Malcolm in the Middle Dad Gets Bad For New AMC Drama

0118cranston Malcolm in the Middle Dad Gets Bad For New AMC Drama Bryan Cranston is transitioning from playing one dad you wouldn’t want to have, to the next. The 51-year-old actor, best known for his fumbling father role on the Emmy-winning family sitcom Malcolm In the Middle, has taken on another paternal character, albeit a far more depressing one, in the new AMC drama Breaking Bad, according to the LA Times. Mr. Cranston plays a chemistry professor with both financial woes and inoperable lung cancer who starts selling crystal meth to make a quick buck. It’s not his usual happy-go-lucky role but at least, for Mr. Cranston, it’s a leading one.