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Alec Baldwin Is Quitting Acting!

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Someone's had too many cocktails before an interview having a mid-life crisis!

Much to the dismay of Jack Donaghy and 30 Rock fans everywhere, Alec Baldwin has announced that he's going quit acting in 2012!

He says:

"I don't have any interest in acting anymore. I'm not young, but I have time to do something else. I consider my entire movie career a complete failure. The goal of moviemaking is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that."

Well, that gives the show at least another two years, and it will probably lose its luster by then anyway!

Besides - given all of his behind the scenes antics, we're not too sad he's peacing out!

What do U think?? Do U respect Alec's decision or do you think he's being a rude, thoughtless little pig?

Bwa ha ha!

UPDATE: Alec's PR people have just sent us an email, clarifying that Alec has no plans to retire and is not leaving 30 Rock. While it is true there are two more years left of his 30 Rock deal, the quote posted above is a reprint of an interview with CNN back in March.

Take from that what you will.

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48 comments to “Alec Baldwin Is Quitting Acting!”

  1. steff says – reply to this


    1

    He's said he was going to quit before.



  2. 2

    didn't he say this like a year or so ago? i hope he doesn't quit and how dare you say that the luster for 30 rock will be over, that show is insanely intelligent and funny. i LOVE 30 rock.

  3. rayna says – reply to this


    3

    He underestimates how much pleasure he's given us over the years. A failure? No way. He still is handsome, and was breathtakingly handsome when he was younger. He's a great comic as well as dramatic actor. I hope he changes his mind!



  4. 4

    this is SO old Perez!! I saw this interview SEVERAL months ago!



  5. 5

    this is an OLD INTERVIEW moron. get with it.



  6. 6

    I have enjoyed most of the roles he has played, but I am sorry he feels unfulfilled. If he wants to do something else, he should do it. I'd say that to anyone who feels like there is something else out there.



  7. 7

    I hope the door SMACKS HIS ASS on the way out.



  8. 8

    Just like he was leaving the U.S. if Bush was re-elected? Yeah, he is just attention whoring as usual.



  9. 9

    No way this is happening. He's too funny and all studios know this.



  10. 10

    This is bullshit. Baldwin said he was going to Canada if Bush won the election. That never happened. This won't happen either. With any luck, he'll be on SNL next fall cooking up his Schweddy balls or molesting Canteen boy.



  11. 11

    Good lord you are late as hell!!! He made this statement MONTHS ago!



  12. 12

    Dear Alec Baldwin: Beetlejuice was EPIC!!! That is one of my favorite movies of all time and you were in it. If you want to retire, so be it, but you are definitely not a failure and Ive enjoyed your movies.



  13. 13

    You're really slipping lately Perez… Alec Baldwin said this over a year ago and has since cleared it up saying he will continue acting, but will also consider other projects. Get it together man…



  14. 14

    u cant have everything. be happy with what u have/had, which is a lot



  15. 15

    Big Baby



  16. 16

    He's going to go into politics for sure.



  17. 17

    Isn't this old news?



  18. 18

    Malice was a great movie.



  19. 19

    When you're a diva … you NEVER quit acting.



  20. 20

    I can't wait for this bag of douche' to run for an office! He thought that answering v-mail to his daughter was bad…wait till Kim messes with his world by tanking his candidacy.



  21. 21

    his brief role in Glengary Glenross is considered not only a highlight of the movie, but also one of the best acting performances of our times…and that's no understatement.

    "And to answer you question, pal, why am I here? I came here because Mitch and Murray asked me to. They asked me for a favor. I said the real favor, follow my advice and fire your fucking ass because a loser is a loser. "



  22. 22

    I see politics in the future.



  23. 23

    Come now Alec, we all love you and will shower you with the fame and attention your lack of selfesteem self needs. Not a chance in hell you are quiting the business. So just continue to entertain us.



  24. 24

    He is just a sad drunk man. This is the same hypocrite who said he'd leave the country when Bush won the Presidency….I'm still waiting. His leaving acting can only make it a better industry.



  25. 25

    WHAT THE HELL PEREZ?!?! THIS IS OLD NEWS. HE SAID THIS LAST YEAR AND YOU (OR THE MINIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU) FOUND THIS IN AN AD FROM Us Weekly IN NOV 2009! DAMN, YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT OR, HELL, MAYBE YOU'RE NOT.



  26. 26

    DUDE HAS ENOUGH IN HIS RETIREMENT FUND EVEN FOR A LAME 2ND RATE ACTOR. EASY FOR HIM TO QUIT. BUT HE'S RIGHT. NO ONE EFFING CARES IF HE'S GONE. B-BYE!!!!



  27. 27

    He obviously has enough money to retire. I say go for it and learn/do something else.



  28. 28

    He can hang out with Amanda bynes..lol



  29. 29

    I love Alec Baldwin. he was so absolutely beautiful when he was young, and now is is a total DILF.

    Don't quit Alec! Somebody make him an offer he can't refuse, a movie just like he says he wants! C'mon Hollywood! Do it, do it, do it, do it!



  30. 30

    I read this quote at least 6 months ago. OLD news.



  31. 31

    Perez and his sister are getting nastier and more vicious with their comments every day. Alec Baldwin has done some good work and he should get credit for that. The person who writes these derogatory comments always focuses on the negative about any celebrity. Plus why refer to the voice mail Alec left his daughter? They have a great relationship now and the only one who cares about that incident is either the douche Perez or his ugly sister.



  32. 32

    Why is it rude and thoughtless to make a decision about his own life? He chose to do acting, he can choose to quit it. It's no one's business.



  33. 33

    This seems to be a trend. Amanda Bynes announces she quiiting acting at the ripe old age of twenty something and now this guy. Here's an idea: If you want to quit then just quit. Telling everyone looks like a lame, attention-whoring stunt.



  34. 34

    unless he's just rehashing his opinion, i believe the announced this last year– you really are behind



  35. 35

    you are the rude, thoughtless little PIG Perez!

  36. luvu2 says – reply to this


    36

    I respect his decision. I certainly wouldn't consider his "entire movie career a complete failure.", a bit of an overstatement…..Just hope he sticks with his decision this time.

  37. @v@ says – reply to this


    37

    Oh, for heaven's sake. These all or nothing edicts amaze me at his age. He can do one or two things a year without proclaiming that 'he's quitting'. Would someone with some ruddy pull out there in Hollywood or somewhere please write him a script where he's the friggin' lead and let the man be happy? Some Clive Oweny cerebral intrique with action or no thing?
    I didn't used to care for him, but I LOVE the polished, wry and intelligent delivery he gives these days. He's ready!, gives good screen, is believable in his roles, still handsome, and needs a really good reason to get back in to shape. Come. ON.



  38. 38

    WELL, HES OLD NOW. NEEDS TO JUST RELAX AND ENJOY LIFE.



  39. 39

    I'm pretty sure he said this a year ago, so this is late. It's Complicated was a commercial success, and he was phenomenal.



  40. 40

    Old news is old.



  41. 41

    Re: xcalibur
    He's better than 99% of actors in Hollywood. Period.



  42. 42

    everyone is fleeing nbc



  43. 43

    He always makes idle threats about quiting or leaving the country or leaving a series or whatever is up his butt that day. I love him in comedies but his off screen personality and personal life are a mess.



  44. 44

    Re: exador – Damn, I freaking love that film! And you're right about Alec's part. It was epic.



  45. 45

    are you kidding with this very old news????????????? what lame people working for perez.



  46. 46

    What?! Again?!

    What a lame attention seeker this guy is…as bad as his even lamer fake christian loser brother



  47. 47

    Shut up Perez. The man has always been an amazing talent. Every actor/actress has starred in 1 or 2 crappy movies. I WISH the next generations of stars had as much charisma and screen presence as him and many others. And what he does in his personal life (e.g. his family life) should have no bearing on measuring his popularity as an actor.



  48. 48

    He's just looking for approval. Just like my clingy, needy husband. Get over yourself–nobody cares Alec.