'Breaking Bad' actor Bryan Cranston to pen memoir

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As Walter White in the hit television series Breaking Bad, actor Bryan Cranston has played the role of a loving father, a former teacher, and a famous meth dealer — all rolled into one. Now, Cranston can add one more role to his resume: author. Scribner announced today that it will be publishing a memoir by Cranston, with a publication date set for fall 2015. An audio edition, to be released simultaneously by Simon & Schuster Audio, will also be available.

Cranston’s book will detail his career as an actor from the ground up, how he broke into acting, and how the groundbreaking role of Walter White changed his life. ““Walter White taught me a lot — some of it useful, some of it dangerous,” said Cranston in a press release. “With this book, I want to tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad.”

“Bryan Cranston writes the way he acts — with fierce commitment, intelligence and humor,” added Scribner publisher Nan Graham. “His memoir is about the work of acting and about his role as Walter White, one of the greatest performances of our time. We are thrilled to be publishing this book on the Scribner list alongside Stephen King’s On Writing and Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up.”

Cranston, a three-time Emmy winner, is currently starring on Broadway in the critically-acclaimed play All The Way, based on the life of Lyndon B. Johnson.

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