Alec Baldwin laments 'average' film career

December 9th, 2012

Alec Baldwin thinks his film career has been ''average''.

The original 'Jack Ryan' actor admits his film choices haven't always been that savvy, but he has finally put his regrets behind him and accepted he is lucky to have made a name for himself in Hollywood.

He said: ''I've had a very average film career. The average career is that 25 percent of the films you do are good, or very good. 25 percent of the films you do are disgusting and horrible. And the 50 per cent in the middle is 'eh'. Maybe one little piece is good and that's it for most people. That's how I feel.

''It's a tough, tough, tough racket. When you're in this business, if things work out, it's a miracle. Most of it doesn't work out... I used to have a lot of regrets about things I didn't do, or did. I'm not in that place anymore. It didn't do me any good.''

Alec - who wed Hilaria Thomas this summer - admits his one lasting regret is not winning an Oscar for 'The Cooler' in 2003, and thinks his career could have gone in a very different direction had he been granted the award.

He told Empire magazine: ''Had I won, it would have been different. But I didn't win. In films, the constant question is, how much control do you cede to people, and how much do you take yourself? I never got that right. I never trusted people when I should and I trusted people who I shouldn't.''