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
100 9
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Malcolm in the Middle

3
33 14
Tim Whatley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Characters of All Time

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22 11
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War Department Colonel Saving Private Ryan

5
22 12
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14 7
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Batman: Year One

7
18 11
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Stan Grossman Little Miss Sunshine

8
10 4
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

9
14 8
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Contagion

10
14 8
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Scientist Joe Brody Godzilla

11
15 9
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Total Recall

12
11 6
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Drive

13
10 5
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Dr. Shepherd The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman

14
11 7
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!

15
10 6
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clash1977 added Tim Sacksky The King of Queens

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8 4
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Dalton Trumbo Trumbo

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8 5
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Detective Lankford The Lincoln Lawyer

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8 6
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Maj. William Mortamus Red Tails

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7 5
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Lance Last Chance

20
6 4
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Officer Dickenson I Know My First Name Is Steven

21
7 6
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Dr. Frank Darden Dead Space

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

23
5 6
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Mike Whitmore Rock of Ages

24
4 5
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Buzz Aldrin Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D

25
4 5
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Doug Donovan Loving