a decade. As written by John McNamara and directed by Jay Roach, the film is bright, funny and emotionally resonant, clearly simplified to make it more involving. And with such a terrific cast on board, it's both revealing and a lot of fun.

In 1947, Dalton (Bryan Cranston) is the film industry's top-paid screenwriter, so of course Senator McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Commission goes after him about his rumoured links to the communist party during the war. But he and nine fellow writers refuse to testify, so they're imprisoned for contempt, denied work by the Hollywood studios and targeted personally by the powerful gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren). To survive, Dalton begins writing under a series of pseudonyms for the B-movie producer Frank King (John Goodman), creating a script factory in his home with the help of his wife Cleo (Diane Lane) and daughter Niki (Elle Fanning). Two of these screenplays win Oscars, and it isn't until Dalton begins writing Spartacus in 1960 that actor Kirk Douglas (Dean O'Gorman) breaks the studio blacklist.

Roach directs this story in a sunny, snappy way that includes lots of smart wordplay and a clear sense of the us-or-them mentality that has defined America since the Cold War. People need a villain to hiss at, so anyone with even a passing connection to communism will do. And Mirren hisses better than most. Her performance is riotously funny and relentlessly nasty at the same time. More textured characters include Louis C.K. as a fellow writer and Michael Stuhlbarg as conflicted actor Edward G. Robinson. All of the actors are excellent, anchored by Cranston's wonderfully prickly Oscar-nominated turn as a bullheaded man who hilariously seizes every opportunity to make an inspiring speech.

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Bryan Cranston Sees Relevant Themes In Trumbo


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After becoming a household name in Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston can do pretty much anything he likes. Which he admits is a bit of a problem. "I don't want to appear smug, but I don't need a job," he laughs. "I've been really poor, foreclose-on-your-house poor. And I've been rich. Rich is better. But I'm just now starting to get used to the hour of fame. I haven't been able to let the dust settle yet."

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When asked if he'd like to revisit his character Walter in Breaking Bad, he says, "I don't have a yearning to go back into that world, because we just covered it completely I think. What I'd like to revisit maybe is Hal in Malcolm in the Middle. It's been 10 years since we went off the air, and it'd be fun to pick up that guy's clothes again and be fun and sweet and adorable and hapless and clueless and afraid of everything!"

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer


Po and The Furious Five return in Kung Fu Panda 3! Po might now be the undisputed Dragon Warrior but his mission of self-growth and protection for the citizens of the Valley of Peace. Taking advice from the person he trusts most, Master Shifu Po discovers that his real journey is just beginning as he must transition from warrior to teacher.

After finding his birth father, Li, Po finally feels he belongs to someone. Po's stepdad, Mr Ping on the other hand isn't so convinced that this new panda is a relative at all! The Panda's travel to a secret panda village where Po, for the first time, is surrounded by Bears - most clumsy - just like him.

When a supernatural beast named Kai comes to their region, he threatens to put the lives a of some of the animals Po loves most in danger. To survive the attack by Kai, Po must train his new family and teach them how to fight for themselves - after all, surely they all have some of the Dragon Warrior in them?

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John Goodman Reveals Dramatic Weight Loss At 'Trumbo' UK Premiere


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Actor John Goodman turned heads at the UK premiere of his latest film Trumbo on Thursday, showing off his new slimmed down frame. The actor, who once confessed to weighing over 400 pounds, looked healthier than ever after trimming down over the last 12 months.

John GoodmanJohn Goodman showed off his dramatic weight loss at the premiere of Trumbo.

Dressed in a dark navy, stripped suit with a blue shirt and tie, Goodman looked noticeably slimmer from even a few months ago when he appeared at the ‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special.

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Bryan Cranston

Date of birth

7th March, 1956

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Bryan Cranston Movies

The Infiltrator Trailer

The Infiltrator Trailer

Robert 'Bob' Mazur is a federal agent who has been assigned the task of going...

Get A Job Trailer

Get A Job Trailer

Will and Jillian are in love and both have recently graduated collage. Jillian managed to...

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review

This animated trilogy concludes on a very high note with this smart, involving and often...

Trumbo Movie Review

Trumbo Movie Review

An entertaining film about sobering true events, this is the story of notorious screenwriter Dalton...

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer

Po and The Furious Five return in Kung Fu Panda 3! Po might now be...

Trumbo - Trailer Trailer

Trumbo - Trailer Trailer

'Dalton Trumbo had gone from novelist to a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter which...

Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer

Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still...

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Godzilla Movie Review

Godzilla Movie Review

For a blockbuster about gigantic radioactive monsters, this is a remarkably humane movie. But then...

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Joe Brody and his wife Sandra are working at a nuclear power plant when disaster...

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Following a series of disastrous calamities in New York, the government are desperately trying to...

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Godzilla Trailer

While the government go about trying to pass off a series of catastrophic events as...

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US troops are sent in to Manhattan via HALO jumping to save the ravaged city...

Cold Comes the Night Movie Review

Cold Comes the Night Movie Review

While this low-key thriller is strikingly well shot and acted, it never seems like it...

Cold Comes The Night Trailer

Cold Comes The Night Trailer

Chloe is a financially unstable owner of a motel whose life is made all the...

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