Alec Baldwin Punched A Photographer In The Face

The Superficial / June 19, 2012

“DON’T TELL ME NOT TO FUCK YOUR WIFE, ANTHONY HOPKINS! I WAS THE BEAR ALL ALONG! RAAAAWWWWR!

Alec Baldwin is usually such a calm, rational man who handles conflicts with dignity and poise, not to mention the man’s a genius. Which is why I was shocked to read he punched a photographer right in the face just moments after receiving his marriage license. That’s probably a good omen. NY Daily News reports:

The volatile “30 Rock” star popped lensman Marcus Santos once in the face outside the Worth St. office after apparently obtaining a license to wed fiancee Hilaria Thomas.
Santos was standing innocently with two other photographers when Baldwin, 54, approached with an angry glare.
“He was looking mad,” said Santos. “He said, ‘Step back, step back.’ I said, ‘We’re moving back.’”
Baldwin then grabbed a second News photographer, Jefferson Siegel, and Santos told the “Rock of Ages” star to back off.
“I said, ‘Don’t touch him,’” the 42-year-old Santos said. “I knew he was going to attack me. I stepped back, and he kept coming.
“He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me — one time, right in the chin. And then he started shoving me, and pushing me. Then he goes the other way.”

What’s amazing about this encounter is even as ridiculous as it already sounds, just one look at the NY Daily News photos tells you these guys are playing it down because, holy fuck, does Alec Baldwin look insane. He’s practically hissing at them. They probably tried to destroy the film just so he wouldn’t murder them in their dreams like he did to Johnny Depp in that movie.

Photos: Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News, Bauer-Griffin, Pacific Coast News, Splash News, WENN