Top 10 Bryan Cranston roles

Bryan Cranston is nominated at the 2014 Emmy awards for his role in Breaking Bad as Walter White in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama. Breaking Bad took the world by surprise and became one of the most successful shows in recent history.

Cranston has played a variety of characters from a crystal meth drug lord to a lovable father figure on Malcolm in the Middle. Every role that Cranston takes on, he brings new energy and life into the character and is able to connect with the audience in different ways, from making them laugh to making them cry.

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In honor of his Emmy nomination, is counting down the top ten Bryan Cranston roles, including television and feature films. From his short roles on How I Met Your Mother and 30 Rock to the unforgettable role of Walter White, Cranston is a talent in his prime.

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10. How I Met Your Mother

Bryan Cranston was featured in the hit CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother as Ted Mosby’s boss. Cranston was able to take a break from his serious acting and return to his comedy roots in this guest role.

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9. 30 Rock

Cranston continued his funny guest starring roles with a brief but memorable guest appearance on Tina Fey’s 30 Rock. Cranston played a character far removed from his well known Walter White and made audiences laugh.

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8. Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages featured a variety of actors with musical talent bringing this music to life and featured Cranston, who is known for his theater background along with acting skills, which helped him in the role of Mike Whitemore.

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7. Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine has become a cult classic film and is beloved by many because of the witty writing and complex characters. Along with Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin and Greg Kinnear, Cranston rounded out this hiliarous and memorable cast.

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6. Drive

Drive featured Cranston in a strong supporting role in this fast paced feature film. Cranston played Shannon in the movie and was able to show audiences that he would be able to transition into movies from television without a problem.

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5. The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer featured Matthew McConaughey in the lead role but once again Cranston shined in his smaller supporting role in this plot twisting drama. Cranston is able to bring life and energy into even small roles, this talent and ability captures the audiences attention even in a short time frame.

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4. Argo

Argo was critically acclaimed and took home the award for Best Picture at the Oscars. The film came together because of the performances of the actors’ features in the true story adaptation. Cranston impressed with his portrayal of Jack O’Donnell.

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3. Godzilla

When the first trailers for Godzilla hit the web and the voice over was from Cranston, fans almost broke the Internet with excitement. Cranston delivers the emotional moments and heart of this larger than life monster film.

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2. Malcolm in the Middle

Cranston was beloved by many fans in the title role of Hal on Malcolm in the Middle. The family dynamic between Jane Kaczmarek and Cranston was believable and hilarious. The show became very popular and went on for over 150 episodes.

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1. Breaking Bad

One of the earliest shows to feature every episode on Netflix was AMC’s original series Breaking Bad. Creator Vince Gilligan has hailed and thanked Netflix for the help of attracting new fans to the drama. Breaking Bad concluded at an all-time high with viewers due in part to the large Netflix audience. Fans could not get enough of Walter White and his empire business.

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