Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles as Walter White in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), Tim Whatley in the NBC sitcom Seinfeld (1994–1997), Hal in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006), and Vince Lonigan in the Prime Video crime drama series Sneaky Pete (2015–2019). Cranston's performance on Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the best in television history, earning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014). After becoming a producer of the show in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice. Breaking Bad also earned Cranston five Golden Globe nominations (with one win), nine Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with four wins), and six Satellite Award nominations (with four wins). He was previously nominated three times for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle. Cranston co-created, executive produced, and wrote the story for the crime drama series Sneaky Pete (with David Shore) and the comedy drama series The Dangerous Book for Boys (with Greg Mottola).In 2014, Cranston earned a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of president Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play All the Way, a role he reprised in HBO's 2016 television film of the same name. In 2018, he received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Howard Beale in the play Network at London's National Theatre, later winning his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for playing the same role on Broadway. For portraying Dalton Trumbo in the film Trumbo (2015), he garnered acclaim and the nominations for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Cranston has directed episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, and The Office. He has also appeared in several acclaimed films, such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012), Godzilla (2014), and The Upside (2017). He also provided voice acting in the films Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), and Isle of Dogs (2018).