Bryan Cranston impressed director Nicolas Winding Refn and co-star Ryan Gosling with his own death scene idea in the movie Drive. When Cranston was approached for the film, he was not initially happy with the script and his underdeveloped character. However, he decided to take on the movie and came up with his own ideas. Cranston came up with the brilliant idea of how his character meets his end, which shocked both Gosling and Refn. In the original script, Cranston's character and Albert Brooks' character actually liked each other. Cranston pitched the idea that Brooks would say, "No more pain, you'll just go to sleep," and gently set Cranston's character down and rest his head against the bumper of a car. This idea completely shocked Refn, but he readily agreed to include it in the movie. Cranston's death scene stood out for its impact on the narrative and added to the overall success of the film. Additionally, Cranston almost didn't take on the role in Drive because his character was underdeveloped. However, Refn called him and allowed him to come up with his own ideas for the character. After contemplating the pros and cons, Cranston decided to take on the film. Overall, Cranston's creativity and input greatly influenced the success and impact of Drive, making it a highly acclaimed movie.