"It is so good to be bad," Bryan Cranston told the audiences during his acceptance speech at the 2013 Screen Actor Guild’s (SAG) awards Jan.27. "I am so pleased and so honored to receive this award,” he said of the Best Actor in a Drama award, an award he had been nominated for four times for his role of Walter White in "Breaking Bad."
According to the Jan. 28, Los Angeles Times, Cranston said, "This is the pinnacle of my career. In my eventual obit -- I hope many, many years from now -- it will read, 'Breaking Bad actor explodes,' or whatever it says. And I'm very proud of that."
Shortly after its debut in 2008, "Breaking Bad" exploded becoming a huge hit. Based on the character Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a once accomplished chemist now heading into a mid-life crisis, the TV series brings up a lot of moral questions.
White is a brilliant man working as an underpaid high school chemistry teacher, while working a second job at a local car wash. At age of 50, he learns he has lung cancer. Unable to pay for medical support, he turns to a life of crime making the highest quality methamphetamine available under the alter ego 'Heisenberg.'
Last September, according to Zap2it, Vince Gilligan, the show’s creator said, “You find yourself more often than not rooting for a guy that intellectually, you know you should cross the street to avoid. You want to call the police on this guy, you want to run him over with your car. He's turned out to be a very bad guy, yet he's the protagonist of the show. He's as bad as he is because he's smart and works hard and because he feels the things he feels very deeply. We grudgingly respect him. ... I find I have a great deal of ambivalence for this guy. Some days I root for him, some days, as I say, I want to see him get hit by a car.”
"Breaking Bad' is scheduled for its final eight episodes on AMC this summer.
Congratulations Bryan Cranston aka Walter White aka 'Heisenberg.'
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