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Baldwin Threatens to Leave Acting

Maybe he's just broken up over the impending NBC sale? Alec Baldwin, who parodies General Electric corporate culture as an NBC executive on 30 Rock, told Men's Journal that he doesn't "have any interest in acting anymore," saying that he considers his "entire movie career a complete failure." Baldwin, ostensibly promoting his upcoming movie It's Complicated, called movies "a part of my past." The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2003, will host the Oscars with It's Complicated co-star Steve Martin. Baldwin, the star of critical darlings like Glengarry Glen Ross and box-office smashes like The Hunt for Red October, told the magazine "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." This is not the first time the actor has prognosticated about his future: In 2004 the actor threatened to move to Canada if Bush won the election. He still lives in the U.S.