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A life in parts / Bryan Cranston.

Cranston, Bryan, 1956- author. (Author).
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  • 26 of 33 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B CRANTSO CRA (Text) 34207002040690 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Checked out 03/27/2017
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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B CRANSTON B (Text) 33118000176968 Adult: New Book Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton B CRANSTON (Text) 36806002066239 NEW ITEMS Available -
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Greenwood PL - Greenwood BIO CRANSTON (Text) 36626103777975 Adult Biographies Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown BIOGRAPHY CRAN (Text) 39213000794945 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/05/2017
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  • ISBN: 9781476793856
  • ISBN: 1476793859
  • Physical Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: A memoir and meditation on creativity by the star of "Breaking Bad" chronicles his theatrical childhood and recommitment to acting in the aftermath of his father's disappearance, describing his early acting jobs and the performances that earned him Tony and Emmy Awards.
"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."--Jacket.
Subject: Cranston, Bryan, 1956-
Actors > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Personal Memoirs.
PERFORMING ARTS > Television.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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