Saturday, 26 July 2014
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Oct 3 2013 | 3:14am ET
Alec Baldwin has proven he can give as good—or better—than he gets, as hedge-fund manager Arpad Busson has learned.
The EIM founder has decided to get into the film business, and met with Baldwin in Cannes, France. The actor was pitching a romance set in Iraq when Busson made the mistake of telling Baldwin that he's considered only a television star, and not a movie star.
This did not sit well with Baldwin, who launched an attack on Busson, who is dating actress Uma Thurman.
"He reminds me of a B-level villain in a Bond film," Baldwin told TV Guide. "It's a part Robert Davi would play if you couldn't get Alan Rickman with a cat in his lap. He's a pockmarked toady who hops from yacht to yacht and bed to bed. So when some bloated little toad like Busson labels me a certain way, I say to myself, 'Consider the source.' If movie stardom meant being trapped on a yacht with Busson, I'd rather be a weatherman for Ch. 4 in New York."
Busson joins the likes of Baldwin's daughter and a flight attendant on the wrong end of one of the actor's tongue-lashings.
Baldwin is set to begin hosting a late-night talk show on MSNBC this month.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
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