Sir Anthony Hopkins Likes 'Breaking Bad' So Much He Wrote a Love Letter to Bryan Cranston


(Getty)The love-fest surrounding Breaking Bad is far from over even though the series is. Binge watching sessions for those late to the game have turned the skeptical into believers, including Sir Anthony Hopkins. Though Britney Spears didn't dig on the Walter White, the revered Oscar winner certainly did. Hopkins was so impressed by the show, particularly the lead performance, that he went out of his way to tell Bryan Cranston he's the greatest.

Thanks to Steven Michael Quezada's (Gomey) and Charlie Baker's (Skinny Pete) Facebook pages, the world now has access to a letter from Hopkins to Cranston gushing over the show. Check it:
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. (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"
Safe to say ol' Tony Hopkins must be retroactively pissed at the Emmys. Cranston has yet to comment, but we can probably assume he's freakin' stoked.

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