A Life in Parts

A Life in Parts Author Bryan Cranston
ISBN-10 1476793859
ISBN-13 9781476793856
Year 2016-10-11
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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A poignant intimate funny inspiring memoirboth a coming of age story and a meditation on creativity devotion and craftfrom Bryan Cranston beloved and acclaimed star of one of historys most successful TV shows Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven when his father cast him in a United Way commercial Acting was clearly the boys destiny until one day his father disappeared Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival Now in his riveting memoir Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts hes played in real lifepaperboy farmhand security guard dating consultant murder suspect dock loader lover husband father Cranston also chronicles his evolution on camera from soap opera player trying to master the rules of show business to legendary character actor turning in classic performances as Seinfeld dentist Tim Whatley a sadist with newer magazines and Malcolm in the Middle dad Hal Wilkerson a lovable bumbler in tighty whities He also gives an inspiring account of how he prepared physically and mentally for the challenging role of President Lyndon Johnson a tour de force that won him a Tony to go along with his four Emmys Of course Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen Walter White chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Discussing his life as few men do describing his art as few actors can Cranston has much to say about creativity devotion and craft as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy the necessity and the transformative power of simple hard work

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A Life in Parts

A Life in Parts Author Bryan Cranston
ISBN-10 9781476793887
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 288

A Life in Parts

A Life in Parts Author Bryan Cranston
ISBN-10 9781476793856
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 288

A Life in Parts

A Life in Parts Author Bryan Cranston
ISBN-10 9781409156604
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 288

A Life in Parts

A Life in Parts Author Vicki Bennington
ISBN-10 098308002X
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 240