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Bryan Cranston

Award-Winning Actor, Producer, Director & Writer

Bryan Cranston is an Academy Award nominee, and Emmy®, Golden Globe, SAG, Tony® and Olivier Award winner. His vigorous ambition for high-quality performances has made him a household name, principally after his roles in AMC's Breaking Bad and Network on Broadway. At the podium and on stage, he delivers a thrilling performance that is both robust and relatable. The stories that Cranston tells will inspire listeners to reinvigorate their approach to their craft. Speaking from a heart that was poured into the must-read memoir A Life in Parts, Cranston motivates his audiences through the discussions of the "transformative power of simple hard work."

BIO

Cranston’s acting career began with a role on the television movie Love Without End, which led to him being signed as an original cast member of ABC's soap opera Loving. He went on to appear as Hal on FOX's Malcolm in the Middle, for which Cranston was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Emmy® Awards. Since then, nominations and awards have been a common occurrence for Cranston spanning film, television, and theatre for acting, directing and producing.

On television, Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad garnered him four Emmy® Awards, four SAG Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy® Awards to receive three consecutive wins. As a producer on Breaking Bad, Cranston won two Emmy® Awards and a Producers Guild of America (PGA) Award for “Outstanding Drama Series.”

Cranston made his Broadway debut in 2014 as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. He won the 2014 Tony® Award for his performance, as well as a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Theater World Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Play.” Cranston went on to produce the film adaption of the play through his production company, Moonshot Entertainment, and the adaptation was nominated for eight Emmy®Awards.

Moonshot Entertainment has developed three television series for Amazon including Sneaky Pete, The Dangerous Book for Boys, and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. It also developed the animated series SuperMansion for Crackle, which received two Emmy® Award nominations, and received two Annie Award nominations.

Cranston’s other feature film credits include: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Jay Roach’sTrumbo, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Robin Swicord’s Wakefield, Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers, John Hamburg’s Why Him?, Brad Furman’s The Infiltrator, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, Ben Affleck's Argo, Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall, Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive, Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Brad Furman’s The Lincoln Lawyer, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris’ Little Miss Sunshine, Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, and Tom Hanks’ Larry Crown and That Thing You Do!, among others. Bryan has also lent his voice to DreamWorks Animation films Kung Fu Panda 3 and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

Cranston returned to Broadway for the limited engagement of Network in 2019, for which he won his second Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. Cranston’s original portrayal at the National Theatre received both the Critics Circle Award for “Best Actor” and the Olivier Award for “Best Actor” for his performance.

Alongside his laudable acting career, Cranston is a New York Times bestselling author of A Life In Parts. In his riveting memoir, Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega-stardom, with great humor and much humility, by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played on and off camera. Cranston shares his thoughts about innate talent, its benefits, challenges, and proper maintenance, but ultimately A Life in Parts is about the necessity and transformative power of hard work.

Cranston and former co-star, Aaron Paul, are working together again to create a new mezcal brand, Dos Hombres. The award-winning artisanal liquor has already garnered 193K+ followers on Instagram.

Cranston’s acting career began with a role on the television movie Love Without End, which led to him being signed as an original cast member of ABC's soap opera Loving. He went on to appear as Hal on FOX's Malcolm in the Middle, for which Cranston was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three Emmy® Awards. Since then, nominations and awards have been a common occurrence for Cranston spanning film, television, and theatre for acting, directing and producing.

On television, Cranston’s portrayal of Walter White on AMC’s Breaking Bad garnered him four Emmy® Awards, four SAG Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy® Awards to receive three consecutive wins. As a producer on Breaking Bad, Cranston won two Emmy® Awards and a Producers Guild of America (PGA) Award for “Outstanding Drama Series.”

Cranston made his Broadway debut in 2014 as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. He won the 2014 Tony® Award for his performance, as well as a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Theater World Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Play.” Cranston went on to produce the film adaption of the play through his production company, Moonshot Entertainment, and the adaptation was nominated for eight Emmy®Awards.

Moonshot Entertainment has developed three television series for Amazon including Sneaky Pete, The Dangerous Book for Boys, and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. It also developed the animated series SuperMansion for Crackle, which received two Emmy® Award nominations, and received two Annie Award nominations.

Cranston’s other feature film credits include: Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Jay Roach’sTrumbo, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying, Robin Swicord’s Wakefield, Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers, John Hamburg’s Why Him?, Brad Furman’s The Infiltrator, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, Ben Affleck's Argo, Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall, Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive, Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Brad Furman’s The Lincoln Lawyer, Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris’ Little Miss Sunshine, Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, and Tom Hanks’ Larry Crown and That Thing You Do!, among others. Bryan has also lent his voice to DreamWorks Animation films Kung Fu Panda 3 and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

Cranston returned to Broadway for the limited engagement of Network in 2019, for which he won his second Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play. Cranston’s original portrayal at the National Theatre received both the Critics Circle Award for “Best Actor” and the Olivier Award for “Best Actor” for his performance.

Alongside his laudable acting career, Cranston is a New York Times bestselling author of A Life In Parts. In his riveting memoir, Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega-stardom, with great humor and much humility, by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played on and off camera. Cranston shares his thoughts about innate talent, its benefits, challenges, and proper maintenance, but ultimately A Life in Parts is about the necessity and transformative power of hard work.

Cranston and former co-star, Aaron Paul, are working together again to create a new mezcal brand, Dos Hombres. The award-winning artisanal liquor has already garnered 193K+ followers on Instagram.

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