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.
'Dalton Trumbo had gone from novelist to a successful career as a Hollywood screenwriter which saw him become one of the town's highest paid writers and even earn an Academy Award nomination. But his bright career came to a crushing end in 1947 after he was one of nine people who refused to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. This led to Trumbo being blacklisted from Hollywood and effectively ending his movie career. But despite being blacklisted Trumbo refused to give up and instead continued to write, often under pseudonyms, working on films such as Oscar winner Roman Holiday. His fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses over his freedom to write and work entangled everyone in Hollywood from gossip writer Hedda Hopper to Kirk Douglas who would call on Trumbo to pen the scrip for his epic drama 'Spartacus' and help bring about the end of the Hollywood blacklist.
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Steven Michael Quezeda is hoping to move into politics.
An actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad is running for office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Steven Michael Quezada played Steven Gomez, Hank’s D.E.A. partner in the hit AMC show. He served the public in the series but how, taking a break from acting, he’s setting his sights on the role of County Commissioner.
Steven Michael Quezada (L) and George Lopez (R) at a Celebrity Golf Pre-Party in Hollywood in May 2014.
Another year of epic geekdom is over - but the excitement remains.
As usual the San Diego Comic-Con International was the place to be for comic and movie fans across the globe. Not only were a ton of new trailers unveiled, but loads of questions were answered and there were some pretty interesting moments in between.
Superman isn't feeling the love in the 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'
Comic-Con 2015 was, as usual, a roaring success with attendees desperate to learn more about the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie and, of course, 'Batman v Superman'. But that wasn't all that gripped the world at this year's event; and here are but a few moments of pure joy from SDCC 2015.
Bryan Cranston shocked the audience at a recent Nerd HQ panel when he gave a slightly rude response to a ‘Breaking Bad’ fan’s question.
Ouch! Bryan Cranston was a little bit catty when responding to a Breaking Bad fan’s question about the show’s setting and filming location, Albuquerque. He didn’t really answer the question at all but instead let rip with a ‘your mother’ joke which drew both shocked and amused reactions from the crowd.
Bryan Cranston responded with a 'your motther' joke to a Breaking Bad fan.
Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still has a lot to learn. Even so he faces yet another dangerous threat to China in the form of the evil spirit Kai, who is determined to take over the country by robbing various martial arts masters of their powers. Meanwhile, Po has a few personal problems to contend with. His long lose biological father has re-appeared out of the blue, looking for his soon having sensed that he is still alive somewhere. And so, Po returns to where he was born - though he has never felt less at home. He is being pressured into an arranged marriage with a needy panda named Mei Mei, but he's got to put his family issues on hold if he wants to save China yet again. Unfortunately, the only way he can do it is by training up his new panda neighbours in the art of kung fu - he's never had a more difficult task than this.
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Bryan Cranston and Rebel Wilson slip into the roles of a couple of new black and white bears
After absorbing a role in which his character chillingly referred to himself as "the danger", Bryan Cranston’s new cuddly bear character is a long way from Heisenberg that audiences were previously delighted with. Casting aside drugs, violence and a fair dose of evil, Cranston has teamed up with Jack Black’s squeezeable Po in everyone’s favourite black and white bear film franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3.
Po (Jack Black) finds his father, Li (Bryan Cranston) in Kung Fu Panda 3
Instalment number three sees Po reunited with his father Li Shan, played by Cranston, who is the exact opposite of Walter White in the fact that he’s very chilled out, likes a party and is a panda.
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'Breaking Bad' is heading to UK terrestrial television, in it's entirety.
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.
Breaking Bad is one of the biggest dramas in recent memory
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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The actor is said to signed on to help produce the musical, which opens later this year.
‘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.
Walter White has moved on to Neverland
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. “
Bob Odenkirk shines in Vince Gilligan's new comedy-drama 'Better Call Saul'.
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.
Bob 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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The 'Breaking Bad' creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, along with actor Bob Odenkirk, spoke to Variety about the hugely anticipated prequel 'Better Call Saul'.
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).
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
'Godzilla' will be Toho's last movie in the franchise.
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.
Godzilla was a huge hit for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros
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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Date of birth
7th March, 1956