Bryan Cranston is a familiar face in Hollywood after roles in Saving Private Ryan, Argo and, of course Malcolm in the Middle. But it’s his starring role in AMC’s crime drama, Breaking Bad, that has launched his name into television’s hall of fame.
As Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-drugs baron, Cranston has won a dedicated fan following and three Emmy awards – a seminal role rewarded by a star on Hollywood’s coveted Walk of Fame yesterday.
The 57-year-old put his athleticism on display on Hollywood Boulevard, doing press ups beside his newly-installed star, before puckering up with his co-star, Aaron Paul who said, “Breaking Bad would not be the same without this man. Let’s be honest, television would not be the same without this man. But I’m here to tell you all that I, personally, would not be the same without this man.”
And Paul wasn’t the only famous face from Cranston’s career to turn out for the event. His Malcolm in the Middle co-stars, Frankie Muniz and Jane Kaczmarek joined the actor’s wife Robin Dearden and daughter Taylor Dearden Cranston for the dedication. Kaczmarek, who played his on-screen wife, Lois, in Malcolm and the Middle recalled how Cranston would perform “perceptive, uncanny impersonations” of the cast and crew.
“We would count our lucky stars that Bryan Cranston was in our cast, that he was in our show, that Bryan Cranston was our friend,” she said.