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Bryan Cranston

1956-03-07 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor, director, and producer who is mainly known for portraying Walter White in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013) and Hal in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006). He has received a number of awards—including six Primetime Emmy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards, and a Golden Globe Award—with a nomination for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. Bryan Cranston's performance on Breaking Bad earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014). After becoming a producer of the show in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice. Breaking Bad also earned Cranston five Golden Globe nominations (with one win) and nine Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with four wins). He was previously nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle. Cranston co-developed and occasionally appeared in the crime drama series Sneaky Pete (2015–2019) and served as a director for episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, and The Office. In 2014, Cranston earned a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play All the Way, a role he reprised in the HBO 2016 television film of the same name. In 2018, he received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Howard Beale in the play Network at London's National Theatre, later winning his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the same role on Broadway. For portraying Dalton Trumbo in the film Trumbo (2015), he received nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Cranston has appeared in several other films, such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012), Godzilla (2014), and The Upside (2017). He also provided voice acting in the films Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), and Isle of Dogs (2018).


Argylle 2024-01-31
Asteroid City The Host 2023-06-08
Cheap Drink Devin 2023-10-14
Experience Yosemite 2022-06-04
Jerry & Marge Go Large Jerry Selbee 2022-10-20
Sell/Buy/Date Self 2022-10-14
An Audience with Adele Self 2021-11-21
The One and Only Ivan Mack 2020-08-21
Malcolm in the Middle 2020 Zoom Reunion self 2020-07-09
The Story of Soaps Himself 2020-05-19
Ancient Caves Self - Narrator 2020-03-13
David Blaine: The Magic Way Self 2020-04-01
Love Letters Andrew Makepeace Ladd III 2020-05-21
The Road to El Camino: Behind the Scenes of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Self (extended version) 2019-10-28
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Walter White 2019-10-11
The Upside Phillip Lacasse 2019-01-10
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Self 2018-10-05
Every Act of Life John Steinbeck (voice) 2018-04-23
Pink Elephants Himself 2018-11-15
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2018-11-19
Isle of Dogs Chief (voice) 2018-03-23
Wakefield Howard Wakefield 2017-05-19
Power Rangers Zordon 2017-03-23
The Words That Built America Reader - Declaration of Independence 2017-07-04
The Power of the Present Self 2017-06-27
The Disaster Artist Bryan Cranston 2017-03-12
Last Flag Flying Sal Nealon 2017-11-03
Kung Fu Panda 3 Li Shan (voice) 2016-01-23
All the Way Lyndon B. Johnson 2016-05-23
Get a Job Roger Davis 2016-03-17
Why Him? Ned Fleming 2016-12-22
In Dubious Battle Sheriff 2016-10-08
The Infiltrator Robert Mazur 2016-07-13
Trumbo Dalton Trumbo 2015-10-27
The Concert for Valor Self 2014-11-11
Barely Legal Pawn Buzz Jackson 2014-08-19
Godzilla Joe Brody 2014-05-14
Sense of Smell Tyler 2014-06-27
Godzilla: Force of Nature Himself 2014-09-16
No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad Self 2013-11-26
Cold Comes the Night Topo 2013-09-20
David Blaine: Real or Magic Self 2013-11-19
Writer's Block 2013-11-01
Seth Rogen Is the Worst Person in the World Heisenberg 2013-04-10
Übermansion Titanium Rex 2013-08-25
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Vitaly (voice) 2012-06-06
Argo Jack O'Donnell 2012-10-11
Rock of Ages Mayor Mike Whitmore 2012-06-13
John Carter Powell 2012-03-07
Red Tails Colonel William Mortamus 2012-01-19
Total Recall Cohaagen 2012-08-02
Detachment Richard Dearden 2011-04-24
Contagion Lyle Haggerty 2011-09-08
Larry Crowne Dean Tainot 2011-06-30
Leave Eliot 2011-05-03
Drive Shannon 2011-09-15
The Lincoln Lawyer Detective Lankford 2011-03-17
Batman: Year One Jim Gordon (voice) 2011-09-27
Love Ranch James Pettis 2010-06-30
Hard Four Lt. Bryce Baxter 2007-11-01
Little Miss Sunshine Stan Grossman 2006-07-26
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Buzz Aldrin (voice) 2005-09-23
Seeing Other People Peter 2004-05-07
Illusion 2004-10-25
Holiday Reunion Woodrow Snider 2003-11-23
The Santa Claus Brothers Santa Claus (voice) 2002-07-12
'Twas the Night Nick Wrigley 2001-12-07
Terror Tract Ron Gatley 2000-10-18
Last Chance Lance 1999-01-01
Saving Private Ryan War Department Colonel 1998-07-24
Time Under Fire 1997-11-12
Strategic Command Phil Hertzberg 1997-01-06
That Thing You Do! Virgil "Gus" Grissom 1996-10-04
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime Patrick Dougherty 1996-09-18
Street Corner Justice Father Brophy 1996-09-27
Kissing Miranda Special Agent Falsey 1995-02-25
The Companion Alan 1994-10-14
Erotique Dr. Robert Stern (segment 'Let's Talk About Love') 1994-05-14
Clean Slate Club Official 1994-05-06
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story 1993-05-04
Dead Silence Prof. Harris 1991-08-26
Dead Space Dr. Frank Darden 1991-10-21
Corporate Affairs 1990-10-05
The Big Turnaround Jim 1988-01-01
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman Dr. Shepherd 1987-05-17
Amazon Women on the Moon Paramedic #1 1987-09-18
Loving Douglas Donovan 1983-06-26
To Race The Wind Quarterback (uncredited) 1980-03-12
Everything's Going to Be Great