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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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'Breaking Bad' Heading to Free-To-View Channel Spike in UK


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Breaking Bad, the cult U.S. meth drama starring Bryan Cranston, is to become available in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time. A new free-to-view channel Spike will air the award-winning series in its entirety when it launches on Freeview, Freesat and Sky on April 15.

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The first two series of the show - which followed a science teacher who turns meth dealer following his cancer diagnosis - aired on both FX and Five USA but were dropped when they failed to pull in a significant audience. Still, the show became one of the most popular dramas on U.S television and garnered a cult fan-base. Series three, four or five have never been shown on terrestrial TV.

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'Breaking Bad's' Bryan Cranston To Produce 'Finding Neverland' Musical On Broadway


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‘Breaking Bad’ star and Tony award winning actor Bryan Cranston is said to have signed on as a producer for Broadway musical Finding Neverland, after saying he “cried with joy” following a preview of the show earlier this month.

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Page Six reports that the actor has signed up to help produce the show, with a source quoted as saying “Rarely do celebrities invest in projects, so this is a big sign of [Bryan’s] faith in the show.” Cranston had seen a performance of the show early February after which he tweeted, “I saw this new musical in Boston and cried with joy... But anyone thinking of repeating that better Tread Lightly. “

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'Better Call Saul': First Reviews Will Please 'Breaking Bad' Acolytes


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The first reviews for AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off comedy drama Better Call Saul are beginning to trickle in and acolytes of Bryan Cranston's Walter White will like what they read. Set six years earlier than the events in Breaking Bad, Saul focuses on Albuquerque lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odernkirk) and his various questionable legal exploits.

Better Call SaulBob Odenkirk [L] on the set of Better Call Saul with creator Vince Gilligan [R]

The series - which has already been green-lit for season 2 - will premiere on February 8, 2015, though some TV journalists have been treated to the first three episodes. 

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Vince Gilligan And Bob Odenkirk Talk 'Better Call Saul'


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With just under a month to go before the launch of ‘Breaking Bad’ prequel ‘Better Call Saul’, creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and lead actor Bob Odenkirk have spoken to Variety about their hopes for the new show and how they came up with the idea.

Set in 2002, the series focusses on Saul Goodman before he came ‘Saul Goodman’, when he was still named Jimmy McGill. Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as the shady lawyer, and it is also set to feature his private investigator Mike Ehrmantraut (played again by Jonathan Banks).

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Bob Odenkirk will return as Saul Goodman in 'Better Call Saul' next month on AMC

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American actor and star of the hit TV show 'Breaking Bad' Bryan Cranston was snapped as he departed from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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Japanese Studio Toho Planning Final 'Godzilla' Movie for 2016


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The Japanese are planning to show the U.S. how to do with, with a new Godzilla movie following on from Final Wars. Given the huge success of Gareth Edwards' Hollywood remake of the classic tale, Japanese studio Toho will release its latest take on the movie, a decade after it last effort.

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Edwards' version, starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, took more than $500 million worldwide and a sequel is already planned for 2018. Toho says the forthcoming movie - the 28th in the series - would be the last.

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'Breaking Bad' Figurine Petition Gains 50,000+ Signatures But Toys R Us Is Yet To Respond


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Aaron Paul isn't happy with Toys R Us and who can blame him? Hypocrisy is certainly rife within the world of action figures, toy guns and video games. The 35-year-old actor tweeted  in response to the decision by Toys R Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from its shelves after a Florida mother became concerned about the message they were sending children. One of the dolls was of Jesse Pinkman, the character Paul played in the critically acclaimed series. 

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Toys R Us Pull 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures


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Toy chain Toys R Us has pulled four action figures from the hit meth-drama Breaking Bad after a petition received over 6,000 signatures. The award-winning show followed a chemistry teacher - played by Bryan Cranston - who turns to drug dealing following his diagnosis for cancer.

Breaking BadAaron Paul [L] and Bryan Cranston [R] starred in Breaking Bad - though don't try and buy those dolls in Toys R Us.

The toys came with accessories including bags of cash and meth. They are now unavailable on shelves and online. 

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Bryan Cranston Jokes About 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures Petition


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Bryan Cranston has laughed off a petition signed by 6,000 concerned parents after American Toys R Us stores began selling Breaking Bad action figures. The petition stared by Susan Myers from Fort Myers, Florida, said that Toys R Us stocking the toy is "a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values."

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The figurines in question are of the meth drama's main characters Walter White (Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). White's toy comes with its own gun and both have a detachable bag of cash and another of meth.

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Bryan Cranston Addresses Florida Mom's Demand For Toys 'R Us To Ban 'Breaking Bad' Dolls


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Bryan Cranston has finally addressed a disgruntled mother who is campaigning for Toys 'R Us to stop selling all 'Breaking Bad' action figures because she feels the toys promote and glories the use of drugs to young children.

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The cast of 'Breaking Bad' led by Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Cranston, who portrayed the hit AMC series' main character - meth manufacturer Walter White, took to Twitter on Monday (Oct 20th) and joked about the concerned mom, identified as Susan Schrivjer from Fort Myers, who started a petition against the toy retailer, titled 'Remove Breaking Bad dolls from their shelves.'

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Bryan Cranston to Star in Investigative Thriller 'The Infiltrator'


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Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to star in investigative-thriller The Infiltrator - the first of seven new movies from Good Films. The project begins production in January 2015 with filming set for London, Paris and Florida. Brad Furman is on-board to direct.

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Adapted from Robert Mazur's autobiography of the same name, Cranston plays a customs and excise agent working under his undercover alias Bob Musella. The book was Mazur's account of bringing down the unscrupulous bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems to serve drug lords - including the fearsome Pablo Escobar - corrupt politicians and terrorists. 

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Woman Tries to Kill Mother in 'Breaking Bad' Inspired Plot


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A 37-year-old woman is accused of trying to kill her mother in a murder plot inspired by an episode of Breaking Bad. Kuntal Patel allegedly laced her mother's Diet Coke with poison to get back at her after she forbade a marriage. 

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A court heard that Patel slipped abrin to her "controlling and selfish" mother Meena, 60, after buying the poison from a website using the virtual currency bitcoin. She allegedly watched her mother drink the substance at their home in Stratford, east London, last December. Meena survived, leaving Patel searching for a stronger dose of the poison.

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Rachel McAdams In 'True Detective 2' Talks & Other Cast Rumours


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Rachel McAdams is rumoured to be in talks with the makers of the second series of True Detective. The 35-year-old Canadian actor is not the only star reportedly being considered and other names in the mix include Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Michelle Forbes (The Killing).

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Rachel McAdams photographed at the New York premiere of A Most Wanted Man.

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Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Sarah Hyland: Best Pictures from the Emmys 2014


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In an Emmy Awards that most agree was a stone-cold classic, AMC's meth-drama 'Breaking Bad' was the big winner, taking home most of the night's major TV awards including the big one: outstanding drama series. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all took home acting gongs, leaving a couple of big, big players - Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Woody Harrelson - going home with nothing.

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Cranston probably deserved his Emmy for meth dealer Walter White in Breaking Bad's final season, though some raised eyebrows at the snubbing of McConaughey given his faultless performance as Rust Cohle in HBO's 'True Detective'. The current recipient of the Oscar for best actor was nevertheless in high spirits and was the butt of several jokes given his status as one of the world's best. "You don't belong here," said Jimmy Kimmel at one point, "And take Julia Roberts with you."

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