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Clamoring for Cranston

Photos by Andres Leiva | Times

Emmy and Tony winner Bryan Cranston returned Wednesday to Tampa, the scene of crimes uncovered by his character in The Infiltrator, partly filmed locally last year. Based on the memoirs of Tampa resident and former federal undercover agent Robert Mazur, the $46.5 million production held its world premiere at the Tampa Theatre. Cranston portrays Mazur, whose five-year infiltration of Pablo Escobar's cocaine and money-laundering networks led to dozens of prosecutions worldwide. The star of Breaking Bad joined co-star Benjamin Bratt and director Brad Furman on a traditional red carpet, where fans asked for autographs At left, a woman has Cranston sign her arm. Another had him sign the front of her "Heisenberg'' T-shirt, an homage to his Breaking Bad alter ego. Cranston attended a VIP reception for nearly 800 patrons before the show. The Infiltrator debuts nationwide Wednesday. — ­Steve Persall, Times movie critic

Clamoring for Cranston 07/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:16pm]
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