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Bryan Cranston: 'I like mixing up film roles'

Bryan Cranston will retire from acting as soon as gets bored of it.

Bryan Cranston likes to keep people guessing when it comes to his acting roles.

For many Bryan will always be known as hapless dad Hal in Malcolm in the Middle, which ran for seven seasons until 2006. A new generation of fans think of Bryan as chemistry teacher turned crystal meth dealer Walter White in the mega successful Breaking Bad, and it was the latter role that propelled the 59-year-old back into the spotlight. Pigeon holing isn't something that concerns Bryan though, as he mixes up his work as much as he can.

"I do like to move around and keep people guessing," he smiled to Total Film magazine. “I want to be silly. I want to be in sincere important stories as well. I did (2014's) Godzilla because I loved Godzilla as a child. If I'm a little scared of a project, it's probably a good one to do."

Bryan is gearing up for the release of new flick Trumbo, in which he plays real life screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted for being a communist in the late '40s. His turn as Trumbo led to his first Oscar nomination, and the actor credits Breaking Bad for helping him land such worthy roles.

Bryan currently has nine new projects in the pipeline, ranging from animated flick Kung Fu Panda 3 to drama Wakefield about a man's nervous breakdown.

"I would retire tomorrow if I ever got bored of what I do," Bryan grinned. "I love the process. I love digging in and I even love the arguments because artistic frustration is embedded in every work. But when I'm leading the cast or producing a show, I don't allow b***hing. I want to be around creative people because it's a fascinating life. "

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