Fictional Characters The Best Bryan Cranston Characters of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Bryan Cranston roles, which don't have to be from his best movies.

List of Bryan Cranston characters, ordered from best to worst along with movie trailers when available. These characters are in order of how many times they've been upvoted, so only the most amazing roles played by Bryan Cranston are at the top of the list. The performances below include both film and television appearances, making it the most accurate ranking of Bryan Cranston's roles. List items range from James Gordon to Isamu Alva Dyson.

If you think the best Bryan Cranston performance isn't as high as it should be, then vote it up so that it has a chance to make it to the top. You can also make your own version of this greatest Bryan Cranston roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.

If you're wondering, "Who is the best Bryan Cranston character?" or "What are the top Bryan Cranston performances of all time?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Breaking Bad

2
98 8
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Malcolm in the Middle

3
33 13
Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Characters of All Time

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War Department Colonel Saving Private Ryan

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22 11
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Scientist Joe Brody Godzilla

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18 10
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Stan Grossman Little Miss Sunshine

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10 3
Patrick Dougherty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Characters of All Time
Patrick Dougherty The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime

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Contagion

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15 8
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Total Recall

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10 4
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Dr. Shepherd The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

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11 5
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Drive

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13 7
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Batman: Year One

14
11 6
Virgil 'Gus' Grissom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Characters of All Time
Gus Grissom That Thing You Do!

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Dalton Trumbo Trumbo

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10 5
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clash1977 added Tim Sacksky The King of Queens

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8 4
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Detective Lankford The Lincoln Lawyer

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8 5
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Maj. William Mortamus Red Tails

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7 4
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Lance Last Chance

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6 3
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Officer Dickenson I Know My First Name Is Steven

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Dr. Frank Darden Dead Space

22
5 4
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Woodrow Snider National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion

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5 5
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Mike Whitmore Rock of Ages

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4 4
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Doug Donovan Loving

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4 4
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Buzz Aldrin Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D

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Roberto Montalban The Big Thing

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4 5
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James Pettis Love Ranch

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Isamu Alva Dyson Macross Plus

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3 4
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Braddock Time Under Fire

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3 4
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Eddie Barrows Armitage III

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3 4
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Phil Hertzberg Strategic Command

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3 4
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Elliot Leave

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3 4
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Topo Cold Comes the Night

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3 4
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Nick Wrigley Twas the Night

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3 4
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Mr. Dearden Detachment

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Peter Seeing Other People

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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5 7
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Powell John Carter

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Darren Corporate Affairs

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Prof. Harris Dead Silence

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2 4
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Ron Gatley Terror Tract

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2 4
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Dean Tainot Larry Crowne

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Lt. Bryce Baxter Hard Four

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Father Brophy Street Corner Justice

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