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: 75
Highest Metascore: 84 30 Rock: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 67 30 Rock: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
84 30 Rock: Season 3 Oct 30, 2008 Jack Donaghy; Hector Moreda / Producer 8.6
78 Great Migrations: Season 1 Nov 7, 2010 Narrator tbd
73 30 Rock: Season 4 Oct 15, 2009 Jack Donaghy / Producer 7.6
67 30 Rock: Season 1 Oct 11, 2006 Jack Donaghy / Jack Donaghy; Joey Montero; Chet Huntley / Producer 8.2
tbd Clerks: Season 1 May 31, 2000 Leonardo Leonardo 4.0
tbd Will & Grace: Season 6 Sep 25, 2003 Malcolm 8.3
tbd Will & Grace: Season 7 Sep 16, 2004 Malcolm 8.5
tbd Will & Grace: Season 8 Sep 29, 2005 Malcolm 8.4
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 1 Oct 11, 1975 Barney Frank 8.1
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 14 Oct 8, 1988 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 15 Sep 24, 1989 Himself 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 16 Sep 29, 1990 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 17 Sep 28, 1991 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 18 Sep 26, 1992 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 19 Sep 25, 1993 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 20 Sep 24, 1994 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 21 Sep 30, 1995 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 22 Sep 28, 1996 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 23 Sep 27, 1997 Himself / Quiz Kings Contestant tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 24 Sep 26, 1998 Scout Master tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 25 Sep 26, 1999 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 26 Oct 7, 2000 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 27 Sep 29, 2001 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 28 Oct 5, 2002 Himself 6.3
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 29 Oct 4, 2003 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 30 Oct 2, 2004 Himself / Various tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 31 Oct 1, 2005 Himself 4.8
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 32 Sep 30, 2006 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 34 Sep 13, 2008 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 35 Sep 26, 2009 Himself tbd