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Bryan Cranston's Yearbook

CHEMISTRY CLUB

Where Meth Dreams Began

8/20/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0819_bryan_cranston_launch Bryan Cranston certainly puts the "meth" in method actor ... 'cause back when he was a teenager, the "Breaking Bad" star was a member of his high school chemistry club, TMZ has learned.

40 years before he was Walter White, Cranston was just a regular science nerd from the Valley ... who joined the Chemistry Club at Canoga Park High School in L.A. back in 1973.

Fast forward a few decades ... and Cranston has become a TV legend playing the most famous meth-cooking chemistry teacher in the country.  Funny how life works.

Besides the science thing ... Cranston was also a staffer for the school's weekly newspaper ... where he rocked a shirt that looked like he was ready for Studio 54 -- where the coke was 99% pure.

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LK    

So are what are you trying 2 say TMZ ?? lol

336 days ago
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HoTMZ    

Awesome! I <3 Walter White!

336 days ago
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LK    

Well I guess it help him a lot with the role knowing the basics of chemistry .

336 days ago
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LK    

Most kids take chemistry in high school . Just not all of us were in the chemistry club . Must been a smart student :)

336 days ago
5.

Your mom    

Heisenberg!!!!!!!

336 days ago
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Bridget    

“You know the business. And I know the chemistry."

336 days ago
7.

cindy    

Boring.

336 days ago
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david 183    

Slow news days!!

336 days ago
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Bobo Frog    

Now THAT is a cool story.

336 days ago
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Truth    

AND THE POINT IS??? NO1 F*CKING CARESSSSS... THE DUDE DIDNT EXACTLY WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR CHEMISTRY. BESIDES, EVERYTHING ON TV IS FAKE. #TRUTH!!

336 days ago
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Crackhead    

C. Louden is really cute. If I had English class with her, I would definitely ask her to help me straighten out my Longfellow.

336 days ago
12.

HLyWDgreg    

Hank & Marie are F ing psycho. I hope Walt wins in the end. (even though he let that girl die etc)

336 days ago
13.

Selfie    

Who cares about high school? No one unless you are actually a student

336 days ago

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