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: 73
Highest Metascore: 84 30 Rock: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 63 Match Game: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 15 Sep 24, 1989 Himself 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest 10
tbd 30 Rock: Season 2 Oct 4, 2007 Jack Donaghy 8.8
84 30 Rock: Season 3 Oct 30, 2008 Jack Donaghy; Hector Moreda / Producer 8.6
tbd Will & Grace: Season 7 Sep 16, 2004 Malcolm 8.5
tbd Will & Grace: Season 8 Sep 29, 2005 Malcolm 8.4
tbd 30 Rock: Season 7 Oct 4, 2012 Jack Donaghy / Producer 8.4
tbd Will & Grace: Season 6 Sep 25, 2003 Malcolm 8.3
67 30 Rock: Season 1 Oct 11, 2006 Jack Donaghy / Jack Donaghy; Joey Montero; Chet Huntley / Producer 8.2
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 41 Oct 3, 2015 Himself 8.2
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest 8.0
tbd 30 Rock: Season 5 Sep 23, 2010 Jack Donaghy; Delivery Guy / Producer 8.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 18 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 8.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 1 Oct 11, 1975 Barney Frank 7.9
tbd 30 Rock: Season 6 Jan 12, 2012 Jack Donaghy; Joey Montero; Chet Huntley / Producer 7.8
73 30 Rock: Season 4 Oct 15, 2009 Jack Donaghy / Producer 7.6
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 39 Sep 28, 2013 Himself 7.3
tbd Clerks: Season 1 May 31, 2000 Leonardo Leonardo 7.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 42 Oct 1, 2016 Donald Trump / Himself 6.5
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 28 Oct 5, 2002 Himself 6.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 6.3
63 Match Game: Season 1 Jun 26, 2016 Host 6.3
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 37 Sep 24, 2011 Himself 5.9
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 31 Oct 1, 2005 Himself 5.7
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 34 Sep 13, 2008 Himself 5.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 35 Sep 26, 2009 Himself 5.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 22 Aug 30, 1993 Guest (Cameo) 5.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 20 Sep 24, 1994 Himself tbd