Alec Baldwin Says He’s Done with Acting

by     Posted 4 years, 137 days ago

alec_baldwin.jpgIn a recent interview with Men’s Journal [via Reuters], Alec Baldwin, currently one of the most (intentionally) funny men on television right now, says he’ll be retiring from acting after 2012.  He’s pretty down on himself in the piece saying that his entire film acting career has been a failure. “I consider my entire movie career a complete failure,” he told Men’s Journal. “The goal of movie-making is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that.” I’m sorry that Baldwin uses that metric because he’s not only an insanely talented comedian, but when most people think of the film version of Glengarry Glen Ross, his single scene in the film immediately comes to mind.  He also picked up a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in 2003′s The Cooler and is already garnering some Oscar buzz this year for his work in Nancy Meyer’s upcoming romantic comedy, It’s Complicated.

Baldwin, who will co-host the Oscars this year with Steve Martin, plans to retire at the 2012 season wrap party for 30 Rock.  While I’m saddened at the thought of Baldwin, who’s only 51, leaving the acting game, at least we can all enjoy the glory that is Jack Donaghy for another two years.




Please Like Collider on Facebook

Comments:

FB Comments

  • Dogg

    Verbally abusing his daughter full time now.

  • Dogg

    Verbally abusing his daughter full time now.

  • whatever

    Hey – Dogg, is it? Screw you. Baldwin is an icon – great actor, funny guy, good progressive. Some day when you have a teenager you can tell me all about how how precious they are. Teenagers are, for the most part, sadly, little pigs. They are also pretty robust and can handle hearing the truth on occasion.

  • whatever

    Hey – Dogg, is it? Screw you. Baldwin is an icon – great actor, funny guy, good progressive. Some day when you have a teenager you can tell me all about how how precious they are. Teenagers are, for the most part, sadly, little pigs. They are also pretty robust and can handle hearing the truth on occasion.

  • http://www.r4cards.co.nz/ dsi xl

    It seems to me, that he has a few more “roles” than he needs. They are under his chin and around his stomache. I thought he was going to give up acting years ago and leave the country. He was so upset about who was going to be president. He swore he would. HE DIDN'T. He gave up the role of being a responsible parent too, when he went on a tirade towards his young daughter on a voice mail too. I can't wait for him to live up to his promises. Bye-bye (not) funny guy.

  • http://www.funnyacting.com funny acting

    Okay, so either he is doing this to get attention and possible get a leading role OR he is really upset about how everything has turned out. I get it, I mean, you can have all the money in the world and still be unhappy because happiness really does mean more than money. I kinda feel bad for the guy..

  • http://www.funnyacting.com funny acting

    Okay, so either he is doing this to get attention and possible get a leading role OR he is really upset about how everything has turned out. I get it, I mean, you can have all the money in the world and still be unhappy because happiness really does mean more than money. I kinda feel bad for the guy..

  • Pingback: Alec Baldwin Will Still Appear Occasionally on 30 ROCK After Leaving in 2012

  • Pingback: Alec Baldwin Will Still Appear Occasionally on 30 ROCK After Leaving in 2012 | Celebrity Gossip

  • rowdyguns

    Oh he’s going to stop acting,…..don’t you have to start before you stop?? Sniveling whining worthless POS.

Copyright ©2005 - 2014. All Rights Reserved. Built by topLingo

Click Here