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Alexander Rae Baldwin III is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all actors. Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on seasons 6 and 7 of the CBS television drama Knots Landing, in the role of Joshua Rush. In his early career he then played both leading and supporting roles in a variety of films such as Tim Burton's Beetlejuice, Mike Nichols' Working Girl, Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob, and Oliver Stone's Talk Radio. He gained attention for his iconic performances in Glengarry Glen Ross, and as Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October. Since then he has worked with such notable directors as Woody Allen in Alice, To Rome with Love, Blue Jasmine, and Spike Lee in BlacKkKlansman, and Martin Scorsese in The Aviator and The Departed. His performance in the 2003 drama The Cooler garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.