Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

  • Birthday: 1956-03-07
  • Place of birth: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: Bryan Lee Cranston

Biography

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).

Filmography

Total Recall

2012

As Cohaagen

Drive

2011

As Shannon

Holiday Reunion

2003

As Woodrow Snider

John Carter

2012

As Powell

Argo

2012

As Jack O'Donnell

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

2012

As Vitaly (voice)

The Lincoln Lawyer

2011

As Detective Lankford

Rock of Ages

2012

As Mayor Mike Whitmore

Batman: Year One

2011

As Jim Gordon (voice)

Red Tails

2012

As Colonel William Mortamus

Detachment

2011

As Richard Dearden

Larry Crowne

2011

As Dean Tainot

'Twas the Night

2001

As Nick Wrigley

Godzilla

2014

As Joe Brody

Get a Job

2016

As Roger Davis

Trumbo

2015

As Dalton Trumbo

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016

As Li (voice)

Little Miss Sunshine

2006

As Stan Grossman

That Thing You Do!

1996

As Virgil "Gus" Grissom

In Dubious Battle

2016

As Sheriff

All the Way

2016

As Lyndon B. Johnson

The Infiltrator

2016

As Robert Mazur

Dead Silence

1991

As Prof. Harris

Power Rangers

2017

As Zordon

Why Him?

2016

As Ned Fleming

Wakefield

2017

As Howard Wakefield

Isle of Dogs

2018

As Chief (voice)

Last Flag Flying

2017

As Sal Nealon

Contagion

2011

As Lyle Haggerty

The Disaster Artist

2017

As Bryan Cranston

The Upside

2019

As Phillip Lacasse

Sense of Smell

2014

As Tyler

The Santa Claus Brothers

2002

As Santa Claus (voice)

Street Corner Justice

1996

As Father Brophy

The Big Turnaround

1988

As Jim

Dead Space

1991

As Dr. Frank Darden

Erotique

1994

As Dr. Robert Stern (segment 'Let's Talk About Love')

Terror Tract

2000

As Ron Gatley

Leave

2011

As Eliot

The Companion

1994

As Alan

Seeing Other People

2004

As Peter

Illusion

2004

As

Love Ranch

2010

As James Pettis

Saving Private Ryan

1998

As War Department Colonel

Amazon Women on the Moon

1987

As Paramedic #1

Every Act of Life

2018

As John Steinbeck (voice)

Last Chance

1999

As Lance

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

2019

As Walter White

Übermansion

2013

As Titanium Rex

The Words That Built America

2017

As Reader - Declaration of Independence

Pink Elephants

2018

As Himself

The Story of Soaps

2020

As Self

Love Letters

2020

As Andrew Makepeace Ladd III

Loving

1983

As Douglas Donovan

Ancient Caves

2020

As Self - Narrator

Jerry & Marge Go Large

2022

As Jerry Selbee

Kissing Miranda

1995

As Special Agent Falsey

Argylle

2024

As Director Ritter

Asteroid City

2023

As The Host

Clean Slate

1994

As Club Official

Sell/Buy/Date

2022

As Self

Barely Legal Pawn

2014

As Buzz Jackson

Strategic Command

1997

As Phil Hertzberg

To Race The Wind

1980

As Quarterback (uncredited)

Hard Four

2007

As Lt. Bryce Baxter

Kung Fu Panda 4

2024

As Li (voice)

Armitage III: Poly Matrix

1996

As Eddie (voice)

Production

The Infiltrator

2016

As Executive Producer

All the Way

2016

As Executive Producer

Last Chance

1999

As Writer

Last Chance

1999

As Director

Last Chance

1999

As Producer

Special Unit

2006

As Director

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