Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Walter White, AKA Heisenberg

11"x14" Have an A-1 Day
(If you watched the series you 'get' the title)

This is Bryan Cranston.....I just binge watched all five seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix over the last month and I was fascinated with the transformation of the main character, Walter White, as he morphed from high school chemistry teacher into meth kingpin. Great acting by the cast and the writing was excellent as well. I don't watch TV anymore so you know it was a good series if I took the time to watch it.
More info, and the series is on AMC if you want to catch the reruns:

Walter Hartwell "Walt" White Sr. (also known by his clandestine alias, Heisenberg) is a fictional character in the American television drama series Breaking Bad on AMC. He was portrayed by Bryan Cranston and was created by series creator Vince Gilligan. Once a promising chemist who was one of the founding members of the multi-billion dollar company Gray Matter Technologies, Walter left the company for personal reasons and became an unhappy and disillusioned high school chemistry teacher. After being diagnosed with Stage IIIA lung cancer, he resorts to manufacturing methamphetamine to ensure his family's financial security when he dies. As the series progresses, Walter gradually becomes darker and takes on a more villainous role.
Although AMC officials hesitated to cast Cranston due to his previous comedic role on Malcolm in the Middle, Gilligan cast him based on the actor's past performance in the X-Files episode "Drive". Cranston has contributed much of his character, including Walter's back story, physical appearance, and personality traits. Gilligan had described his goal with Walter White as turning Mr. Chips into Scarface, and has deliberately made the character less and less sympathetic.

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