This doesn't bode well for the forthcoming Baldwin-Streep-Martin rom-com. Baldwin the Elder says his film career has been "a complete failure" and he's quitting in 2012.

Confirming last summer's Playboy interview, where he said he'd retire from acting in 2012, Alec Baldwin has now told Men's Journal that "I don't have any interest in acting anymore," and considers himself a failure:

I consider my entire movie career a complete failure. The goal of movie-making is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that.

Also, he never re-watches The Hunt for Red October. (Because its $200M worldwide box office intake was not "soaring" enough?)

And now, the movies I've been in, I never give them a moment's thought. Every movie I've ever been in, I just avoid.

Oh, cheer up, Alec! It could be worse. You could've been in Half-Baked or Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Attack of the 50-Ft Woman. (Actually, that last one sounds kind of good.) [Reuters]