Why We Love Bryan Cranston

15 November 2017
Five reasons we love the talented Bryan Cranston.

Comedy fans: get ready to roll on the floor laughing with your Sunday night movie this weekend, Why Him? It features a great cast, all of whom are guaranteed to contribute a gag or two: James Franco, Keegan-Michael Key, Cedric the Entertainer, and Adam DeVine. Fans of The Big Bang Theory can look forward to hearing Kaley Cuoco, while Will & Grace fans can watch Megan Mullally in a very unKaren-like role.

The actor we’re most looking forward to watching, however, is Bryan Cranston. We’re big fans and can’t wait to watch him play an overprotective dad opposite James Franco’s no-filter multimillionaire. But before we tune in, here are a few reasons why we love Bryan Cranston.

Breaking Bad

Do we really need to say more than that? Cranston’s performance as Walter White across five seasons of this acclaimed show was so mind-blowingly perfect, it’ll be a good long while before anyone tops his work in this show. The Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild, the critics, and the fans agree.

He’s Funny

Many may think Breaking Bad was Bryan’s breakthrough, but he was actually an established actor prior to the meth-infused show. He may have reaped plenty of dramatic plaudits for playing Walter White, but it was the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle that put him on the map. But it was hardly his first foray into comedy. Prior to the popular show he appeared in Seinfeld and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

He’s Sporty

Cranston is a big baseball fan. He even used to coach Little League and one of the children he coached is talk show host Jimmy Kimmel’s son!

He’s Adventurous

When he was in his 20s, Cranston and his brother hopped on motorcycles and road tripped across the U.S. To make money they took on several odd jobs – Cranston even became an ordained minister in order to make a bit of extra cash.

He’s Multi-Talented

Not only can Cranston tackle dramatic and comedic roles really, really well, he can even put pen to paper…or finger to keyboard.  Last year he published  A Life in Parts, a collection of the ups and downs of his life…and considering how interesting it’s been so far, we think it must be worth a read.

Watch Bryan Cranston flex his comedic chops as he takes on James Franco in your Sunday night movie, Why Him? on 19 November at 20:30 on M-Net.