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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.

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Nov 29, 2012 9:20AM
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There are many Christians in Hollywood doing just fine. You, Stephen Baldwin , are a psycho ramming your religion down everyone's throats.  

Matthew 6:6 (NIV): But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Nov 29, 2012 9:15AM
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Doesn't help to be too Christian, I guess.
On the other hand, it wouldn't hurt to be a little grounded in reality.
i.e. maybe they don't want you because your name is Stephen, not Alec.

Nov 29, 2012 9:15AM
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Bad acting killed your career - God had nothing to do with it -
Nov 29, 2012 9:13AM
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Anyone can have a strong faith and still be successful , In Hollywood , a prime examples are Tom Hanks , Will Smith and Denzel Washington ,yet none of them let their faith interfere with their work and STILL make choices based on their faiths.The problem lies on the fact that no one likes to "be told" what to do and/or believe (even when is for their own best concern) and when certain people use religion as an excuse to condemn,criticize and make every decision in life ; Anyone can still be an honest,good person that help those who lack faith or need help & make ethical decisions without yelling at the four winds that you are "super duper religious".
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