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Bryan Cranston

Lowest Rated:   0% Erotique (1994)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
A familiar face to a nation of television viewers thanks to his role as the more-than-slightly demented father on the popular FOX sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, longtime stage and screen actor Bryan Cranston has had a rich and varied career, lending his talents to everything from anime voice work (Armitage III and Macross Plus) to daytime television (as an original cast member of Loving). His commanding but off-kilter presence and quirky charm have easily provided Cranston with the necessary range to essay such diverse roles, and the longtime actor can always be counted on to inject a healthy dose of personality into his performances, no matter how large or small the role may be. Though the San Fernando Valley native made his television debut as a commercial actor at the age of eight, it wasn't until college that Cranston truly realized his calling as an actor. Following college graduation, Cranston's passion eventually drew him to Daytona Beach, FL, where the burgeoning actor appeared in such community-theater productions as Barefoot in the Park and Death of a Salesman. In 1982, he joined the cast of the then-new soap opera Loving, and though he would only remain with the daytime drama for a short time, appearances in Airwolf and Hill Street Blues, among various other series, found the actor maintaining a notable presence on television. Following a series of supporting feature performances, Cranston moved back to the small screen with a regular role in the 1988 sitcom Raising Miranda. In the years that followed, he would frequently shift between film (Clean Slate) and television (The Louie Show) while supplementing his income with voice-over work for such popular anime series as Armitage III. Supporting performances in such high-profile features as That Thing You Do! and Saving Private Ryan helped to increase the busy actor's recognition factor, and in 1999, Cranston wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first feature film, a low-key drama entitled Last Chance. Though the film failed to gain much attention, Cranston was soon receiving numerous positive notices for his Emmy-nominated role as the hapless father in the breakout television hit Malcolm in the Middle. His performance alternately eccentric and endearing, Cranston injected the role with the perfect balance of fatherly weirdness and down-to-earth charm, and the series embarked on a healthy run. In the years that followed, Cranston became an increasingly familiar face to television and film viewers, and in addition to offering vocal work for the short-lived animated television series Clerks, he would contribute to such family-friendly fare as 'Twas the Night and The Santa Claus Brothers. After taking the lead in the 2003 made-for-television feature Thanksgiving Family Reunion, Cranston could be spotted opposite screen legend Kirk Douglas in the 2004 drama The Illusion. He appeared in the 2006 miniseries Fallen, and had a bit part in the Oscar nominated Little Miss Sunshine.However, in 2008 his career entered a whole new phase when he began work on the AMC series Breaking Bad, playing a chemistry teacher who becomes a meth dealer. His work on the critically lauded program would earn him four Emmys for Best Actor in a Drama Series (plus another two as a producer on the series). It also made him an in-demand character actor for movies and he worked steadily appearing in projects as radically different as Drive, Larry Crowne, Red Tails, John Carter, and Rock of Ages among many others.In 2014, Cranston made his Broadway debut in the play All The Way, playing President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The role earned him a Tony Award, and he committed to reprising the role for a TV movie. The following year, he played blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the film Trumbo (2015), nabbing Cranston his first Academy Award nomination.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Isle of Dogs
  • Actor
2018
55% The Upside
  • Phil
2018
75% Last Flag Flying
  • Sal Nealon
$0.5M 2017
74% Wakefield
  • Howard Wakefield
2017
43% Saban's Power Rangers
  • Zordon
$85.3M 2017
32% In Dubious Battle
  • Sheriff
2017
39% Why Him?
  • Ned Fleming
$60.4M 2016
70% The Infiltrator
  • Robert Mazur
  • Executive Producer
$15.5M 2016
88% All the Way
  • Lyndon Johnson
  • Executive Producer
2016
5% Get a Job
  • Roger Davis
2016
86% Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Li
$128.4M 2016
73% Trumbo
  • Dalton Trumbo
2015
74% Godzilla
  • Joe Brody
$173M 2014
44% Cold Comes The Night
  • Topo
2014
66% World War Z
  • Actor
$202.4M 2013
96% Argo
  • Jack O'Donnell
$136.1M 2012
30% Total Recall
  • Cohaagen
$58.9M 2012
41% Rock of Ages
  • Mike Whitmore
$38.6M 2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  • Vitaly
$216.4M 2012
57% Detachment
  • Mr. Dearden
$49.4k 2012
51% John Carter
  • Powell
$73.1M 2012
40% Red Tails
  • Colonel William Mortamus
$49.5M 2012
93% Drive
  • Shannon
$34.4M 2011
84% Contagion
  • RADM Lyle Haggerty
$75.7M 2011
35% Larry Crowne
  • Dean Tainot
$35.6M 2011
83% The Lincoln Lawyer
  • Detective Lankford
$58M 2011
No Score Yet Leave
  • Actor
2011
88% Batman: Year One
  • James Gordon
2011
No Score Yet Hard Four
  • Lt. Bryce Baxter
2010
12% Love Ranch
  • James Pettis
$0.2M 2010
91% Little Miss Sunshine
  • Stan Grossman
$59.9M 2006
No Score Yet Fallen
  • Actor
2006
36% Illusion
  • David Bennett
2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
  • Buzz Aldrin
$32.6M 2005
No Score Yet Hard Four
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion (National Lampoon's Holiday Reunion)
  • Woodrow Snider
2004
39% Seeing Other People
  • Peter
2004
No Score Yet The Santa Claus Brothers
  • Santa Claus
2001
No Score Yet 'Twas the Night
  • Nick Wrigley
2001
60% Terror Tract
  • Ron Gatley
2000
No Score Yet The Big Thing
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Last Chance
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Lance
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Beneath the Bermuda Triangle
  • Actor
1999
92% Saving Private Ryan
  • War Department Colonel
1998
No Score Yet Armitage III: Poly Matrix
  • Eddie
1997
93% That Thing You Do!
  • Virgil `Gus' Grissom
1996
No Score Yet Macross Plus
  • Actor
  • Director
1994
19% Clean Slate
  • Club Official
1994
No Score Yet The Companion
  • Alan
1994
0% Erotique
  • Dr. Stern
1994
No Score Yet Armitage III
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet High Stakes
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Nora
  • Wilson
1993
No Score Yet Corporate Affairs
  • Darren
1990
No Score Yet Dead Space
  • Dr. Frank Darden
1990
No Score Yet I Know My First Name Is Steven
  • Officer Dickenson
1989
63% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • "Roast Your Loved One" - Paramedic #1
$0.6M 1987
100% Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa (Royal Space Force - Wings of Honneamise)
  • Matti
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
100% Sneaky Pete
2017
  • Co-creator
  • Vince
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet SuperMansion
2015
  • Voice
  • Titanium Rex
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet PBS NewsHour Weekend
2013
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
95% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
  • Walter White
  • Director
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2006
No Score Yet Big History
2013
  • Narrator
  • 2013
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • Appearing
  • 2013
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005
  • Hammond Druthers Druthers
  • 2013
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Hammond Druthers Druthers
  • 2013
  • 2007
  • 2006
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Actor
  • 2012
95% Archer
2009
  • Voice
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Director
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Hal Hal Wilkerson
  • Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Neil Roberts
  • 1999
0% The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Mr. Crump
  • 1998
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Guest
  • Tim Whatley Dr. Tim Whatley Tim
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1990
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
  • Ericsson
  • 1997
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Billy Joe
  • 1982
No Score Yet Breaking Bad
  • Walter White
  • Director
63% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
2017
  • Executive Producer

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