Today, Bryan Cranston is a household name and carries enough weight to land some of Hollywood’s most interesting and sought after roles. But it was not always like this for the veteran actor. Back in 1989, Cranston was just another young hopeful trying to make a name for himself when he made this appearance on Baywatch.

The producers over at E! dug this clip up and played it for Cranston on the red carpet of Saturday’s SAG Awards, and the result was a little unexpected. The nostalgia of seeing that old clip was apparently too much for Cranston, moving the man who played the unflappable Walter White to laughter and eventually “tears” during his interview with Giuliana Rancic.

Cranston was in attendance as Best Actor nominee for his turn in the movie Trumbo portraying a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter, a far cry from his bit part as a boating ne’er-do-well on Baywatch. (Maybe this can get him a part in the upcoming reboot starring Dwayne Johnson.) He’s also nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards Feb. 28, but E! will probably have to try something else to get that kind of emotion from him again on the red carpet.

You can check out the whole clip below.


About Ben Sieck

Ben is a recent graduate of Butler University where he served as Managing Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Butler Collegian. He currently resides in Indianapolis.