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« on: December 01, 2009, 12:54:01 AM »

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.reuters.com/alec-baldwin-says-lost-interest-acting-will-soon-quit-reuters

He's going to start his new career in heavy-handed documentary narration.

I actually liked him in a few things.  Meet Your Meat wasn't one of them.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 08:07:43 AM »

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"And now, the movies I've been in, I never give them a moment's thought. Every movie I've ever been in, I just avoid," he said.

LOL, he finally said something I completely agree with.  I honestly thought his performance in Red October dragged the entire movie down.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 08:25:33 AM »

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"And now, the movies I've been in, I never give them a moment's thought. Every movie I've ever been in, I just avoid," he said.

LOL, he finally said something I completely agree with.  I honestly thought his performance in Red October dragged the entire movie down.

 TeddyR

Must have been something in that Russian cigarette that he had to smoke.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 08:25:56 AM »

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"And now, the movies I've been in, I never give them a moment's thought. Every movie I've ever been in, I just avoid," he said.

LOL, he finally said something I completely agree with.  I honestly thought his performance in Red October dragged the entire movie down.

I agree .  I honestly cant think of a single movie that I liked him in. not one. He is not a very good actor and his voice, don't get me started. Maybe it was all the Thomas the tank engine episodes I sat through that he voiced but it gives me the heebie jeebies..
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 01:27:01 PM »

He was f**king amazing in Miami Blues.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 01:58:08 PM »

I liked him in Beetle Juice.  Then again, that's really the only movie I remember seeing him in off hand.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 03:12:36 PM »

Now that's he's quit acting does that mean he can now be a full time a***ole?
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 09:02:33 PM »

Circus is right, ALEC BALDWIN was kind-of awesome in MIAMI BLUES.  BALDWIN interviewed GENE WILDER, whom I admire, for TCM... he did most of the talking (kind of like ROBERT OSBORNE with ANTHONY HOPKINS as guest programmer just the other day).  Didn't ALEC BALDWIN quit acting years ago and sort-of, kind-of, slipped back into it...?  
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 01:19:12 AM »

He's truly excellent in The Cooler, the film that snagged him an Academy Award nomination.  He lost to Tim Robbins in Mystic River.  I think he'd make a great straight man in a comedy, or a great ***hole (isn't that what he is in Miami Blues?).  As a lead in heroic roles, he's pretty bland though.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 08:35:20 AM »

He was f**king amazing in Miami Blues.

Isn't Miami blues the one with that actress, I cant remember her name, that is supposedly from Okeechobee FL but talks like a backwoods dumb ass?  TeddyR   That drove me freaking crazy. I have family in Okeechobee and believe me, they do not talk that way.   Smile 

I know, off topic, but whenever I think about miami blues that is the only thing I remember about the movie.
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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 11:27:55 AM »

Although Alec's career has not been very memorable, I will be eternally grateful for his very short, but sweet turn in Glengarry Glen Ross.

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 11:31:04 AM »

What a conceited way to phrase it.  He's quitting because he never gave a super-duper movie-driving performance.  He's taking his ball and going home, and I say let him go. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2009, 12:26:53 PM »

Some would say Baldwin quit acting years ago, although that never stopped him from accepting new roles.

Liked him in GLENGARRY.  Was good in THE COOLER, though I didn't find either the movie or the performance extremely memorable.  I've also caught the TV show "30 Rock" a couple of times and thought he was funny in that.  Lost respect for Alec when he didn't actually move out of the country if Bush elected, as he promised us.  Won't miss him onscreen.
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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2009, 12:37:02 PM »

He was f**king amazing in Miami Blues.

Isn't Miami blues the one with that actress, I cant remember her name, that is supposedly from Okeechobee FL but talks like a backwoods dumb ass?  TeddyR   That drove me freaking crazy. I have family in Okeechobee and believe me, they do not talk that way.   Smile 

I know, off topic, but whenever I think about miami blues that is the only thing I remember about the movie.

Yep. But, I've never taken that as a representation of the whole of Okeechobee. It's just one person, she's young, dumb, naive and the film is just following the book.
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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2009, 03:15:53 PM »

I really like Beetlejuice and he was fine in The Aviator.

Don't forget about the Canteen Boy skit on SNL!
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