Actor Stephen Baldwin aims for cleaner content

September 18, 2009

Actor Stephen Baldwin won’t be taking any more profanity-laced roles like the foul-mouthed thug he played in the 1990s hit movie “The Usual Suspects.”


But the youngest member of the Hollywood acting clan, who became a born-again Christian a few years ago, has taken on some projects that he sees as more “family-oriented.”

I am doing stuff that is more family friendlyI have a couple of independent films coming out in a little bit,” he told Reuters on the sidelines of a summit of self-styled “values voters” in Washington which is an annual gathering of politically-motivated conservative Christian activists who are a key base for the U.S. Republican Party.

One of the films is called ‘To the Wall’ which is the story of two young men whose dads served in Vietnam together and how they befriend one another and learn a lot about themselves and their past. And then I have a new picture which I just finished recently called ‘Loving the Bad Man’ which is the story of a young woman of faith who has a tragedy happen against her and how she is going to stand up and still try to overcome that by befriending an individual who is a criminal who actually was the cause of the tragedy.”

He also said he has a project in the pipeline to develop a “whacky, crazy, zany, fun reality show that I host.”

Asked if he would again play in roles like the one he had in “The Usual Suspects,” he said: “Not where I would play a role that utilized that type of language.”

Baldwin, who recently appeared on the TV show “I’m A Celebrity, Get me Out of Here!”, now frequently talks about the culture of Hollywood which he believes is promoting sexual promiscuity, drug use and other social ills.

(Photo: Actor Stephen Baldwin arrives for a special screening of the film Mission Impossible III at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, May 3, 2006. REUTERS/Keith Bedford)


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A brave man with rare wisdom. I could already see the other side bashing him. As one who loves watching movies, I have extricated myself from movies containing so much bad language. I think a movie can just as good and successful without too much garbage language.

Posted by eva | Report as abusive

Thank you Mr. Stoddard for reporting this positive news and uplifting my spirits as a mum and a christian today. I only hope more celebrities take their role as rolemodels and examples more seriously following Mr. Baldwin’s example and making the world a more positive place. Please keep the good news flowing. God Bless.

Posted by theresa | Report as abusive

As someone who has been basically good all my life despite having no faith in anything beyond the demonstrable, and now seeking to loosen up, have some fun, get my freak on, it saddens me to read of this tragic conversion of Stephen Baldwin.

Posted by IlGustavo | Report as abusive

Taking whatever roll he can get after his house was foreclosed on. He is a deadbeat who doesn’t like paying his bills.

Posted by Melanie | Report as abusive

Whoo!! Another convert to Christianity!!!!! Who cares about his past?? The Bible says “…any man be in Christ he is a new creation ..the old is passed away the new has come…” I love to see it when people come to Christ…especially celebrities since there are so many that look up to them and admire their work or them personally!

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