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A life in parts, Bryan Cranston

Label
A life in parts
Title
A life in parts
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Cranston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A memoir and meditation on creativity by the star of "Breaking Bad" chronicles his theatrical childhood and recommitment to acting in the aftermath of his father's disappearance, describing his early acting jobs and the performances that earned him Tony and Emmy Awards
  • "Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy's 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 he's played in real life-paperboy, 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CGL
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.C65
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A life in parts, Bryan Cranston
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn959711136
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781476793856
Lccn
bl2016034984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959711136
Label
A life in parts, Bryan Cranston
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn959711136
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781476793856
Lccn
bl2016034984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959711136

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