Alec Baldwin Weighs Political Career

Actor hits the big 5-0, tells 60 Minutes he's learned tact
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 8:40 AM CDT
In this photo provided by ABC television, actor Alec Baldwin speaking on the television show "The View" in his first TV appearance since the public airing of a voice mail he left for his daughter.    (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman, file)
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(Newser) – Outspoken actor Alec Baldwin is reconsidering his decision never to run for political office now that he's hit the half-century mark. The scrutiny he came under during his nasty divorce from Kim Basinger and the custody battle over their daughter has helped him learn the tact needed to survive in politics, Baldwin said in a 60 Minutes interview to be aired Sunday. But don't expect a total personality transformation.

Asked by interviewer Morley Safer if it wasn't abusive to describe his wife's divorce attorney as a "300-pound homunculus with a face like a clenched fist," Baldwin replied: "I was being kind, Morley."