Truth is really just as strange as fiction. Breaking Bad‘s meth-making king Walter White has a meth-making doppelganger out there, and his name is … Walter White!
A 55-year-old man in Tuscaloosa, Alabama aptly named Walter Eddy White is accused of violating his probation on methamphetamine manufacturing charges. White – the real life one – was arrested in 2008 for unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of precursor materials, according to court documents, reported Al.com. He was placed on probation in 2010 and violated his probation this past January after being arrested on the same charges.
White looks eerily like, er, White, the fictional lead of Breaking Bad, played by Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, right down to his wiry, whisker-y beard and firm look in his eyes. AMC’s Breaking Bad, created by Vince Gilligan, revolves around the drug exploits of Cranston’s quiet chemistry teacher-turned-bad ass, who cooks large batches of meth in New Mexico with his partner Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul. The show is in its fifth and final season.