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Giancarlo Esposito | Supporting drama actor | 'Breaking Bad'

"I'm over the moon and definitely honored. I screamed, I cried. This is the culmination of a long career in television and film, and I'm so glad to be in this incredible group of actors.

"To play [Gus Fring] in such a reserved fashion taught me a lesson in learning to trust myself. When you sit back and just live the character, the character takes over. And Gus definitely took over. I'm a happy-go-lucky guy and he's so different, but I made choices that allowed me to channel him." Read more here.

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