Alec Baldwin: Done with Twitter, Maybe Acting

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Alec Baldwin says he has learned his lesson.

Following a Twitter outburst last week, in which he went off on a Daily Mail reporter through a series of homophobic slurs, the actor has quit Twitter - and claims he will "never" return.

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"I went to Jimmy Gandolfini's funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn't have Twitter," the Emmy winner told Vanity Fair on Monday.

"Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn't give a f--k about social media."

At least Baldwin hasn't given up cursing.

But he does say he'd love to be done with acting, citing the 2007 voicemail he left for daughter Ireland that went public in which he referred to his child as a "rude little pig."

"I'm having a baby," Baldwin told Vanity Fair.

"And everyone has seen how certain things have played out with my daughter [Ireland], which as been very painful... That has consequences."

"I do not want that to happen with my next child."

The 30 Rock star says nothing would please him more than if his new daughter has no idea he was ever in the business.

"I'd love to [quit acting] if I could, yeah," he concludes. "That would be the greatest thing in the world."

For Baldwin's personal life, perhaps. But not for those who like to laugh.

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Massapequa, New York
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Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III