September 22, 2008 |
Bryan Cranston stunned viewers by taking home the Emmy for lead actor in a drama series for AMC's "Breaking Bad," winning over the heavy favorite, Jon Hamm of "Mad Men." Cranston took the honors even though the series, cut short by the writers strike, aired only seven episodes. Apparently surprised himself, Cranston's initial reaction was bleeped by network censors. For years, Cranston, a star of "Malcolm in the Middle," was overshadowed at Emmy time by then-costar Jane Kaczmarek.
June 10, 2010 |
Through much of the third season of "Breaking Bad," partners in crime Walter White and Jesse Pinkman took separate journeys. Walt beat cancer (for the time being) but lost his wife when she learned he was cooking and dealing drugs. And Jesse, following the overdose death of his girlfriend, came out of rehab determined to embrace the bleak truth about his place in the world. Those parallel stories left little for actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to do together, much to the dismay of series creator Vince Gilligan.
August 19, 2001 |
Bryan Cranston sits in a Studio City cafe, a man possessed. He didn't walk in that way. Cranston, who plays the alternately befuddled, overwhelmed and boyish father on Fox's hit comedy "Malcolm in the Middle," was grabbing a quick bite after the annual table read of the script for the third-season opener. His thoughts were primarily on his impending move to a new house with his family. But in the middle of his meal, Cranston suddenly turned into Hal, (last name?), his "Malcolm" alter ego.
August 3, 2009 |
Bryan Cranston's face would be right at home in a cartoon. It just has an especially elastic quality to it. "I've been teased by my family all my life," said Cranston, whose work on AMC's "Breaking Bad" earned him the lead actor Emmy last year and a second nomination this year. "I can open up a jar of pickles and make the most excruciating face. . . . I don't even know I'm doing it."
March 8, 2009 |
Producers tend to be worried, and today a producer is worried about this story. "You're not going to write about the flies, are you?" It is August in Albuquerque, filming home to that other critically acclaimed AMC series, "Breaking Bad," which begins its second season today. And inside Stage 5 of this film studio -- on an otherwise seamless day of shooting -- there is the constant annoyance of the fly.
May 27, 2009 |
Paul Giamatti. Eileen Atkins. Tom Wilkinson. Alec Baldwin. Bryan Cranston. Zeljko Ivanek. A list of veteran actors who have graced stages and screens around the world for decades, winning countless accolades in the process. Giamatti, the youngest at 41, has been at it for almost 20 years; Atkins is celebrating 50 years in the business. Beyond their talent and work ethic, they all share another rewarding milestone: Last year marked a first Emmy win for each of them.