Friday, 11 December 2009

Mr. Baldwin, is there anything you can't do?

Not sure if I love Alec Baldwin, but there are certainly some strong feelings there. He always makes me laugh of course and just never ceases to amaze me. He has time to be on a hit TV show, a regular on SNL, act in pretty much every movie ever made, lecture my friend about her involvement with his family member (true story) and now this:

Indeed, the man in that little room was Alec Baldwin, the actor with a restless and tabloid-turbulent career that encompasses all three realms. His latest guise is pitchman for high art, as in Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. This season Mr. Baldwin became the official announcer of the New York Philharmonic’s weekly radio broadcasts.

His involvement reflects an unusual dimension for a Hollywood figure and one that may come as a surprise to many: a passion for classical music that allows him to talk as comfortably about orchestral repertory as he does about movie shoots and television syndication.

Read more from the NY Times article on Alec's latest endeavor.

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