Prior To The Deadly 'Rust' Shooting, Alec Baldwin Handled Weapons In These Films

Before the fatal Rust shooting, Alec Baldwin had a lot of experience with on-set guns.

In fact, he's worked with weapons in films and television shows.

Baldwin has been seen wearing, handling, and shooting guns of various types over the course of his four-decade career. Here are the Alec Baldwin films in which you might have seen him with a weapon.

Following that, he appeared in the primetime series Knots Landing.

He would, however, go on to make a name for himself in the film industry.

Baldwin made his big screen debut in 1986's Forever Lulu.

From there, the illustrious actor's career skyrocketed.

In 1988, he appeared in three films: Beetlejuice, Working Girl, and She's Having a Baby.

Malice (1993), The Hunt For Red October and Miami Blues (1990), Heaven's Prisoners (1996), Mercury Rising (1998), The Juror (1996), The Getaway (1994), and The Edge (1997) were among the more serious roles he played in action films during the 1990s.

Baldwin's career progressed, and he began to appear in films directed by legendary filmmakers.

In Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006) and The Aviator (2004), he played himself.

He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Cooler in 2003.

However, as Baldwin's roles grew more varied, so did his acting experience.

The action movies brought with them prominent gun-carrying roles.

These roles are noteworthy, particularly in light of the fatal on-set shooting that killed one person and injured another.

The Rust star and producer was accidentally shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a prop gun in a church on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

He also injured Joel Souza, the director.

The incident is still being investigated.

However, in the weeks and months since the shooting, many people have wondered how it could have happened.

Baldwin, it turns out, has a lot of screen time under his belt.

In The Hunt For Red October, his character, CIA analyst Jack Ryan, is seen with a gun.

As Frederick Franger, Jr. of the Miami Blues, he is in charge of two different firearms.

As Carter "Doc" McCoy in The Getaway, he also uses two firearms.

Baldwin wields a gun in every scene of 1994's The Shadow, playing both the title character and his superhero alter ego Lamont Cranston.

In Heaven's Prisoners, the actor wields two firearms as homicide detective Dave Robicheaux.

As 'Teacher' in The Juror, he carries four different guns.

As photographer Bob Green in the survival film The Edge, Col Kudrow in Mercury Rising, Macklin in Thick as Thieves, Jack McCallister in Fun With Dick and Jane, and finally Alan Hunley in Mission Impossible: Fallout, he carries a weapon.

If that wasn't enough, Baldwin plays Jack Donaghy in the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, in which he wields a variety of firearms.

Then there are the roles where Baldwin has a gun on his hip but doesn't necessarily fire it, like Captain Ellerby. So whether he's playing a survivalist, a spy, a CIA analyst, a detective, a cop, or a superhero, Baldwin appears to have done it all when it comes to firearms on set.

Unfortunately, his attempt to use one on a Western set failed miserably.

Baldwin, in any case, denies any wrongdoing in relation to the Rust accident.

It's difficult to imagine such a dangerous misfire given the number of firearms he's handled in movies.

Baldwin also admitted in a recent interview with ABC that he couldn't imagine being in another film with a gun in it.

In addition, he stated that his career may be over.

In the special Alec Baldwin: Unscripted, he told George Stephanopoulos, "I can't imagine I'd ever do a movie with a gun in it again."

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