On 21 October 2021, while filming on the set of the film Rust, Alec Baldwin unintentionally caused the death of director of photography Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of director Joel Souza, by firing a weapon loaded with live bullets, which theoretically had to be loaded at Hello.
Investigations are still ongoing to verify any liability. During The Hollywood Reporter's Actors Roundtable, Nicolas Cage talked about the incident, expressing his opinion on the matter. He said: "I don't want to blame anyone, but a movie star has to know how to ride a horse.
A movie star is not just an actor. know how to use a manual gearbox and drive sports cars. And, of course, he has to know how to use a gun. That's right. You have to take the time to learn the procedure. The movie star has to be a real pro!
Now, the stuntman and the star of cinema are two jobs that coexist. Every stuntman has to be a movie star and every movie star has to be a stuntman. It's just part of the profile. And that's all I'm going to say about it.
" Peter Dinklage, Tirion in Game of Thrones, present at The Hollywood Reporter's Actors Roundtable, added: "There should never be a shooting on set again. So, it is our responsibility to do whatever it takes to avoid such events.
There are too many guns in the movies? We've all kept guns in the movies, probably, and I always think about them as I am against guns, but the character isn't. It's a very complicated thing. But what happened made the need for immediate change very clear."
Latest on Alec Baldwin's Rust issue
New sensational news emerges regarding the Rust case: last October, director of photography Halyna Hutchins died while director Joel Souza was injured by a bullet fired by Alec Baldwin.
The plaintiff's lawyers are demanding the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by a member of the crew, classifying the tragedy as an accident at work. For now, the relatives of the victim and the director have not filed a complaint against the production, despite having taken steps to hire lawyers.
Alec Baldwin's attorneys brought the request for dismissal of the trial, which says: "Nothing in the plaintiff's allegations suggests that any of the defendants, including Mr. Baldwin, intended to voluntarily load the firearm with live bullets, nor that they were knowledge of this circumstance.
While negligence still exists, it would not be aggression." Throughout his career, Alec Baldwin has received multiple awards and nominations including three Emmy Awards, eight Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Play for his work on Broadway.
and an Aacademy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Cooler. In addition, he has taken part in many famous movies, such as Beetlejuice, The Hunt for Red October, Pearl Harbor, The Aviator, Elizabethtown, The Departed, Blu Jasmine and BlacKkKlansman.