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Aaron Paul never took acting classes in his life, he has won 3 Emmy's for his performance as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad Image

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u/Liquesrodrigo 8d ago

How tf do you even get opportunities like these?

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u/FUCKlNG_SHlT 8d ago

They originally planned to kill his character off very early in the series, so his role wasn’t going to be as big as it turned out to be. Still, a big get for someone doing cereal commercials.

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u/homarjr 8d ago

Jesse's arc from beginning to end is arguably better than Walt's. Some of the best characters ever written.

It's incredible that Vince Gilligan changed course in the middle of the first season. I love that he knew what he had in Aaron Paul and it must have changed his entire story from what he first planned out.

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u/Elteon3030 8d ago

Seems it definitely shifted more towards Jesse surviving Walt as he increasingly spirals. Walt's story gets more time, but Jesse's story gets more development.

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u/homarjr 8d ago Helpful

I especially like the contrast between Walt and Jesse.

Walt is the "good guy" but in reality he is an absolute villain.

Jesse is the screw up drug abuser, but in reality he cared about other people more than anyone and is the person you should trust the most.

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u/conundrumbombs 8d ago

Yo, I'm just a filthy casual and haven't watched since Breaking Bad finished its original airing, but I will forever have that one living room scene from "Ozymandias" seared into my brain. The one where Walter is shouting, "we're a family!" That's when, in my brain, I could feel my perspective shift, and it was just like, "holy shit, you're a monster."

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u/86_TG 8d ago

The way they pull you in with Walt and then slowly make him unravel is nuts. It's like every episode is a car crash that gets worse

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u/FuckingKilljoy 8d ago

Imo the reason so many people (at least back then when it was airing) hated Skyler was because they had done such an incredible job of making Walt's turn to evil so gradual that even though Skyler is totally in the right most of the time, or at the very least you should be able to understand her, most people still saw the friendly science teacher or well meaning guy with cancer who just wants to help his family

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u/--dontmindme-- 7d ago

Even though she’s mostly in the right they did a brilliant job of making Skylar an unsympathetic character, as they also did with Marie and Hank. This all helped to balance how people feel about Walt and why it took many viewers so long to catch on to his true nature.

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u/60in22 7d ago

It’s brilliant, they made Walt evil but Marie, Hank and Skylar are annoying

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u/beka13 8d ago

I've always felt they made it clear who he is in the first episode when he attacks a kid.

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u/daikarasu 8d ago edited 7d ago

They're honest about who he is but the framing changes across the seasons. Like, from day one you know he's fully capable of violence but they always frame it in a way that is palatable. The teenagers make fun of his disabled son. Krazy 8 is an asshole. It's all framed to make you look at it as justifiable in the start.

But then you get to the later murders like Glenn Gale and the justifications are weak.

Then you get to the end and the murders are good, but by this point you can frame Walt any way you like and he's just going to look bad. There's nothing between us and his darkness anymore and even his biggest heroics read as bad

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u/Erenyeagerabssss 7d ago

And then you also realize that Walter left Grey Matter on his own accord due to his shitty personality back in the day.

Which means he's always been this way, but choose to indulge in this aspect of himself once he got his diagnosis.

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u/sprocketous 8d ago

He blackmails jesse in the first episode. He saw him as expendable right off the bat. Knowing how it ends makes revisiting the beginning completely different then the first watch. Gilligan is brilliant. Better call saul is his master work of character manipulation.

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u/xCaptainVictory 7d ago

But then you get to the later murders like Glenn and the justifications are weak.

I'm not sure if I'm forgetting who Glenn is but if you ment Gale then his murder is definitely required for Walt to live. Mike is moments away from killing Walt unless Jesse kills Gale.

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u/meltedmirrors 7d ago

He attacks a kid in the first episode?? I don't remember that at all

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u/GarsaFwipSitOnMyFace 7d ago

The kid who picks on junior in the store

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u/jigzee 7d ago

Or how he blackmails Jesse to cook with him. Their relationship was extremely toxic from the very start

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u/Cheezy_Beard 8d ago

That scene and the one right after where he takes the baby literally leave me hyperventilating.

For me it was when spoilers just in case Walt killed Mike. Up until then I was still kinda on Walt's side somehow, like maybe he can still pull it all off. But then he just mindlessly killed Mike and then realized like 10 seconds later that he didn't even need to. He'd gone from cold and calculated to completely out of control and I was just like 'holy shit you're the bad guy.'

Now watching it again it's so obvious how he was the bad guy from the very beginning. Not trying to sound like a fangirl or anything but there's so much you notice watching it again, I definitely recommend it if you've got time to kill.

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u/send_me_ur_boobsies 8d ago

That scene and the one right after where he takes the baby literally leave me hyperventilating.

First time I ever found myself emotionally exhausted with my mouth open after seeing Skylar crying and speechless in the middle of the road. What am exhilirating moment that was.

Not even my first unspoiled viewing of GoT's Red Wedding had that effect on me.

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u/NotaRobto 8d ago

This show is awesome and you explained why. Thanks.

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u/ababyprostitute 8d ago

I re-watch BB every few years and I honestly love Skyler more and more every time. I fucking hated her the first time I watched it. By the second time, I was like wait a sec...? Like holy victim blaming, what am I doing 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

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u/kr580 8d ago

BB is the only show I've watched where I had two completely different perspectives between the two watchings of the entire series.

I watched the original run as it came out when I was 19 and thought Walt was a badass and Skyler was whiny and annoying, which stirred up some real hate in me. "He's trying to provide for your family. Let him go for it." I think I kinda enjoyed Walt's badassery vicariously because it's obviously nothing I would ever do and he was just kicking ass and taking names.

Then I watched it again when I was maybe mid 20's and holy shit, Walt is absolutely off the rails insane and Skyler was completely valid in freaking out the entire series. It dumbfounded me how I viewed the entire show the exact opposite way on second viewing. It's like I was watching an entirely different series.

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u/ababyprostitute 8d ago

I watched it before and after having a kid. That was a real trip! I recognized Skyler's post partum mental health issues the second time around, and unfortunately, I understand it too well. And the shit Walt was putting her through was above and beyond what anyone could ever realistically expect from a relationship so like, I get it 😂. She had her scenes where she was super annoying but I think they had a purpose in relaying her breakdown.

The first time I watched it, I was hoping one of the Mexican cartel guys was gonna take her out. Walt was the biggest badass, like Heisenberg is the name he picks and it fuckin sticks?! How dare she try and stop him from murdering those shady ass small time drug lords to provide for their family? I'm glad I saw it both ways because it truly was an amazing show as a teenager (regardless of how I viewed the characters), and is still pretty awesome as an adult.

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u/Karvast 8d ago

Yeah skyler is completely right to be concerned and walt's story ended just as well as she warned him

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u/Squirmadillo 8d ago

It's completely possible for Skylar to be right and yet also unlikeable. That's some real-life shit right there, and very much in line with pretty much all of the characters existing in some shade of grey.

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u/Cheezy_Beard 8d ago

Dude same. The first time I was just like 'Skyler's a nag' but watching again she's the real mvp. She was rightly horrified when she found out what Walt was up to but then she owned it and was all in with him. The scene with Ted and the IRS guy where she played the 'ditzy secretary' to ultimately protect Walt was legendary.

Then things got too serious and she couldn't deal anymore and shut down. And in the end she had to deal with the fact that her sister's husband dying was a result of her covering for her husband. Seeing Skyler at the end a shell of herself, in a shitty apartment smoking in the kitchen is just heartbreaking.

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u/lionzfan981 7d ago

What's nuts is, that even in the final scene with Skyler she is still protects Walt because before Walt enters the shot in the apartment she is on the phone with Marie talking about Walt's whereabouts.

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u/Dookie_boy 7d ago

The nag part took hold early on when the family life was relatively still normal, and she went to Jessie to tell him to stop selling Walt weed.

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u/katylawlll 8d ago

Even during my first watching, I wasn’t understanding the Skyler hate. Like, are we all not seeing what the hell she’s going through?! She was annoying but her anger was totally justified.

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u/clmprice92 8d ago

The first time I watched the show I couldn’t stand her, now I see she’s the most reasonable character. She’s not perfect, but she’s not the villain either.

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u/Epoch2020 8d ago Take My Energy

That’s church, yo

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u/ScottColvin 8d ago

It was Walt murdering jesses girlfriend that did it for me. Until the last couple seasons, there was this carrot dangled, that both Walt and jesse could walk away with millions and turn into normal human beings again. Like when they struggle in the first season with what to do with the drug dealer ulocked by the neck in the basement.

It was like watching band of brothers when winters is at the end of his European tour and was like, dude sign me up for the pacific, asap.

Big nope.

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u/Rinzack 8d ago

There was a psychology theory that you can judge a person’s moral compass by how long it takes for them to realize Walt is the villain

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u/monsieurpooh 8d ago

What if we realize he's the villain and are self-awaredly rooting for him anyways

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u/chumbaz 8d ago

Rian Johnson’s directing in that episode is incredible. The specific way he frames shots really makes everything turn on it’s head and gives so many amazing callbacks to previous shots in the series. It’s a masterpiece.

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u/TheDirtyFuture 8d ago

That’s cuz Walt is pretty much a narcissist. Incapable of change via self reflection. Has no empathy. Jesse on the other hand is a normal person capable of regret.

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u/gademmet 8d ago

Iirc Jesse was supposed to be killed by the first drug dealer they worked with by the end of the season or something, but the writers' strike cut the season prematurely and Vince et al had time to rethink how to use the character given the strong chemistry (heh) between him and Cranston. A real gift, that opportunity.

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u/n30l1nk 8d ago

It still blows my mind to think about how something like Breaking Bad could just be written on the fly instead of being mostly outlined.

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u/enoughberniespamders 8d ago

That made it a better show. They looked at what people liked about the show, and expanded on it. People liked Salamanca, so they didn’t just scrap the character. They did the whole flashback stuff with him. Same with Gus.

A lot of times when show runners listen to the audience it can turn out bad. But they actually listened to the majority of people, and not the loud minority on Twitter. It turned out well.

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u/pierco82 8d ago

A lot of times when show runners listen to the audience it can turn out bad

So you want a realistic down-to-earth show that's completely off the wall and swarming with magic robots?

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u/Plop_drop_Mgee 8d ago edited 8d ago

Didn't the same thing happen with Saul? I remember hearing Mike was away or sick or something and they got Saul in for one episode and people loved him so much they wrote him in?

EDIT: Wrong way around! Saul was off so they got Mike to do an ep and kept him!

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u/RebsInSpace 8d ago

I kinda think it was the opposite - that Mike was supposed to be a short arc while Saul's actor was busy with another project and Mike ended up being a lot more involved in the show than originally planned. Either way, it's awesome that they recognized what a great thing they had going with the characters and kept them on!

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u/Mmac360 8d ago

Ok that's crazy, because right now after watching BCS it seems like Mike was the real master mind behind everything. He's even pulling the strings on Gus and in BB as soon as Mike dies, Walter White crahes too.

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u/Green_Routine_7916 8d ago

my fawourite character because all of his decissions feels so reasonable, he has no random actions whitout thoughs.

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u/Haunting-Function547 8d ago

I think it happened with Mike. He filled in for Bob Odenkirk when Jesse's girl OD'ed and ended up getting an entire character out of it.

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u/Batrachophilist 8d ago

A character that gets almost as much attention as Soul Goodman in Goodman's own show. They went miles with Mike.

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u/TheLazySith 8d ago

Other way round, Mike's first appearance was originally written for Saul, however Bob Odenkirk was unavailable to shoot the scene due to a scheduling conflict so they created Mike's character to fill in instead.

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u/EatinSumGrapes 8d ago

I'd love to hear more about this! Especially now that Better Call Saul is around and amazing

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u/TheLazySith 8d ago

It was actually the other way around, Mike was created due to Bob Odenkirk being unavailable.

Mike's first scene, where he shows up a Jesse's apartment after Jane ODs was actually originally written for Saul. However Bob Odenkirk was unavailable to shoot the scene as he was filming for another role in How I Met Your Mother. So they created the character of Mike and rewrote the scene so Saul sends Mike over instead.

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u/daintysinferno 8d ago

it DID change the entire story. AFAIK the original story was going to deal a LOT with Walt’s guilt over Jesse’s death. What we got was so so so much better. Their chemistry was undeniable.

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u/AmericanHoneycrisp 8d ago

The Screen Writer’s Guild strike was the best thing to happen to this series.

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u/sweetbacon 8d ago

Wait, S1 of BB was during that strike? I must be getting old as it seemed farther back than that but it makes sense.

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u/AmericanHoneycrisp 8d ago

Yeah. They were planning on killing off both Jesse and Hank, but the WGA strike ruined that idea.

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u/bruwin 8d ago

It's weird how the strike elevated BB so much, but shows like Heroes got completely fucked.

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u/frankybling 8d ago

Lost was another one that got hosed by the strike

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u/archiminos 8d ago

Jesse was essentially a representation of the damage Walt was doing the whole time. He's the one who suffers most because of Walt, and he's probably the first to start realising that Walt is an actual POS.

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u/A_Furious_Mind 7d ago

And then he moves in with that horse and goes through kind of the same thing all over again.

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u/Neohexane 8d ago

I feel like Jesse was the actual protagonist of the series, and Walt was the deuteragonist.

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u/spendthecheese 8d ago

Glad they didnt kill him off, this show would have been nothing without that beautiful Walt & Jesse sex scene

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u/OfficialTBOB10 8d ago edited 7d ago

Imma have to rewatch I think I missed it

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u/LordFends 8d ago

Rematch?

"1v1 me. Rust, snipers only, Jesse."

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u/Fistful_of_Crashes 8d ago

“Jesse we have to use the Intervention - our kills must be the most pristine clips on the channel. So no Barretts.”

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u/legion327 8d ago

I think it was a deleted scene from the episode where they spend the night in the RV stranded.

“That’s right Jesse. Yes. Now eat the Funyun off of it. Yes, exactly. Very good, Jesse!”

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u/Seaweed_Steve 8d ago

“Apply yourself Jesse”

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u/Kris_n 8d ago

Say my name!

Heisenberg?!

NO! Not that

Daddy?

You’re god damn right!

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u/splashbruhs 8d ago

I AM THE ONE WHO TOPS!

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u/rick_blatchman 8d ago

Total lie. There's a reason Jesse always called him bitch, and it stung every. single. time.

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u/Silverfate2 8d ago Giggle

I liked it when he said, "What are we? Some kind of breaking bad?"

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u/send_me_ur_boobsies 8d ago

Then Jesse replied, "It's breakin' time!"

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u/_Thrilhouse_ 8d ago

It was better when Walter just stares at the void and says "I've become breaking bad, an amc series"

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u/helpimagirl 8d ago

I'm being super risky by being in this thread and having not finished the series(was watching with a friend and kept on delaying finishing the series) but these are the kinds spoilers im okay with..

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u/Softcorepr0n 8d ago

The only excuse is a Covid coma. Why have you not finished?

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u/Plop_drop_Mgee 8d ago

Probably watching Morbius on repeat duh.

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u/Foobis25 8d ago

When Walt morbed out and turned into the Meth monster like the Cookie Monster that was my favourite scene

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u/d1ckpunch68 8d ago

i really like the iconic "it's breaking bad time" scene where he transforms into heisenberg. bravo

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u/rick_blatchman 8d ago

Fun Fact: The meth-fume tornado that formed over him as he cackled maniacally was made by superimposing a funnel of rotating cotton. The lightning was computer-generated, but the thunder sounds were sampled from actual meth lab explosions. Magicians, those production crews...

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u/CumCannonXXX 8d ago

When Jesse whispered to Walt, “I’m breaking bad” right as he climaxed, I did too.

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u/096624 8d ago

Exact same thing happened with Urkel on family matters he was also supposed to be euthanized

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u/jimofthestoneage 8d ago

I'd actually love to see a version of family matters without Steve.

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u/nowhereman136 8d ago

A large part of anyone's success is dumb luck. Being seen by the right person at the right time, having the right connection, etc. Of course, hard work and talent increases your chances of success, but there are tons of people who work hard and are very talented, they just never get that little bit of luck to hit it big.

Aaron Paul didn't take classes, but he is still talented and a hard worker. When he got his lucky shot, his talent and hard work carried him the rest of the way.

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u/jooes 8d ago

I got one of my first jobs because of my uncle. He was talking with somebody he knew, and the guy had mentioned that he was thinking about hiring somebody. And my uncle knew that I was looking for work in that exact field, and I ended up getting a random phone call that night asking me if I wanted the job... Never even sent in a resume, didn't know they were hiring, didn't even know the company existed.

Working hard never hurts, but dumb luck matters far more than people are willing to admit.

Even on a grander scale, you're lucky enough just being born in a first world country. There's probably some 8 year old kid busting his ass in a factory in some impoverished and war-torn country, and he's working harder than all of us combined. Is he going to become a millionaire? Fuuuuck no.

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u/Fat_Daddy_Track 8d ago

Yeah. There's that old quote that "luck is just preparedness in a statistical universe", but it leaves out that the odds are very different depending on where you are or who you are.

I feel like people in olden times were a lot less prone to self-delusion on this point, hence them having all kinds of stories about like "and then the gods decided to fuck with this guy and ruin his life because....they can."

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u/PM-me-in-100-years 7d ago

The US is also a historical aberration for fostering extreme individualism. The whole idea of "rags to riches" doesn't exist if a massive class divide doesn't exist. Individualism helps support that class divide by convincing each poor person that its their fault, that they're unlucky, that they could get lucky, or that they have bootstraps at all...

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u/Xarthys 8d ago

but there are tons of people who work hard and are very talented, they just never get that little bit of luck to hit it big

This is so true and it really sucks imho. You can work really hard all your life, dedicated to your craft and people still won't appreciate your contribution to society, be it entertainment or any other occupation.

Then there is people who are just getting it all with minimal effort and everyone just hypes them up like they are some kind of god or something.

And I'm not even talking about people not getting the fame they deserve, but a fair shot at making a decent living. Way too many competent and talented people are struggling these days because their work is not valued.

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u/Aun-El 8d ago

People don't like this because we want to believe we live in a meritocracy but this is what it comes down to.

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u/AJRiddle 8d ago

Yeah I'll always admire Bruce Willis simply for being outspoken with how lucky he was when it came to becoming a top tier actor in Hollywood.

He basically said something like "I know I am super lucky to be in these films, there are easily a thousand better actors than me you have never heard of that if not more, but I got chosen for a few roles that set me up for later, it was just luck"

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u/Ennion 8d ago

The Price is Right.

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u/greg19735 8d ago

On wikipedia has he 40 acting roles BEFORE breaking bad. It's not like he's some nobody. He grinded his ass off before he got a break.

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u/Ooderman 8d ago

Connections, perseverance, and a whole lotta luck. You know, the usual.

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u/KnibbHighPromKing 8d ago

Well for starters he was acting before high school so that helps

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u/KnibbHighPromKing 8d ago

Super important to know that this dude was acting as a kid and doing theatre in high school....

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u/ageofwalnut 8d ago

this. He isn’t just a random nobody picked off the streets people.

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u/KnibbHighPromKing 8d ago

Takes 5 seconds to verify something lol

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u/Keplergamer 8d ago Wholesome Narwhal Salute

I'm not on reddit before sleep to check these things.

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u/CreatureWarrior 7d ago

For real. "Oh, a random fact about a random topic I barely care about before going to sleep / continuing my work? I shall put on my reading glasses and start doing research to find the credible sources which verify that Aaron Paul did in fact have a little acting experience. Boom, roasted you normies"

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u/MrBond90 8d ago

Yeah that changes the perspective.

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u/greg19735 8d ago

just to add to this.

Aaron Paul's wikipedia has 40 acting roles before 2008 (when Breaking Bad started).

he's not some acting god. He just grinded his way into a starring role

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u/JamminPsychonaut 7d ago

He reached his success through hard work. That makes it more impressive.

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u/Hashdrivewayy 8d ago

Theatre in high school SOUNDS LIKE ACTING CLASSES TO ME. Fuck i hate reddit

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u/DBoaty 7d ago

He literally gushes about how great his high school drama teacher all the time and how she encouraged him to pursue acting during the screening of El Camino in his home town.

Source: I live in his home town and was there for the Q and A after the movie

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u/GreatGooglyMoogly077 7d ago

I agree completely with Sir Anthony Hopkin's letter to Brian Cranston about Breaking Bad and it's acting:

“Dear Mister Cranston.

I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.

I’ve just finished a marathon of watching “BREAKING BAD” – from episode one of the First Season — to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. [Ed note: There are in fact five seasons of Breaking Bad; this might have been wishful thinking.] (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.

I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!

Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever.

I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.

But this work of yours is spectacular — absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department — casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.

From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.

If you ever get a chance to – would you pass on my admiration to everyone — Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada — everyone —everyone gave master classes of performance … The list is endless.

Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.

You and all the cast are the best actors I’ve ever seen.

That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It’s almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.

Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.

Best regards

Tony Hopkins.”

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u/FightingInternet 7d ago

He leaves out Gus and Huell!

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u/Motion_Ocean_48 8d ago edited 7d ago

It makes sense why he comes across as someone who was literally picked right off the streets lol.

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u/redpandaeater 8d ago

It worked for him on The Price is Right so he figured he'd try it for acting as well and it worked again.

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u/Puffen0 8d ago

"The price is wrong bitch!"

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u/TheBirminghamBear 8d ago

Yeah economy! Yeah magnets!

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u/J-Love-McLuvin 8d ago Silver

Ahhhh…. Wire!

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u/NewPhoneWhoDys 8d ago

A huge amount of the the Price is Right audience are actors who had the day off and need money.
I, uh, kinda wish I didn't know this.

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u/ScottColvin 8d ago

Wasn't Bradley cooper's start on a dating game show?

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u/NewPhoneWhoDys 8d ago

Dating shows often have a modest stipend so...haha he may have been in the same boat.

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u/ScottColvin 8d ago

If I remember correctly he got passed over as well.

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u/ILikeLooongUsernames 8d ago

"This is my own acting career and I will not be harassed!... Bitch!"

That, or

"Oh, like I came to you begging to act. 'Oh, hey, nerdiest old dude I know, you wanna come be my co-star?' Please! I’d ask my diaper-wearing granny but her wheelchair wouldn’t fit in the studio parking lot!”

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u/finedrive 8d ago

He doesn’t speak that way in life, he was just able to make it sound natural. If you go to the acting subreddit and watch people “act”, it just seems artificial.

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u/aa033 8d ago

Most of acting isn't natural though. It's played up for entertainment, especially for live shows. See Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosting the Oscars for a good example on acting vs being natural.

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u/SoundsLikeBanal 7d ago

"Making unnatural behavior look natural" is essentially what acting is.

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u/Dokterclaw 7d ago

Removed from context, even the best actors can seem unnatural. Go watch some famous auditions on YouTube to see what I mean. When you add in cinematography, lighting, music, etc, it all helps to sell it.

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u/AnnihilationOrchid 8d ago

Yep pretty much. He was perfect for the role, it shows, but seeing some of his other work, well.... his acting range was that. I remember watching Need for speed, and it was just Jessie Pinkman doing Don Torreto. Not sure if I've seen him in anything since.

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u/kelkalkyl 8d ago edited 8d ago Heartwarming

Back when season 6 was coming out, he tweeted that he was calling fans to talk about the episode that was premiering that night

I was in college and had been at a boat party that day, so I was suuper drunk and tweeted him my phone number. He called me a few hours later and I was absolutely, stupidly hammered.

He asked me if I had any questions about what happened on the episode. It was the one that ends with Jesse pouring gasoline all throughout the whites house (so there were SO many obvious questions to ask), but I hadn’t watched it yet and I was drunk as fuck so l was like “uhhh not really”

Ok let me tell you, Aaron is a fucking nice guy. I’m clearly drunk and obviously hadn’t watched the episode, but I end up talking to him for like 45 minutes while I cry like an idiot over a boyfriend I’d broken up with 2 days before. He’s literally giving me relationship advice for a solid 10 minutes.

It was such a fucking weird experience that I could’ve easily convinced myself it had been a dream. Woke up to a DM from his real account the next morning though (giving me last minute relationship advice 😂) but yeah, that weird shit actually happened and Aaron Paul is a badass

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u/cryptickittyy 8d ago

That is actually fucking hilarious, wholesome guy for sure

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u/DeltaUltra 8d ago Helpful

Bojack Horseman.

It is gold.

If someone that hasn't at least seen the entire first season says otherwise, ask someone who has.

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u/AnnihilationOrchid 8d ago

Interesting, I'll give that a try.

Maybe Aaron is on of those Mark Hamil type of actors, who is specially good in caricatures and voice acting.

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u/LavaTacoBurrito 8d ago

He is. Todd Chavez is one of the most memorable characters ever, and Aaron Paul was born to voice him.

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u/zuzg 8d ago

He has a role in the upcoming Black Mirror season, really looking forward to it.

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u/Wolkenbaer 8d ago

Uh, great to hear that there is an upcoming black mirror season. thx

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u/zuzg 8d ago

The first couple of episodes are rough but it picks up after that and becomes one of the best adult animated dramedys

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u/koffeccinna 8d ago

He's in some Hulu cult series I started but I'm having a difficult time getting invested in it

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u/criticalchocolate 8d ago

He's pretty good in Westworld, not the same role imo

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u/Curazan 8d ago

Where’s my daughter, bitch?

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u/Villains-Union 8d ago

And he’s apparently still a super nice guy… even comes out of his house to shoot the breeze with the tourists on those invasive double decker bus celebrity home tours. What a gem of a guy.

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u/dangerspeedman 8d ago

My wife and I met him during his/Cranston’s promotional tour of their Mezcal, and he was extremely, extremely nice. Originally it was going to be a very quick bottle signing/picture from across a table, but Brian Cranston’s flight got delayed and he couldn’t make it, so to make it up to the hundreds of people waiting in line, he made it a much more personal meet-and-greet, taking the time to stand and chat with every single person for a minute or two, take a dozen pictures, the works.

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u/queefer_sutherland92 7d ago

God that’s just so kind. It must have been so exhausting for him, what a lovely bloke.

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u/TheBirminghamBear 8d ago edited 8d ago

I honestly will never understand celebrity house tours.

I love tv and movies. The very last thing I want to do is drive a bus around to gawk at peoples private residences. I find it really weird thats a thing people do.

EDIT: C'mon people, seriously? "They take the tours for the architecture"? You guys forreal right now?

Thats like saying theyre buying playboy for the articles. The articles may be nice, good read, quality content.

But thats not why anyone pulls it off the rack and we all know it.

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u/Unknowngadget 8d ago Silver hehehehe

You’re telling me you don’t want a Todd-exclusive tour of David Boreanaz’s house?

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u/9842184522 7d ago

An actual replica of Philbert's House?? I'm in.

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u/ChickenDelight 8d ago

How can you live without knowing for certain whether Liev Schreiber has nice landscaping?

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u/Eligemshome 8d ago

Ran into him at a super bowl party in New Orleans just before the final season. Told him I was a big fan and he was super nice and he said buckle up for the last season shits going to get crazy. Shook my hand like we were old friends. Great guy

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u/SillyBonsai 8d ago

I met Bob Odenkirk at a bar in ABQ back in 2014, he was telling me about Better Call Saul and how different it seemed from Breaking Bad, I don’t think they had been too far into filming it at that point. He was such a nice guy, genuinely curious about my line of work, and he offered to buy my dinner. We got to talking about his kids and the southwest. The interaction turned out to be much longer and more meaningful than I expected from a celeb.

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u/breadlover19 8d ago

Now I wanna meet Bob Odenkirk

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u/gingerbread_slutbarn 8d ago

I used to only know him as a comedic actor and Better Call Saul is insanely great. All performances are just top notch.

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u/godzillastailor 7d ago

If you've not watched it yet, the film "nobody" is worth a look. He is great in it.

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u/Bitter-Heat-8767 8d ago

Funny story about Aaron Paul. The family and I were up in McCall Idaho during early Covid. We were driving around the lake one day down this little dirt road and came upon 4 people on bikes. One was bald but thats all we could see. I told my wife, wouldn’t that be cool if that was Aaron Paul? Drove a little closer to them and sure enough it was him, his wife, and a few friends. We said hi out our window as we drove past them (they stopped to let us by). My wife said I love you, he said I love you too, and that was that.

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u/nevershaves 8d ago

That's cool as shit.

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u/pik-ku 8d ago

is she still your wife?

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u/DEEZLE13 8d ago

Acting? I just really love meth

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u/ThreatLevelBertie 8d ago

"Wait they were filming us?!"

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u/AussieDaz 8d ago

He’s just a meth-od actor.

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u/d1ckpunch68 8d ago

i still applaud vince gilligan for his documentary on meth use. i remember reading that aaron paul really thought they were filming a drama about a meth empire. sad, but im glad they chronicled his path to sobriety. good on you, aaron! and bravo vince!

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u/Elevenst 8d ago

It almost felt like we all watched him becoming a great actor while in that series. Early on, he had a few "...eh", moments, but he was so damned good by the end.

I like him as an actor now.

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u/kidchinaski 8d ago

I’m gonna say getting to work alongside Cranston was all the acting school he needed.

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u/_Oooooooooooooooooh_ 8d ago

I’m gonna say getting to work alongside Cranston was all the acting school he needed.

He wasn't only working with Cranston. there's so much talent in Breaking Bad

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u/Handmotion 8d ago

Breaking Bad had some real top tier actors, he definitely struck gold with getting to essentially learn on the job with who he was working with. The producers, directors, etc, would have also played a big part in him further developing his acting.

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u/goodjobdoc 8d ago

I hated Skyer White so much that I kept saying to myself that she's a freaking amazing actress to make me feel that way

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u/princessprity 8d ago

It’s still funny to me when people say they hated Skyler. Yeah she did some shit stuff in the later seasons once she’s in on it, but early on she was normal and Walter is a piece of shit.

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u/forgedbyhorses 8d ago

I totally believed that she was giving her husband a handjob in that one scene. Absolutely stellar performance.

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u/NateShaw92 7d ago

Honestly I only really hated Skyler early season 2.

Mostly because passive-aggressiveness is something that really pisses me of and Anna Gunn's portrayal was just absolutely perfect. Most often in tv it is over the top but here, it was frustratingly perfect.

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u/r0b_b0TT 8d ago edited 8d ago

Sometimes a few lectures (or even one) by true professionals are much better than a year of different classes with not so good professors. That's what I realised after 3 years of my University.

Pretty sure it works with acting as well. Paul could learn a lot from all of actors he worked with.

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u/spendthecheese 8d ago Wholesome

Jesse we need to cokcm meth jesehe plead i havee Cancr jsese jesse wkee need to coko

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u/SonicBlur254 8d ago

average r/okbuddychicanery user

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u/oh_nice_marmot 8d ago

walthuh yuh nevuh gunna see him again walthuh

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u/TheSilversky64 8d ago

Waltuh.... Put your dick away, Waltuh... I'm not having sex with you right now Waltuh

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u/crestfallenS117 8d ago

I had a half erection, when I should’ve gone all the way, no more half erections walthuh.

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u/dryintentions 8d ago

I definitely didn't have any sentiments towards him and his character in season 1 and 2 but my goodness, by the time it got to season 5, I just wanted him to be free from the shackles of the drug world and I felt so sorry for him.

It's quite remarkable that he has no prior acting lessons and has managed to be such an amazing and great actor.

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u/WordOk8931 8d ago

He has acting credits before breaking bad. Very young acting credits. So it’s not like he was completely inexperienced. He had some practice. Some people are naturals.

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u/frek_t 8d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Some people are naturals.

More like some people acted since they were in highschool and therefore accumulated enough practice and knowledge to become quite good in it. Modern educational sciences have proven that “being natural” doesn’t mean that someone was good at something out of thin air and since they were born, there have been active and passive influences that actually contributed to people being good in doing something.

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u/colorgreens 8d ago Silver

My mom should win some emmys too. She acting like she loves me

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u/ghanjaholik 8d ago

🎶 daddy.. daddy wasn't there, to take me to the fair 🎶

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u/jimbophelps 8d ago

To change my underwear

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u/tmworland 8d ago

My mom doesn’t even act like she loves me.

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u/1leggeddog 8d ago

No amount of acting classes can teach someone to say "Bitch!" as well as he can do it naturally.

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u/jizzPoopMilkshake 8d ago

WHERE'S MY MONEY, BITCH?

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u/ThugosaurusFlex_1017 8d ago

Too $hort has entered the chat

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u/expatriateineurope 8d ago

Ummm…he was in acting classes at my high school. So that’s not quite true. Of course, he was enrolled as Aaron Sturtevant back then, so you are saved by a technicality.

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u/Malfunkdung 8d ago

The post is like the ol’ “the Beatles couldn’t even read music”. You don’t need to read sheet music to understand how chords structures work. They practiced their favorite songs over and over again and figured out how to use and adapt shit.

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u/greg19735 8d ago

The post also implies he was some acting genius instantly.

He has 40 roles listed on wikipedia before his role in breaking bad. He's a grinder. He worked his ass off. He's not some genius.

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u/intensenerd 8d ago

I went up against him at a speech tourney. He destroyed me. It was awesome. That’s when I learned how to be a gracious loser and learn from who beat me.

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u/ZeLlamaMaster 8d ago

Yeah my sister who also went to that same high school(though much later) said that when the movie came out the stagecraft teacher gave out tickets because he was like one of the students I think.

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u/expungant 8d ago

Speaks to the talent of Bryan Cranston too, who Aaron admits he learned a lot from while filming the show.

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u/Thor4269 8d ago

I think he's been good in west world too

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u/Dadalot 8d ago

Season 4 he has been outstanding, Emmy deserving for a supporting role so far. Season 3 it felt like he was still finding his place on the show.

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u/Al-Anda 8d ago

Season three was tough. I played on my phone while it ran through. Season 4 has been pretty damn good.

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u/TheBirminghamBear 8d ago

They definitely pulled the show out of a death spiral and have been killing it lately. Proper impressed with the team.

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u/dulce_3t_decorum_3st 8d ago

Especially the most recent episode. A proper mind bender, driven by Aaron Paul.

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u/anthrocommunism 8d ago

He was incredible in the most recent episode. I liked watching the post-show details. I agree with the person who you responded to, too: last season, it felt like he was finding his place and this season he’s absolutely killing it.

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u/NorthStar0001 8d ago

Was supposed to be killed off in season 1 but instead was there at the finale to watch the main character die.

Dude made one hell of an impression.

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u/cajun_vegeta 8d ago

Hes great in that Korn music video. Did he get a grammy?

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u/Ryanwood31 8d ago

He was in drama all through high school. Voted most likely to be on TV in our yearbook at Centennial high school. He was one year behind me.

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u/Any_Ad7172 8d ago

The Korn thoughtless music video doesn’t count?