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Stephen Baldwin is convinced his faith destroyed his film career


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.

Nov 29, 2012 12:20PM
Dude, your terrible acting killed your career but I guess you needed something to blame it on...
Nov 29, 2012 12:18PM
Tyler Perry's movies and shows are full of references Christianity, prayer, faith, etc.

last time I checked, he was doing pretty well. 

PS: you don't have to like Tyler Perry's movies. I'm just saying he's an outspoken Christian, who's doing fantastically in Hollywood. 
Nov 29, 2012 12:15PM
Stick with your Christian belief, LOL, and success will follow.  LOL Then go on to say "Most of Hollywood stars are evil and will fail in the end" ahhh hahahaha LOL Christians and their Judgements oh wait the Bible says people are not to judge others, LOL. Yea stick with your made up religion of fear and scare tactics while convicting people along the way...what is that word...ummm..hypo...not potamus...oh yea that's its...HYPOCRITE 
He didn't have much of a career to start with. I don't think you have to be outspoken and in your face to be a good Christian. There aren't to many goody- to-shoe roles in the movies. Every movie including Disney has suggestive content that would make most uppity christians have a cow. Being Christian had nothing to do with losing roles. His big Baldwin mouth is what kept him out of work. He needs to take a cue from his brother and learn when to shut up.
Nov 29, 2012 12:13PM

And here I thought it was because when someone thinks of casting a Baldwin in a role they think of Alec, Adam (who isn't related), Billy or Daniel.  Since they know there are four of them, they stop there.  All the results of an online image, after a certain age, looking angry, slimy or obnoxious doesn't help either.

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