“As an actor, you’re going to be offered roles that are appropriate for your age. I was. So first I got offered ‘the college kid’, then it was ‘the Dad’ and now I’m old enough to be a grandfather. So through your career, you’re watching roles and behaviors and people differently than you were when you were a kid. The actor’s job is observation. And so what I tell young actors is “Shame on you if you’re ever ‘bored’! Actors should never be bored. There’s always work to do. Watching and studying human behavior. File it away and at some point during your career you’ll be able to go “O, I know what I can do with that!” And that ‘something’ will be appropriate, interesting and…different.”
-Bryan Cranston on why he’s one of the best.