Alec Baldwin

Biography: One of the more impressive young actors to hit Broadway in the 1980s, this dark-haired, blue-eyed heartthrob attained screen stardom late in the decade, alternating leading-man assignments with spicy character roles. After apprenticing on soap operas and in such TV movies as Sweet Revenge and Dress Gray, Baldwin made his feature debut in the barely released mystery Forever, Lulu (1987). His breakthrough year, 1988, saw him appearing in an amazing five films, showing a formidable range: as Kevin Bacon's not-to-be-trusted friend in She's Having a Baby, the benign and bewildered ghost husband in Beetlejuice, a swaggering mafioso in Married to the Mob, a slick producer in Talk Radio and a lower-class clod in Working Girl.

Baldwin played Jimmy Swaggart in Great Balls of Fire! (1989), followed by a psychotic killer in Miami Blues, the heroic Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October and a ghostly lover in Alice (all 1990). Then came the Neil Simon "comedy" The Marrying Man (1991); his
One of the more impressive young actors to hit Broadway in the 1980s, this dark-haired, blue-eyed heartthrob attained screen stardom late in the decade, alternating leading-man assignments with spicy character roles. After apprenticing on soap operas and in such TV movies as Sweet Revenge and Dress Gray, Baldwin made his feature debut in the barely released mystery Forever, Lulu (1987). His breakthrough year, 1988, saw him appearing in an amazing five films, showing a formidable range: as Kevin Bacon's not-to-be-trusted friend in She's Having a Baby, the benign and bewildered ghost husband in Beetlejuice, a swaggering mafioso in Married to the Mob, a slick producer in Talk Radio and a lower-class clod in Working Girl.

Baldwin played Jimmy Swaggart in Great Balls of Fire! (1989), followed by a psychotic killer in Miami Blues, the heroic Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October and a ghostly lover in Alice (all 1990). Then came the Neil Simon "comedy" The Marrying Man (1991); his romance with costar Kim Basinger (whom he subsequently married) and their alleged behavior during production seriously tarnished his clean-cut image (it didn't help that the picture itself was a dog). He was replaced by Harrison Ford on the Red October sequel, Patriot Games, after a well publicized disagreement with Paramount. Since then he has recreated his off Broadway performance in the film version of Prelude to a Kiss (1992) and galvanized the screen in a brief but unforgettable appearance as a profane, bullying sales executive in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), in a role especially written by David Mamet for the film adaptation of his play. He returned to Broadway in a much-publicized revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, then returned to Hollywood to play a cocky but gifted surgeon in Malice (1993), a career criminal opposite Basinger in The Getaway (1994), and the mysterious Lamont Cranston in a film version of The Shadow (also 1994).

More recently, Baldwin has focused on his TV roles, having taken minor parts in sitcoms Friends and Will & Grace among others. Today, he can be seen in the lead role of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.
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Alec Baldwin's Scores

Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 67 30 Rock: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 67 30 Rock: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 28 Oct 5, 2011 Himself 6.3
67 30 Rock: Season 1 Oct 11, 2006 Jack Donaghy / Jack Donaghy; Joey Montero; Chet Huntley / Producer 8.2
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 32 Sep 30, 2006 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 14 Aug 28, 2006 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 31 Oct 1, 2005 Himself 4.8
tbd Will & Grace: Season 8 Sep 29, 2005 Malcolm 7.8
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 13 Aug 29, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 30 Oct 2, 2004 Various tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 7 Sep 16, 2004 Malcolm 8.2
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 8 Aug 1, 2004 U.S. Narrator (Seasons 5-6) tbd
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 7 Nov 3, 2003 U.S. Narrator (Seasons 5-6) tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 6 Sep 25, 2003 Malcolm 8.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 6 Jan 6, 2003 U.S. Narrator tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 26 Oct 7, 2000 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Clerks: Season 1 May 31, 2000 Leonardo Leonardo 4.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 25 Oct 2, 1999 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 5 Aug 21, 1998 U.S. Narrator (Seasons 5-6) tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 23 Sep 27, 1997 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 21 Sep 30, 1995 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 20 Sep 24, 1994 Himself tbd