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How the Cast of Breaking Bad Aged from the First to Last Season  

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List Rules Vote up the characters who have changed the most from the first to the final season of Breaking Bad

The line between good and bad was often blurred during the five season run of AMC's Breaking Bad. Many members of the Breaking Bad cast changed a lot during the series, while others kept their appearances and nature consistent throughout their tenure. A few characters' looks also changed from episode to episode as they sustained injuries from their enemies.

So, how old is the cast of Breaking Bad? Bryan Cranston was 52 when he first broke bad as chemistry teacher-turned-meth mogul, Walter White. Aaron Paul was only 29 when he started playing the now iconic role of Jesse Pinkman.

Dean Norris - who played Hank Schrader from the time he was 45 to 50 - appears to have not aged a day during his five seasons on Breaking Bad.

Who do you think changed the most during their time in the Albuquerque drug world? Take a look at the Breaking Bad cast then and now vote up the characters who changed the most.

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Anna Gunn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list How the Cast of Breaking Bad Aged from the First to Last Season
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Anna Gunn was 40 during season one of Breaking Bad. The biggest change to her appearance came from the fact that Skylar While was pregnant during the first season. As Skylar's naivete wore away, she struggled with the reality of her husband's deeds.

Age: 50

Birthplace: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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Betsy Brandt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list How the Cast of Breaking Bad Aged from the First to Last Season
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This biggest change to Betsy Brandt's look during the five years (from age 35 to 40) she played Marie Schader was that she lost her bangs from season one. A loyal wife and loving sister, Marie struggled to cope with Walter and Skylar's betrayals.

Age: 45

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, USA

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Dean Norris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How the Cast of Breaking Bad Aged from the First to Last Season
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Dean Norris - who played Hank Schrader from the time he was 45 to 50 - didn't seem to age a day during his five seasons on Breaking Bad. Schrader sustained some terrible injuries and suffered from PTSD, but his moral compass and investigative mind only sharpened over the years.

Age: 55

Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States of America

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Matt L. Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How the Cast of Breaking Bad Aged from the First to Last Season
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Matt L. Jones as Brandon "Badger" Mayhew served as comic relief throughout all five seasons of Breaking Bad. Jesse's scruffy sidekick's slacker look barely changed despite the actor aging from 27 to 32 during the show.

Age: 37

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America

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