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Alec Baldwin's favorite books

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird

    Book Cover: To Kill a Mockingbird
    (literature and fiction, classics, mystery and thrillers, nonfiction, economics, management, science)

    "In some important ways, characters that we have grown to love in this story are worse off at its end, but they are wiser, and the family still has each other. This is a great story about facing life's difficulties and moving on, no matter what."

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Why should you listen to him?

Alec Baldwin plays network executive Jack Donaghy on the two-time Emmy Award-winning "30 Rock," a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show.

Winner of an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two SAG Awards and a Television Critics Association Award for his role, Baldwin has been heralded by Entertainment Weekly as a "comic genius" for his hilarious turn on "30 Rock."

He is one of Hollywood's most charismatic and prolific actors – both on stage and in film. Baldwin garnered raves for his performance in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" and a 2004 Academy Award nomination for his role in "The Cooler" opposite William H. Macy. Other film credits include "The Good Shepherd" directed by Robert DeNiro, "The Hunt for Red October," "Miami Blues," "Prelude To A Kiss," "Malice," "The Shadow," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Heaven's Prisoners," "Ghosts of Mississippi," "The Edge," "Pearl Harbor" and "The Cat in the Hat." He will next star in "Lymelife," opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon and Rory Culkin.

In addition to his many dramatic credits, Baldwin has proven to be an adept and perennial host of "Saturday Night Live" (with 13 hosting appearances to his credit) and was lauded as the "funniest person on TV" in 2006 by the Chicago Sun-Times. Baldwin's production company, El Dorado Pictures, has co-produced the Emmy-nominated miniseries "Nuremberg" and the feature film "State and Main."

Among his many stage credits, Baldwin won acclaim and a Tony nomination for his work opposite Jessica Lange in "A Streetcar Named Desire," which also garnered him an Emmy nomination for the television adaptation.


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