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Alec Baldwin

Highest Rated:   98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
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Birthplace:   Massapequa, New York
Equally at home playing leads and character roles, actor Alec Baldwin is known for his work in just about every genre, from action thrillers to comedies to dramas. Born April 3, 1958, in Massapequa, Long Island, he was the second of six children (brothers William, Daniel, and Stephen would also become actors). Baldwin was a political science major at George Washington University before he decided to become an actor; following his change in vocation, he studied drama at NYU and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Early in his career, Baldwin was a busy man, simultaneously playing a role on the TV daytime drama The Doctors and performing in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on-stage in the evenings. A few years after making his 1980 Broadway debut, the actor moved to Los Angeles, where he landed a part in the television series Knots Landing. He made his film debut in 1987 with a starring role in Forever, Lulu, which led to work in a number of major films. From 1988 to 1989 alone, Baldwin appeared in no less than seven films, including Tim Burton's black comedy Beetlejuice, Mike Nichols' Working Girl, Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob, and Oliver Stone's Talk Radio. In 1990, Baldwin achieved big-budget success playing ace CIA agent Jack Ryan in the undersea thriller The Hunt for Red October. The film's popularity won him acclaim, so Baldwin surprised many by foregoing the opportunity to reprise his role in the sequel Patriot Games (he was replaced by Harrison Ford) in favor of returning to Broadway to star as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. Although his decision paid off -- he received a Tony nomination for his performance -- it also marked the point at which Baldwin's star wattage began to flicker. His 1991 film, The Marrying Man proved to be an all-out flop (although it did provide him an introduction to co-star Kim Basinger, whom he would marry in 1993), and the critical success of his next two films, Prelude to a Kiss and Glengarry Glen Ross was overshadowed by a subsequent string of flops, including Malice (1993), The Getaway (1994), and The Juror (1996). The actor rebounded a bit with his role in Al Pacino's acclaimed documentary Looking for Richard (1996) but then had the unfortunate luck of starring in the 1998 Bruce Willis disaster Mercury Rising. However, the following year proved more fortuitous for Baldwin, as he starred in the coming-of-age comedy Outside Providence, as well as in the crime drama Thick As Thieves and the ethical drama The Confession, appearing alongside Amy Irving and Ben Kingsley. In addition, the actor made an uncredited appearance in Notting Hill, sending up his macho Hollywood persona as Julia Roberts' piggish actor boyfriend.Baldwin started off the 2000s by re-teaming with David Mamet on the Hollywood satire State and Main as a lecherous leading man with a weakness for underage girls. He provided narration for Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, and was one of the few people to escape unscathed from Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor. Although he continued to make headlines because of his politics, as well as his ongoing legal scuffles with now ex-wife Kim Basinger, Baldwin continued to do strong work in the comedies Along Came Polly (2004) and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), and scored his first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor playing a menacing casino manager in 2003's The Cooler. He became a part of Martin Scorsese's stock company playing Juan Trippe in 2004's The Aviator, following it up as a federal agent in love with the Patriot Act in 2006's The Departed.Baldwin's longstanding association with the venerable sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (he has hosted over ten times) paid great dividends when he was hired to play the part of the boss on former SNL head writer Tina Fey's fall 2006 sitcom 30 Rock. He earned universal raves for his work on the show, and would earn a Golden Globe nomination every single year of the show's run, winning the award

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Blind
  • Bill Oakland
2017
49% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne)
  • Michael Lockwood
$4.2M 2017
52% The Boss Baby
  • Boss Baby
$173.1M 2017
No Score Yet One Night Only: Alec Baldwin
  • Actor
2017
86% Harry Benson: Shoot First
  • Actor
$18.3k 2016
55% Rules Don't Apply
  • Bob Maheu
$3.7M 2016
0% Andron (Andròn - The Black Labyrinth)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Back In The Day
  • Gino Fratelli
2016
No Score Yet Flatball: A History of Ultimate
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Drunk Parents
  • Actor
2016
60% Concussion
  • Dr. Julian Bailes
$23.3M 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
  • Alan Hunley
$155M 2015
72% I Am Chris Farley
  • Actor
2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
19% Aloha
  • General Dixon
$15.7M 2015
87% Still Alice
  • Dr. John Howland
2015
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
$0.4M 2014
No Score Yet Torrente 5 (Torrente V: Mision Eurovegas)
  • Actor
2014
91% Blue Jasmine
  • Hal
2013
85% Seduced And Abandoned
  • Actor
  • Producer
2013
73% Rise of the Guardians
  • North, Aka Santa Claus
$98.8M 2012
44% To Rome with Love
  • John
$16.6M 2012
41% Rock of Ages
  • Dennis Dupree
$38.6M 2012
5% Hick
  • Beau
2012
No Score Yet AmeriQua
  • Mr. Edwards
2012
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Awesome Adventures: Thrills & Chills Vol. 3
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Downsizing
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Birthday Express
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Bataan
  • Narrator
2011
14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Actor
$43.5M 2010
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: The Greatest Stories
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Last Play at Shea
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way
  • Narrator
2010
57% It's Complicated
  • Jake
$112.8M 2009
No Score Yet Moonlight Serenade
  • Actor
2009
14% My Best Friend's Girl
  • Billy
$19.2M 2008
63% Lymelife
  • Producer
  • Mickey Bartlett
2008
No Score Yet Role Model: Gene Wilder
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet A President to Remember
  • Narrator
2008
No Score Yet Karl Rove, I Love You
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Journey to the Edge of the Universe
  • Narrator
2008
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Engines & Escapades
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Test Pilots - Flying High
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Karl Rove, I Love You
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
  • Jabez Stone
2007
45% Brooklyn Rules
  • Caesar Manganaro
$0.3M 2007
50% Suburban Girl
  • Archie Knox
2007
13% Running With Arnold
  • Narrator
2007
No Score Yet Test Pilots: Spin Doctor
  • Narrator
2007
No Score Yet Planet Carnivore: Sharks & Lions
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Six Degrees Could Change the World
  • Narrator
2007
54% The Good Shepherd
  • Sam Murach
$59.9M 2006
31% Running With Scissors
  • Norman Burroughs
$6.8M 2006
91% The Departed
  • Ellerby
$132.3M 2006
54% Mini's First Time
  • Martin
$22.3k 2006
No Score Yet South Pacific: In Concert From Carnegie Hall
  • Actor
2005
29% Fun With Dick and Jane
  • Jack McCallister
$110.4M 2005
28% Elizabethtown
  • Phil DeVoss
$26.9M 2005
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin
  • Actor
2005
87% The Aviator
  • Juan Trippe
$102.6M 2004
68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
  • Dennis
$85.4M 2004
61% The Last Shot
  • Joe Devine
$0.4M 2004
No Score Yet The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers
  • Adult Timmy
2004
No Score Yet The Journey to Golda's Balcony
  • Narrator
2004
83% Broadway: The Golden Age
  • Actor
2004
25% Along Came Polly
  • Stan Indursky
$87.9M 2004
77% The Cooler
  • Shelley Kaplow
$8.2M 2003
10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
  • Lawrence Quinn
$100.5M 2003
No Score Yet Second Nature
  • Executive Producer
  • Paul Kane
2003
No Score Yet Control Factor
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends - Best of Gordon
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Path to War
  • Robert McNamara
2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Narrator
$52.4M 2002
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends
  • Storyteller
2002
44% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • Capt. Gray Edwards
2001
54% Cats & Dogs
  • Butch
2001
25% Pearl Harbor
  • Doolittle
$197.8M 2001
86% State and Main
  • Executive Producer
  • Bob
$5.8M 2000
19% Thomas and the Magic Railroad
  • Mr. Conductor
$2.1M 2000
No Score Yet Nuremberg
  • Executive Producer
  • Robert Jackson
2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Thomas and Friends - Make Someone Happy and Other Thomas Adventures
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Hollywood vs. The Paparazzi
  • Actor
2000
50% Outside Providence
  • Old Man Dunphy
1999
83% Notting Hill
  • Jeff King
1999
No Score Yet The Confession
  • Roy Bleake
  • Producer
1999
17% Mercury Rising
  • Nicholas Kudrow
1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves
  • Macklin
1998
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends
  • Storyteller
1998
60% The Edge
  • Robert Green
1997
45% Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Bobby DeLaughter
1996
81% Looking for Richard
  • Clarence
1996
16% Heaven's Prisoners
  • Executive Producer
  • Dave Robicheaux
1996
15% The Juror
  • Teacher
1996
No Score Yet Pacino - An Actor's Vision
  • Actor
1996
40% Two Bits
  • Narrator
1995
No Score Yet A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Stanley Kowalski
1995
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick
  • Narrator
1995
35% The Shadow
  • Lamont Cranston/The Shadow
1994
33% The Getaway
  • Doc McCoy
1994
59% Malice
  • Jed
1993
94% Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Blake
1992
61% Prelude to a Kiss
  • Peter Hoskins
1992
10% The Marrying Man
  • Charley Pearl
1991
77% Alice
  • Ed
1990
81% Miami Blues
  • Frederick J. "Junior" Frenger
1990
86% The Hunt for Red October
  • Jack Ryan
1990
63% Great Balls of Fire
  • Jimmy Swaggart
1989
84% Working Girl
  • Mick Dugan
1988
82% Talk Radio
  • Dan
1988
91% Married to the Mob
  • Frank 'Gurke' DeMarco
1988
82% Beetlejuice
  • Adam
1988
34% She's Having a Baby
  • Davis McDonald
1988
No Score Yet Forever Lulu
  • Buck
1987
No Score Yet Crazy Streets
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory
  • Col. William Travis
1987
No Score Yet Dress Gray
  • Ry Slaight
1986
No Score Yet Love on the Run
  • Sean Carpenter
1985
No Score Yet Sweet Revenge
  • Major Alex Breen
1984
No Score Yet Crazy Streets
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: Spills & Chills and Other Thomas Thrills
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Himself
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
83% Match Game
2016
  • Host
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • Guest
  • Host
  • Performer
  • 2017
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2016
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Jimmy MacArthur
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Jack Donaghy
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Host
  • 2009
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2008
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Luther Billis
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Malcolm
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2005
  • 2002
  • 1998
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Dr. Barrett Moore
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest

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