Alec Baldwin biographyOne of the most nice-looking actors in the modern movie industry, Alec Baldwin is the proud recipient of numerous prestigious and intolerable temper. Throughout his long career, he appeared in many movies, but most of his fans will always remember his romantic performance in The Marrying Man and the portrayal of a charismatic psychopath in The Juror.
Early life and childhoodAlexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958, on Long Island shore town Amityville, New York. Fifteen years later this town was shaken by the tragic mass murder episode, committed Ronald DeFeo Jr., a local citizen who brutally killed whole his family, giving the birth to infamous Amityville Horror story. During Alec’s childhood, it was but a small rural town with a population of 6 thousand people.
Baldwin is of Irish and French heritage. He was named in honor of his father, Alexander Rae Baldwin II, who used to work as a history teacher. Alec’s mother, Carol (nee Martineau), was also a teacher by trait but had to abandon her job and fully dedicate herself to the upbringing of her children.
In 1976 Baldwin enrolled in the palynology department of George Washington University. The study itself never truly presented enough challenges for Alec, and big-city allured him with many temptations. In order to satisfy his many needs and get by financially, he was eager for any work he could get. Alec used to word as a barkeep, an industrial goods warehouse driver, and even a man’s clothing shop salesman.
In 1979 Baldwin moved over to New Your City, where he started to attend Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, and just a year after that got his first role in TV series The Doctors, appearing in two whole seasons of a show.
Acting careerThe actor made his first appearance on a big screen taking the role of badass detective in 1987 crime comedy movie Forever, Lulu. He was accompanied by German beauty Hanna Schygulla and punk-rock icon Deborah Harry, appearing as mysterious Lulu.
In black comedy thriller, Miami Blues actor appeared as Fred J. Frenger Jr., barely released from the prison and going straight to Miami, to pillage and murder people at day, while spending nights with a dimwitted prostitute, who has no idea what she got herself into. Obviously the movie got no happy ending, nor it really needed one; despite the overwhelming amount of blood, gore, and violence, the movie was an astounding success. Most renowned Hollywood critic Leonard Maltin especially noticed the artistic mastery, possessed by the actor, who was accompanied by such big names as Fred Ward, Charles Napier, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Best movies1991 comedy movie The Marrying Man, where Baldwin’s character meets astonishing blonde Vicky and leaves his wealthy bride for his newfound love, is often considered to be one of the most defining works of the actor. Surprisingly enough, the movie received a quite cold reception from movie critics, with some of the pannings down trivial and uninspired script while others criticized dull and bland jokes, but ultimately even the most rigid haters had to admit that Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger was a treat to look upon.
Thriller film Malice became the most successful box office hit of 1993. In the movie, Alec appeared as Dr. Jed Hill, although he, as well as the character of Bill Pullman, wasn’t fortunate enough to meet sweet Tracey Safian, portrayed by Nicole Kidman.
In the period from 2000 to 2010, the actor appeared in more than twenty films. His portrayal of Juan Trippe in the biographical drama The Aviator by Martin Scorsese, captain Ellerby in the crime drama film The Departed, also directed by the great Scorsese, and a role of Mickey Barlett in Woody Allen’s comedy-drama Lymelife are considered to be his most significant works during this timeframe. In this groundbreaking movies he was accompanied by Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicolson, Martin Sheen, Rory Culkin, Matt Damon, Jill Hennessy and Vera Farmiga.
In the same year, the actor joined the cast of Concussion, performing in the role of Julian Bailes. The movie packs solid plot and surprising ending, with Will Smith cast as the main character, Bennet Omalu.
Since 2017 actor is taking part in a mini TV series The Looming Tower, which is based upon the event that led to the 9\11 tragedy. Series also features Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, and Bill Camp. In 2018, the premiere of the only season took place.