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Bryan Cranston net worth:
$30 Million

Bryan Cranston information

Bryan Cranston information

Birth date: 15 October 1976
Birth place: Canoga Park
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.791 m)
Profession:Actor, Voice Actor, Television Director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film director, Writer
Nationality:American

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Bryan Lee Cranston was born on 7 March 1956, Canoga Park, Los Angeles California USA, of German, Austrian and Irish (father) and German maternal grandparents ancestry. Bryan Cranston is an actor as well as writer and director, and although appearing in numerous TV shows and other projects, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that his recent role portraying Walter White, the main character of the series, for five seasons in the phenomenally successful show “Breaking Bad” is the one he will be forever remembered for, and which added significantly to his net worth.

So just how rich is Bryan Cranston? Sources estimate that Bryan’s net worth is over $36 million, accumulated over the more than 35 years that he has spent working in television as well as on the big screen, including reputedly being paid $225,000 per episode of “Breaking Bad”.

Bryan Cranston Net Worth $36 Million

Bryan graduated from Los Angeles Valley College with an associate degree in police science, but after graduation began working in theater, although apparently discouraged by his sometime parent-actors. It is clear now that his decision to turn to acting was a good one in terms of  net worth. In the early 80’s he gave up theater for television, where he started to appear as a guest actor in various TV shows including “Hill Street Blues”, “Matlock”, “Baywatch”, “CHiPs” “Murder She Wrote”, “Cover Up”, “Falcon Crest” and others.

As he proved his acting skills Cranston began to get bigger roles. He was casted for the role of one the main character of the TV soap opera called “Loving” where he appeared for two years. In the 90’s Bryan Cranston also worked in various TV productions and films, such as “Saving Private Ryan”, “That Thing You Do”, and many more.

A breakthrough in Cranston’s career was his role of Hal in a sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle” which made him an internationally known actor. It also added to his net worth since the salary that Bryan Cranston was getting for appearing in one episode of the show was 225000 dollars. The show featured such actors as Frankie Muniz and Jane Ktzmarek ran from 2000 until 2006. Cranston was nominated six times for his work in the show but did not receive even one award.

All changed with “Breaking Bad” which took Cranston’s career to a whole new level. From 2008 onwards he won around 30 different awards, including Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Saturn Award, Golden Globe Award, PRISM Award, Critics Choice Television Award, and more. A lot can be said about Cranston’s character Walter White, to the point that he is being referred to as an icon and a legend. No doubt it was the role of his life for Bryan Cranston – he is quoted as saying it was partly based on his father’s posture – and a serious addition to his net worth.

In addition to his appearances on TV, Bryan Cranston has appeared in big budged Hollywood productions, some of the notable ones are the highly acclaimed 2006 movie “Little Miss Sunshine” directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Nicholas Peterson’s 2006 “Intellectual Property”, animated superhero film “Batman: Year One”, Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter”, and in 2012 “Total Recall” directed by Len Wiseman. Adding to his career as well as net worth, Bryan Cranston also contributed some directorial work in “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Breaking Bad”, “The Office” and “Modern Family”.

All-in-all, Bryan Cranston has been involved in over 60 movies, and more than 70 TV projects, as well as a few stage productions and video clips and games – clearly his flexible talent continues to be in great demand in all facets of the film and TV industries.

In his personal life, Bryan Cranston was married to Mickey Middleton(1977-82), and has been married to Robin Dearden since 1989, with whom he has a daughter.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Wes Anderson Project 2018 filming voice
Last Flag Flying 2017 pre-production Buddusky
Power Rangers 2017 post-production Zordon
The Masterpiece 2017/II post-production Bryan Cranston
Why Him? 2016 post-production Ned Fleming
The Untouchables announced
In Dubious Battle 2016 Sheriff
Wakefield 2016 Howard Wakefield
The Infiltrator 2016 Robert Mazur
All the Way 2016 TV Movie Lyndon B. Johnson
Robot Chicken 2011-2016 TV Series Gandalf Walter White Leland Stanford ...
Get a Job 2016 Roger Davis
Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 Li (voice)
SuperMansion 2015 TV Series Titanium Rex
Trumbo 2015 Dalton Trumbo
Godzilla 2014 Joe Brody
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Video Game Bryan Cranston (voice)
How I Met Your Mother 2006-2013 TV Series Hammond Druthers
Writer's Block 2013/I Short Writer
Breaking Bad 2008-2013 TV Series Walter White
Cold Comes the Night 2013 Topo
Übermansion 2013 TV Movie Titanium Rex
The Cleveland Show 2012-2013 TV Series Dr. Fist / Mr. Oxnard / Graham Kensington
The Simpsons 2012-2013 TV Series Walter White / Stradivarius Cain
Seth Rogen = Worst Person in the World 2013 Video short
30 Rock 2012 TV Series Ron
Argo 2012 Jack O'Donnell
Total Recall 2012/I Cohaagen
Rock of Ages 2012 Mike Whitmore
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 Vitaly (voice)
Archer 2012 TV Series Commander Tony Drake
John Carter 2012 Powell
Madagascar 3: The Video Game 2012 Video Game Vitaly (voice)
Red Tails 2012 Colonel William Mortamus
Batman: Year One 2011 Video Jim Gordon (voice)
Contagion 2011 RADM Lyle Haggerty
Glenn Martin DDS 2010-2011 TV Series Drake Stone
Larry Crowne 2011 Dean Tainot
Drive 2011/I Shannon
Leave 2011 Eliot
Detachment 2011 Mr. Dearden
The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 Detective Lankford
The Handlers 2011 TV Series Jack Powers
Love Ranch 2010 James Pettis
American Dad! 2005-2010 TV Series Mr. Winthrop / Bill Publisherman
Breaking Bad: Original Minisodes 2009 TV Mini-Series Walter White
The Hollywood Quad 2008 TV Movie Burton Melrose
Family Guy 2006-2008 TV Series Dr. Jewish Hal
Hard Four 2007 Lt. Bryce Baxter
Fallen 2007 TV Mini-Series Lucifer / The Light Bringer
Malcolm in the Middle 2000-2006 TV Series Hal
Dark Mind 2006 CSE Radio Host
Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Stan Grossman
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary short Buzz Aldrin (voice)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series 2003-2005 TV Series Mr. Jamieson
Illusion 2004 David
Seeing Other People 2004 Peter
Thanksgiving Family Reunion 2003 TV Movie Woodrow Snider
The Santa Claus Brothers 2001 TV Movie Santa Claus (voice)
'Twas the Night 2001 TV Movie Nick Wrigley
The King of Queens 1999-2001 TV Series Tim
Clerks 2000-2001 TV Series Various / Helicopter Pilot
The Big Thing 2000 Roberto Montalban
Terror Tract 2000 Ron Gatley (segment "Bobo")
The Prince of Light 2000 Ram
The Pretender 1999 TV Series Neil Roberts
3rd Rock from the Sun 1999 TV Series Neil
Last Chance 1999 Lance
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show 1998 TV Series Ronald Meezy
Working 1998 TV Series Larry Prince
Chicago Hope 1998 TV Series Jesus
The X-Files 1998 TV Series Patrick Crump
Diagnosis Murder 1996-1998 TV Series Martin Rutgers / Walter Mason
V.I.P. 1998 TV Series Colt Arrow
Saving Private Ryan 1998 War Department Colonel
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series Buzz Aldrin Edwin Aldrin
Brooklyn South 1998 TV Series IAB Lt. Gordon Denton
Seinfeld 1994-1997 TV Series Tim Whatley
Time Under Fire 1997 Braddock (as Brian Cranston)
Alright Already 1997 TV Series Robert
Total Security 1997 TV Series Jason Nichols
Pearl 1997 TV Series Isaac Perlow
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 TV Series Witch Lawyer
Goode Behavior 1997 TV Series Record Executive
Dogs 1997 TV Series
Babylon 5 1997 TV Series Ericsson
Moloney 1997 TV Series
Strategic Command 1997 Phil Hertzberg
Street Corner Justice 1996 Father Brophy
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime 1996 TV Movie Patrick Dougherty
That Thing You Do! 1996 Virgil 'Gus' Grissom
Armitage III: Polymatrix 1996 Video Eddie (voice)
The Louie Show 1996 TV Series Curt Sincic
Murder, She Wrote 1986-1996 TV Series Parker Foreman / Jerry Wilber / Brian East
Eagle Riders 1996 TV Series Joe Thax (voice)
Extreme Blue 1995 TV Movie Ned Landry
Kissing Miranda 1995 TV Movie Special Agent Falsey
Nowhere Man 1995 TV Series Sheriff Norman Wade
Land's End 1995 TV Series Matt McCulla
Brotherly Love 1995 TV Series Russell
Touched by an Angel 1995 TV Series Dr. Tom Bryant
Armitage III 1995 TV Mini-Series Eddie Borrows
Teknoman 1995 TV Series Miles O'Rourke (1995) (voice)
Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them 1994 TV Movie David
The Companion 1994 TV Movie Alan
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie 1994 Fei Long (English version, voice, as Phil Williams)
Clean Slate 1994 Club Official
Walker, Texas Ranger 1994 TV Series Hank
Viper 1994 TV Series Garrett Berlin
Days Like This 1994 TV Movie Benny
Erotique 1994 Dr. Robert Stern (segment "Let's Talk About Love")
Macross Plus 1994 TV Mini-Series Isamu Alva Dyson
Moldiver 1993 TV Series short Tech (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
Orguss 02 1993 Video short Gustav / Lookout / Officer / ... (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 1993 TV Series Twinman Snizard
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story 1993 TV Movie
The Disappearance of Nora 1993 TV Movie Police Detective
Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama 1992 Ram (voice)
L.A. Law 1992 TV Series James Phillips
Matlock 1987-1991 TV Series Dr. Harding Fletcher - Marriage Counselor / Brian Emerson
Dead Silence 1991 TV Movie Prof. Harris
The Flash 1991 TV Series Philip Moses
Dead Space 1991 Dr. Frank Darden
Corporate Affairs 1990 Darren
Jake and the Fatman 1990 TV Series Lyle Wicks / Jason Miller
Capital News 1990 TV Series Congressman Marple
Hull High 1990 TV Series Mr. McConnell
Baywatch 1989 TV Series Tom Logan
Falcon Crest 1989 TV Series Martin Randall
I Know My First Name Is Steven 1989 TV Mini-Series Officer Dickenson
The Big Turnaround 1988 Jim
Raising Miranda 1988 TV Series Uncle Russell
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Paramedic #1 (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman 1987 TV Movie Dr. Shepherd
Hill Street Blues 1987 TV Series Counsellor
Wings of Honneamise 1987 Matti (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
North and South, Book II 1986 TV Mini-Series Col. Austin
Airwolf 1986 TV Series Robert Hollis
Cover Up 1985 TV Series Frank Lawler / Tommy Maynard
Loving 1983 TV Series Douglas Donovan
CHiPs 1982 TV Series Billy Joe
Crisis Counselor 1982 TV Series Sam
To Race the Wind 1980 TV Movie Quarterback (uncredited)
One Life to Live 1968 TV Series Dean Stella (1985)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Infiltrator 2016 executive producer
All the Way 2016 TV Movie executive producer
SuperMansion 2015 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Sneaky Pete 2015 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Breaking Bad 2011-2013 TV Series producer - 29 episodes
The Handlers 2011 TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
KidSmartz 2003 Video documentary short executive producer
Last Chance 1999 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sneaky Pete 2017 TV Series 1 episode
Modern Family 2012-2013 TV Series 2 episodes
Breaking Bad 2009-2013 TV Series 3 episodes
The Office 2012 TV Series 1 episode
Special Unit 2006 TV Movie
Big Day 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Malcolm in the Middle 2003-2005 TV Series 7 episodes
Last Chance 1999

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Breaking Bad 2010-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Malcolm in the Middle 2001-2004 TV Series performer - 6 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sneaky Pete 2015 TV Series story - 1 episode
The Handlers 2011 TV Series 1 episode
Last Chance 1999 writer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Meddler 2015 special thanks
The Taking of Deborah Logan 2014 special thanks
Breaking Bad Season 3: Silent But Deadly - The Brothers Moncada 2011 Video documentary short special thanks
John Delaney Died Last Night 2011 Short the producers wish to thank
Little Devil 2009 Short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Junkie 2012 TV Series Himself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
2012 Do Something Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Comic Con 2012 Live 2012 TV Movie Himself
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling 2012 TV Series Himself
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
2012 Writers Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Shit Emmy Award Winning Actors Say 2012 Short Himself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Walter White
The Hour 2011 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
White Heat: Cranston on Fire 2011 Video short Himself
Pizza of Destiny: Cranston's Greatest Shot 2011 Video short Himself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 3 Minute Talk Show 2011 TV Series Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 2010 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Billy Ray Cyrus
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Celebrity Liar 2010 TV Series Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series Himself
Getting There Is the Hard Part 2010 Video short Himself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Séries express 2009 TV Series Himself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Soup 2009 TV Series Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Dog Tales 2008 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Talkshow with Spike Feresten 2008 TV Series Himself
Man of a Thousand Faces 2008 Documentary Himself
Shootout 2008 TV Series Himself
Making of 'Breaking Bad' 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Thank God You're Here 2007 TV Series Himself
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2005-2007 TV Series documentary short Himself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
My First Time 2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Weekends at the DL 2005 TV Series Himself
SoapTalk 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
ALF's Hit Talk Show 2004 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Reflections on 'The X-Files' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Bronx Bunny Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Good Day Live 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
Open Mike with Mike Bullard 2003 TV Series Himself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
KidSmartz 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Host
MADtv 2002 TV Series Himself / Mike
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Squares 2000-2002 TV Series Himself
Total Access 24/7 2001 TV Series Himself
Express Yourself 2001 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Garrison Goldenweather
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself - Author, A Life in Parts
Live with Kelly and Michael 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Surprise Appearance / Himself / Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself / Blyan Crampen
Larry King Now 2016 TV Series Himself - guest
PoliticKING with Larry King 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Good Morning America 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg 2016 TV Series short Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
20/20 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Best Actor Nominee
IMDb First Credit 2016 TV Series Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2016 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member
Film '72 2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role & Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture
World Premiere 2016 TV Series Himself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Live 2016 TV Movie Himself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Tavis Smiley 2009-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2015 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
PBS NewsHour 2015 TV Series Himself
The British Academy Britannia Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Pink Elephants 2015/II Documentary Himself
Who Do You Think You Are? 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Best Play
Inside Comedy 2015 TV Series Himself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Female Actor in a Comedy Series
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Colbert Report 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Herself - Guest
The Concert for Valor 2014 TV Special Himself
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series & Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Himself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Play
Janela Indiscreta 2014 TV Series Himself
Weekend Ticket 2014 TV Series short Himself
Single Stories 2014 TV Series Himself
Bryan Cranston Helps Ask Girl to Prom 2014 Video short Himself / Walter White (uncredited)
Family Guy 2014 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2013-2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
The View 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show 2014 TV Series Himself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Fatherhood 2014 TV Series documentary short Himself
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
Big History 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator
A Discussion with the Cast of Argo 2013 Video short Himself
No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad 2013 Video documentary Himself
David Blaine: Real or Magic 2013 TV Movie Himself
Talking Bad 2013 TV Series Himself / Walter White
Conan 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series / Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest (segment: Joking Bad)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Writers' Room 2013 TV Series Himself / Walter White
Comic-Con All Access 2013 2013 TV Movie Himself
Argo: Inside Story 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter / Nominee
Revealed 2013 TV Series Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama
The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Hollywood Fast Lane 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Vivir de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Caddicarus 2016 TV Series Colt Arrow
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2015 TV Series Walter White
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
TV's Nastiest Villains 2014 TV Movie documentary Walter White
Argo: Tony Mendez on Tony Mendez 2013 Video short Himself
Jesse! The Breaking Bad Spin-Off 2013 Short Walter White (uncredited)
MythBusters 2013 TV Series documentary Walter White
Rescued from Tehran: We Were There 2012 Video documentary short Jack O'Donnell (uncredited)
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2005 TV Series documentary short Tim Whatley

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2016 Spotlight Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Trumbo (2015)
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama Breaking Bad (2008) · Melissa Bernstein
· Sam Catlin
· Vince Gilligan
· Peter Gould
· Mark Johnson
· Stewart Lyons
· Michelle MacLaren
· George Mastras
· Diane Mercer
· Thomas Schnauz
· Moira Walley-Beckett
2015 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Vince Gilligan (executive producer)
· Mark Johnson (executive producer)
· Michelle MacLaren (executive producer)
· Melissa Bernstein (co-executive producer)
· Sam Catlin (co-executive producer)
· Peter Gould (co-executive producer)
· George Mastras (co-executive producer)
· Thomas Schnauz (co-executive producer)
· Moira Walley-Beckett (co-executive producer)
· Diane Mercer (producer)
· Stewart Lyons (produced by)
2014 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Performer of the Year
2014 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama Breaking Bad (2008) · Melissa Bernstein
· Sam Catlin
· Vince Gilligan
· Peter Gould
· Mark Johnson
· Stewart Lyons
· Michelle MacLaren
· George Mastras
· Diane Mercer
· Thomas Schnauz
· Moira Walley-Beckett
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Michael Bowen
· Betsy Brandt
· Lavell Crawford
· Tait Fletcher
· Laura Fraser
· Anna Gunn
· Matt Metzler
· RJ Mitte
· Dean Norris
· Bob Odenkirk
· Aaron Paul
· Jesse Plemons
· Steven Michael Quezada
· Kevin Rankin
· Patrick Sane
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Vince Gilligan (executive producer)
· Mark Johnson (executive producer)
· Michelle MacLaren (executive producer)
· Melissa Bernstein (co-executive producer)
· Sam Catlin (co-executive producer)
· Peter Gould (co-executive producer)
· George Mastras (co-executive producer)
· Thomas Schnauz (co-executive producer)
· Moira Walley-Beckett (supervising producer)
· Diane Mercer (producer)
· Stewart Lyons (produced by)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor on Television Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Performer of the Year
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Comedy Series Modern Family (2009) · Michael Alan Spiller
· Jason Winer
· Gail Mancuso
· Steven Levitan
· Beth McCarthy-Miller
· James R. Bagdonas
· Fred Savage
· Fred Goss
· Lev L. Spiro
2013 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Chris Messina
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Scoot McNairy
· Chris Messina
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor on Television Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical Short Batman: Year One (2011)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· John Goodman
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Christopher Denham
· Scoot McNairy
· Kerry Bishé
· Rory Cochrane
· Victor Garber
· Kyle Chandler
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Titus Welliver
· Bob Gunton
· Philip Baker Hall
· Richard Kind
· Michael Parks
· Christopher Stanley
· Taylor Schilling
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2011 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2011 IGN People's Choice Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2009 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2009 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2000 Audience Award Valleyfest Film Festival Last Chance (1999)
1999 Best of the Fest Breckenridge Festival of Film Drama Last Chance (1999)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Trumbo (2015)
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Trumbo (2015)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie All the Way (2016)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie All the Way (2016) · Steven Spielberg (executive producer)
· Robert Schenkkan (executive producer)
· Jay Roach (executive producer)
· Justin Falvey (executive producer)
· Darryl Frank (executive producer)
· James Degus (co-executive producer)
· Michelle Graham (co-executive producer)
· Scott Ferguson (produced by)
2016 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Leading Actor Trumbo (2015)
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor All the Way (2016)
2016 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2016 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best International Actor Trumbo (2015)
2016 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series All the Way (2016)
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Trumbo (2015) · Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
· Louis C.K.
· David James Elliott
· Elle Fanning
· John Goodman
· Diane Lane
· Helen Mirren
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Alan Tudyk
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Trumbo (2015)
2016 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama All the Way (2016)
2015 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2015 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2015 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2015 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2015 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2015 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Trumbo (2015)
2015 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2015 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Actor Trumbo (2015)
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor in a Television Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2014 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Performance of the Year - Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Michelle MacLaren
· Vince Gilligan
· Michael Slovis
· Rian Johnson
· Peter Gould
· Sam Catlin
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite TV Anti-Hero Breaking Bad (2008)
2014 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) · Ben Stiller
· Chris Rock
· David Schwimmer
· Jada Pinkett Smith
· Frances McDormand
· Jessica Chastain
· Martin Short
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Tom McGrath
· Cedric the Entertainer
· Andy Richter
· Frank Welker
· Conrad Vernon
· Chris Miller
2013 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Argo (2012) · Chris Messina
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Kerry Bishé
· Clea DuVall
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Kyle Chandler
· Christopher Denham
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Ben Affleck
2013 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Modern Family (2009)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Scoot McNairy
· Chris Messina
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Michelle MacLaren
· Vince Gilligan
· Michael Slovis
· Rian Johnson
· Peter Gould
· George Mastras
· Thomas Schnauz
· Sam Catlin
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama Breaking Bad (2008) · Diane Mercer
· Stewart Lyons
· Mark Johnson
· Peter Gould
· Sam Catlin
· Melissa Bernstein
· Michelle MacLaren
· Thomas Schnauz
· George Mastras
· Vince Gilligan
· Moira Walley-Beckett
2013 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Jonathan Banks
· Betsy Brandt
· Laura Fraser
· Anna Gunn
· RJ Mitte
· Dean Norris
· Bob Odenkirk
· Aaron Paul
· Jesse Plemons
· Steven Michael Quezada
2013 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2013 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Vince Gilligan (executive producer)
· Mark Johnson (executive producer)
· Michelle MacLaren (executive producer)
· Melissa Bernstein (co-executive producer)
· Sam Catlin (co-executive producer)
· Peter Gould (supervising producer)
· George Mastras (supervising producer)
· Thomas Schnauz (supervising producer)
· Moira Walley-Beckett (producer)
· Diane Mercer (producer)
· Stewart Lyons (producer)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Scoot McNairy
· Kyle Chandler
· Clea DuVall
· Tate Donovan
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Chris Messina
2012 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Performance of the Year Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Argo (2012)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Michelle MacLaren
· Adam Bernstein
· Vince Gilligan
· Colin Bucksey
· Michael Slovis
· Rian Johnson
· Peter Gould
· Sam Catlin
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· John Goodman
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Christopher Denham
· Scoot McNairy
· Kerry Bishé
· Rory Cochrane
· Victor Garber
· Kyle Chandler
· Chris Messina
· Zeljko Ivanek
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Performance Argo (2012) · Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Chris Messina
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Titus Welliver
· Sheila Vand
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008) · Jonathan Banks
· Betsy Brandt
· Ray Campbell
· Giancarlo Esposito
· Anna Gunn
· RJ Mitte
· Dean Norris
· Bob Odenkirk
· Aaron Paul
2012 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2012 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2011 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor on Television Breaking Bad (2008)
2011 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Contagion (2011) · Gwyneth Paltrow
· Kate Winslet
· Jude Law
· Laurence Fishburne
· Marion Cotillard
· Sanaa Lathan
· Matt Damon
· John Hawkes
· Jennifer Ehle
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2011 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor on Television Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Actor Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Breaking Bad (2008)
2010 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Breaking Bad (2008)
2009 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor in Television Breaking Bad (2008)
2009 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline Breaking Bad (2008)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2004 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Most Popular Mom & Pop in a Television Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000) · Jane Kaczmarek
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy Malcolm in the Middle (2000)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Actor Trumbo (2015)

TitleSalary
Breaking Bad (2008) $225,000 per episode

#Fact
1 Saw the face of his daughter Taylor projected onto Krysten Ritter in a pivotal scene on Breaking Bad as her character lay dying, which made him cry--but he snapped back into character and the image went away.
2 After successfully directing television episodes, he plans to direct a feature film of his own.
3 He starred in three movies that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Argo (2012). "Argo" was a winner in the category.
4 Both Cranston and his Breaking Bad (2008) co-star Jonathan Banks played the role of James Gordon in the Batman franchise: the first voiced the character in the animated feature Batman: Year One (2011) while the second did it in the video games Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) and Batgirl: A Matter of Family (2015).
5 His Trumbo (2015) co-star Helen Mirren called him one of the greatest American actors.
6 Interviewed in 2015, he named On the Waterfront (1954) as his favorite movie.
7 Won the Tony for "Best Actor in a Play" for his performance in "All the Way" in 2014.
8 With his fourth Emmy Award victory for his performance on Breaking Bad (2008), he tied the record of Dennis Franz (NYPD Blue (1993)) for the most wins in the category "Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series". Peter Falk also won four Emmys for his lead performances as Columbo (1971), three of them as "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" (in 1972 know as "Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series") and one as "Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series".
9 He called Mark Rylance a major influence. Both actors won Tony awards in 2014: Cranston for "Best Actor in a Play" for "All the Way" and Rylance for "Best Featured Actor in a Play" for his performance in "Twelfth Night". One of Cranston's competitors for the award was Rylance for his performance in "Richard III".
10 Is a part-owner of the independent theater Cinemas Palme d'Or in Palm Desert, California.
11 Did not seriously pursue acting until he was in his late twenties as his parents, who were both actors, did not want him to follow them into the business.
12 Spent part of his youth on a farm with his grandparents as his family lost their home in foreclosure.
13 Received an associate degree in police science from Los Angeles Valley College in 1976.
14 Best friends with actor John O'Hurley since their days together on the daytime soap opera Loving (1983). Bryan actually served as best man at both of John's weddings.
15 Very good friends with his Breaking Bad (2008) co-star Aaron Paul.
16 Bryan's paternal grandfather, Edward B. Cranston, was of Irish descent, partly by way of Canada (Montreal). Bryan's paternal grandmother, Alice Rose Bower, was of Austrian-Jewish and German descent. Bryan's maternal grandparents, Otto Frederick William Sell and Augusta Liza Marchert, were both German immigrants, Otto from Rendsburg and Augusta from Danzig.
17 He said his acting heroes are Dick Van Dyke, Jack Lemmon, Rod Steiger and Spencer Tracy.
18 Was roommates with Javier Grajeda early in their careers.
19 His daughter, Taylor Dearden, studies Theater at the University of Southern California.
20 Has run in four marathons, according to an IGN interview (2003).
21 For his role on Breaking Bad (2008) (TV), he was named one of the "Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art", in the cover story of the New York Times magazine (September 11, 2011).
22 In his younger years, he spent two years traveling around the United States by motorcycle with his brother.
23 Has played Erik Per Sullivan's character's father on Malcolm in the Middle (2000) and wrote recommendation letters for his college applications.
24 At one point, he considered becoming a police officer. He was also high school friends with Daniel Cameron.
25 Honored as Grand Marshal of the 2006 Sherman Oaks, California, Street Fair by the Chamber of Commerce for his leadership in the community and his protection of children through KidSmartz.
26 Attended and graduated from Canoga Park High School in Canoga Park, California in 1974.
27 Met his wife, Robin Dearden, on the set of the television series Airwolf (1984), (Season 3 episode, Airwolf: Desperate Monday (1986)). He was playing the villain of the week, and she was his hostage (held at gunpoint).
28 Enjoys playing the drums and traveling to Hawaii.
29 Has a dog named Sugar, saved from a local Los Angeles pound.
30 The last name of the first Blue Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) was named after him. He did various work as part of the crew (voice-overs, etc.), so the Blue Ranger's full name became Billy Cranston.
31 Directed three episodes of Malcolm in the Middle (2000) during its fifth season. The episodes were Malcolm in the Middle: Vegas (2003), Malcolm in the Middle: Dirty Magazine (2004) and Malcolm in the Middle: Experiment (2004).
32 Was singled out by frequent Malcolm in the Middle (2000) director Todd Holland during his Emmy Award speech in 2001. Cranston had been overlooked that year, and Holland proclaimed that he would "stand up here soon". Cranston was subsequently nominated for the first-time the next year.
33 Presented the category "Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series" at the 2004 Emmy Awards with his Malcolm in the Middle (2000) co-star Jane Kaczmarek. Bryan had been eligible for that category (for directing the series episode "Stereo Store") but did not receive a nomination.
34 Impersonated Brad Garrett's Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) voice shortly after losing to him for the second year in a row at the 2004 Emmy Awards. The crowd laughed hysterically, as did Brad Garrett himself.
35 His favorite episode of Malcolm in the Middle (2000) is the first season episode, Malcolm in the Middle: Rollerskates (2000). He spent six weeks, before filming, learning how to roller-skate.
36 Always grows a beard and mustache during his hiatus from Malcolm in the Middle (2000).
37 Such a huge fan of baseball that his wife threw him a surprise 40th birthday party at Dodgers Stadium.
38 Produced his "Kidsmartz" safety video with his Malcolm in the Middle (2000) crew during one of their weeks off.
39 Got his start at the Granada Theatre in the San Fernando Valley, California.
40 Became an ordained minister when he was in college as a part-time job.
41 In the original Armitage III Polymatrix 4 episode home video release (also know as an OAV), he's listed as "Lee Stone", but in the movie edition of the same name, he's listed under his real name "Bryan Cranston".
42 Once did voice acting for the English dubbing of Japanese animation (or anime), under the name Lee Stone.
43 A couple of other titles he voiced for were "Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honneamise" and "Macross Plus".
44 Son of Joe Cranston and Audrey Peggy Sell. Younger brother of Kyle Edward Cranston.
45 Father, with Robin Dearden, of daughter Taylor Dearden.

#Quote
1 [observation, 2016] I'm on a campaign of my own. I'm trying to instill a sensibility in America that we all love this country and we all want what's best for this country -- we just have different ideas about how to go about it.
2 (2009) Actors take on all kinds of characters. Like with Breaking Bad, I've never felt like, "Uh-oh. Is this going to offend people?" No, you take the role because you feel that you can do a good job with it. This isn't high school, where you can get cast as the grandfather even though you're 17. When you become a professional, you learn quickly what you're good at and what you're not good at, so hopefully you can focus on those things and then expand to see what works well for you. But no, I don't think I owe anybody any apologies or anything like that. Viewers can determine what they want to watch and what they don't want to watch.
3 (2009, on Erotique) That was a risqué one. I wanted to do something that got me out of my comfort zone, and I had this opportunity, and it was a very sexy script. It was testing the bounds. How far would I go? There was a masturbation scene and me feeling up a girl... I almost kidnapped her, basically. And it was kind of a risqué thing. I haven't seen it in years and years, so I can't really remember all the details. Let's just let our imaginations take care of the rest.
4 (2009, on working in features versus TV work) It's all about the written word. Whatever's well-written. It doesn't matter if it's features, or children's stories... it's all about the written word. And it could come in any different form, but that's the criteria. That's it for me.
5 (2009) When you walk into a room for an audition, a big chunk of an actor getting a job is confidence. It's talent and confidence, and if you can convey both of those things, you're in great shape.
6 [on winning a 2014 Emmy Award] I happened to stumble on finding a passion that bloomed.
7 My face, in repose, is mean. I scare people. You know how some people have a built-in smile? I look like I'm going to eat children.
8 [on the death of James Gandolfini] I'm saddened by James Gandolfini's passing. He was a great talent and I owe him. Quite simply, without Tony Soprano there is no Walter White.
9 [2013, on his character, Walter White, from Breaking Bad (2008)] His soul is calloused.
10 I don't need to work, but I love to work and I will make the movie if I would want to go and see it. But if I hear about a story that you could do in a sketch - and a lot of films should be just sketches - then I am not interested in it. I think too many movies attempt to stretch a very small idea. They will make something about a kid trying to lose his virginity while going to college. It's like "Really, there is a whole movie about that? You are asking me to spend almost two hours to see some kid trying to get his rocks off?".
11 A lot of people think, "This guy does that really well. Here is a role just like that for him." When I left Malcolm in the Middle (2000), I got two offers to do television pilots and they featured fun, goofy dads. I said no, and one of the producers said, "Why would you say no? You're perfect for it and it's exactly what you do." I said, "It's exactly what I did for seven years, but I am not going to help anyone put me in a pigeonhole". So I won't be looking at scripts about a teacher who becomes a drug dealer for a while.
12 [2011, on Breaking Bad (2008)] We have a DEA chemist on the set. He taught us how to make methamphetamine, which is a very detailed process. I still have my notes. I didn't want to learn about the back-­alley process. I wanted to know how to make it perfectly, the absolute purest meth, and what equipment and chemicals to use, because that's what my character does. So if I had to, I could make more than just meth; I could make really, really good meth. It has created a very healthy sideline for me if this acting thing ever stops working.
13 [2011, on if he's experimented with drugs as his Breaking Bad (2008) character has] Never meth, but I've had several drug experiences. Pot always just made me sleepy. As a teenager, I had friends who ­wanted to get high and go to concerts. But if I smoked a joint, I would pass out before the first song. As I've gotten older, I don't even like drinking, anymore. I had a big birthday not long ago, double nickels, and the metabolism of your body changes when you get to this age. Interestingly, it's the exact opposite problem I had with pot. If I have more than just one glass of wine with dinner, I'll wake up in the middle of the night, not to pee but because of the sugars in the wine. Then I'm not well-rested and the rest of the day is ruined. It's just not worth it.
14 (2011, on being an ordained minister) When I was in my late teens I spent my summers on Catalina Island. I met this guy named Reverend Bob, an older guy in his 40s who made a living doing wedding ceremonies. One time, he said to me, "Bryan, I messed up. I booked two weddings on the same day. Would you help me out?". I jokingly said okay, and he typed up a certificate and sent it to the secretary of state, and just like that, I was a minister. Since then, I've married maybe a dozen couples.
15 (2011) I think actors have a tendency to want to hang out with other actors, and there's a reason for that. When you're out there with civilians, you get the same kind of questions again and again: "How do you memorize all those words?" or "Have you ever met so-and-so?". But when you're around other actors, you can talk about other things. Nobody's asking, "What's it like to be in movies?". Because we all already know.
16 [2011, on his sex scene with Julia Roberts in Larry Crowne (2011)] Oh, definitely intimidating. Before we shot the movie, I went on a diet and bleached my teeth and got one of those spray tans. I wanted it to seem like we were at least viable as a couple. So we're doing the scene, and right away I'm lying on top of her. I met her maybe a month before, and now I'm lying on top of her. Our noses are touching, we're waiting, and we hear Tom Hanks, the director, say, "Okay, we need to make an adjustment on the camera. Hang on." So there I am, lying on top of Julia Roberts, and we're making small talk. "So...how are you? You have kids, right?". We're talking about family, whatever, just passing the time. It was probably more awkward for me, because under the sheets, she was wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Tom kept tugging on her shirt. "Aw, Julia, Julia. Come on, we've got to show something. We've got to show a little skin." And me, I'm just wearing a cock sock.
17 (2011, on his income as a successful actor) Honestly, I don't have a clue how much money I make. It really doesn't matter to me. My agents know, and sometimes they ask me, "You want to know how much you make?". I don't care. I'm sure it's fine. I mean, I don't want to sound glib. I know money is important, but ever since I stopped worrying about finances, I've made more money than I ever thought I'd make in my life. The fact that I make a dependable income at all is just amazing to me.
18 (2011, on growing up in the San Fernando Valley) I grew up in Canoga Park, which is in the west end of the Valley. On the East Coast, people had snow days, but we had smog days. I'm not kidding. Every so often, there'd be a smog advisory, and parents would get warnings like "Don't let your kid go outside!". That's a weird thing to hear from your parents. Don't go outside because there's too much smog. But sometimes we'd go out anyway. We'd put on our big smog shoes and go traipsing through the smog. We'd throw smog balls and have smog fights. Or we'd build smog men, using carrots for their noses. It was great fun.
19 (2011, on getting into acting) When I was 16, I joined the LAPD Explorers in the West Valley. Then I went to L.A. Valley College to study police science, and my counselor told me I needed to take some elective courses. So in my second year, I took classes in acting and stagecraft. On my very first day, I walked into class, and there was this 17-year-old girl sitting on the floor, wearing only a tube top and hot pants. I was like "Oh...my...God." From that moment on, I was done with police work. The girls in theater arts were so much prettier. I changed the course of an entire life based on the libido of an 18-year-old boy. During my first acting class, I did a scene with a girl - a girl I'd never met before - and we were supposed to be making out on a park bench. I was really hesitant about it, but she attacked me. She wasn't just kissing me, she was deeply tonguing me, arms and hands everywhere. I was so flummoxed, I forgot my lines. Afterward, I was thinking, I need to ask this girl out; she's obviously really into me. So during the break, I asked her if maybe she wanted to go out sometime, get some lunch or dinner. And she looked at me as if I were a puppy. She was like "Ooooh, sweetie, no, no, I have a boyfriend." I was devastated, but at the same time, I was like, What a great actress! She totally had me fooled.
20 (2011, on spending two years riding motorcycles around the United States with his brother when he was younger) It was just two confused boys running away. My brother was on the verge of becoming a deputy sheriff, and I was grappling with whether I wanted to be a police officer or an actor. So we got on our motorcycles and just left California with no plan. I had $70 in my pocket, and that soon ran out. We got odd jobs wherever we could. We worked at cafés, in carnivals, at beachfront hotels selling suntan lotion, earning just enough to get back on the road. We camped everywhere, the cheaper the better. Just a patch of grass was all we needed. A few times we stayed at midnight missions, in Texas and Louisiana, and those were always scary. They were like prison... First of all, they take all your clothes, because they don't want you to leave before the sermon. You're standing naked with all these alcoholics, getting a cold shower with a bar of soap the size of a quarter. Then you're given a blanket and a bunk, and you try to get some sleep in a room full of people with the worst gas in the world. All night they're farting and belching and coughing up blood. The next morning, you get your clothes back, but they all smell like booze and shit. And then you listen to proselytizing while choking back melba toast and canned orange juice. Honestly, after sleeping in a mission, I bet prison would be a breeze.
21 Stars have much more power. I'm the star of my show Breaking Bad (2008), and I have the power to try to sway opinions. Absolutely. And that's the reason you want to become a star as an actor, to be able to have more control of your destiny. Actors basically are the type of person that with three seconds left, we want the ball. Give us the shot to make it or miss it. We'll take the lumps if we miss it, but we want the chance to get the glory. An acting coach of mine, Shirley Knight - a great actress - said that it's the actors' arrogance. We want the chance. Give it to me. We know plenty of people in life, back in Little League or whatever, who'd say, "Oh, please don't hit it to me. Please don't hit it to me. Oh dear God, please don't make me have to make this decision. Please don't make me get onstage." There are those people, and then there are those of us that say, "Give me the shot. Let me take it.".
22 ... I don't really relax. When I sleep I relax. I don't have hobbies, I don't collect things. I enjoy creating.
23 I don't even think about the money when I consider roles, I turn it over to my agency. Money will come. I respect it but I don't thirst for it. I wish Americans thought more like Europeans when it comes to money and work. They take time off, they do what they love. We think work is the most valued commodity. Really, the most valued commodity is time.
24 It's all about the written word. Whatever's well-written. It doesn't matter if it's features, or children's stories... it's all about the written word. And it could come in any different form, but that's the criteria. That's it for me.
25 I love playing the know-it-all guy who is also kind of stupid. That guy who thinks he's great, but he's not. That's a wonderful character to play. Kind of the Barney Fife type. He'll tell you what's going on, but inside he's very insecure. That's always a fun character. And I loved, for pure fun and enjoyment, my character Hal on Malcolm. Because I found his emotional core, and once I found that, I could leap off from that and the writers started to write for it. And that core was fear. Hal was afraid of everything. Every single thing. He was afraid of heights, he was afraid of failing as a father, he was afraid of getting fired... Someone would walk into the room and surprise him, and he'd yelp, because he was afraid of noise-afraid of a lot of things. That lent itself to a lot of humor, but it was also a true emotion that you could lock in on.
26 I love playing pompous asses. I think I would like that on my tombstone: "He was the definitive pompous ass.".
27 I think the best-written films or television series have a measure of the opposite of what they are. We have some darkly comic moments sprinkled throughout Breaking Bad (2008), as we had some sweet sentiment or serious drama sprinkled throughout Malcolm in the Middle (2000). I think any good movie does that, any good play. You have to break it up. You can't have one train going in one direction all the time. Audiences are more sophisticated than that.
28 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.".
29 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.
30 My wife, Robin Dearden, is the cook, really. I'm a good helper and I clean like nobody's business. I can load a dishwasher like nobody else.
31 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.
32 I've got a whole mantel just waiting for those awards to come, a whole big mantel. There's just so much available space. I've got the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, all ready to shine on them. I dust it off every day.

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