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Bryan Cranston never expected Oscar recognition

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Los Angeles: Actor Bryan Cranston says he never imagined he would be nominated for an Oscar.

The 59-year-old, whose performance in “Trumbo” has been shortlisted for the Actor in a Leading Role prize at the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, witnessed his father, Joseph Louis ‘Joe’ Cranston, struggling to make a living in show business. He says he “was not raised” with the notion his profession would give him such recognition.

“I was not raised with the idea that you could achieve that,” Bryan said on special show “Journey to the Oscars”.

“My dad was an actor, and he made his living getting a job here, getting a job there, sometimes doing fairly well and other times, not so well,” he added.

Joe was never able to take his career to the next level and felt frustrated by the lack of recognition he craved.

“I think that his ego was inflated to the point where he felt that was what was important,” Bryan said.

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