‘Breaking Bad’: Bryan Cranston Was Once a Murder Suspect In Real Life

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Walter White was based on a real person

It’s hard to believe that a storyline such as Breaking Bad could exist in real life. However, the dangerous lifestyle of dealing drugs is all too real. While the plot was certainly dramatized for television, main character Walter White was actually based on a real methamphetamine dealer.

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Breaking Bad might have followed Walter White through the throes of committing his own crimes, but behind the camera, Bryan Cranston had something surprising in common with his character: They were both once sought by police. It turns out Cranston was once suspected of murdering his boss.

Bryan Cranston | Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagicWalter White was based on a real person

It’s hard to believe that a storyline such as Breaking Bad could exist in real life. However, the dangerous lifestyle of dealing drugs is all too real. While the plot was certainly dramatized for television, main character Walter White was actually based on a real methamphetamine dealer.

According to Screenrant, in 2008, a man named Walter White was added to Alabama’s “Most Wanted” list. Though not much is known about the real Walter White’s case, he was ultimately sentenced to 12 years in prison for distributing more than 32 pounds of the drug.

The government has cracked down on meth production in the United States, and today, most of it is shipped in from outside the country. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, meth lab busts decreased by 80% in the U.S. between 2006 and 2015. And these days, pseudoephedrine, commonly known as a decongestant, is no longer available over the counter in large quantities. 

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‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston was once a suspect in a murder case

Though Bryan Cranston portrayed drug dealer Walter White on the show, his real track record doesn’t involve drugs. Technically, Cranston doesn’t have a track record, but he was once a murder suspect in real life.

GQ reported that Cranston was once spending time with his brother traveling the country. The two took jobs at a restaurant in Daytona Beach, Florida, where they worked for a chef who wasn’t so well-liked. Cranston revealed that the staff once joked what it would be like to kill him.

Ultimately, the brothers quit the restaurant and went on with their journey, but not before their former boss was found dead. After leaving town, the brothers were viewed as possibly fleeing because they committed murder. Still, he and his brother were able to prove their innocence, and there were no further questions; it’s not

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