Bryan Cranston has shown us his chops in Breaking Bad, so now he's gonna show us his range by playing an Irish CIA agent in Ben Affleck's Argo. His character, Jack O'Donnell (that's a little on-the-nose, isn't it?), was Eisenhower's wartime bodyguard years before the 1979 hostage situation in Iran.

Argo follows the rescue of several hostages who were under the guise of scouting a film in Iran. Ben Affleck recently announced that he would be playing the head of the operation, Tony Mendez. John Goodman and Alan Arkin will co-star.

It would appear Cranston is getting his Hollywood on with roles here and in the upcoming big-budget John Carter (formerly of Mars). But he'll always be Walter White to us. Or the dentist from Seinfeld. But definitely not the dad from Malcolm in the Middle. (Variety)