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April 4, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
“With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting 'Breaking Bad,' ” Bryan Cranston said in the press release announcing his upcoming memoir. The as-yet-untitled book will be published by Scribner in 2015. Cranston won three best actor Emmy Awards portraying Walter White, the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns to making methamphetamine to support his family. In the show's five seasons, White -- who in a desperate moment came up with the pseudonym Heisenberg -- went from everyman to drug kingpin.
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April 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If you never ask the question, you'll never know the answer.  That truism worked two times over for "Breaking Bad" fan Stefan Montana, who last week asked Bryan Cranston - a.k.a. Walter White - to help him ask his friend Maddie to the junior prom.  The answer to both questions was, happily, yes! When approached outside the theater where he's onstage as President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way," Cranston obliged Montana by delivering a version of a classic "Breaking Bad" line: "Maddie, if you don't go to the prom with Stefan," he said, "then maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly.
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July 16, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston has many layers, and GQ's profile of him in its August issue is nothing if not an insightful look at a talented actor. But we're the Ministry of Gossip, so we headed straight below the belt as we read the piece, learning quickly that Cranston had absolutely no problem appearing repeatedly in tighty whities and less over the course of the series.  "I genuinely could not care less how I look," Cranston told the magazine . (Though we must say he looked pretty good getting his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Tuesday.)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
“With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting 'Breaking Bad,' ” Bryan Cranston said in the press release announcing his upcoming memoir. The as-yet-untitled book will be published by Scribner in 2015. Cranston won three best actor Emmy Awards portraying Walter White, the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who turns to making methamphetamine to support his family. In the show's five seasons, White -- who in a desperate moment came up with the pseudonym Heisenberg -- went from everyman to drug kingpin.
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February 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Bryan Cranston is not a happy camper in the newly released trailer for the upcoming "Godzilla" reboot, and given the widespread destruction all around him, it's easy to see why. As the video surveys downed planes, terrified crowds, smoldering wreckage and hovering military helicopters, a desperate Cranston, playing scientist Joe Brody, seethes. "You are not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a natural disaster," he says. "You're lying. It was not an earthquake, it wasn't a typhoon.
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January 9, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for "Breaking Bad. " Gilligan received his second DGA nomination for directing the acclaimed series finale episode, "Felina," while Cranston was nominated for directing the midseason premiere, "Blood Money,"...
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July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day and Danielle Paquette
Heads up, children of Los Angeles. The man you see running through your neighborhood may be dangerous. Or he may be Emmy nominee Bryan Cranston. "I'm going for a run after this call," he told The Times on Thursday morning after he'd received his fourth Emmy nomination for"Breaking Bad. "(It's his seventh overall.) "I'm blowing off some steam. I'm going to sweat and cheer loudly and probably scare children along the way. " Every time Cranston has been nominated for his role as the meth-cooking former high school teacher Walter White he's won. So he can afford to be relaxed a bit about the award process.
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June 12, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Bryan Cranston is no stranger to goodbyes. "As actors we get used to saying goodbye a lot because we go through beginnings, middles and ends quite often, and we have to move on," Cranston said at a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable on the subject of TV dramas. He was joined by Andrew Lincoln ("The Walking Dead"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men"), Kevin Bacon ("The Following"), Connie Britton ("Nashville") and the Los Angeles Times' Greg Braxton. WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Drama In 2006, Cranston bid farewell to his character Hal, the beleaguered dad on the sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle.
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April 14, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If you never ask the question, you'll never know the answer.  That truism worked two times over for "Breaking Bad" fan Stefan Montana, who last week asked Bryan Cranston - a.k.a. Walter White - to help him ask his friend Maddie to the junior prom.  The answer to both questions was, happily, yes! When approached outside the theater where he's onstage as President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All the Way," Cranston obliged Montana by delivering a version of a classic "Breaking Bad" line: "Maddie, if you don't go to the prom with Stefan," he said, "then maybe your best course of action would be to tread lightly.
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June 15, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"Breaking Bad:The Movie"? It's within the realm of possibility, teases the show's star, Bryan Cranston. When AMC and “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan reached an agreement earlier this year to extend and eventually end the addictive drama with two eight-episode seasons, Gilligan told Cranston that he "couldn't imagine having enough story to fill 16 more episodes.” But when we spoke to Cranston recently, he revealed that the...
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March 7, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing mounting pressure from the Southern faction of his party and civil rights leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Johnson vents his frustrations to the audience. "Everybody wants power; everybody," he says. "And if they say they don't, they're lyin'.
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February 25, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Bryan Cranston is not a happy camper in the newly released trailer for the upcoming "Godzilla" reboot, and given the widespread destruction all around him, it's easy to see why. As the video surveys downed planes, terrified crowds, smoldering wreckage and hovering military helicopters, a desperate Cranston, playing scientist Joe Brody, seethes. "You are not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a natural disaster," he says. "You're lying. It was not an earthquake, it wasn't a typhoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for "Breaking Bad. " Gilligan received his second DGA nomination for directing the acclaimed series finale episode, "Felina," while Cranston was nominated for directing the midseason premiere, "Blood Money,"...
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January 9, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The noirishly titled "Cold Comes the Night" is a tense little thriller that provides juicy roles for its deft lead actors, Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston, as well as some well-played action and several neat twists. Directed by Tze Chun ("Children of Invention") from a script by Chun, Osgood Perkins (Anthony's son) and Nick Simon, the film finds Chloe (Eve), a struggling single mom running a seedy, hooker-happy motel in bleak upstate New York, on the cusp of packing up her small daughter (Ursula Parker)
BUSINESS
October 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Forget money, meth or an empire. "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston, a.k.a. Walter White, is now in the iPad business. The voice of "Breaking Bad's" leading actor can be heard in the first commercial for Apple's iPad Air, the latest version of the company's tablet. The ad, which made its debut after the announcement of the device, is one of Apple's best commercials. "It's an extremely simple tool, but also extremely powerful," Cranston says at the start of the ad.  The commercial shows a pencil laying flat, centered in the middle of the screen, cycling through a series of settings, including a piano room, laboratory and a classroom.
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October 7, 2013 | By David Ng
Bryan Cranston, who recently completed his run in the AMC drama series "Breaking Bad," will be taking his current stage role as President Lyndon Johnson to New York. The actor will appear in "All the Way," by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Schenkkan, on Broadway later this season, but no opening date has been released. Producer Jeffrey Richards made the announcement on Sunday. (Schenkkan had broken the news earlier via social media.) Cranston has been appearing in "All the Way" at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass., where the sold-out run is set to close on Saturday.
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September 22, 2008 | Lynn Smith and Maria Elena Fernandez
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.
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March 7, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - In the new Broadway play "All the Way," President Lyndon B. Johnson, played by Bryan Cranston, takes a break from wrangling votes for what would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to reflect on the trying nature of politics. Facing mounting pressure from the Southern faction of his party and civil rights leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Johnson vents his frustrations to the audience. "Everybody wants power; everybody," he says. "And if they say they don't, they're lyin'.
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September 30, 2013 | By David Ng
As fans of "Breaking Bad" bade farewell to the critically acclaimed AMC drama series on Sunday evening, its star Bryan Cranston was otherwise engaged far from the show's New Mexico locations, playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in a stage production in Massachusetts. Cranston is appearing in "All the Way," a play about LBJ's presidency, at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. The production is the latest stage work by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan, best known for "The Kentucky Cycle.
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September 30, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Numerous cultural critics, not to mention "Breaking Bad" maestro Vince Gilligan himself, have cited cinema's influence in the crafting of the hit series. And for good reason: There are scores of film references in just a single episode of the Bryan Cranston show. AMC's finale Sunday night garnered a whopping 10.3 million viewers (more people than went out and paid for tickets to a solid cinematic hit like, say, “The Purge” this past summer, speaking of movies. And we have a feeling this one will be around a lot longer)
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