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Overview (3)

Born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameAlexander Rae Baldwin III
Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alec Baldwin is the oldest, and best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin). Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr., a high school teacher and football coach at Massapequa High School. He is of Irish, as well as English, French, Scottish, and German, descent.

Alec Baldwin burst onto the TV scene in the early 1980s with appearances on several series, including The Doctors (1963) and Knots Landing (1979), before scoring feature film roles in Forever, Lulu (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), Working Girl (1988), Married to the Mob (1988) and Talk Radio (1988). In 1990, Baldwin appeared in the first on-screen adaptation of the "Jack Ryan" character created by mega-selling espionage author, Tom Clancy. The film, The Hunt for Red October (1990), was a box office and critical success, with Baldwin appearing alongside icy Sean Connery. Unfortunately, Baldwin fell out with Paramount Studios over future scripts for "Jack Ryan", and subsequent Ryan roles went to Harrison Ford.

Baldwin instead went to Broadway to perform "A Streetcar Named Desire", garnering a Tony nomination for his portrayal of "Stanley Kowalski" (he would reprise the role in a 1995 TV adaptation). Baldwin won over critics as a lowlife thief pursued by dogged cop Fred Ward in Miami Blues (1990), met his future wife Kim Basinger while filming the Neil Simon comedy, The Marrying Man (1991), starred in the film adaptation of the play, Prelude to a Kiss (1992) (in which he starred off-Broadway), and made an indelible ten-minute cameo as a hard-nosed real estate executive laying down the law in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He also made a similar tour-de-force monologue in the thriller, Malice (1993), as a doctor defending his practices, in which he stated, "Let me tell you something: I am God".

Demand for Baldwin's talents in the 1990s saw more scripts swiftly come his way, and he starred alongside his then-wife, Kim Basinger, in a remake of the Steve McQueen action flick, The Getaway (1994), brought to life the famous comic strip character, The Shadow (1994), and starred as an assistant district attorney in the civil rights drama, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Baldwin's distinctive vocal talents then saw him voice US-aired episodes of the highly popular UK children's show, Thomas & Friends (1984), plus later voice-only contributions to other animated/children's shows, including Clerks (2000), Cats & Dogs (2001), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004).

In the early 2000s, Baldwin and Basinger endured an acrimonious break-up that quickly became tabloid fodder but, while his divorce was high-profile, Baldwin excelled in a number of lower-profile supporting roles in a variety of films, including State and Main (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Cooler (2003) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), The Aviator (2004), Along Came Polly (2004) and The Departed (2006). As he was excelling as a consummate character actor, Baldwin found a second career in television comedy. Already known for his comedic turns hosting Saturday Night Live (1975), he essayed an extended guest role on Will & Grace (1998) in 2005 before taking on what would arguably become his most famous role, that of network executive "Jack Donaghy", opposite Tina Fey in the highly-acclaimed sitcom, 30 Rock (2006). The role brought Baldwin two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and an unprecedented six Screen Actors Guild Awards (not including cast wins).

Continuing to appear in films as 30 Rock (2006) wrapped up its final season, Baldwin was engaged in 2012 to wed Hilaria Baldwin (aka Hilaria Lynn Thomas); the couple married on June 30, 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com

Family (4)

Spouse Hilaria Baldwin (30 June 2012 - present)  (7 children)
Kim Basinger (19 August 1993 - 3 September 2002)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Children Rafael Thomas Baldwin
Leonardo Ángel Charles Baldwin
Ireland Baldwin
Carmen Gabriella Baldwin
Lucia Baldwin
Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin
Eduardo Pau Lucas Baldwin
Ilaria Catalina Irena Baldwin
Parents Carol M. Baldwin
Alexander Baldwin
Relatives Stephen Baldwin (sibling)
William Baldwin (sibling)
Daniel Baldwin (sibling)
Joseph Baldwin (cousin)
Elizabeth Keuchler (sibling)
Jane Sasso (sibling)
Hailey Bieber (niece or nephew)

Trade Mark (5)

Deep raspy voice
Sometimes plays deeply narcissistic though inherently moral characters
Deadpan comic delivery
Thick, dark hair
Dimpled chin

Trivia (77)

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#80). [1995]
Education: George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (majored in political science), New York University, New York City (majored in drama; Bachelor of Arts, 1994).
As part of his preparation for The Hunt for Red October (1990), he was trained to drive a Los Angeles-class attack submarine at the New London Submarine Base in Connecticut.
One of six children of Carol M. Baldwin of Syracuse, New York, and the late Alexander R. Baldwin Jr., a social studies teacher and football coach at Massapequa High School, one of whose students was Brian Kilmeade. Alec's siblings are William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Jane Sasso and Elizabeth Keuchler. Brother-in-law of Chynna Phillips, Kennya Baldwin and Joanne Smith-Baldwin. Cousin of actor Joseph Baldwin.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1990]
Reportedly, Baldwin originally wanted to be a lawyer before he was bit by the acting bug.
During the Bill Clinton impeachment trial went on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) and said to a cheering audience that the head of the trial, Henry Hyde and his family, should be stoned to death. He later apologized and said it was just a joke.
A huge fan of novelist James Lee Burke, he owns the rights to a number of books featuring his character Dave Robiceaux. One of these, Heaven's Prisoners (1996), was released in 1996.
Baldwin wrote the series episode Law & Order: Tabloid (1998), which was based on his own experiences with tabloid reporters.
Turned down the chance to reprise the role of Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) in order to play Stanley Kowalski in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" on Broadway.
Told brother Stephen Baldwin that doing Bio-Dome (1996) could be the single most career-ending decision he could possibly make.
At George Washington University, Baldwin ran for president but lost by two votes.
Taught "Master Theater Workshop" in summer 2002 at Southampton College, New York, where friend James LaRocca is Dean.
Is only the third person in history to be nominated for both Best Supporting Actor from the Oscars, for The Cooler (2003), and Worst Supporting Actor from the Razzies, for The Cat in the Hat (2003), in the same year.
Jokes that he "stole" his performance in The Cooler (2003) from Ben Kingsley's in Sexy Beast (2000).
Replaced Alan Rickman as the voice of Leonardo Leonardo in the 2000 cartoon based on Kevin Smith's film Clerks (1994).
He and ex-wife, actress Kim Basinger, are vegetarians. He has said Basinger convinced him to adopt that dietary lifestyle. Both remain advocates for animal rights. The couple owned a total of eleven dogs, seven cats and a wolf during their marriage.
Received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree (Litt.D) from Montclair State University at their 2004 graduation ceremony.
In 1995, he played the role of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), a role originated by Marlon Brando, who went on to play Vito Corleone. On Saturday Night Live (1975), he has played Robert De Niro, who played the young Vito Corleone to Brando's older Don Corleone, in The Godfather Part II (1974).
Has done voice-over work in television ads for both General Electric and Subaru.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for playing Stanley Kowalski in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire", a performance he recreated in a television version of the same title, A Streetcar Named Desire (1995).
Is one of only two people with a standing invitation to host Saturday Night Live (1975) every year (schedules allowing). The other is Christopher Walken.
Has impersonated Robert De Niro on Saturday Night Live (1975) a few times, and now he will be in The Good Shepherd (2006), which is directed by De Niro.
Was willing to voice his own puppet in Team America: World Police (2004) (despite the film's unflattering portrait of him and other celebrities) but was turned down by producers Matt Stone and Trey Parker, because all of the other celebrities were voiced by impressionists in the film. The role went to impressionist Maurice LaMarche.
He was considered for the role of Dr. Curtis McCabe in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001), which went to Kurt Russell.
Declined two roles that later went to fellow actor Harrison Ford. First, he declined to reprise the role of Jack Ryan in Patriot Games (1992), then he turned down the lead role in The Fugitive (1993).
He was considered by Tim Burton and Warner Brothers Studios for the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989), which went to Michael Keaton.
Had done a skit on Saturday Night Live (1975) in December 2005 in which he spoofed himself delivering the same speech he did in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) to a couple of Santa's elves. Only some of the words were changed to apply to the elves rather than salesmen. He slipped though when saying the line, "Always Be Cobbling" instead he said the original line, "Always Be Closing". This made the other cast members break out in laughter on the live show.
On April 11, 2007, he caused a scandal by leaving an expletive-filled voicemail for his daughter, Ireland, calling her a "thoughtless little pig", which later was revealed to the media.
Revealed during an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) that he suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Caused a major uproar in the Philippines when he made a joke that he was interested in buying a Filipina wife. As a result, Philippine senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., (also an actor) blasted Baldwin and even swore to personally beat him up if he ever visits the Philippines. Despite apologizing for the joke, Baldwin was effectively banned from visiting the Philippines.
Surpassed Steve Martin for hosting Saturday Night Live (1975) the most times (16) on September 24, 2011. Martin had hosted 14 times at the time. In 2010, the duo co-hosted The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010). As of February 2017, Baldwin holds the record for hosting Saturday Night Live (1975) with 17 episodes.
Good friends with actress Meryl Streep.
In 1979, he auditioned for the New York University Undergraduate Drama Program on a dare (and was accepted). Studied at New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. Trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Teaches a theater class at The Ross School in New York.
On December 12, 1998, Alec Baldwin hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) and appeared in the double entendre-filled "Schweddy Balls" edition of the recurring skit "The Delicious Dish", which spoofed National Public Radio (NPR). In 2009, Baldwin became the on-air radio host of "The New York Philharmonic This Week" on the real NPR. In 2011, Baldwin became the host of his own public radio interview podcast show on WNYC, "Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin".
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 15, 2011, outside Eva Longoria's restaurant, Beso, on Hollywood Boulevard, seven blocks away from ex-wife Kim Basinger's star. In attendance were his brother Stephen Baldwin, his daughter Ireland and friend Megan Mullally.
A longtime outspoken liberal Democrat, he was rumored in 2011 to be weighing a run for mayor of New York City based on his announcement that he was retiring from acting. He later issued a denial on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) and explained that his intention had been to enter politics, but he decided against it and he would be renewing his contract for 30 Rock (2006).
(September 11, 2011) For his role on 30 Rock (2006), he was named one of the "Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art", in cover story of The New York Times Magazine.
Removed from an American Airlines flight on December 6, 2011, at Los Angeles International Airport, reportedly for not turning off his cellphone.
Has a daughter with now ex-wife Kim Basinger, Ireland Eliesse Baldwin, aka Ireland Baldwin, on October 23, 1995.
Has seven children with wife Hilaria Baldwin. Carmen Gabriella, August 23, 2013; Rafael Thomas, June 17, 2015; Leonardo Ángel Charles, September 12, 2016; Romeo Alejandro David, May 18, 2018; Eduardo Pau Lucas, September 8, 2020; Lucia (born by surrogate), March 20, 2021 and Ilaria Catalina Irena, September 22, 2022.
Has appeared in films with all three of his successors in the role of Jack Ryan: Harrison Ford in Working Girl (1988), Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor (2001), and Chris Pine in Rise of the Guardians (2012). He has also been played by Affleck on Saturday Night Live (1975).
Claimed in a 2013 interview that he donates all the money he makes from his Capital One commercials to charity and even 'got addicted to giving the money away'.
In September 2013, Baldwin officially announced he would be hosting his own television talk show on MSNBC, Up Late with Alec Baldwin (2013), starting in October 2013 (on Fridays at 10 pm). However, after only one month on the air, the show was canceled in November 2013 after Baldwin angrily uttered a "gay slur" during his latest confrontation with photographers staked outside his Manhattan apartment building.
Has worked with all four actresses who played Bruce Wayne's love interests in the Burton/Schumacher Batman films. He was married to Kim Basinger and appeared with her in The Getaway (1994). He and Michelle Pfeiffer appeared in Married to the Mob (1988). He and Nicole Kidman appeared in Malice (1993). He and Elle Macpherson appeared in The Edge (1997).
Alec Baldwin appeared in two titles that contain the painting 'Horse Attacked by a Lion' by George Stubbs - 30 Rock (2006) (second season, Auction house) and Working Girl (1988) (Katherine Parker's office).
The first film he ever saw was How the West Was Won (1962).
Although Baldwin was reportedly the first choice to play news anchor Frank Vitchard in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), the role went to Luke Wilson.
For two consecutive years, he played the screen husband of the Best Actress Oscar winner: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine (2013) and Julianne Moore in Still Alice (2014).
Named Last Tango in Paris (1972) as his all-time favorite film in a poll taken by the AFI.
Worked at Studio 54 in the 1970s.
As of 2019, has appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Working Girl (1988), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), BlacKkKlansman (2018), and A Star Is Born (2018). Of these, The Departed (2006) is a Best Picture winner.
One of his least favorite films of all time is Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975).
Auditioned for the role of Bobby Grady in Ken Russell's Crimes of Passion (1984), which went to John Laughlin.
Was the first non-cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975) to play Donald Trump in an "SNL" sketch.
Is a teetotaler, having entered Alcoholics Anonymous at age 26.
In his 2017 memoir, he wrote that he was the inspiration for the role of the primadonna actor in What Just Happened (2008). He wasn't pleased about it and was even more annoyed when Robert De Niro offered him the role. After he declined, Bruce Willis got the role.
In 1996, he was acquitted of criminal battery against a paparazzi photographer. He is not the first Alexander Baldwin in the family who was acquitted of a criminal offense. In 1938, his grandfather Alexander Baldwin I, an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., was acquitted of bribery. but nonetheless he was disbarred and was never to practice law again.
He is the only actor to play the role of Jack Ryan who acted alongside every other actor who played the role: He was in Working Girl (1988) with Harrison Ford who played Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). He was in Pearl Harbor (2001) with Ben Affleck, who played Ryan in The Sum of All Fears (2002). He was in Rise of the Guardians (2012) with Chris Pine, who played Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) and he was in Aloha (2015) with John Krasinski, who plays Ryan in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018).
Was Cate Blanchett's co-star in both the movies for which she won her Oscars; The Aviator (2004) and Blue Jasmine (2013).
He has starred in three films with Matt Damon: The Departed (2006), The Good Shepherd (2006) and Downsizing (2017). The two also appeared in multiple episodes of 30 Rock (2006) together.
In 1991, owing to his disdain of publicity and the press, Baldwin received the Hollywood Women's Press Club's Sour Apple Award.
Was once engaged to Janine Turner.
Withdrew from Henry & June (1990) two weeks before filming began.
He was considered for the Patrick Swayze role in Ghost (1990).
On February 11, 2010, he got into an argument on the phone with his daughter Ireland and threatened to take pills. When Ireland tried to call him back and couldn't reach him, she dialed 911. That same day, Alec was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital before being released just hours later.
Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Donald Trump in Saturday Night Live (1975), but lost to Henry Winkler from Barry (2018).
In his memoir, Baldwin estimates that ex-wife Kim Basinger spent about $1.5 million over a seven-year period in her efforts to deny him parental access.
His numerous impressions of fellow actor Robert De Niro are among De Niro's favorites.
Former student of acting teacher, David Gideon.
Susan Sarandon once described him as "fucking brilliant" and suggested he run for President.
Was replaced by Harrison Ford for the role of Jack Trainer in Working Girl (1988) and relegated to the smaller role of Mick Dugan. Since Melanie Griffith wasn't a big enough name to carry a film back then (she ended up getting third billing despite having the main role), Fox demanded that the male lead be played by a box office star or they wouldn't green-light the project. "So, Mike Nichols had to call Alec and say, 'Look, I'm really sorry. The circumstances have changed. Would you do this other part?' Alec understood and was so lovely about it. He came in and really nailed that character. It was an awkward adjustment," recalled producer Douglas Wick.
Counts Gary Oldman as one of his favorite actors.
He was Christopher Nolan's first choice for the role of Leonard Shelby in Memento (2000).
Ex-son-in-law of Don Basinger.
His parents both had Irish ancestry, and their other roots included English, French-Canadian, German and Scottish.

Personal Quotes (44)

Acting in the theatre is fun, acting in film is work.
I don't get acting jobs because of my looks.
[1997] I'm starting to feel I have to cure my addiction to Hollywood money, because while it's delightful, it's also insidious.
Some guys smoke good Dominicans, other guys smoke great Jamaicans. I only smoke the best - Havanas!
[on Tina Fey] Tina is smart, funny, beautiful... Devoted, tough, respected... Now if she'd only work on her posture.
(on Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr.) The comments of some Philippine government officials come as no surprise to me, either. Even the one by a former action film star-turned-Senator who beckoned me to come to the Philippines so he could "beat" me over my comment.
[on Meryl Streep] I have worshiped Meryl for so long that I would have played her driver or her chiropractor.
Men are literally lying in bed with their wives when the marriage is essentially over thinking, "I've got to get the hell out of here", and have a fantasy woman in mind. Then you get divorced, meet a woman, marry her and, by the time all that goes by, you've aged a few years and are ready to go back to your ex-wife. You want a woman who is sane and normal. A woman who is more like you. You've gotten older.
[on Charlie Sheen's 2011 public meltdown] I think Charlie just needs a good night's sleep. He seems wound a little tight.
Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.
[on why he named his daughter Ireland] Because she's beautiful but can't manage her finances.
There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.
I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get the less preposterous the idea seems.
[on Chris Farley] Whenever I was watching Chris perform I would think, "How do I get where he's at? How do I get to be as funny and as honest and as warm?".
You know, Hollywood does draw some very strange characters, and then the power of Hollywood and what they can do with it becomes like a blood sport to them.
[on William Holden, the star he most admires] There's three things: there's masculinity, there's intelligence, there's sensitivity. You've got to bring those three things to a leading man's role. In some people there's a little too much in the mix of one or the other. With Holden it was always the perfect mix.
I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do. And I don't know if I will. You have to stop and ask a lot of whys. Run for the glory? Run to complete some missing piece of myself? I can keep doing what I'm doing for a living now and be perfectly happy.
I just want to say: The worst cases you never hear about. Hollywood studios bury that stuff - actors who punch directors in the face and try to run producers over with cars - insanity, criminal behavior. But the studios are invested in that star, they can't have that person's name dirtied up.
I'm at the age where, in the Tennessee Williams canon, all that's available is Shannon [in "The Night of the Iguana"]. After that it's Big Daddy.
[on stage acting, as in "Orphans" on Broadway] Rehearsal is painful. Not knowing the lines, not having a mastery of the text is painful, because until you have it you can't play the scenes. When we're up onstage now I kind of dig it. It's fun. Though I know half the audience is going to like it for the wrong reason, half of them are not going to like it for the wrong reason. You just do the show.
[after being arrested for cycling his bike the wrong way down Fifth Avenue] New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.
[after being arrested for a traffic infraction] New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.
[on The Godfather (1972)] It's like a drug. It takes away your free will. You're going to watch this movie, whether you planned on it or not.
Before 30 Rock (2006) I had always given a percentage of my income to charity. I'm not blowing my horn about it. Most people give, I think. But when I learned that "30 Rock" was going into syndication, I entered into a very lucrative agreement with Capital One, and I gave nearly every dime to charity. That's why I did the commercials. I got addicted to giving the money away.
[2012] I've had a very average film career. The average career is that 25 per cent of the films you do are good, or very good. Twenty-five percent of the films you do are disgusting and horrible. And the 50 per cent in the middle is 'eh'.
[on The Hunt for Red October (1990)] I'm glad that people like the film, but it was studio moviemaking at its most self-conscious. They told me right to my face that Kevin Costner was the person they wanted to play my part, and they couldn't afford him. Most of the people you worked with back then were numbingly frank in that way.
[on Demi Moore] She's one of the smartest women I've ever met in my life.
[on Kim Basinger] My ex-wife reaches an almost sexual level of satisfaction when she's in a room full of high-priced lawyers.
[in 2017, on the sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood involving his friend James Toback and many others] I certainly have treated women in a very sexist way. I've bullied women. I've overlooked women. I've underestimated women. Not as a rule. From time to time, I've done what a lot of men do, which is...when you don't treat women the same way you treat men. You don't. I'm from a generation where you really don't and I'd like that to change. I really would like that to change. (...) I think it's important for us to try to make the workplace and beyond not only comfortable and right and fair and appropriate but as productive, as well. I think a lot of what we're dealing with within this issue is hurting our business. It's making it less productive. (...) I knew of certain things, that there were rumors of things happening to people, but I didn't necessarily know the scope, when you hear the hundreds and hundreds of women who are complaining about this. It's been a very eye-opening experience for me personally. We've got to be vigilant in a new way to make sure that everybody is comfortable and that we get the job done together that we're there to do.
I've walked away from some films knowing we've given the director the ingredients to make a good movie, and then I've seen it and it isn't so good. That's why I don't get involved much in the movies I'm in. With about half of them, I've never gone to a screening. I show up at the opening, wave, sign autographs, take pictures, talk to the press and then sneak out the side door with my wife and leave. Because watching my own movies reached a level of frustration where all I see is what might have been, and I must add, that's my shortcoming.
All along, I think there were things I could have done to make things easier for me in the industry sense. I suppose, deep down inside, that really wasn't important to me because ultimately, if it WAS important to me, I would have acted differently, made different decisions. What I wanted seven years ago was to give the best performance possible in the best possible film, but then I realized I wasn't willing to make certain sacrifices in order to cement that. I was really, really down after a bunch of movies that were really, really frustrating.
I was not willing to do the things to make more money. But I am taken more seriously as an actor as a result of the things I did and the choices I made. I make less, but I can't complain. I am happy. If I did better, maybe I would be happier.
Am I ever going to give up acting? Yes. I almost can't wait to give up acting, in one sense. I'm never going to get it right. I've resolved this with myself. I've made tons of money and seen the world and worked with all these great people, and still feel like a failure out there.
To me, the Republican Party is the real great tragedy of the last 25 years because there are lot of good and decent people and a lot of good political points [that have] come from the Republican Party in the post-war period, but it has been hijacked by these fundamentalist wackos.
[on being dumped by Basinger] The loss of my family was the most catastrophic and painful thing I ever had to go through. It was so awful. I am not looking for sympathy, but I was really, really down. There was a period when I didn't want to live. I'd go to bed at night and say, 'Just please let me die in my sleep.' I didn't want to live anymore without my daughter.
Nothing is worse than the movie business. Washington is just like the Boy Scouts compared to the movies.
I was reared in a very diehard, left-leaning home: Afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. I grew up with that philosophy.
[on what made him accept the role of Marshall in Torrente 5 (2014)] I remember talking to the Spanish consul in New York, 'Tell me about Torrente, please'. And he told me, 'He's the most disgusting guy in the world: racist, perverted, corrupt. Everything you can hate, that's Torrente. But people love it'. And I said, 'Great! Give me my visa, quick!'
[on how his wife, Hilaria, keeps him grounded] I whine about living in New York, and I try to live my life like a normal guy and walk down the streets. And I don't want to have all the security guards. [I want to] live like a normal guy. And I'll complain about how people will interrupt your meal, and my wife will look at me and go, "Nobody feels sorry for Alec Baldwin. Nobody." She'll turn to people in the restaurant and go, "Anybody here feel sorry for Alec Baldwin?" She does this to me in public. She's very clever, my wife.
[on Natalie Wood's death at 43] She didn't die very young, but she died too young.
[in 2013, when Arpad Busson refused to fund one of his film projects because he's "only a TV star"] He's a pockmarked toady who hops from yacht to yacht and bed to bed. So when some bloated little toad like Busson labels me a certain way, I say to myself, 'Consider the source.' If movie stardom meant being trapped on a yacht with Busson, I'd rather be a weatherman for Channel 4 in New York.
[in 1998, on Ron Snyder's tell-all book about Kim Basinger] He was nothing but a makeup artist and now, with no career in sight, he hopes to make some money off cheap, scurrilous gossip about my wife. He's a gutter rat -- and if he ever comes into my home territory, he better be prepared for a confrontation!
If my defense of Woody Allen offends you, it's real simple. Unfollow. Condemn. Move on.
I would like as many of you as possible, I would like a really great, great surge of people... to follow my wife on Instagram... Would you do that for me? Please? Thanks.

Salary (9)

Saturday Night Live (1975) $1,400 for each appearance
The Marrying Man (1991) $1,500,000
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) $250,000
The Getaway (1994) $4,000,000 (split with co-star Kim Basinger at their discretion)
Heaven's Prisoners (1996) $5,000,000
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) $5,500,000
The Edge (1997) $7 500 000
30 Rock (2006) $300,000 /episode (2009-10)
Rust $125,000

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