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[–]Zapped 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There it is. No empathy. Nothing matters to him but his happiness.

[–]jet199 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If he didn't doesn't feel guilty then why is he crying?

Feeling sorry for himself.

Just like every other sociopath.

Even if you thought you weren't to blame a normal person would still feel guilty.

[–]mahavishnunj 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

wow. between that and the,'i didnt pull the trigger' shit, hes really burying himself.

[–]Zapped 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

He didn't pull the trigger, but he pulled the hammer and let it fall, which is what the trigger does.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I am curious why that was never covered in a gun safety briefing. Had Baldwin never used a revolver before in a movie?

[–]Zapped 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

George Clooney made this statement on the WTF with March Maron podcast:

"Every single time I'm handed a gun on the set, every time they hand me a gun I look at it, I open it," he told Maron on the November 15 episode. "I show it to the person I'm pointing it to, I show it to the crew. Every single take, you hand it back to the armorer when you're done."

"You do it again and part of it is because of what happened to Brandon, everyone does it," he continued, referring to his friend Brandon Lee, who died of an accidental shooting while making the 1993 movie "The Crow." "Everybody knows and maybe Alec did that, hopefully, he did do that."

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

Yeah, I agree that's a terrible optic. But does anyone even know who killed Jason Lee? That was Bruce Lee's son and nobody made a fuss like this. People mourned it as a tragic accident and moved on.

[–]Zapped 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Brandon Lee. The crew had butchered live cartridges to make dummy rounds, removing the gunpowder but not the primer. The gun was fired at some point and the bullet was pushed out of the cartridge and into the barrel. The gun was later reloaded with blanks for the scene, and the blank had enough force to propel the bullet out through the barrel and into Lee.

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Well that's not true.

At the time there was a huge conspiracy theory he'd faked his own death.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

But nobody wanted to prosecute Michael Massee.

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe because he did fake his own death.

[–]IkeConn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Schadenfreude is very comforting at times.

[–]BravoVictor 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How many times does he have to explain it to you plebeians? The gun literally fired itself!

Yes, he was holding it. Yes, he was pointing it at the director for some reason. Yes, his finger was over the trigger. Yes, Alec Baldwin is a long history of being a stupid asshole.

But he assures us, he did not fire that gun.

So please, direct your anger towards that murderous gun. Not poor Alec. That man's been through enough!