Breaking Bad

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He shed some light on the process including the fact that he sat through "tone meetings" with Vince Gilligan. The two of them talked about every dramatic beat in a script, the distinct visual look of the show and how the tonal shift of each scene had to feel natural while serving the main storyline of the particular episode. Johnson also revealed that he learned so much about working with actors because of his directing of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, describing the experience as a "free masterclass."

David Shore

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In August 2015, Amazon Video released a pilot episode for Sneaky Pete, a show Shore and Bryan Cranston created. The first season of Sneaky Pete was exclusively released in its entirety on Amazon Video on January 13, 2017. He lived in Encino Hills, California, with his wife Judy and their three children until 2010, when the family moved to a larger home in nearby Pacific Palisades. "House creator David Shore and Katie Jacobs interview", media pundit, Paul William Tenny. "More with 'House' creator David Shore", The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall, August 05, 2008. "David Shore", The New York Times. "The House That Dave Built ", profile of Shore in U of T Magazine.

Walter White (Breaking Bad)

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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan cast Bryan Cranston for the role of Walter White based on having worked with him in a sixth season episode of the science fiction television series The X-Files, where Gilligan worked as a writer. Cranston played an anti-Semite with a terminal illness who took Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) hostage. Gilligan said the character had to be simultaneously loathsome and sympathetic, and that "Bryan alone was the only actor who could do that, who could pull off that trick. And it is a trick. I have no idea how he does it."

Jesse Pinkman

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. In the Colombian remake Metástasis, the character is renamed José Miguel Rosas and is portrayed by Roberto Urbina. Despite plans to kill the character at the end of the first season, Aaron Paul's performance convinced show runner Vince Gilligan to keep Jesse in the show. The character and Aaron Paul's performance has received acclaim from critics and fans alike.

Felina (Breaking Bad)

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Walt learns from Badger and Pete that Jack Welker's (Michael Bowen) gang has been cooking and distributing blue meth and realizes Jesse (Aaron Paul) is still alive. On his 52nd birthday, Walt purchases an M60 machine gun and retrieves the ricin from his abandoned house. He connects the machine gun to a pivoting turret inside the trunk of the old Cadillac Sedan DeVille he's now driving, which is rigged to the Volvo's remote unlock button. He interrupts Todd (Jesse Plemons) and Lydia's (Laura Fraser) regular meeting at a coffee shop and makes a business proposal, offering what he claims is a new formula for methylamine-free meth.

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, and is regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time. 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".

The X-Files

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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.

Golden Globe Award

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The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

Critics' Choice Television Award

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Aaron Paul. Diana Rigg. Gina Rodriguez. Emmy Rossum. Katey Sagal. Amy Schumer. Adam Scott. Ryan Seacrest. Maggie Siff. Jeffrey Tambor. Cicely Tyson. Dominic West. Casey Wilson. Patrick Wilson. Aden Young. Constance Zimmer.

Better Call Saul

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Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul said, as of Season 3, they are both open to reappearing on the show as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, respectively, if asked, believing that Gilligan would have a sufficiently good reason to bring them in. Paul had previously mentioned the possibility of a cameo during Season 1 but this fell through. Anna Gunn also mentioned a "talk" with Gilligan over possible guest appearances as Skyler White. Dean Norris, another Breaking Bad alumnus, stated he could not be part of the earlier seasons, partly due to his involvement in the CBS series Under the Dome.

Box Cutter (Breaking Bad)

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Written by series creator Vince Gilligan and directed by Adam Bernstein, "Box Cutter" originally aired on AMC in the United States on July 17, 2011. The narrative follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his partner Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as they face repercussions from drug kingpin Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) for killing Gale at the end of the previous season. Meanwhile, Skyler White (Anna Gunn) breaks into her husband Walter's condominium to investigate his sudden disappearance, and Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt) struggles to help Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) recover from his injuries.

Primetime Emmy Award

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The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Awards" until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremony was held in 1974 and the word "prime time" was added to distinguish between the two.

Sony Pictures Television

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Sony Pictures Television Inc. (or SPT) is an American television production and distribution studio founded in 2002 as the successor to Columbia TriStar Television. Based in Culver City, it is a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures Entertainment and a unit of the Japanese conglomerate Sony.

Face Off (Breaking Bad)

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After failing to kill Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) via a car bomb, Walter (Bryan Cranston) removes the bomb and asks Jesse (Aaron Paul) if he knows of a place Gus frequents that does not have security cameras. Before Jesse can think of one, he is then approached by Detectives Kalanchoe (Gonzalo Menendez) and Munn (Jason Douglas), and taken to the police station, where they proceed to question him about Brock's poisoning. Saul (Bob Odenkirk) has gone into hiding, so Walter breaks into his office for his help, where Saul's secretary Francesca (Tina Parker) asks for $25,000 in exchange for Saul's contact information. Walter goes home to retrieve the cash but suspects hitmen may be waiting for him.

Breaking Bad (season 3)

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"I See You" by Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, and Gennifer Hutchison. "Kafkaesque" by Vince Gilligan, Betsy Brandt, George Mastras, and Michael Slovis. "Fly" by Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Moira Walley-Beckett. "Half Measures" by Bryan Cranston, Adam Bernstein, Bill Powloski, Peter Gould, Jonathan Banks, and Michael Slovis. "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.".

End Times (Breaking Bad)

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Aaron Paul won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for his performance in this episode. * "End Times" at the official Breaking Bad site

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. The following is a list of characters from both series. 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. Knowing nothing about the drug trade, he enlists the aid of his former student, Jesse Pinkman, to sell the meth he produces.

List of awards and nominations received by Breaking Bad

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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.

Live Read

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John Cho, Bryan Cranston, Cary Elwes, Mark Hamill, Dennis Haysbert, Christina Hendricks, Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Michael Madsen, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Kevin Pollak, Tim Roth, Fred Savage, J. K. Simmons and Robin Wright all played a character in one of the original films or episodes and have read for a separate character at a reading. Quentin Tarantino played characters in two of the original films and directed a reading. John Cho, Cary Elwes, Mark Hamill, and Kevin Pollak have each read a screenplay they have appeared in, reading roles they hadn't originally played.

Golden Age of Television (2000s–present)

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In the United States, the current Golden Age of Television has been a period widely regarded as being marked by a large number of high quality, internationally acclaimed television programs. The period is generally considered to have begun in either the mid-to-late 1990s, or the early 2000s. It is believed to have resulted from advances in technologies of media distribution, as well as a large increase in the number of hours of available television, which has prompted a major wave of content creation.

Breaking Bad (season 2)

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Aaron Paul won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television, with the series winning the award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series. The series received two Writers Guild of America Award nominations, for Best Drama Series, and John Shiban for Best Episodic Drama for "Phoenix". Bryan Cranston as Walter White. Anna Gunn as Skyler White. Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman. Dean Norris as Hank Schrader. Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader. RJ Mitte as Walter White, Jr.

Breaking Bad (season 5)

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For the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, the series won Outstanding Drama Series, Bryan Cranston won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Aaron Paul won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, Moira Walley-Beckett won Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for "Ozymandias", and Vince Gilligan was nominated for both Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for "Felina". Bryan Cranston as Walter White. Anna Gunn as Skyler White. Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman. Dean Norris as Hank Schrader. Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader. RJ Mitte as Walter White, Jr. Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman.

Breaking Bad (season 4)

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Bryan Cranston as Walter White. Anna Gunn as Skyler White. Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman. Dean Norris as Hank Schrader. Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader. RJ Mitte as Walter White, Jr. Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman. Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "Gus" Fring. Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut.

Bullet Points (Breaking Bad)

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Howard was acquainted with Bryan Cranston, who had cast him in an episode of the comedy series Malcolm in the Middle that Cranston directed. Howard was originally only slated to play Sketchy in the Breaking Bad episode "Open House", but Gilligan liked him so much he brought the character back for "Bullet Points". During one scene, Sketchy walks off-screen and accidentally knocks over several beer bottles, making a loud noise. The moment was accidental and unscripted, but the crew found it so funny they included it in the final cut of the episode. During a different scene at Jesse's party, Jesse shaves the heads of several of his long-haired guests.

Breaking Bad (season 1)

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Special features on the DVD and Blu-ray include two audio commentaries—"Pilot" by creator Vince Gilligan, cast members Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, and RJ Mitte, and editor Lynne Willingham and "Crazy Handful of Nothin'" by Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, and writer George Mastras; "The Making of Breaking Bad"; "Inside Breaking Bad"; AMC Shootout – Interview with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, and Mark Johnson; deleted scenes; screen tests; and Vince Gilligan's photo gallery. The first season of Breaking Bad received generally favorable reviews, scoring 74 out of 100 on Metacritic.