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“I’ll make movies until I make babies. I have no idea when the handover will happen.”

Ryan GoslingRead full article

“My virginity was a big deal, my braces were a big deal – all because I was America’s sweetheart.”

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“I’ve squandered an opportunity that people would kill for. You reach a certain age and you come to the conclusion that greatness is not in you.”

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“I wanted to show Walter could slice someone up, put them in a vat of chemicals, and go home and genuinely love his little baby – that’s the complexity of human beings.”

Bryan Cranston: from Breaking Bad to LBJ
The Financial Times Magazine, March 8, 2014

So many things can go wrong in the kitchen. It’s like baking a soufflé: it can go flat and you have no idea why.” Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston reflects, “could not have been successful, but it became this mushroom cloud of the underground, lauded and rightly so. I would look at my castmates and we’d shake our heads. In the first season no one cared who we were, we were just these guys in the middle of the desert.”

Those “guys in the middle of the desert”, shooting Vince Gilligan’s brilliantly perverse tale of a chemistry teacher turned crystal meth dealer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are now all famous; Cranston, as the anti-hero Walter White, chief among their unplanned celebrity. AMC’s five series of Breaking Bad concluded last year but “BB” lives on in the cultish adoration bestowed on it by fans and critics worldwide. If it is, as many believe, the best television show ever made, then everything that Cranston does following – as he himself recognises – has high stakes attached.

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Arts

Philip Seymour Hoffman: an actor first

The Daily Beast, February 2, 2014

‘Blue,’ through lesbian eyes

The New York Times, November 6, 2013

How gay was Gore Vidal?

The Daily Beast, July 31, 2013

Book of Mormon: The South Park crew find God

The Times, March 16, 2011

The colourful life of Howard Hodgkin

The Times, March 22, 2008

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Style and fashion

A no-sweat work shirt? No sweat

The New York Times, December 19, 2013

The Biggie: a tainted status symbol

The New York Times, November 17, 2013

Eileen Ford: the woman who created the supermodel

The Times, March 17, 2012

Vidal Sassoon: Not bad for a hairdresser

The Times, August 21, 2010

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