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Bryan Cranston boards Ben Affleck's hostage rescue thriller, Argo

Jun. 29, 2011by: Paul Tassi

Bryan Cranston is one of the best actors working today. Not best actors in TV, but best actors period, and it's nice to see him making the jump to film. His turn as Walter White on Breaking Bad has been scary good, and his performance I would argue is actually better than the writing of the show sometimes.

His latest foray into feature films will be for Ben Affleck's ARGO, where Affleck is both directing and starring, hoping to repeat the success of THE TOWN. I thought for a brief moment this film was going to be about Jason and the Argonauts, but not so, it's the story of a hostage rescue that took place in Iran in the 70s.

Cranston is being brought in to play an Irish CIA operative name Jack O'Donnell who was Eisenhower's bodyguard in the years before the hostage crisis in Iran. He joins the recently added Tony Mendez, John Goodman and Alan Arkin to round out the cast, and hopefully Affleck can go 3 for 3 in his first trio of directorial efforts.

Cranston will also show up in JOHN CARTER (once OF MARS), and I wouldn't be surprised to see him added to more films shortly. I hear THE HUNGER GAMES just cast its 500th role.

Extra Tidbit: Hard to believe he was the dad on Malcolm in the Middle now. Seems like a different guy.
Source: Variety

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10:10PM on 06/29/2011
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7:28PM on 06/29/2011
I'll go as far as saying that I don't think there is a better actor than Cranston working today, in film or television. He is the absolute master, and he is finally getting his dues. Rock on Bri!
I'll go as far as saying that I don't think there is a better actor than Cranston working today, in film or television. He is the absolute master, and he is finally getting his dues. Rock on Bri!
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4:57PM on 06/29/2011

They should put back of mars...

Sounds like a denzel movie.
Sounds like a denzel movie.
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4:04PM on 06/29/2011
Great actor yes & ben Affleck is 2 for 2 on directing, The Town is the best heist film since Heat, great casting also. On a side note that last paragraph is totally unneccesary im all for sarcasm but ya'll have done the John Carter movie droppin of Mars to death now & what does Hunger Games have to even do with the article, again just report the damn story & drop the smart ass comments.
Great actor yes & ben Affleck is 2 for 2 on directing, The Town is the best heist film since Heat, great casting also. On a side note that last paragraph is totally unneccesary im all for sarcasm but ya'll have done the John Carter movie droppin of Mars to death now & what does Hunger Games have to even do with the article, again just report the damn story & drop the smart ass comments.
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4:35PM on 06/29/2011
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3:59PM on 06/29/2011
this is awesome. bryan cranston is without a doubt one of the best actors right now and i agree sometimes his amazing performance in breaking bad does top the epic writing of the show. id love to see vince gilligan start pening a script.
this is awesome. bryan cranston is without a doubt one of the best actors right now and i agree sometimes his amazing performance in breaking bad does top the epic writing of the show. id love to see vince gilligan start pening a script.
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2:59PM on 06/29/2011
I will watch anything with Cranston. Anything. He's still involved with the new Total Recall, right?
I will watch anything with Cranston. Anything. He's still involved with the new Total Recall, right?
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2:59PM on 06/29/2011

Bryan Cranston soooooo underated.

He truly is one of the best actors working today. I hope he gets a Lead role in the next couple of years so he at least gets nominated for an Oscar.
He truly is one of the best actors working today. I hope he gets a Lead role in the next couple of years so he at least gets nominated for an Oscar.
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3:26PM on 06/29/2011
3 Emmy wins (on 6 nominations). Underrecognized? Yes. Underrated? Clearly not.
3 Emmy wins (on 6 nominations). Underrecognized? Yes. Underrated? Clearly not.
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