Bryan Cranston's portrayal as Walter White on Breaking Bad might be considered the actor's most popular role to date, but his career has shown no signs of slowing down. Prior to winning the role as Heisenberg on the AMC series in 2008, Cranston already had dozens upon dozens of roles under his belt. Cranston's acting career started in the '80s in which he appeared in well-known series like CHiPs, Airwolf, Matlock, and Baywatch. More notably, Cranston appeared as Dr. Tim Whatley in Seinfeld and played the family patriarch, Hal, in Malcolm in the Middle. Cranston also appeared in a number of movies before Breaking Bad including Dead Space, Saving Private Ryan, and Little Miss Sunshine.
During Cranston's time as Breaking Bad's Walter White, the actor continued appearing in other projects. In 2011 and 2012, Cranston acquired roles in a handful of notable films including The Lincoln Lawyer, Drive, Contagion, Red Tails, Rock of Ages, Total Recall, and Argo. As for TV, Cranston appeared in the series 30 Rock and reprised his role as Hammond Druthers in How I Met Your Mother. The actor also voiced roles in Family Guy, Robot Chicken, and Archer. In 2012, Cranston directed the season 9 episode, "Work Bus," for The Office.
Following the conclusion of Breaking Bad in 2013, Cranston returned to TV to star as Vince in the Amazon crime drama, Sneaky Pete. Cranston also served as the executive producer and co-creator for the series. After portraying Lyndon B. Johnson in the stage play, Cranston reprised the role for TV film, All the Way, in 2016. Following that, the actor appeared in Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In addition to his TV work, Cranston added a number of movie roles to his filmography after working on Godzilla, Trumbo, Kung Fu Pand 3, The Infiltrator, and Why Him?.
More recently, Cranston appeared in films such as Power Rangers, The Upside, and Last Flag Flying. He also had a brief cameo in The Disaster Artist where he played himself. In 2018, Cranston voiced Chief in the stop-motion animated film, Isle of Dogs. The movie was nominated for Best Feature Film at the 2019 Academy Awards.
Next up, all eyes will be on Cranston to see if he will appear in the Breaking Bad sequel project, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which will hit Netflix on October 11. The film will focus on Jesse Pinkman following the events of the AMC series and will reportedly feature a number of other Breaking Bad alums. Cranston's character died at the end of the series, but there are a number of ways he could return for the movie. Cranston will also star in the upcoming Disney fantasy, The One and Only Ivan, scheduled for a 2020 release.