No less an authority on the craft of acting than Oscar winner Sir Anthony Hopkins sent Bryan Cranston a gushing fan letter after having binge-watched the entire series of “Breaking Bad” in two weeks. “Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever,” he wrote. The letter first surfaced on Reddit, and was reportedly shared by “Breaking Bad” actor Steven Michael Quezada (Gomez) on Facebook. Hopkins’ representatives confirmed the letter’s authenticity.

You might not recognize him without the scruff, but the dude below is who played Walter White.

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