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Aaron Paul

  • American actor
  • Born August 27, 1979

Aaron Paul Sturtevant (born August 27, 1979) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad, for which he won several awards, including the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2014), Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2013), and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. This made him one of only two actors to win the latter category three times (2010, 2012, 2014), since its separation into comedy and drama.


I moved out to Los Angeles a fan of many people, and meeting people I put on a pedestal that just disappointed me. Without fans, this business would not exist, so I try and say that we're all on the same level.




My father's a Southern Baptist minister. I wasn't lighting cars on fire; I just wasn't.




You've got to be picky in this business - if you're not, then I don't think you have the option of longevity. You've got to be choosy and try and do something that's outside of the box and dangerous. I love doing stuff that excites me, gives me that adrenalin rush.




That's what's so great about television. You're able to tell this long story, where you couldn't really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.




I rode a shark once. I wouldn't recommend it. It was fun, but I thought I was going to get eaten the entire time! Nothing against sharks. I love sharks. I just don't think we are meant to ride them.




I gravitate toward edgy, intense, dark films that just grab you by the throat.




I don't understand why every guy is not a romantic. I enjoy it.




Thank you, Hollywood, for allowing me to be part of your group.




It's so funny, I've done so many projects where I've been interrogated. I guest starred on almost every hour drama, and I'm always the guy they think is the bad guy but then they find out is not.




I got spoiled on 'Breaking Bad.' Playing the same guy for four or five seasons, you get to really explore who the character is.




I love coming of age stories that have struggle.




It was the roughest day of my career, my final day of shooting on 'Breaking Bad,' knowing that I will never be able to kind of zip on that skin again.




I grew up all over Idaho - I was born in Emmett, a very small town.




I'm just in love with Burberry. Always have been, always will be.




I hate musicals. There, I said it.




I've got to be honest and say that, growing up, I wasn't a big sports guy, but I love the camaraderie. I just love people getting together, fighting for a team and getting super-emotional about it.




I always gravitate towards characters that are so opposite of me.




'Breaking Bad' was such a high plateau.



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