The former “Breaking Bad” actor, who appears as blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (“Roman Holiday,” “Spartacus”) in director Jay Roach’s “Trumbo,” spoke to Fandango Movieclips about his favorite movie, “On the Waterfront,” as part of its “I Love Movies” video series.
“Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was a man who cared deeply about workers’
rights, and ‘On the Waterfront’ was a cautionary tale
about how to navigate those choppy waters of employment,” Cranston says. “In ‘Waterfront,’ people were getting
persecuted for their political ideals, as Trumbo himself was persecuted
and then prosecuted for it.”
Discussing the film over clips from the gorgeous, black-and-white drama, Cranston focuses on the “honor” woven into the film—of hard work, of standing up for one’s beliefs as Trumbo did, and of paying tribute to the everyday lives of complex people on film.
“Trumbo” opens in limited release Nov. 6.