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Creator / Bryan Cranston

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"Thank God I hadn't seen a billion episodes of Breaking Bad like everyone else, otherwise I would have been too intimidated to walk to work [on Godzilla (2014)] with Bryan. I had seen him in a few, but the real reason I wanted Bryan was because of Malcolm in the Middle - and an episode of Airwolf from 1986."

Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor most famous for his Emmy-winning role as morally gray, cancer-stricken chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White in Breaking Bad note  and as hapless suburban husband and father Hal Wilkerson in Malcolm in the Middle. 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 and he considers his early dubbing work an Old Shame. His more recent involvements with voice acting were in the animated movie adaptation of Batman: Year One and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. He also won a Tony award for his debut Broadway performance as President Lyndon Johnson in All the Way, and he reprised the role in an HBO movie based on the play.


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