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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 10:09AM
It's not being Christian that kills actors' careers. It's being a preachy fanatical Christian that kills actors' careers.
Nov 29, 2012 10:09AM
 angus should apologize. his 350k an episode gravytrain will end if he doesn't get on his knees and lick some producers nutsack.that talentless twerps hollywood time is up. he'll be lucky if he makes minimum wage at mc donalds when 2 1/2 gets canned.
Nov 29, 2012 10:08AM
If he would have kept his religion where it belongs, which is in a religious building or his home, he wouldn't be experiencing such problems. Nobody trusts a person who publicly proclaims his/her faith. I would never turn my back toward anyone who publicly professes that he/she is a Christian. The world would be a much better place in which to live if organized religions were banned. One does not need to belong to any religion to have and practice a faith that a supreme being exists.

It's been my life's experience that those who profess their "Christian" ways are for the most part hypocrites, the same old, same old do as I say, not as I do.

Nov 29, 2012 10:06AM
Wow, Stephen, my faith is keeping me alive , fed, clothes on my back, a warm place to sleep, despite being jobless this year after 35 years of steady employment. Quit whining about what God hasn't done, and praise Him for what He has done!
Nov 29, 2012 10:05AM
Being religious and being an extremist are two drastically different things.  I wish people would understand that.  If you have a religious preference, great.  There's no need to shove it down people's throat and force it onto others.   
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