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Bryan Cranston: “From the age of 25, I became a working actor and never looked back”

"Heisenberg and Breaking Bad became this avalanche. And I had to step away from it so I didn’t get swallowed up by Walter White." - Bryan Cranston

Watch: Actors on Actors with Bryan Cranston and Jason Segel

Cranston and Jason Segel talk about their approach to acting, their shared roots in television, and playing real-life authors

Screenplay: ‘Trumbo’

Download the screenplay to 'Trumbo', starring Bryan Cranston

Susan Heyward Talks ‘Powers’, Martin Scorsese’s ‘Vinyl’, Auditioning and More!

"I think audiences want to watch characters go through something, so it’s kind of okay to leave things a little messy, a little undone, if we can be truthful to that." - Susan Heyward on rehearsing

Bryan Cranston on Preparing to Play Dalton Trumbo and Why He Won’t Play Walter White Again

Bryan Cranston on his actor preparation: "The character starts outside of you and [you use] your imagination and own personal experience."

Bryan Cranston on His Proudest Achievement and Baring Everything (Literally) On-Screen

"As an actor you need to be willing to be embarrassed or humiliated when it’s appropriate, it’s called for — and it was for this film." - Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston: “The only failure in art is when you move someone to no emotion whatsoever”

Between the early buzz on Trumbo and the excitement over the announcement that HBO is doing an adaptation of Broadway's All The Way, Bryan Cranston doesn't need to worry about his Breaking Bad fame fading anytime soon.

Watch: Bryan Cranston’s Acting Advice

With Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Barrel being released on Blu-ray with all kinds of goodies today, it gives us yet another opportunity to reflect on the series’ star Bryan Cranston and all of the incredible advice he has offered actors in the wake of his success. In a video he filmed in 2013 for AreUaStar, Cranston speaks about what an actor has to keep in mind while he or she tries to work in such an rough business. He also tells a story about how he tested for two other pilots the same year he did the pilot for ... Read more

Watch: Bryan Cranston Performs One-Man Baseball Show in MLB Postseason Commercial

Look, at this point anything Bryan Cranston does is worth talking about, right? He’s proven to be one of the most entertaining actors working right now. Now that he’s conquered the world of television with Breaking Bad — and receiving dozens of awards in the process — and Broadway with All The Way, Cranston can honestly say he has this whole acting thing down. So what’s next for the actor extraordinaire who got his start in a Preparation H commercial, of all things? Cranston ruminates on his next grand project in an extended commercial for TBS about the channel’s upcoming ... Read more

Watch: Bryan Cranston’s Emmy Award Speech: “I love to act. It is a passion of mine and I will do it until my last breath.”

The Emmy Awards weren’t the most exciting awards show this year but with Bryan Cranston winning for Outstanding Actor in a Drama for Breaking Bad, we at least got to hear one heck of a fantastic acceptance speech. “I was a kid who always looked for the shortcut,” he said. “I did happen to stumble upon finding a passion that created a seed and bloomed into something so wonderful for me. I love to act. It is a passion of mine and I will do it until my last breath.” And for good measure, below is Aaron Paul accepting his ... Read more

Robert Downey Jr. Named Most Powerful Actor by Forbes

Few actors make Forbes‘ annual list of most powerful celebrities, but the ones who do have a lot of weight to throw around when it comes to making their movies. According to the magazine, the most powerful actor on the list is Robert Downey, Jr., who comes in at #10. Downey starred in the second highest-grossing movie worldwide in 2013, Iron Man 3, which earned $1.215 billion at the box office. It’s hard to believe that Downey’s comeback breakthrough, Iron Man, was only released six years ago. Since then Downey has become a key part of both the Iron Man/Avengers ... Read more

Review: ‘Godzilla’

Dear Godzilla, I went to see your movie the other night. I’ve loved you since I was a kid and I was super excited to see you on the big screen again but I have to ask… where were you? The movie is called Godzilla… but you were barely in the film. Sure you popped up a few times and you finally showed up towards the end but come on, I wanted to see you! Maybe in the sequel you can hang around a bit more. Sincerely, Sad Lance With the release of Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim last summer, ... Read more

Bryan Cranston on “Silent Mondays” and Why It’s Good He’s Not as Good Looking as Jon Hamm

We’re pretty crazy about Bryan Cranston here at Daily Actor, so while he’s starring as President Lyndon Johnson on Broadway in All the Way we’re trying to glean as much information as we can about his acting career and lessons we can learn from him. In an interview with NPR, Cranston speaks about how the way he looks has helped him as an actor and why he’s adopted “Silent Mondays” while doing eight shows a week on stage. One of the things that was most surprising about Breaking Bad is that few people expected that the goofy dad from the ... Read more

Bryan Cranston on Money, Kissing Girls, and Working on a Complain-Free Set

We’ve probably written more about Bryan Cranston over the last six months on Daily Actor than any other actor. And why shouldn’t we? Cranston is riding a huge wave of popularity after the series finale of the award-winning television drama Breaking Bad and making his Broadway debut in All The Way. In an interview with The Guardian, Cranston speaks about how he chooses roles, how he got involved in acting, and the advantages of a good working environment. Considering that Cranston is in a position to do just about anything he wants, many have been confused that after the end ... Read more

Bryan Cranston Heads to Broadway as L.B.J., “the King Lear of modern theater in this play” (video)

How do you follow-up a successful series like Breaking Bad? If you’re Bryan Cranston, you head to Broadway. He will be making his Broadway debut as Lyndon Baines Johnson in the play All the Way. He talked to The New York Times about why he took on such a challenge. “I wanted to play L.B.J. because he is the King Lear of modern theater in this play,” said Cranston. While audiences will see the actor don a prosthetic nose, earlobes and chin to help him get into the role, the 57-year-old actor explained, “I do the voice and his body movements.” ... Read more

Bryan Cranston on Starring as LBJ in Broadway’s ‘All the Way’ and Whether We’ll Ever See Walter White Again

After the massive critical and rating success of Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston could probably do whatever he wanted once he hung up Walter White’s porkpie hat. So many were surprised that Cranston’s next move was to make his Broadway debut portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way after a sold-out run at the American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts. He spoke to Rolling Stone about the role, the difference between acting on stage and on television, and whether or not we’ll see Walter White again. On why he decided on starring in a play as President Johnson, Cranston says, ... Read more

Bryan Cranston Started at the Bottom. Watch His Commercial for ‘Preparation H’

We all have to start somewhere, even Bryan Cranston… who started at the bottom.  A real bottom not career bottom. Check out his 1980’s commercial for Preparation H and enjoy the soothing “oxygen action.”   

Bryan Cranston Will Make His Broadway Debut in ‘All the Way’

Bryan Cranston will make his Broadway debut as Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way. The play will finish its run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts this Saturday. Synopsis: 1963. An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon B. Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the Civil Rights Act, a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America. In the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright’s vivid dramatization of LBJ’s first year in office, means versus ends plays out on the precipice of modern America. Besides Cranston, no other ... Read more

Bryan Cranston and His Advice to Actors

We’ve posted some of Bryan Cranston‘s advice to actors before and it was, as expected, pure gold. Now, we’ve got some more awesomeness to chew on in the video below. Taken from last years Academy Awards new member reception, he drops some more awesome advice: “Know what your job is,” he says. “I was trying to go into auditions trying to get a job.” he says. “An actor is simply trying to create a compelling interesting character and that serves the text. You present in the environment where your audition happens and then you walk away. Everything else is out ... Read more

Watch: The Cast of ‘Breaking Bad’ Has the Best Emmy ‘Thank You’ Cam Ever

Breaking Bad won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama series last night and it was absolutely deserved. I have no idea why Bryan Cranston didn’t win as Best Actor in a Drama Series though. He’s perfect and while the other actors in the category were very, very good, Cranston is on another level this year. After the win, the cast and creators walked backstage to the Emmy ‘Thank You’ cam and while it starts off relatively tame, with Bob Odenkirk taking the mike and doing some quick interviews, things start to escalate when Aaron Paul and Dean Norris get there. But ... Read more