Walter White (Breaking Bad)

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A platform-style Breaking Bad video game has been created as a tribute to Walter White. In 2015, series creator Vince Gilligan publicly requested fans of the series to stop reenacting a scene in which Walt angrily throws a pizza on his roof after Skyler refuses to let him inside; this came after complaints from the home's real-life owner. Cranston reprised his role of the character in a commercial for Esurance which aired during Super Bowl XLIX, one week before the premiere of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul. A Breaking Bad fan group placed a paid obituary for Walter White in the Albuquerque Journal on October 4, 2013.

AMC (TV channel)

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Breaking Bad, a drama about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher involved in making and dealing methamphetamine (played by Bryan Cranston, who had been known primarily for comedic roles in series such as Malcolm in the Middle prior to the series), premiered in 2008; also garnering critical acclaim, winning 16 Primetime Emmy Awards. Breaking Bad and Mad Men ended their runs in 2013 and 2015, respectively, with the former receiving a spin-off in the form of Better Call Saul. On May 31, 2009, during the second-season finale of Breaking Bad, AMC rebranded with the introduction of a new slogan, "Story Matters Here". Later that year, the network premiered its second miniseries, The Prisoner.

Jesse Pinkman

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Jesse Bruce Pinkman is a fictional character in the television series Breaking Bad, played by Aaron Paul. He is a crystal meth cook and dealer, and works with his former high school chemistry teacher, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in a meth operation. Jesse is the only character besides Walt to appear in every episode of the show. Paul reprised the role for the 2019 spin-off film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, a sequel to the series set after the events of the show's series finale. Despite plans to kill off the character at the end of the first season, Paul's performance convinced showrunner and head writer Vince Gilligan to keep Jesse in the show.

Gus Fring

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Gustavo Fring is a fictional character in the television series Breaking Bad and its prequel Better Call Saul. He is portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. A Chilean-American, Fring is a prominent methamphetamine distributor in the Southwestern United States. He uses several legitimate businesses, including a chain of successful fast food fried chicken restaurants called Los Pollos Hermanos (The Chicken Brothers) and an industrial laundry facility called Lavanderia Brillante, as fronts for a vast drug operation.

Skyler White

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Skyler White (née Lambert) is a fictional character in Breaking Bad, where she is portrayed by Anna Gunn. For her performance as Skyler White, Anna Gunn received critical acclaim, with some critics even lauding her character as the template for television anti-heroines. The character of Skyler White, however, received a lot of flak from the viewers and was often subject to social media criticism and bullying. For her portrayal, Gunn won two consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, her performance in the episode "Ozymandias" was named as one of the best performances on television on various critics lists.

Bryan Cranston

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List of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul characters

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Breaking Bad is an American television series created by Vince Gilligan. The show was followed in 2015 by the prequel series Better Call Saul, created by Gilligan and Peter Gould, and in 2019 by the film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, directed by Gilligan. The following is a list of characters from both series and the feature film. Walter Hartwell White (also known by his clandestine alias Heisenberg) (played by Bryan Cranston) is an underachieving Albuquerque, New Mexico high school chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with lung cancer, starts manufacturing methamphetamine to provide for his family upon his death.

Box Cutter (Breaking Bad)

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In 2019 The Ringer ranked "Box Cutter" as the 5th best out of the 62 total Breaking Bad episodes. * "Box Cutter" at the official Breaking Bad site.

Hank Schrader

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Schrader is a fictional character of the AMC drama series Breaking Bad. He is portrayed by Dean Norris and was created by series creator Vince Gilligan. Hank's character development over the course of the series and Norris' performance have been critically acclaimed. Hank is the brother-in-law of main character Walter White, and is a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Throughout the series, he leads the investigation of the methamphetamine cook "Heisenberg" — unaware that the elusive drug kingpin is his own brother-in-law.

Giancarlo Esposito

In 2017, Esposito reprised his role as Gus Fring in the Breaking Bad prequel series, Better Call Saul. In the show's second season, an anagram of the first letters of every episode name spelled out "FRING'S BACK", which was revealed to be intentional by showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. Esposito appeared in a teaser for the third season portraying Gus as the Los Pollos Hermanos owner, officially confirming Esposito's involvement in the third season. In 2016, Esposito voiced Akela in the film The Jungle Book, which was directed by Jon Favreau.

Aaron Paul

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In 2008, he began playing Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series Breaking Bad. His character was originally meant to die during the first season, but after seeing the chemistry between Paul and the lead actor Bryan Cranston, the series creator Vince Gilligan changed his mind and modified the original plans to include Jesse as a main character. For his role in Breaking Bad, Paul was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014; he won the award in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Paul starred in the film Smashed, which was one of the official selections for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Breaking Bad (season 3)

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"Full Measure" by Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, and Jonathan Banks. 20 episodes of "Inside Breaking Bad". "Hit and Run". "The Music of Breaking Bad". "White Heat: Cranston on Fire". "Pizza of Destiny: Cranston's Greatest Shot". "Silent But Deadly: The Brothers Moncada". "Team S.C.I.E.N.C.E.". "AMC News Visits the Breaking Bad Writer's Room". Mini video podcasts for every episode.

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For example, Vince Gilligan's "Drive", about a man subject to an unexplained illness, was a frenetic action episode, unusual for The X-Files largely because it was set in Nevada's stark desert roads. The "Dreamland" two-part episode was also set in Nevada, this time in Area 51. The episode was largely filmed at "Club Ed", a movie ranch located on the outskirts of Lancaster, California. Although the sixth through ninth seasons were filmed in Los Angeles, the series' second movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), was filmed in Vancouver, According to Spotnitz, the film script was written for the city and surrounding areas. The 2016 revival was also shot there.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

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Before the film's premiere, three additional promotional videos were released: a teaser clip of Old Joe speaking with Jesse on the phone, a video of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul cast members reacting to comments on the trailer, as well as a two-minute behind-the-scenes featurette. Sixty-two hours before the release of the film, the social media channels of Breaking Bad and Samsung US shared a countdown. Titled The Countdown to El Camino, the promotion was done as part of Samsung's partnership with Netflix. The campaign saw the return of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul character Huell Babineaux.

Felina (Breaking Bad)

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"Felina" is the series finale of the American drama television series Breaking Bad. It is the sixteenth episode of season five and the 62nd overall episode of the series. Written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, it aired on AMC in the United States and Canada on September 29, 2013. It was followed by a sequel film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which was made available on Netflix on October 11, 2019. The plot involves Walt evading a nationwide manhunt for him in order to return to New Mexico and deliver the remaining profits from his illegal methamphetamine empire to his family.

Primetime Emmy Award

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Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and The West Wing – 9. Most wins for acting in a Limited Series. Angels in America – 4. Most wins for acting in a Television Movie. The Glass Menagerie – 4. Most wins for an online-streaming original program. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – 16. Most wins for an Animated Program in a single year. The Simpsons – 6 (1992). Most wins for a performer for the same role in the same series. Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer for Veep – 6 (2012–2017). Most wins for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. RuPaul Charles for RuPaul's Drag Race (2016–2019). Jeff Probst for Survivor – 4 (2008–2011). Most wins for Outstanding Drama Series.

Full Measure (Breaking Bad)

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"Full Measure" is the thirteenth episode and season finale of the third season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 33rd overall episode of the series. It was written and directed by the show's creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan. It originally aired on AMC in the United States on June 13, 2010. After Walter kills the gang members and Jesse goes on the run, Walt meets with Gus and Mike to negotiate for his and Jesse's safety, and for the continuation of his employment.

Michael Slovis

Known for his work as a director on Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Game of Thrones. Slovis began his professional career in 1981. For many years, he worked as a camera operator on films. He became a cinematographer in 1995, working on the films Party Girl (1995), Half Past Dead (2002), Halloweentown (1998), The Thirteenth Year (1999), and Ready to Run (2000). In 2000, Slovis became a cinematographer on the series Ed, and went on to work on the series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, New Amsterdam, Fringe, Royal Pains, Rubicon, Running Wilde, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul. As a director, Slovis made his directorial debut with the 2001 television film Spirit.

Breaking Bad (season 4)

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Its nominations included Outstanding Drama Series, Bryan Cranston for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Giancarlo Esposito for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Mark Margolis for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Vince Gilligan for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series ("Face Off"), Michael Slovis for Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series ("Face Off"), and Kelley Dixon and Skip MacDonald each for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series ("End Times" and "Face Off").

Pilot (Breaking Bad)

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In 2019 The Ringer ranked "Pilot" 6th out of 62 total Breaking Bad episodes. * "Pilot" at the official Breaking Bad site.

Cancer Man (Breaking Bad)

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In 2019 The Ringer ranked "Cancer Man" 43rd out of the 62 total Breaking Bad episodes. The title "Cancer Man" is a reference to The X-Files character Cigarette Smoking Man, whom Mulder first called Cancer Man. Vince Gilligan was previously a writer and producer for that series. * "Cancer Man" at the official Breaking Bad site.

Michelle MacLaren

She is developing a miniseries for HBO with Breaking Bad co-producer Vince Gilligan called Raven, based on the Jonestown massacre. *

List of awards and nominations received by Breaking Bad

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Several different Breaking Bad actors have received acting award nominations. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn are the only actors to win Primetime Emmy Awards, with Cranston winning three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. "Face Off" and "Ozymandias" are both the most nominated single episodes of the series, receiving nominations for seven different awards. The series premiere, "Pilot", received six nominations, winning four, including two Primetime Emmy Awards. "No Más" and "ABQ" are the tied third most nominated episodes, with four. Breaking Bad was nominated for 262 awards and won 110.

Better Call Saul (season 1)

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The first season of the American television drama series Better Call Saul premiered on February 8, 2015, and concluded on April 6, 2015. The ten-episode season was broadcast on Monday nights in the United States on AMC, excluding the pilot episode which aired on a Sunday. A spin-off of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould both of whom also worked on Breaking Bad.

Better Call Saul (season 3)

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The third season of the American television drama series Better Call Saul premiered on April 10, 2017, and concluded on June 19, 2017. The ten-episode season was broadcast on Monday nights in the United States on AMC. A spin-off of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, both of whom also worked on Breaking Bad. The third season immediately follows the events of the second season, which take place in late 2002. The year is 2003 by the third season's conclusion.