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Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Like Times Critic Who Didn’t Like Him


He calls Ben Brantley some sort of “odd, shriveled, bitter Dickensian clerk.”

Bear in mind that Brantley didn’t care for Orphans, which Baldwin stars in, and that might have something to do with Baldwin’s opinion.

Meanwhile, the actor says he sorely misses the genius of ex Times critic Frank Rich (who was actually so critical that some called him “the butcher of Broadway”).

Well, Rich happened to rave about Baldwin’s performance in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Just sayin’.