Alec Baldwin Called Harrison Ford ‘Scrawny’ After He Replaced Him in ‘The Hunt for Red October’ Sequel, ‘Patriot Games’


Alec Baldwin has long been a Hollywood mainstay, acting in everything from romantic comedies to action flicks. He hit his career peak in the 1990s with roles in movies like Glen Garry Glen Ross and Alice. He was able to maintain his box-office clout throughout the early 2000s, branching out into comedies and proving his versatility as a leading man. However, throughout Baldwin’s career, he has been dogged by rumors that he’s a bit of a hothead. Baldwin himself seemed to confirm these rumors by unleashing on Harrison Ford, opening up in his memoir Neverthelessby calling the Hollywood legend “scrawny” after Ford replaced him as the character Jack Ryan in Patriot Games.

Alec Baldwin played Jack Ryan in ‘The Hunt for Red October’

Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin in ‘The Hunt for Red October’ | Paramount/Getty Images

Released in 1990, The Hunt for Red October is one of the films that cemented Alec Baldwin’s reputation as a bonafide Hollywood star. The film, based on the bestselling book by Tom Clancy, starred Baldwin as Jack Ryan, a CIA intelligence analyst who gets caught up in a violent confrontation between members of the Soviet and American navies.


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