Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Honors Bryan Cranston with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Watch Hollywood Chamber help Bryan Cranston unveil the star below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored award-winning actor Bryan Cranston with the 2,502nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, July, 16, 2013. Cranston’s star was located in front of The Redbury Hotel at 1717 Vine Street.
“Bryan is one of the most popular and versatile actors of our time,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “His distinguished portrayals and characters keep us coming back for more. We are pleased to welcome him with a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers, Aaron Paul and Jane Kaczmarek, helped Cranston unveil the 2,502nd Star in the category of Television at 1717 Vine Street in front of The Redbury Hotel as fans around the world watched the live-streaming exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
ranston has won three consecutive Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy® Awards to receive three consecutive wins. His performance has also earned him a fourth Emmy® nomination in 2012, a Television Critics Association award, three Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors Guild award.
On the big screen, Cranston won a second Screen Actors Guild award this year for his co-starring role in the 2012 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Argo, essaying the role of CIA operative Jack O’Donnell opposite star-director Ben Affleck.
He is currently in production on Legendary Pictures’ remake of Godzilla starring opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen. He will also voice a character in DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda 3.
In 2012, he was heard as the voice of “Vitality” in Madagascar 3 Europe’s Most Wanted, which grossed more than $730 million worldwide. He also starred in Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall; Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages; and Nicolas Winding Refn's critically-acclaimed film, Drive, opposite Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan.
Cranston's additional feature film credits include: Contagion, John Carter of Mars, Larry Crowne, The Lincoln Lawyer, Little Miss Sunshine, Seeing Other People, Saving Private Ryan andThat Thing You Do!
Born to a showbusiness family and raised in Southern California’ San Fernando Valley, Cranston made his acting debut at the age of eight in a United Way commercial. It wasn’t until he finished college that acting became a serious consideration. While on a cross-country motorcycle trip with his brother, he discovered community theater and began exploring every aspect of the stage. Soon, he was cast in a summer stock company.
Cranston returned to Los Angeles and quickly landed a role on the television movie Love Without End, which led to his being signed as an original cast member of ABC's Loving. He went on to appear in numerous television roles including a seven-year run as Hal on FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmy® awards; the recurring role of Dentist Tim Whatley on Seinfeld; HBO’s acclaimed miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon, as Buzz Aldrin; and the made-for-television movie I Know My First Name is Steven, among others.
Cranston continues to pursue his love for theater whenever possible. Credits include: The God of Hell, Chapter Two, The Taming of the Shrew, A Doll's House, Eastern Standard, Wrestlers, Barefoot in the Park and The Steven Weed Show, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award.
Cranston is also a dedicated screenwriter and director. He wrote the original romantic drama, Last Chance as a birthday gift for his wife, Robin Dearden, and directed and starred in the film. Cranston has also directed several episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, the Comedy Central pilot Special Unit, Breaking Bad and recently an episode of Modern Family.
In early 2011, Cranston served as executive producer and star of an exclusive online series called “The Handlers” for Atom.com. The comedic short series followed Cranston as the character Jack Powers and his race to win a seat on the State Senate.
Cranston also produced an instructional DVD called “KidSmartz”, which is designed to educate families on how to stay safe from child abduction and Internet predators. “KidSmartz” raises money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
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