Tuesday, February 7

Alec Baldwin: Hollywood’s Super Dad

Of course Baldwin has not gone anywhere and is collaborating with the New Mexico detectives investigating what happened in the rancho Bonanza Creek, a tragedy that will mark a before and after in the successful career of the film and television actor, who since the 80s has led a saga of brothers -Daniel, William and Stephen- also interpreters. He is also the famous uncle of the model Hailey Baldwin, married with Justin Bieber.

Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958 in Amityville, New York. During all these decades he has stood out in both supporting roles and protagonists, in such blockbuster films as ‘Beetlejuice’, ‘The Hunt for Red October’, ‘The Aviator’ or ‘The Departed’, by Martin Scorsese. On TV, he has been the host of the popular ‘Saturday Night Live’ up to 17 times, where until November 2020 he brilliantly played the double of Donald Trump. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to lose a job before!” The actor said when the Republican lost the match with Biden and he fired the character for which he received a (Primetime) Emmy.

Waiter in Studio 54

Raised in a large family of Catholic beliefs -He has two other sisters, Beth and Jane-, with a father teacher and soccer coach and a mother housewife, the young Baldwin tried his luck in the football during high school and even did waiter at the famous disco Studio 54 A bit later. It must have been there and not at George Washington University where he studied political science, from 1976 to 1979, where the variety bug bit him. Yes, because shortly after he began studying acting at New York University and the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, along with Mira Rostrova, Elaine Aiken and Milton Kastelas. Later he would perfect the technique in the Actor’s Studio, the school founded in 1947 by Elia Kazan, and in which James Dean, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift or Marilyn Monroe herself were forged.

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He worked in series of ‘doctors’ and won the World Theater Award for his performance in’ Loot ‘(Loot) by Joe Orton as best theatrical debut in 1987. And at the end of that decade he began to savor the triumph with films like’ Bitelchus ‘(Tim Burton, 1988); ‘Married to everyone’ (Jonathan Demme, 1988), ‘Woman’s weapons’ (Mike Nichols, 1988) or ‘Great ball of fire’ (Jim McBride, 1989).

Marriage to Basinger

He jumped into the pink press in the 90s, when he became the protagonist of one of the most famous and attractive couples in Hollywood. The actor met the explosive Kim Basinger in 1990 when they met for dinner at Morton’s restaurant in Los Angeles to chat about the movie they were going to star in together, with the premonitory title ‘The marrying man’, ‘She always says yes’, as translated in Spain. They arrived separately at the restaurant and left together. “He kissed me and then asked me if I wanted to have children”, the actress of ‘Nine and a half weeks’ later told. With her he only had one, Ireland, born on October 23, 1995, today a divorced model with a cloudy past due to her addiction to alcohol and drugs. His fiery parents also separated in early 2001, after starring in fights, slamming doors and star acts in public places.

Baldwin focused on the work in the following decade, where he began producing and directing with “The Devil and Daniel Webster,” which starred Anthony Hopkins. He was nominated for an Oscars, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild for his performance in the film ‘The Cooler’ in 2003. A year later he appeared in the film ‘The Aviator’ by Martin Scorsese, with whom in 2006 he recorded ‘The Departed’.

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His own large family

In 2011 he met the yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, 26 years younger than Baldwin, in a Manhattan restaurant – again, a restaurant – and they were married a year later. The first girl Carmen, arrived in 2013. And before he was born Rafael Thomas, his third son and the second of the also writer ‘namasté’ who really did not have Spanish roots, since he was not born in Palma de Mallorca but in Weston (Massachusetts), he did work in Spain with Santiago Segura in ‘Torrente 5: Eurovegas Operation’ and played the husband of Julianne Moore in the drama “Always Alice.”

Your activity as Super Dad continued with the arrival into the world of the following children of the marriage: Leonardo and Romeo Alexander. Then Hilaria suffered two miscarriages, one in April 2019 and another in November of the same year, but again she conceived again, this time at Eduardo Pau Lucas. The youngest and sixth daughter of the couple, Lucy, was born this past September through surrogacy and only five months after her previous brother. With seven children, Baldwin can call himself the Hollywood super dad.


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