American actor, film producer, and philanthropist Alec Baldwin III was born in the small town of Fairfax, Virginia. He rose to fame on the CBS soap opera Knots Landing, where he portrayed the eldest of four actor brothers. Baldwin is also a philanthropist, and is the subject of multiple wrongful death lawsuits. In 2013, he was charged with the murder of Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer working on the set of Scorsese’s The Departed.
Halyna Hutchins was a cinematographer
Filmmakers and workers have been in a state of shock over the death of a film crew member. A recent near-strike by the IATSE has cast a cloud over the safety of film sets, and now the death of a cinematographer on a Scorsese production may only increase the pressure on the industry.
Halyna Hutchins was an emerging young talent who worked as a cinematographer for the film. She had come to the United States in the early 2010s after completing a graduate degree in international journalism from the Kyiv National University. She later attended the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles and was later named a rising star by American Cinematographer. Among her other film credits is the sci-fi film Archenemy.
She was killed when a revolver he was holding fired a live round
An assistant director in Santa Fe County told investigators he saw no “hot rounds” before the shooting, but he still handed the revolver to Alec Baldwin, who then fired a single, live round. Halls told police he gave the gun to Baldwin because he thought it was “cold.” Halls had fired a gun earlier in the day during a break and later said he heard the phrase “cold gun” while talking to the director of the Santa Fe Police Department.
“The shooting of Halyna Hutchins in the New Mexico film set was tragic and unnecessary,” Baldwin told Stephanopoulos. “It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me,” he said. “It’s the worst thing that has happened to me.” Baldwin said the scene happened during a rehearsal. The actor’s rented Colt.45 revolver and had been practicing shooting the gun when it suddenly fired, killing the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the director, Joel Souza.
Baldwin is facing wrongful-death lawsuits
Alec Baldwin is currently the subject of a wrongful-death lawsuit. The family of Halyna Hutchins claims that a movie set erupted in a shooting on October 6, 2016, when a prop revolver gun accidentally discharged and killed the cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins. According to a report by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, the scene was a “heated” one, and there were no warning signs of an accident. A wrongful-death lawsuit filed against Baldwin could result in criminal charges.
The actor’s lawyers have not responded to requests for comment, but have said that the actor has turned over his cellphone to New York authorities three months after the shooting. Investigators have said they found “some complacency” in handling weapons on the “Rust” set. He has not been charged criminally, but the two producers involved have filed a lawsuit each. The lawsuits allege that the producers failed to perform basic safety checks and follow basic gun safety rules and regulations.
He is a philanthropist
In this age of terrorism, we are surrounded by a smear campaign against people who support terrorism, and the term “philanthropist” is used frequently. A philanthropist will often use the word “charity” to refer to those who help people in need. Nonetheless, a philanthropist does not necessarily help the most vulnerable in society.
Another famous philanthropist is the billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. This Hungarian-American businessman has donated more than $23 billion to charities since 1979. During this time, he has helped causes such as public health, anti-fascist publications, human rights, and economic reforms. In addition to giving money to charities, he has also donated his time, talent, and expertise to projects and humanitarian causes.
He was divorced from Kim Basinger
Alec Baldwin and Basinger separated in 2006 after years of marriage and a bitter custody battle over their daughter, Ireland. But it turns out the couple was more than just a hot mess. Their relationship was passionate and strained, but they ultimately made up and are now on better terms than ever. In a 2006 interview with Barbara Walters, Baldwin said: “I am so sorry that we were not able to work out a prenuptial agreement.”
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger married in 1993 and had a daughter, Ireland Baldwin, in 1995. However, their marriage fell apart in 2000 and the couple divorced after eight years. While Baldwin purchased a house in the Hamptons, Basinger chose Los Angeles and lived there with her daughter. Kim Basinger, who had anxiety issues, said that the divorce was particularly tough on her. During the divorce proceedings, Ireland was also a victim of depression and anxiety.