Bryan Cranston

The Star of 'Breaking Bad' Plays LBJ, and Tries to Move Beyond the Cliches
March 27, 2014

We think we have a handle on LBJ—the raw ambition, the animal physicality, the gaping insecurities—but for the most part, we’re just redrawing the cartoon.

The True Anti-Hero of 'Breaking Bad' Isn't Walter White
Sexual politics and the bad wife
August 08, 2013

Breaking Bad's exhilarating sexual politics.

“Homeland,” Argo, and the Changing Role of the Rogue CIA Agent
October 26, 2012

Is the onscreen role of the rogue CIA agent changing in the post-Bin Laden world?

Thomson on Films: ‘Drive,’ a Cool, New Noir That Degenerates Into a Bloodbath
September 20, 2011

He is called “Driver” on the wishful but forlorn principle that you only need to be what you do. He works in an auto repair shop in Los Angeles for a man named Shannon (Bryan Cranston), whose heavy limp bespeaks a bad history with the Mob. It is Shannon, acting as an amiable manager, who guides Driver into other jobs: doing stunts for movies; and driving the getaway car on serious robberies.