Before ‘Breaking Bad,’ Before They Became Television Legends…


This is it. This is the end, the weekend where television goes all a bit crappy once again. Sunday night sees the final airing of Breaking Bad, which is certainly the best TV show of our time (TM). Spanning fives seasons, and five bloody brilliant years, Breaking Bad was one of those shows that got better and better as the seasons went on, and to all of those who haven’t seen the sheer brilliance from creator Vince Gilligan and his team, well, I’m envious of you, as you have the opportunity to see it all for the first time. Off you go then…

As we prepare ourselves to deal with the withdrawl, here’s a light-hearted look at the five key cast-members from the show, and some video footage from television appearances ‘Before Breaking Bad.’

5. Dean Norris (Hank Schrader) – Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Norris is no relation to Chuck unfortunately (if only), but the guy is a living legend in his own right after making his Hollywood debut in Richard Donner’s 1989 movie sequel LETHAL WEAPON 2, aka the crap one with Patsy Kensit. He was also in the original TOTAL RECALL where he played Tony, the mutant who said the immortal line; ‘You’ve got a lot of nerve showing your face around here,’ to which Arnie’s Douglas Quaid replied; ‘Look who’s talking.’ Brilliant. Norris teamed with Arnie again in 1991 in James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY as a S.W.A.T. leader who storms the SKYNET building going after Sarah and John Connor. Here’s a clip…

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Paul has been writing for film websites for over ten years. The Hollywood News was born out of love for film and his frustration at not being a very good filmmaker himself. Those who cannot do, write about – or so they say. Aside from the site, Paul has directed a music video (badly), has one credit to his name on the IMDb, enjoys running, driving (now that he has finally passed his test at the age of 33), and of course going to the movies.

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