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Bryan Cranston: Congress could ‘learn’ from my new film, ‘Argo’ [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

WASHINGTON – “Argo” and “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston told The Daily Caller that he keeps his “public persona” separate from his “personal feelings” on politics, but he urged members of Congress to “learn” from his new movie.

TheDC asked Cranston whether he will support President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential election.

“I try to stay out of it – from my public persona and my personal feelings, you know,” Cranston said on the red carpet of the “Argo” screening in Chinatown.

The film, which also stars Ben Affleck and John Goodman, is a thriller about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. (RELATED: Actor Ben Affleck says Romney surprised him in debate performance.)

“It is a film that brings together everyone,” Cranston said. “It’s not partisan. There is no conservative or liberal agenda. There is no finger pointing. It’s about everybody coming together to do something for the greater good of human kind – selflessness; doing something for the right reason despite the odds, and that’s heroic, and I think if Congress is listening, I urge every member of Congress, go see ‘Argo’ and learn from it. There’s a lot of lessons to be gained.”

TheDC also asked Cranston if he sees any similarities between the events in his film and the terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya last month.

“It’s interesting how, in history, things change and things stay the same, so I think it illustrates the need to be as diplomatic as possible and realize and accept that every human being regardless of nationality is worthy and important and not to take that lightly and to do everything you possibly can to negotiate for peace,” Cranston said.

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