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Stephen Baldwin is convinced his faith destroyed his film career

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Actor Stephen Baldwin is convinced his devotion to Christianity cost him his Hollywood career.

"The Usual Suspects" star became a born-again Christian after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, and he has been outspoken about the lengths he would go to stay true to his faith ever since. But Baldwin insists his religious beliefs have made him unpopular in the industry, revealing that no filmmakers want to work with him because he is often considered too controversial.

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He tells "Good Morning America," "I'm getting ready to direct two or three movies next year that are faith-based films. I'm kind of full-blown faith-based right now, and that's just where I'm at in my walk of Christianity. But isn't it weird, that as a Christian, I had a casting director come up to me two years ago and say, 'I'm really sorry, because I've brought your name up in castings for a while now, and they all just look at me like I'm crazy."

Reporter Amy Robach then asked, "Is it possible to be successful in Hollywood and be an outspoken Christian?" and Baldwin responded, "Sure doesn't seem like it now, does it?"

Religion has been a hot topic in Hollywood as of late -- teenage "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones made headlines earlier this week after publicly calling the comedy "filth," following his recent spiritual awakening. He has since apologized.

451Comments
Nov 29, 2012 8:35AM
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For what is a man profited , if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Nov 29, 2012 8:38AM
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Stick with your Christian beliefs and success will follow. Most of Hollywood stars are evil and will fail in the end.
Nov 29, 2012 8:45AM
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It's because he's a bad actor. Bruce Willis is an outspoken conservative and gets tons of work.

Nov 29, 2012 8:30AM
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What career????????????  Wake up and smell the coffee!  
Nov 29, 2012 8:36AM
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It's not so much is message the problem is in the way he delivered his message.
There is a time and a place for everything..but, Mr. Baldwin lacks the finesse to know what is appropriate and where.
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