Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad, said goodbye to his former co-star and Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis on his Instagram page and revealed her little-known acting skills.
Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis died at the age of 89 after a long period of illness. Dukakis was best known for Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias, for which she won the 1987 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Her brother Apollo Dukakis announced the sad news of the actor’s death on Facebook.
Dukakis was also nominated for an Emmy for her television shows, in addition to the Oscar. Her life was described in the documentary titled ‘Olympia’ released in 2020.
Hollywood’s most famous actors jumped on their social media accounts after hearing about the death of the iconic actor. Bryan Cranston, who went to Instagram to pay tribute to his friend with whom he co-starred in the 2016 movie The Infiltrator, talked about how talented she was.
Bryan Cranston posted a throwback photo from the set of the movie The Infiltrator. In the photo, Olympia Dukakis, Benjamin Bratt, himself, and director Brad Furman were having a good time on set.
Cranston also talked about her little-known acting skills and said her performances were great. He also said that the actress made these difficult performances look like she was doing so easily.
Here’s what Bryan Cranston said:
“I’m mourning the loss of another great actor. Olympia Dukakis, seen here laughing – as we did often on The Infiltrator, with Benjamin Bratt, myself, and director Brad Furman. Olympia was such a gifted performer she made it look SO easy, and what a kind spirit. We’ll miss her.”
See the Instagram post below.