BREAKING BAD, SEASON 3, EPISODE 1 + SEASON 5, EPISODE 9
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, the high school chem teacher diagnosed with cancer who wants to raise money to secure his family's future and starts cooking crystal meth with partner in crime Jesse Pinkman, ultimately rising to become major drug kingpin "Heisenberg" in the American Southwest... Creator Vince Gilligan and his team wrote TV history with the AMC series, for which Bryan Cranston also directed three episodes, two of which will be screened at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN: In Episode 1 of Season 3, Albuquerque is in shock after a plane crash. Skyler wants a divorce and Jesse is in rehab, and two deadly cousins cross the border from Mexico to track down the rival kingpin Heisenberg. In Episode 9 of Season 5, Jesse wants out and Walter's brother-in-law, DEA agent Hank, finally finds out the truth...
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Meet the director
Bryan Cranston was born in Hollywood, CA in 1956 and began acting on local stages after college. His first stage role was at the Granada Theater in the San Fernando Valley. He began acting for TV in soap LOVING (1983 – 1985) and short-lived series RAISING MIRANDA (1988). Between 1994 and 1997, he had occasional appearances in SEINFELD as Jerry's dentist. In 1998, he acted in THE X-FILES and met creator Vince Gilligan. In 199, he directed his first film, LAST CHANCE. In 2000, he landed his breakout role as the father in MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, directing several episodes and earning three Emmy nominations 2008-2013 he played Walter White in 5 seasons of Vince Gilligan's AMC series BREAKING BAD, becoming the first actor after Bill Cosby to win three Emmys in a row. In 2014 he won another Emmy for the second half of Season 5. In 2011, he also acted in THE LINCOLN LAWYER, DRIVE and CONTAGION. After BREAKING BAD wrapped, Cranston returned to stage to play LBJ on Broadway in ALL THE WAY, winning a Tony, a role he reprised in the HBO adaptation as well. In 2015, he received his first Oscar nom for TRUMBO, and most recently shot the US remake of LES INTOUCHABLES, UNTOUCHABLE, set for 2018 release.