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(The Hollywood Reporter)   John Cusack was almost Walter White. How much meth can you get for two dollars?   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 69
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2012-07-17 12:04:07 AM
Then who would have been in 2012 outdriving falling roads, outflying falling land.. and just being a total bad ass to save his whore of a wife and annoying kids?

Who else but Cusack could watch Yellowstone blow and still be alive to talk about it?!
 
2012-07-17 12:05:57 AM
I wanna know which actresses turned down Skylar..

I liked Anna Gunn as Bullocks wife on Deadwood but thats cause she didn't do much talking
 
2012-07-17 12:13:53 AM

ontariolightning: I wanna know which actresses turned down Skylar..

I liked Anna Gunn as Bullocks wife on Deadwood but thats cause she didn't do much talking


I'm rewatching Deadwood this month and it turns out, I hate her in that, too. I had forgotten she was in it.

Granted, she was playing kind of a spoiler character, but still, she's grating.
 
2012-07-17 12:29:53 AM
Wow I can't see John Cusack or Matthew Broderick as Walter White

"How can I possibly be expected to cook meth on a day like this?"
 
2012-07-17 12:42:11 AM
Thank god that didn't happen.
 
2012-07-17 02:01:08 AM
Just because a big name auditions for a role doesn't mean they were 'almost' the character.
 
2012-07-17 02:34:52 AM
I'm really sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.
 
2012-07-17 03:03:19 AM

Lsherm: ontariolightning: I wanna know which actresses turned down Skylar..

I liked Anna Gunn as Bullocks wife on Deadwood but thats cause she didn't do much talking

I'm rewatching Deadwood this month and it turns out, I hate her in that, too. I had forgotten she was in it.

Granted, she was playing kind of a spoiler character, but still, she's grating.


Doing the honourable thing must suck.. Bullock could've been farking Alma instead of not farking his wife
lots of uncomfortable tension between those two.
 
2012-07-17 04:27:39 AM
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Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?
 
2012-07-17 04:31:32 AM
Thanks to Cranston, it's hard to imagine anyone else as Walter, but Cusack would have done a good job (provided they stuck with the younger character as previously envisioned)
 
2012-07-17 04:42:16 AM
I just wanted to contribute that I also hate Anna Gunn and love Molly Parker (Alma Garret).

Also Breaking Bad could really use a Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane) cameo.

/COCKSUCKERS
 
2012-07-17 04:45:59 AM
FTFA: "We needed somebody who could be dramatic and scary yet have an underlying humanity so when he dies, you felt sorry for him. Bryan nailed it."


SPOILER ALERT(?)
 
2012-07-17 05:16:02 AM
I got a five dollar line before but two dollars? shiat, bud, you're getting scrapings out of someone's tooter for that
 
2012-07-17 05:34:42 AM
"Did I cook meth because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I cook meth? "
 
2012-07-17 05:46:40 AM
matthew broderick wouldn't be convincing as a reefer dealer in an HOA
 
2012-07-17 06:45:05 AM
I could see Cusack playing the role, especially in the earlier seasons. I doubt he'd be up to Cranston's level but I don't think it'd be a disaster. Broderick, however, would have been a nightmare.
 
2012-07-17 07:01:18 AM
Nice headline, subby!
 
2012-07-17 07:10:28 AM
encrypted-tbn1.google.comMeth suppliers are getting younger and younger...
 
2012-07-17 07:28:18 AM

Ray_Peranus: FTFA: "We needed somebody who could be dramatic and scary yet have an underlying humanity so when he dies, you felt sorry for him. Bryan nailed it."


SPOILER ALERT(?)


No, because he's referencing a 14 year old X-Files episode.
 
2012-07-17 07:30:54 AM
Standing in the rain outside your girlfriend's window while holding a boom box over your head isn't normal.

But on meth it is.
 
2012-07-17 07:37:52 AM
"Walter, the cops have almost caught up to us! This van you bought is crap, what do we do?"

"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn."
 
2012-07-17 08:08:28 AM
Life moves pretty fast. It moves even faster on meth!
 
2012-07-17 08:22:32 AM
"Leon Spinks got busted with a dollar and fifty cents worth of cocaine. Where do you buy a dollar and fifty cents worth of cocaine? A dollar and fifty cents worth of cocaine will melt before you get the paper open! If you try to buy a dollar and fifty cents worth of cocaine, your dealer will report your ass".

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-07-17 08:42:19 AM
I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that. So, uh, my father's in the army and he wants me to join, but uh, I can't work for that corporation. But what I've been doing lately is making meth. It's a new drug, but I think it's got a good future.
 
2012-07-17 08:48:09 AM
She's gone. She put me in the pen. I gave her my heart, she put me in the pen.
 
2012-07-17 08:51:40 AM

ontariolightning: Lsherm: ontariolightning: I wanna know which actresses turned down Skylar..

I liked Anna Gunn as Bullocks wife on Deadwood but thats cause she didn't do much talking

I'm rewatching Deadwood this month and it turns out, I hate her in that, too. I had forgotten she was in it.

Granted, she was playing kind of a spoiler character, but still, she's grating.

Doing the honourable thing must suck.. Bullock could've been farking Alma instead of not farking his wife
lots of uncomfortable tension between those two.


Yeah, i had completely forgotten that they wrote her as Bullock's dead brother's wife, suggesting that his dalliance with Alma wasn't that bad. IRL, Martha Bullock was Seth's wife from a very early age. I don't know why they couldn't have left that little tidbit alone.
 
2012-07-17 08:52:19 AM
10 YEARS MAN! 10.....YEARS!!!!

/Yes, I know not his line, but his movie...
 
2012-07-17 08:54:44 AM

Ray_Peranus: FTFA: "We needed somebody who could be dramatic and scary yet have an underlying humanity so when he dies, you felt sorry for him. Bryan nailed it."


SPOILER ALERT(?)


Yeah, came here to say that. Maybe they have hopes of a big-screen movie someday though, in which case he'll have to live. Hopefully they can pull off some kind of Usual Suspects ending where "the bad guy" gets away.

A movie is doable but the writing would have to be spot-on perfect or fans would get all ragey.
 
2012-07-17 09:04:56 AM

Ray_Peranus: FTFA: "We needed somebody who could be dramatic and scary yet have an underlying humanity so when he dies, you felt sorry for him. Bryan nailed it."


SPOILER ALERT(?)


I don't see how anyone watching the show sees it ending with anything BUT Walter's death, either due to his dealings or due to the cancer. I feel like I've known since the first season that there is nothing close to a happy ending for the show and we're essentially watching his death unfold one way or another.
 
2012-07-17 09:05:13 AM
I don't see Cusack or Broderick doing "intense". But then again I wouldn't have imagined dentist Tim Whatley in the role either.
 
2012-07-17 09:10:37 AM

serpent_sky: I don't see how anyone watching the show sees it ending with anything BUT Walter's death, either due to his dealings or due to the cancer.


I think it takes too long to die from lung cancer to be "cinematic" enough. And it would be anti-climatic, IMO.
 
2012-07-17 09:14:28 AM

serpent_sky: Ray_Peranus: FTFA: "We needed somebody who could be dramatic and scary yet have an underlying humanity so when he dies, you felt sorry for him. Bryan nailed it."


SPOILER ALERT(?)

I don't see how anyone watching the show sees it ending with anything BUT Walter's death, either due to his dealings or due to the cancer. I feel like I've known since the first season that there is nothing close to a happy ending for the show and we're essentially watching his death unfold one way or another.


I could see it ending where he is literally the only one left. Everyone else is gone and he's alone. Skylar, Walt Jr., Hank, Marie even Jesse. All dead, directly or indirectly because of him. He has now lost all the reasons he decided to "Break Bad" in the first place. He's lost everything. Sort of like another lead character from another show on that other kick-ass network for these sorts of dramas (trying not to throw out spoilers).
 
2012-07-17 09:19:38 AM
Every time I think I like an actor, it turns they are absolutely batsh*t.

Case in point.
 
2012-07-17 09:22:00 AM
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Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great champ, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the victory hungry stallion we've raced so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-champion.
 
2012-07-17 09:31:35 AM

serpent_sky: Ray_Peranus: FTFA: "We needed somebody who could be dramatic and scary yet have an underlying humanity so when he dies, you felt sorry for him. Bryan nailed it."


SPOILER ALERT(?)

I don't see how anyone watching the show sees it ending with anything BUT Walter's death, either due to his dealings or due to the cancer. I feel like I've known since the first season that there is nothing close to a happy ending for the show and we're essentially watching his death unfold one way or another.


Of course, you do realize the above quote is discussing an ancient X-Files episode.
 
2012-07-17 09:36:24 AM

serpent_sky:
I don't see how anyone watching the show sees it ending with anything BUT Walter's death, either due to his dealings or due to the cancer. I feel like I've known since the first season that there is nothing close to a happy ending for the show and we're essentially watching his death unfold one way or another.


I had assumed the same thing until the season 5 opening. SPOILERS: I had assumed the opening scene in the diner was because Saul had one of his people make him disappear. Therefore, the opening scene is also the closing scene. Just a hypothesis of course.
 
2012-07-17 09:51:45 AM

The Muthaship: Every time I think I like an actor, it turns they are absolutely batsh*t.

Case in point.


Yeah, it's kinda hard to still like John Cusack after you've read about his outburst at director Savage Steve Holland after the premiere screening of Better Off Dead.
 
2012-07-17 09:56:27 AM

gunga galunga: Yeah, it's kinda hard to still like John Cusack after you've read about his outburst at director Savage Steve Holland after the premiere screening of Better Off Dead.


I hadn't heard of that. If I had, I wouldn't have had to go through step one!
 
2012-07-17 10:17:34 AM

FunkyRedrum: serpent_sky:
I don't see how anyone watching the show sees it ending with anything BUT Walter's death, either due to his dealings or due to the cancer. I feel like I've known since the first season that there is nothing close to a happy ending for the show and we're essentially watching his death unfold one way or another.

I had assumed the same thing until the season 5 opening. SPOILERS: I had assumed the opening scene in the diner was because Saul had one of his people make him disappear. Therefore, the opening scene is also the closing scene. Just a hypothesis of course.


More than likely this. Sal does him one last favor, makes him disappear, but I'm gonna take a shot and say the gun is related to vengeance for the new cartel or Chilean crime lords killing Walt Jr.
 
2012-07-17 10:26:25 AM

FinFangFark: FunkyRedrum: serpent_sky:
I don't see how anyone watching the show sees it ending with anything BUT Walter's death, either due to his dealings or due to the cancer. I feel like I've known since the first season that there is nothing close to a happy ending for the show and we're essentially watching his death unfold one way or another.

I had assumed the same thing until the season 5 opening. SPOILERS: I had assumed the opening scene in the diner was because Saul had one of his people make him disappear. Therefore, the opening scene is also the closing scene. Just a hypothesis of course.

More than likely this. Sal does him one last favor, makes him disappear, but I'm gonna take a shot and say the gun is related to vengeance for the new cartel or Chilean crime lords killing Walt Jr.


And that was why he was eating breakfast, of course.
 
2012-07-17 10:37:51 AM
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2012-07-17 10:45:36 AM

Mugato: I think it takes too long to die from lung cancer to be "cinematic" enough. And it would be anti-climatic, IMO.


Not true at all. Walt Disney died less than two months after being diagnosed. Joe Paterno lasted a month. My grandfather held out less than a year. Warren Zevon (whose case was closest to Walter White's) made it a bit over a year.
 
2012-07-17 10:47:54 AM

rynthetyn: And that was why he was eating breakfast, of course.


He didn't actually eat the breakfast, just rearranged it.

Season 5 is going to be structured like season three, cutting back and forth between "now" and "then" or "now" and "the future", depending on how you read it.
 
2012-07-17 10:51:25 AM

Supes: I could see Cusack playing the role, especially in the earlier seasons. I doubt he'd be up to Cranston's level but I don't think it'd be a disaster. Broderick, however, would have been a nightmare.


Cusak played a wonderful slimeball in The Ice Harvest, but he could never have pulled off Walter White. Broderick was once a really good dramatic actor, but he's made a lot of shiatty films. He could have play WW for the pathos, but never the humor, and I wouldn't buy him as a public school chem teacher.
 
2012-07-17 11:04:28 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Mugato: I think it takes too long to die from lung cancer to be "cinematic" enough. And it would be anti-climatic, IMO.

Not true at all. Walt Disney died less than two months after being diagnosed. Joe Paterno lasted a month. My grandfather held out less
than a year. Warren Zevon (whose case was closest to Walter White's) made it a bit over a year.


My uncle lasted about a month after his diagnosis, though he was almost 80 and had other health problems too.

Dwight_Yeast: rynthetyn: And that was why he was eating breakfast, of course.

He didn't actually eat the breakfast, just rearranged it.

Season 5 is going to be structured like season three, cutting back and forth between "now" and "then" or "now" and "the future", depending on how you read it.


I was mostly just joking since that's all Walter Jr. ever does, eat breakfast. I think you're right though about it being structured like season three where it will all come together in the final episode/episodes.
 
2012-07-17 11:08:32 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Season 5 is going to be structured like season three, cutting back and forth between "now" and "then" or "now" and "the future", depending on how you read it.


BB has always been pretty heavy on non-linear storytelling. Most seasons have contained some flash-forward sequencing.
 
2012-07-17 11:10:18 AM

The Muthaship: gunga galunga: Yeah, it's kinda hard to still like John Cusack after you've read about his outburst at director Savage Steve Holland after the premiere screening of Better Off Dead.

I hadn't heard of that. If I had, I wouldn't have had to go through step one!


Excerpt from an interview. SS = Savage Steve the director. DS = Dan Schneider aka Ricky

SS: So were all watching the Better Off Dead screening that night, and John walked out of the movie. About 20 minutes into it, he walked out, and he never came back.

The next morning, he basically walked up to me and was like, You know, you tricked me. Better Off Dead was the worst thing I have ever seen. I will never trust you as a director ever again, so dont speak to me.

DS: Are you kidding?!

SS: No, it was that bad. He was just really upset. And I said, What happened?! Whats wrong?! And he just said that I sucked, and it was the worst thing he had ever seen, and that I had used him, and made a fool out of him, and all this other stuff.

And I was just stunned, because it was as funny as shiat. And he was great in it. And he was helping me edit it throughout the summer

Linky
 
2012-07-17 11:14:14 AM

rynthetyn: My uncle lasted about a month after his diagnosis, though he was almost 80 and had other health problems too.


Disney was 67, Paterno was 80-something, my grandfather was 75, and Zevon was 56.

/all four were/had been heavy smokers, but Warren died of a type of lung cancer usually found in asbestos workers.
 
2012-07-17 11:17:01 AM

Dwight_Yeast: rynthetyn: My uncle lasted about a month after his diagnosis, though he was almost 80 and had other health problems too.

Disney was 67, Paterno was 80-something, my grandfather was 75, and Zevon was 56.

/all four were/had been heavy smokers, but Warren died of a type of lung cancer usually found in asbestos workers.


To be perfectly pedantic about it, Zevon died of mesothelioma. That ain't lung cancer.
 
2012-07-17 11:30:29 AM

calm like a bomb: To be perfectly pedantic about it, Zevon died of mesothelioma. That ain't lung cancer.


Huh, I always thought it was a form of lung cancer. Learn something new every day.
 
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