Cranston is beginning his morphing into a character he played in a movie, Communist to the end Dalton Trumbo (Hollywood 10).
A supporter of the Communist Party USA in his later years (whether he was a dues paying member if known only to a handful of people, Cranston included).
However Trumbo’s whole adult life was spent at the service of the CPUSA and the Kremlin’s admitted communist “commissar”, John Howard Lawson.
Cranston is an example of an actor adopting the persona of the character he portrays. In other words, the “character” takes over the real person’s actual persona, and never releases its grip on it/him/her.
Wonder if Bryan is related to the late Soviet asset Sen. Alan Cranston (D-CA)? Would be interesting to know if they were in contact with each other.
Cranston was the pro-Soviet asset in the Office of War Information and the Soviet front operation, the Institute for Pacific Relations (if I recall accurately which Asian-oriented Soviet front he supported).
Hey Cranston. Do you realize that the name “Trumbo” is only a few changed letters from “Dumbo”? If not, trust me, it’s true.
Kind close to 'Trump' too.