Bryan Cranston

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Quotes (10)

  • Bryan: (on the elastic quality of his face) I've been teased by my family all my life. I can open up a jar of pickles and make the most excruciating face... I don't even know I'm doing it.

  • Bryan: Acting isn't safe. You do it partly because it's dangerous. If you can be happy doing something else... do that. You should only dedicate a life in the arts if you feel you have to. If your art burns inside you, yielding, unquestionable.

  • Bryan: (about onscreen nudity) An acting teacher once taught me that to be an effective actor, you have to be willing to appear naked... he meant emotionally naked. I misunderstood and took it literally, but there is truth in both. You have to be open, vulnerable, and not easily embarrassed. To act effectively, you have to imagine yourself being able to do in public what you do when you are completely alone.

  • Bryan: (on his dancing skills) Call me twinkle toes. Honestly, in my past, one of the physically hardest classes that I have ever taken was ballet. I have the most respect for dancers. Excuse me while I practice my pirouettes.

  • Bryan: I wanted to be a professional baseball player until I realized that I brought a new meaning to the word 'mediocre'.

  • Bryan: You know, this business is pure luck. It truly is. There is a tangible amount of luck that is necessary for a successful career, and the only way that luck happens is if you're prepared for it and you stick with it. If you drop out of the scene, your opportunity for luck diminishes greatly. No one's going to say, "Hey you're an insurance salesman. Come and do this movie".

  • Bryan: I don't want to say it's not important to win [an Emmy], because it is. Would it be important to me personally to win? It would be wonderful; I would be delighted. Is it important for an actor's career? I would say yes.

  • Bryan: The only thing I say a prayer for is for health and safety for my family. Some people even include happiness and a hope for something else. Not me. I think everything else is on your own. That's the way I look at it. If you can just maintain health and safety, you're in good shape. And anything else, you have to create.

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Trivia (17)

  • Bryan directed the 2006 comedy Special Unit. He also produced and hosted a 2003 short video documentary called KidSmartz.

  • Bryan appeared in the 2001 They Might Be Giants music video for "Boss of Me".

  • While working on the animé series, Armitage III, Cranston was credited as Lee Stone. It is unknown why he was credited using this alias.

  • Awards and Nominations: • 1999 (W) - Best of the Fest (Drama), Breckenridge Festival of Film, for Last Chance • 2000 (W) - Audience Award, Valleyfest Film Festival, for Last Chance2001 (N) - Individual Achievement in Comedy, Television Critics Association Awards, for Malcolm in the Middle2002 (N) - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Emmy Awards, for Malcolm in the Middle • 2003 (N) - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Emmy Awards, for Malcolm in the Middle • 2003 (N) - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Awards, for Malcolm in the Middle • 2004 (N) - Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical, Golden Satellite Award, for Malcolm in the Middle • 2004 (N) - Most Popular Mom & Pop in a Television Series, Young Artist Awards, for Malcolm in the Middle, shared with Jane Kaczmarek • 2006 - honored as Grand Marshal of the Sherman Oaks, Street Fair by the Chamber of Commerce for his contribution towards the community KidSmartz • 2006 (N) - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Emmy Awards, for Malcolm in the Middle • 2008 (W) - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Emmy Awards, for Breaking Bad • 2008 (W) - Best Actor in a Series, Drama, Sattelite Award, for Breaking Bad • 2009 (N) - Individual Achievement in Drama, Television Critics Association Awards, for Breaking Bad • 2009 (N) - Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline, Prism Awards, for Breaking Bad • 2009 (N) - Best Actor in Television, Saturn Award, for Breaking Bad • 2009 (W) - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Emmy Awards, for Breaking Bad • 2010 (W) - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Emmy Awards, for Breaking Bad • 2013 (W) - Outstanding Drama Series, Emmy Awards, for Breaking Bad

  • In high school, he was very good friends with the soccer player, Daniel Cameron.

  • After his father, actor Joe Cranston and mother split up, Bryan lived with his mom. He has a brother Kyle Edward and a sister Amy.

  • In the year 2000, Bryan appeared in a TV commercial for Honda Accord. He also appeared in a TV commercial for Excedrin.

  • Bryan wanted to become a police officer when he was in high school.

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