TOP 10 MOVIES
“Why Him?” (2016): Some sly nods to Cranston’s series “Breaking Bad” are incorporated into the script for this comedy, casting him as a dad who is less than sold on his daughter’s (Zoey Deutch) entrepreneurial boyfriend (James Franco).
“Wakefield” (2016): Cranston is superb as a troubled lawyer who makes himself disappear by going into hiding.
“The Infiltrator” (2016): A customs agent (Cranston, again making the most of a showcase role) plays a risky game by participating in drug-money laundering under an alias.
“All the Way” (TV, 2016): Cranston solidly reprises his Tony Awardwinning stage performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson during the latter’s consideration of the Civil Rights Act.
“Trumbo” (2015): The blacklisting of noted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo during the so-called communist “witch hunt” is depicted by Cranston in an Oscarnominated portrayal. “Cold Comes the Night” (2013): Cranston makes a terrific villain, playing a sight-troubled criminal bent on recovering some cash at a rundown motel. “Argo” (2012): As part of an excellent ensemble cast led by director and fellow star Ben Affleck, Cranston plays a CIA higher-up involved in a plan to rescue U.S hostages from their Iranian captors.
“Total Recall” (2012): Playing a duplicitous politician is right up Cranston’s alley in this remake of the futuristic sci-fi adventure.
“Little Miss Sunshine” (2006): Cranston makes his presence known in a memorably blunt supporting role in the tale of a family on a road trip to get a young member (Abigail Breslin) into a pageant.
“That Thing You Do!” (1996): It’s only a short bit, but Cranston is purposely and hilariously stiff as astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom, a definite fish out of water as he makes an appearance on a television variety show.