Alec Baldwin is still an actor. He's just no longer in show business.
As his one-time "Orphans" co-star, Shia LaBeouf, did last winter, Baldwin has given a public statement that he's ready to retire from public life.
He does so in an essay told to New York magazine, covering a lot of ground recounting the tumultuous events that led up to this decision. While 2013 wasn't all bad for the 55-year-old star - the actor and his wife, Hilaria, welcomed their daughter, Carmen, in August - it also wasn't the best.
There was his conflict with LaBeouf on the set of a Broadway production of "Orphans," the death of his friend James Gandolfini,his angry Twitter exchange with a Daily Mail journalist in which he called the writer a "toxic little queen," and then an altercation with a paparazzo in November that led to a domino effect for more criticism and lost work.