Two years before he was Walter White, Bryan Cranston co-starred as the slimy Stan Grossman in "Little Miss Sunshine." For those who don't remember his appearance in the film (click here for a refresher), fear not: Neither did "Little Miss Sunshine" co-star Alan Arkin.
“Get out of here—I had no idea!" Arkin said to Cranston during an interview with Backstage when the "Breaking Bad" star mentioned his appearance in "Little Miss Sunshine." As Cranston recalled, Arkin being unaware of their prior collaboration was not an act; the two actors were coincidentally booked on the same talk show around the time of the film's release, but Arkin had no clue who Cranston was. "'I don’t know a Bryan Cranston! I don’t know who you’re talking about!'" Cranston heard Arkin shout. (It should be noted that the two actors didn't share a scene in "Little Miss Sunshine.")
Arkin has enjoyed being cantankerous during the "Argo" press tour. In an interview with Vulture, the Academy Award winner admonished reporter Jada Yuan after a misunderstanding about Zsa Zsa Gabor.
You have a pretty great Hollywood mansion in the movie.
Yeah, that was Zsa Zsa Gabor’s actual house.
Wait, I don’t think I know that name.
You don’t know Zsa Zsa Gabor? What are you, 23?
Oh! I thought you were saying “Josh.”
No, I was saying Zzzssssa Zzzssssa.
In another interview with HuffPost Entertainment sister site Moviefone, Arkin joked that he was too old to remember the Iranian hostage crisis at the center of "Argo."
"I have no memory of it at all," he said. "I don't even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, so it's not surprising."
For more on "Argo" and the relationship Arkin has with both Cranston and Affleck, head over to Backstage.com.