Bryan Cranston
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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).
Overview
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).
Known For
Saturday Night Live
Murder, She Wrote
Seinfeld
Family Guy
Diagnosis: Murder
American Dad!
The Simpsons
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
Late Night with Seth Meyers
30 Rock
The Graham Norton Show
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
How I Met Your Mother
The Daily Show
Better Call Saul
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Airwolf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Oscars
The Kelly Clarkson Show
Real Time with Bill Maher
Matlock
Baywatch
MADtv
CHiPs
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The X-Files
Walker, Texas Ranger
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Jake and the Fatman
Lilo & Stitch: The Series
Chicago Hope
The Stand
The Emmy Awards
Hill Street Blues
Touched by an Angel
Who Do You Think You Are?
The King of Queens
L.A. Law
Cover Up
3rd Rock from the Sun
The Flash
Brotherly Love
Babylon 5
Thank God You're Here
Geeking Out
Clerks
The Pretender
Talking with Chris Hardwick
Archer
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Brooklyn South
Hart to Heart
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
Power Rangers
Gary & Mike
Home Movie: The Princess Bride
Saving Private Ryan
Inside Comedy
Amazon Women on the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
The Road to El Camino: Behind the Scenes of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
I Know My First Name Is Steven
Detachment
Sneaky Pete
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
The Lincoln Lawyer
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
John Carter
Fall
Rock of Ages
Contagion
Little Miss Sunshine
Total Recall
Power Rangers
Asteroid City
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Kung Fu Panda 4
Venom: The Last Dance
The Studio
Godzilla
The Concert for Valor
The Louie Show
Malcolm in the Middle
Get a Job
Spider-Man 4
Drive
Larry Crowne
Argylle
Argo
Last Flag Flying
Seth Rogen Is the Worst Person in the World
Batman: Year One
Kung Fu Panda 3
Malcolm in the Middle 2020 Zoom Reunion
Breaking Bad
Red Tails
Jerry & Marge Go Large
No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad
Animal
Supermansion
The One and Only Ivan
Why Him?
All the Way
Isle of Dogs
Your Honor
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