Movies: Growing Out of Stardom

Alec Baldwin is not a leading man anymore, but it doesn't seem to aggravate him--much

Alec Baldwin is a scary bastard. His dark gray suit, even at 6 p.m., is still immaculately pressed, he never smiles, his hair is perfect, his voice is as deep as James Earl Jones', and even though he's surprisingly smart and funny, he takes himself super seriously. He orders a virgin Bloody Mary, like some Tarantino villain. He says things like "I think I just answered that question." If at any moment he had made a sudden movement, I would have dashed out the door.

So it's not surprising that Baldwin is appearing onscreen as two bad guys, one in...

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