Anthony Hopkins pens 'Breaking Bad' fan letter to Bryan Cranston

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When Anthony Hopkins likes something, he really puts his all into the admiration. That much is clear based on the letter he wrote to Bryan Cranston to tell him just how much he loved "Breaking Bad," from beginning to end.

In the letter, which was posted to the Facebook page of Steven Michael Quezada, who played Steven Gomez on the show, Hopkins goes to great lengths to not only compliment Cranston, but all of the cast on their monumental achievement, writing, "You and all the cast are the best actors I've ever seen."

It also sounds like Anthony is a fan of binge-watching TV shows, as he says he got through all of "Breaking Bad" in two weeks, which is no easy feat.

Check out the full letter below:

Dear Mister Cranston.

I wanted to write you this email - so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber - I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.

I've just finished a marathon of watching "BREAKING BAD" -- from episode one of the First Season - to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.

I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!

Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen -- ever.

I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bulls*** in this business, and I've sort of lost belief in anything really.

But this work of yours is spectacular - absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers ... every department -- casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.

From what started as a black comedy, descended into a labyrinth of blood, destruction and hell. It was like a great Jacobean, Shakespearian or Greek Tragedy.

If you ever get a chance to - would you pass on my admiration to everyone - Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Steven Michael Quezada -- everyone -- everyone gave master classes of performance ... The list is endless.

Thank you. That kind of work/artistry is rare, and when, once in a while, it occurs, as in this epic work, it restores confidence.

You and all the cast are the best actors I've ever seen.That may sound like a good lung full of smoke blowing. But it is not. It's almost midnight out here in Malibu, and I felt compelled to write this email.

Congratulations and my deepest respect. You are truly a great, great actor.

Best regards

Tony Hopkins.

On top of it all, Cranston now has permission to call him "Tony." Reading words like that from the legendary Oscar-winning actor must be the icing on the cake that is the incredible run "Breaking Bad" had.
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