Bryan Cranston, Stephen Colbert Explore Acting Without Any Subtlety on 'Late Show'

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Stephen Colbert and Bryan Cranston

"I think the test of a great actor is, can you play the opposite? A poorly written character that just kind of walks in and awkwardly announces his entire backstory?"

Bryan Cranston loves playing characters who are subtle in revealing themselves to the audience, he told Stephen Colbert on Monday night.

The Late Show host agreed, but noted, "I think the test of a great actor is, can you play the opposite? A poorly written character that just kind of walks in and awkwardly announces his entire backstory?"

The Infiltrator actor was put to the test with a segment called "Too Much Exposition Theater," in which he rocked a top hat, an eye patch and an elaborate mustache, and explained a ton about his character with an accent during a "casual but very informative chat" with Colbert.

Watch the video below.

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