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Bryan Cranston is coming to SMU

A one-hour conversation and reading on Oct. 19

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The following is from the Sept. 28, 2016, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

September 29, 2016

Bryan CranstonBy Chris Vognar
Culture Critic

He raised Malcolm in the Middle, cooked meth in New Mexico and filled the sizable shoes of LBJ.  Now, Bryan Cranston is coming to SMU.

The four-time Emmy-winning star of Breaking Bad will read from his new memoir, A Life in Parts, and engage in a one-hour conversation with me. (I'm kinda excited about it). The action starts at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at SMU's Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The $25 admission includes a signed copy of the book.

You can register and pay online here. The event is presented by Friends of the SMU Libraries. Call 214-768-3225 for more information.

In the book, Cranston, who also won a Tony for his performance as Lyndon Baines Johnson in All the Way, goes into his best-known roles as well as his hardscrabble life before he became an actor. He was actually on his way to becoming a cop before a cross-country motorcycle trip with his brother shifted his course.  He also farmed chickens, officiated some weddings and was briefly a murder suspect.

Cranston should have plenty to talk about. Come on out and hear him. 

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