NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) — A star-studded crowd joined Bryan Cranston and the rest of the cast of The Infiltrator for the movie’s New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theater July 11 in New York City.
In the movie Cranston portrays Robert Mazur, a real-life undercover agent. The film is based on Mazur’s autobiography of the same name, directed by Brad Furman. Cranston previously starred as Detective Lankford in Furman’s movie The Lincoln Lawyer (2011).
The story follows Mazur as he goes undercover as Bob Musella. The customs and excise agent assumes the identity of a savvy money launderer in order to bring corrupt Colombian bankers and mafia members to justice.
The Breaking Bad star said Trump is the next historic figure he’d like to portray. “He’s this Shakespearean character, this serio-tragic-comedic character. Who wouldn’t want to take a bite out of that?”
Cranston nailed the Trump impression down to the finger-pointing and pouty lips. “‘It’s huge. Let me tell you something, this is what I can tell you: It is huuuge!'” he said, mocking Trump.
The Emmy Winner and Academy Award nominee who is now worth millions, also talked recently about a bad investment he says nearly sent him “to the poor house.”
He told CNBC he tried to make it rich buying in to a trampoline game. Turns out the game was a dangerous loser of an investment, he said.
“I went into a business when I was a struggling actor,” Cranston said. “I bought a trampoline game — yeah trampolines.”
“The insurance company said, ‘They’re breaking ankles.’ So yeah it was a money-making idea that just turned upside down,” Cranston said.
The Infiltrator is now in theaters nationwide.