Alec Baldwin 1

Soaps are the best. They really are. If you can do a soap, well, you can do anything. You have to learn pages of dialogue very quickly.
Alec Baldwin

In the theater, you act more of the time. In the movies, you get to act maybe 20 or 30 minutes of the day. I love acting in movies. It’s just different.
Alec Baldwin

For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally.
Alec Baldwin

When I’m not working, I dress like a surfer. I look like I’m going to come into your house and clean your pool.
Alec Baldwin

A lot of people want to not wear a tie when they go to a restaurant. They feel they don’t have to wear a tie. I think it’s kind of a statement they’re making. I don’t know what that statement is. I haven’t quite figured that out yet.
Alec Baldwin

I’m not an awards-driven person in anything. Anytime you do get caught up in that, you usually end up getting whacked.
Alec Baldwin

I don’t need to be married to Georgia O’Keeffe or Lillian Hellman, but I like being with a woman I can look up to.
Alec Baldwin

I wanted to work with Cate Blanchett. She is one of the five greatest movie actresses of her generation.
Alec Baldwin

Often in films, you have no idea where you’re going to be six months from now. And I grew very weary of that. And television, although it wasn’t necessarily as creatively diverse as filmmaking can be, it was the lifestyle choice that I needed to make.
Alec Baldwin

Everybody I’ve ever worked with – 99.9 percent of the time, I’ve had a successful or very agreeable experience with.
Alec Baldwin

Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut – cut money for powerless people. So, that’s the biggest problem I have with them.
Alec Baldwin

I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, ‘Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.’ And when my wife showed up, He was like, ‘You recognize her now?’
Alec Baldwin

I was in college in Washington, D.C. I did three years full-time. I did all my requirements, and my senior year was really a gut year. And I said, ‘Law school will always be there.’ I was in no hurry to get right into that.
Alec Baldwin

When I told my parents, ‘I’m going to be an actor,’ they screamed and wept and freaked out.
Alec Baldwin

My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn’t commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn’t go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Alec Baldwin

I think I’m just like a lot of people who had nothing.
Alec Baldwin

I think I do want to go into politics. I really, really do. And I don’t know if I will.
Alec Baldwin

I had a marriage that I came to in the same way everybody else comes to a marriage. We all take chances when we get married.
Alec Baldwin

When you’re with someone, you want everything to be great. And that’s the pressure that you put on, and what you just can’t do.
Alec Baldwin

I don’t want to be throwing the football on the front yard when I’m 75. I mean, I’m not opposed to men doing that. But I don’t think it’s gonna work for me.
Alec Baldwin

In the film business, when you’re young, you just want to work. But when you’re older, it has more to do with who’s involved with the project – who you’re going to get in the boat with.
Alec Baldwin

I consider myself a pretty good conversationalist, but you wind up being downgraded to idiot status when you don’t speak the language!
Alec Baldwin

I collect travel alarm clocks. I was in a flea market in France once, in 1994, and I opened up this beautiful Jaeger-LeCoultre folding eight-day winding clock folded into a beautiful case, and I went, ‘Wow, man.’ And I’ve been collecting travel alarm clocks since 1994.
Alec Baldwin

Grown-ups yell. I don’t know why, but they do.
Alec Baldwin

We all have that moment when we think, ‘Hand me that Oscar now – you don’t even have to have the ceremony’.
Alec Baldwin

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