Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded a director on the set of his latest movie “Rust,” which was filming in New Mexico.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department said Baldwin shot Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography, and Joel Souza, the director, at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, Reuters reported.
Hutchins was pronounced dead at the University of New Mexico Hospital.
Souza was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where his condition is unknown.
Baldwin has been a staple of the large and small screen across various genres.
Here are eight things to know about the actor:
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1. Baldwin was born Alexander Rae Baldwin III, on April 3, 1958. He was born in Amityville, New York, and was raised in Massapequa, according to Biography.
FILE PHOTO: Hamptons International Film Festival Chairman, Alec Baldwin attends the World Premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films’ ‘The First Wave’ at Hamptons International Film Festival on October 07, 2021 in East Hampton, New York. Law enforcement said Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer with a prop gun on his latest film "Rust" and wounded the film’s director.
2. Baldwin is the second of six children, and one of four brothers who broke into the field. Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin are all actors.
3. Alec Baldwin attended George Washington University, majoring in political science with the intention to go into law school. But he reignited his love for acting and moved to Manhattan to attend New York University, studying at the Lee Strasberg Institue, Biography said.
He also worked as a busser at Studio 54.
Here are some memorable photos of actor Alec Baldwin through the years.
1985: Author Gore Vidal poses with actors that will appear in the NBC-TV miniseries "Dress Gray" on Dec. 16, 1985. Actor Alec Baldwin is at left.
1988: Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin, right, react in horror when they first encounter the demonic Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton) in the supernatural comedy "Beetlejuice," 1988.
1990: Actor Alec Baldwin, left, is shown during rehearsals at NBC’s "Saturday Night Live," with musical guests the B-52s, Keith Strickland, second from left, Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider, partially obscured, in New York on April 19, 1990.
1991: Composer John Barry stands between presenters Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin as he holds his Oscar for best original score for the film "Dances With Wolves" backstage at the 63rd annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 25, 1991.
1992: Actors Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin appear at a special industry screening of "Final Analysis," in which she stars, in Los Angeles on Feb. 7, 1992.
1993: Actress Julie Harris, right, poses with actor Alec Baldwin, center, and actress Joan Van Ark at the gala benefit for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, Sunday evening, Feb. 7, 1993.
1994: Actress Kim Basinger is shown in a June 26, 1994, photo with her husband, actor Alec Baldwin.
1995: Actor Alec Baldwin arrives for the 1995 Tony Awards at Broadway’s Minskoff Theater in New York on June 4, 1995.
1996: Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin star in "Looking for Richard."
1998: Married American actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger sit at a table during the Golden Globe Awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California, on January 18, 1998.
1999: American actor Alec Baldwin and wife Kim Basinger.
2000: Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Kim Basinger arrive for the world premiere of "I Dreamed of Africa" on April 18, 2000, at Sony Theatres Lincoln Square in New York City.
2001: Actor Alec Baldwin arrives at the world premiere of Disney’s "Pearl Harbor" on May 21, 2001, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
2002: Actor Alec Baldwin speaks to delegates having dinner at the Florida Democratic Party State Conference on April 13, 2002, in Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando, Florida.
2004: Best supporting actor winner Alec Baldwin attends the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures 2003 annual Awards Gala at Tavern on the Green January 13, 2004, in New York City.
2004: Alec Baldwin and his date attend the American Theater Wing luncheon honoring Isabelle Stevenson at the Pierre Hotel on April 19, 2004, in New York City.
2005: Actor Alec Baldwin and daughter Ireland Eliesse Baldwin arrive at PETA’s 15th Anniversary Gala and Humanitarian Awards at Paramount Studios on September 10, 2005, in Hollywood, California.
2006: Actor Alec Baldwin speaks during a segment of "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" at CBS Television Studios on November 3, 2006, in Los Angeles.
2007: The cast of "30 Rock" poses in the pressroom with their Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series during the 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007, in Los Angeles.
2008: Actors Tina Fey (left) and Alec Baldwin pose in the press room with their Emmys for Best Actor for "30 Rock" during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on September 21, 2008, in Los Angeles.
2009: Actor Alec Baldwin (left) and his daughter, Ireland, pose with his award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for "30 Rock" in the press room at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2009, in Los Angeles.
2010: Co-hosts Steve Martin (left) and Alec Baldwin onstage during the 82nd annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010, in Hollywood, California.
2011: Hilaria Thomas (left) and Alec Baldwin attend Tony Bennett’s 85th Birthday Gala Benefit for Exploring the Arts at the Metropolitan Opera House on September 18, 2011, in New York City.
2012: Alec Baldwin (left) and Hilaria Thomas attend the 2012 Ripple of Hope Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on December 3, 2012, in New York City.
2013: Actor Alec Baldwin and wife Hilaria Thomas arrive at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013, in Los Angeles.
2014: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014, in New York City.
2015: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas attend OCRF’s 18th annual Super Saturday NY Hosted by Donna Karan and Kelly Ripa on July 25, 2015, in Water Mill City.
2016: Alec Baldwin as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the "Debate Cold Open" sketch on "Saturday Night Live" on October 1, 2016.
2017: Alec Baldwin speaks onstage during the We Stand United NYC Rally outside Trump International Hotel & Tower on January 19, 2017, in New York City.
2018: Board of Directors Co-Chair Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and their children attend the red carpet and chairman’s reception at Suna Residence during the Hamptons International Film Festival 2018 on October 6, 2018, in East Hampton, New York.
2019: Ireland Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin at Saban Theatre on September 7, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California.
2020: Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and Carmen Baldwin pose backstage at the Badgley Mischka show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on February 8, 2020, in New York City.
2021: Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and their kids attend as DreamWorks Animation presents "The Boss Baby: Family Business" world premiere at SVA Theatre on June 22, 2021, in New York City.
4. Alec Baldwin got his break in 1980 when he was cast in the soap opera “The Doctors.” He also was cast in “Knots Landing,” appearing in the prime-time soap opera from 1984 to 1985. He transferred to the stage, appearing in “Loot” on Broadway in 1986. In 1987, he appeared in his first film, “Forever Lulu.”
He may be best known for his roles as Adam in “Beetlejuice,” opposite Geena Davis and Michael Keaton; “Working Girl” as Mick Dugan, opposite Melanie Griffith; and “The Hunt for Red October” as Jack Ryan, opposite Sean Connery.
He also won two Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes for his role as Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock.”
Baldwin also holds the record for most times hosting “Saturday Night Live,” (17 times), where he frequently portrayed former President Donald Trump.
He also narrated several episodes of “Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends,” and appeared as the conductor in the 2000 film “Thomas and the Magic Railroad,” TV Guide reported.
5. Alec Baldwin had a short-lived talk show in 2013. “Up Late with Alec Baldwin” aired a few episodes before it was suspended when he made homophobic remarks to a photographer. He also hosted “The Alec Baldwin Show” in 2018, Biography reported.
He had what was called “numerous run-ins with paparazzi,” ABC News reported.
6. Alec Baldwin has been married twice, first in 1993 to Kim Basinger, which ended in divorce seven years later in January 2001. In 2004, the couple was granted joint legal custody of their only daughter, Ireland Baldwin. But in 2007, his visitation was revoked briefly after he left her an expletive-filled voicemail on her phone, according to Biography.
He is currently married to Hilaria Thomas, whom he started dating in 2011 and married on July 1, 2012. They have six children together: Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, Romeo, Eduardo and Lucia.
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7. Alec Baldwin has written two books, “A Promise to Ourselves,” which chronicled his custody battle over Ireland Baldwin, and a memoir, “Nevertheless.”
Before the release of “Nevertheless,” he spoke about his struggles with alcoholism. He also spoke about a drug overdose that he had kept quiet.
“I got sober when I was just about to turn 27,” Baldwin told “Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos. “And those two years that I lived in that white, hot period, as a daily drug abuser, as a daily drinker … to my misery, boy, that was a tough time.”
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8. Alec Baldwin is outspoken on a variety of causes, including the environment and gun control, TV Guide reported. He also served on the board of directors for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, founded in 1996 and named after his mother, a breast cancer survivor.