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->"Thank God I hadn't seen a billion episodes of ''Series/BreakingBad'' like everyone else, otherwise I would have been too intimated to walk to work [on ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''] with Bryan. I had seen him in a few, but the real reason I wanted Bryan was because of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' - and an episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' from 1986."
-->--'''Creator/GarethEdwards'''

Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor most famous for his roles as Hal in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' and his Emmy-winning performance as Walter White in ''Series/BreakingBad''[[note]]Four for Lead Drama Actor to be exact, making him one of only two to win that many times in the category[[/note]]. During his youth, he started acting in theaters such as the Granada Theater, though he stopped for a bit until the late 80's since his show business parents weren't too keen on Cranston being in the acting business.

Cranston has also done work as a voice actor, providing voices in english dubs for japanese anime such as ''Macross Plus'' and ''Armitage III'' (sometimes going under the pseudonym "Lee Stone"), though he isn't exactly a big name in the anime industry. His most recent involvement with voice acting was in the animated movie adaptation of ''Batman: Year One'' as the voice of James Gordon. He also won a Tony award for he debut Broadway performance as President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson in ''Theatre/AllTheWay'', and he is set to reprise the role in an upcoming HBO miniseries based on the play.
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!!Tropes
* BaldOfAwesome
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Far from the self-involved Walter White, Bryan Cranston is a family man, a huge baseball fan and a supporter of same-sex marriage. He also has a friendship with co-star Aaron Paul.
!!Film Roles
* 1998 Film/SavingPrivateRyan as War Department Colonel
* 2000 Film/TheBigThing as Roberto Montalban
* 2003 Film/NationalLampoon'ThanksgivingFamilyReunion as Woodrow Snider
* 2004 Film/SeeingOtherPeople as Peter
* 2004 Film/{{Illusion}} as David
* 2006 Film/LittleMissSunshine as Stan Grossman
* 2011 Film/TheLincolnLawyer as Detective Lankford
* 2011 Film/{{Drive}} as Shannon
* 2011 Film/{{Detachment}} as Richard Dearden
* 2011 Film/LarryCrowne as Dean Tainot
* 2011 Film/BatmanYearOne as James Gordon
* 2011 Film/{{Contagion}} as Haggerty
* 2012 Film/RedTails as Major William Mortamus
* 2012 Film/JohnCarter as Colonel Powell
* 2012 WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted as Vitaly
* 2012 Film/RockOfAges as Mayor Mike Whitmore
* 2012 Film/TotalRecall2012 as Vilos Cohaagen
* 2012 Film/{{Argo}} as Jack O'Donnell
* 2013 Film/ColdComesTheNight as Topo
* 2014 Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} as Joe Brody
* 2015 Film/KungFuPanda as Po's Father
!!Television Roles
* 1988 Series/RaisingMiranda as Uncle Russell
* 19941997 Series/{{Seinfeld}} as Dr. Tim Whatley
* 19992001 Series/TheKingOfQueens as Tim Saksky
* 20002006 Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle as Hal Wilkerson
* 20062013 Series/HowIMetYourMother as Hammond Druthers
* 2007 Series/{{Fallen}} as Lucifer / The Light Bringer
* 20082013 Series/BreakingBad as [[Characters/BreakingBadWalterWhite Walter White]]
* 2012 Series/{{Archer}} as Commander Tony Drake
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