Alec Baldwin is a really good actor. Never mind is role in the unholy demon of a film “Cat in the Hat”; he still has been in many good films and is very famous for his role in “30 Rock.” (Best show ever!)
2009 has been a huge year of people threatening retirement, whether it’s “Supa Rappa Joaquin Phoenix!” or, recently, Robert Downey Jr. Baldwin, who’s starred in films like The Departed, has joined that list.
Hollywood Reporter states:
Men’s Journal quoted Baldwin as saying it was “pretty much it for him” after “30 Rock,” “in a couple of years or so.” He told Playboy Magazine this year he was “done” with his career in 2012 and would retire at “30 Rock’s” wrap party.
“I consider my entire movie career a complete failure,” he told Men’s Journal. “The goal of movie-making 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.”
I don’t think Baldwin is a failure, but like with Robert Downey Jr. I understand why he wants to quit. As I said with Downey, sometimes it can be too much for one person. I think he’s being a little hard on himself though.