He’s an Emmy winner, Tony winner and Oscar nominee. Now you can add accomplished author to the list. Bryan Cranston has written a memoir, A Life in Parts, that will be released on October 18th.
The autobiography has been in the works for two and a half years and was originally slated for Fall 2015 – but with new parts being added to Cranston’s life practically every other week (in the form of roles, appearances and awards), it’s no surprise it was delayed a year.
Cranston is easily one of the most fascinating actors working today. A Life in Parts chronicles the span of Cranston’s career, from his days on the soap opera “Loving”, to playing dentist Tim Whatley on “Seinfeld”, dad Hal on “Malcolm in the Middle”, and, primarily, the secrets behind his once-in-a-lifetime role as Walter White on “Breaking Bad”.
The past half-a-dozen years have also featured plenty of showcase performances on the big screen, in the likes of “Argo”, “Godzilla”, “Trumbo” and “The Infiltrator”. And Cranston will also delve into his mental preparations to play LBJ on the Broadway stage (and later in the HBO movie) in “All the Way”.
As I’ve written before, I got the chance to meet Cranston earlier this year in Hollywood at the “Kung Fu Panda 3” junket. He attempted to photobomb a picture that was being taken of me and the “KFP 3” directors. Then we took one together. And when we bumped into each other the next night at the Critics Choice Awards, he was just as funny, dapper and chipper – even starting to sing a showtune “in the middle” of our conversation.
I’m looking forward to reading A Life in Parts because I’m confident Cranston’s sharp, honest storytelling style and point of view will shine through in print. He’ll be touring the country throughout the month of October promoting the book. Dates and locations can be found at bryancranstonbook.com.