A Life in Parts Pdf

A Life in Parts

Number of page: 288
Author: ryan Cranston
Publisher: Scribner, 2016
ISBN: 9781476793887
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s 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 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.

About The Author

Bryan Cranston won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad. He holds the honor of being the first actor in a cable series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy Awards, to receive three consecutive wins. In 2014 he won a Tony Award for his role as Lyndon Johnson in the bio-play All the Way. In film, Cranston received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in Trumbo. Among his numerous television and film appearances, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmys for his portrayal of Hal in FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle. He is the author of A Life in Parts.

  • Kathy OlsonKathy Olson
    Mr Cranston, thank you For being honest and real. Taking us on a journey through your life, letting us get a glimpse of your work ethic and process as an actor. For memorable characters like Hal, Walt and LBJ.
  • Terry BoskyTerry Bosky
    A Life in Parts Cranston, Breaking Bad’s Walter White (or Malcolm in the Middle’s father Hal), pens a literal compilation of the roles he’s played throughout his life. We see not only the television actor but also
Similar books:
  • Tell Me A Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes in Television

    Tell Me A Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes in Television
    In more than a half century with CBS News Don Hewitt has been responsible for many of the greatest moments in television history including the first broadcasts of political conventions in 1948 t

  • Computers Of Star Trek

    Computers Of Star Trek
    The depiction of computers on the various Star Trek series has ranged from lame to breathtakingly imaginative This book covers the gamut and makes lucid and entertaining comparison of these fictio