Bryan Cranston's new memoir, A Life In Parts, is the story of someone who was born to act — starting at age seven in commercials. Then, Cranston's father disappeared, and playing parts became necessary to make it in an adult world. Cranston talked with Big Think about how his own experiences with love, drugs, money, and power influenced the Walter White we came to know on the screen.
Alright alright alright. Yup. Mmmhmm. Throw in a few punches and some intense, inward-looking monologues, and you have enough McConaugheyisms to fill a supercut. Grab your Big Hug Mug and settle in for some of the best quirks in the history of acting.
They're fleeting as the wind. No matter how affecting they are, dreams are hard to pin down — talking about them to others never captures how they felt when they were happening. The School of Life has a few tips are preparing how to explain our strange unconscious to others.
The first step in hiding your sneaker addiction is realizing you have a sneaker addiction. Otherwise, you'd have no reason to hide it. Brad Hall has a few tips for avoiding those embarrassing confrontations with your loved ones over finances, closet space, and why you stopped going to work three weeks ago with this informative video.
Photographing roundabouts, collecting milk bottles, following brown street signs, and visiting water pumps are just a few of the uninspiring hobbies you'll find among the members of the Dull Men's Club. Founder Grover Click finds beauty in the boring and is redefining what it means to be dull.
Sometimes it takes a while to find the words. Bob Dylan always finds the words. A year after receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, the American legend finally found the words to articulate what winning the Nobel meant to him — and it's poetry as only Bob Dylan could do it.
The result of three years of research and millions of data points, the Casper Wave is a breakthrough in mattress design. Underneath its handsome exterior, you'll find the new, proprietary Natural Geometry System. It uses five layers of foam to mimic the natural contours of your body at 36 specific points, adjusting naturally to your shoulders and hips without sacrificing support, and keeping your spine properly aligned. Like the original, it uses open-cell foams to keep you cool at night. Designed and assembled in the USA.
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Protein bars usually contain as much sugar as a doughnut and have an ingredient list that requires a doctorate to pronounce. RXBARs are different. With no more than eight ingredients, each bar contains only real, whole foods and delivers 12g of quality protein without any added sugar. At the core of every bar is a mixture of egg whites, fruits, and nuts — which they print right on the front of the package — and each of their 12 flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Our favorites are Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter, but we recommend starting with the best seller pack, which comes with six of their top selling flavors. Keep a few of these in your gym bag, office drawer, and kitchen pantry for when you need a snack and resist the urge to scarf a candy bar.
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With an abundance of flat streets in South Korea, downhill longboarding is out of the question. So Hyojoo Ko had to adapt the sport to her surroundings. That's how freestyle dancing came to be. As she rolls through the city of Seou, Ko demonstrates her unique technique on the longboard.
You wouldn't expect Dirty Harry to pull any punches, and in this 2009 interview, he comes out swinging. Cal Fussman sat down with Clint Eastwood to talk about what Eastwood has learned over the years, in his own words. Moving around and being the new kid in school, Clint learned about being bullied — and how to defend himself when the time came.
Come in. Have a smoothie. Speak Italian and listen to Master of None creator Aziz Ansari try and rank his favorite Kanye West albums — yes, it's that hard for everyone else, too. Vogue joined the comedian in his home before the Met Gala for a walking tour and 73 off-the-cuff questions that give a surprising portrait of Aziz.
For such a well-loved celebrity, surprisingly little is known about painter Bob Ross. Aside from a few details about his early life and his time with painting mentor Bill Alexander, Bob's iconic personality remains opaque. While not exactly a recluse, Bob simply wasn't asked for interviews very often, and the company that protects his intellectual property is also fiercely protective of his privacy, even after his death. Today I Found Out digs a little deeper into the man and shares a few personal stories to try and round out a portrait of the artist.
If you're going to ask Action Bronson about his glass collection, be sure you have the rest of the day free. Or week. Because Action has a huge collection of unique pieces — and he loves demonstrating them. VICE sat down with the rapper to talk about his pieces and get a few live demos.
Allen Iverson was known for his crossover and on-court style. But before he was in the NBA, he was just a kid idolizing HIs Airness. That's why even though the Hall of Famer has his own signature shoe, he still has a soft spot for a pair of Jordans. While shopping at Lapstone & Hammer in Philadelphia, The Answer talks about his first pair of sneakers, as wells as some of his personal favorites.
Michael Caine talks too much, Alan Arkin kind of speaks Russian and Morgan Freeman still thinks he's God. The three elder statesmen of acting take WIRED's Autocomplete interview, answering the most-searched questions about themselves — and no, Michael Caine doesn't do ballet.
Another young artist gone too soon. Fresh off his incredible performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger was dead. His posthumous Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor felt like salt in the wound. But behind all that was person. Now, from the people who knew him and hundreds of hours of personal video, Ledger's story is being told. I Am Heath Ledger airs May 17, 2017 on Spike.
Two of Filson's signature materials — tin cloth and bridle leather — come together to make a perfectly-sized weekend duffel that's up for anything. The tin cloth's tough and water-resistant properties will keep your gear dry and scuff-free, and the rust-proof brass YKK zippers are designed to last forever. The bag features a reinforced and structured base for ease of packing and extra protection, a soft dry-cloth liner, eight interior and exterior organizational pockets, and a detachable webbed cotton shoulder strap you can adjust to fit. Once packed, you're set for a couple days of adventure (or relaxation), as the name implies.
Width: 19" / Height: 11.5" / Depth: 7"
Blending classic design with modern tech and safety features, the Exto Smart Chip cord is equipped to quickly and safely charge any mobile device in addition to being an extension cord you actually want to show off. A chip inside the outlet provides maximum power to the USB ports, and when the connected device reaches full charge, the power is shut off to protect from potential over-charging, the most common cause of internal batteries losing their ability to hold a charge. The 12-foot cord is wrapped in braided cotton insulation and is rated to 13 amps, and the entire assembly is made in the USA.
Googling your name can be hilarious — or completely terrifying. Now imagine searching your name when you're a famous actor. Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal sit down with the most popular web searches using their names and answer the questions themselves, instead of letting Google answer for them.
The Internet, destroyer of public discourse and resonating echo chamber for any opinion, no matter how half-baked. Whereas at one time people might have been more likely to keep their opinions to themselves, the lack of any tangible repercussion for what is said on the internet means that people speak without thinking about what they're saying. The Guardian sits down with a few of the more vehement internet commentators, to find out what they're like without the relative anonymity and distance of the web to shield them.
He's spent nearly 20 years playing one of films' most iconic characters. Still don't recognize him? That's because Haruo Nakajima spent his entire career inside a giant lizard. Now 87-years-old, Nakajima recounts his time as Godzilla and how he brought the King of the Monsters to life.
He's the highest paid actor in Hollywood. He's People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. And he has a workout that would make Maui blush. Dwayne Johnson lets the cameras roll as he smashes through a routine that would leave most mortals in traction.
Kabul, Afghanistan native Abbas Alizada has had a very unconventional life. Growing up under the Taliban, movies and music were banned, and could cost you your life. Abbas' love for martial arts was more than just a hobby — it was a way to protect his family if he ever needed to. Now, Abbas has turned his love into a film career that has made him an international star.
You Googled it, now Samuel L. Jackson is going to answer it. From his place of birth to his first movie, the Kong: Skull Island star sits down to respond to the web's most searched questions. He even gives out some free Star Wars scoop.
T-shirts are the Andy Warhol of the modern wardrobe: cheap, infinitely replaceable, and a mass-produced piece of art, depending on who you're asking. If you're asking Perry Shall, he would definitely agree with that last statement. Perry owns t-shirts by the hundreds and shared his epic collection with Super Deluxe.
Extreme spice can do crazy things to people. When you take someone who's already a little out there, it can make them downright delirious. Case in point: Russel Brand. During his Hot Ones challenge, the comic finds the path to enlightenment through a series of spicy vegan wings, which eventually leads him to an impromptu show tunes tribute to the show's superfan Brett Baker.
He was a professional athlete, movie star, and pitchman that seemed to have broken not just a color barrier, but barriers plural, by not talking about race. And when he went on trial for the stabbing of his ex-wife and her friend, the televised court proceedings were perfectly concocted for American consumption. America loves to watch their celebrities fall even more than making them, and the case of O.J. Simpson crystallized this so perfectly it couldn't have been scripted any better. But even more than the tawdry gawking at murder victims and a man whose life was coming apart live on TV, the O.J. trial held a mirror up to America and forced us to look at ourselves, revealing some very uncomfortable truths.
Brixton, in the south of London, is the birthplace of David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie. After his passing in January 2016, the entire town became a memorial to the late musician, as residents and people the world over paid their respects and left mementos in his memory. Now Brixton wants to build a more permanent ode to their most famous resident: a three-story-tall depiction of Bowie's iconic lightning bolt from the 1973 album Aladdin Sane.
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech stands as one of the greatest achievements of oration since Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In the shadow of that same president, Dr. King delivered the words that broke open the floodgates to the civil rights reforms of the 1960s. Nerdwriter goes line-by-line-through Dr. King's speech, showing how the great mind composed one of the most memorable works in modern history.
Legendary oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau is one of the most memorable personalities of the 20th century. He helped to invent the Aqua-Lung, predecessor to modern SCUBA equipment, brought diving to the masses, and was a renowned researcher, explorer, and conservationist. He also liked a glass of cognac after a hard day's diving. From Bill Murray's portrayal of Jacques in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to a generation of American fans introduced to him by PBS, Mr. Cousteau made huge contributions to science and the public.
Cosplay king Adam Savage has a passion for creating authentic replica costumes and giant hairy Wookiees. Although he's already donned a Chewbacca costume in the past, he's never been too keen of his homemade bandolier strap. So in this one day build, the perfectionist Savage remakes the prop from scratch using some scrap metal and leather.
When an actor takes a role, who is really casting who? Typecasting is more complicated than always playing the villain, or the hero, or the average guy. Michael K. Williams asks himself if he's been typecast throughout his career — and isn't too sure of his answer.