Alec Baldwin

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Quotes (24)

  • Alec: If you are passionate and truthful, you find success. There are a more people who have lasted forever as actors earlier because films used to be character driven and now they are mostly plot driven. Much of the most delicate work being done today is on television. It often has the best acting because of their ability to be truthful.

  • Alec: Sometimes, you know, the president is a father-like figure in American society, to most Americans, even today, no matter how cynical we've become. And people don't want to think that daddy's a bum all the time. They don't want to think that Daddy's a liar, a cheat and a fraud.

  • Alec: I wanted to be president of the United States. I really did. The older I get, the less preposterous the idea seems.

  • Alec: There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.

  • Alec: Let's face facts, this is visual medium, there's a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don't make a career out of that anymore as an actor.

  • Alec: (About getting tax breaks for the film and television industry in New York) [If the] tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse and television production is going to collapse and it's all going to go to California.

  • Alec: (About his comment about the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping) I know that's a harsh thing to say, perhaps, but I believe that what happened in 2000 did as much damage to the pillars of democracy as terrorists did to the pillars of commerce in New York City.

  • Alec: If I ever ran for anything, the thing I would like to be is governor of New York.

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  • Alec was one of the presenters at the American leg of the Live Earth event. He has also spoken on the behalf of the Save the Manatee Club.

  • On January 12, 2009, Alec became the host of the nationally broadcast radio series belonging to the New York Philharmonic, "The New York Philharmonic This Week."

  • On May 12, 2009, on the Late Show with David Letterman, he made a joke about getting Filipino bride in order to have more kids. However, the Filipino community were greatly offended by the joke and later they targeted him for it. Alec has since apologized for the comment.

  • Alec published A Promise To Ourselves, which tells the story of his seven-year battle to get back in his daughter's life, in 2008.

  • Alec was considered for the role of Batman in Batman and again for Batman Forever.

  • Theatrical Credits: • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1980) as Lysander • Summertree (1981) as Soldier • Loot (1986) as Dennis • Serious Money (1988) as Grimes and Billy Corman • Prelude to a Kiss (1990) as Peter • A Streetcar Named Desire (1992) as Stanley Kowalski • Macbeth (1998) as Macbeth • Short Talks on the Universe (2002) as Peter • Twentieth Century (2004) as Oscar Jaffe • Entertaining Mr. Sloane (2006) • A Life in the Theatre, Study in Scarlet, and The Wager

  • In 2001, Alec produced and directed (although uncredited) The Devil and Daniel Webster by Family Room Entertainment.

  • One of Alec's favorite actors is William H. Macy. He has worked with him on The Cooler and Ghosts of Mississippi. Alec has also stated that one of his favourite actors is Marlon Brando.

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