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This strikingly handsome lead of the 1990s is notable for his bedroom eyes and lean physique. The third of the acting Baldwin brothers (including the older Alec and Daniel and younger Stephen), William Baldwin left law school and began modeling. He first gained attention as an actor for his performance as convicted killer Robert Chambers in the TV-movie "The Preppie Murder" (ABC, 1989). That same year, Baldwin made his feature film debut (virtually as an extra) as a member of Tom Cruise's Marine platoon in Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July."
Baldwin subsequently appeared as Richard Gere's hapless partner and accomplice in "Internal Affairs" and as a death-defying, womanizing medical student in "Flatliners" (both 1990) before landing a leading role as a rookie fireman in Ron Howard's "Backdraft" (1991). He worked with some of contemporary Hollywood's most intriguing leading ladies in two very different 1993 features: as a male escort involved in a triangle with two estranged lesbian lovers (Kelly Lynch and Sherilyn Fenn) in the romantic comedy "Three of Hearts" and as a wealthy bachelor involved with Sharon Stone in the thriller "Sliver."
A small-scale critical hit and a big-scale bomb marked 1995 for Baldwin. He starred in Joshua Brand's well-received dark comedy "A Pyromaniac's Love Story," as one third of an unhealthy triangle with Sadie Frost and John Leguizamo. Later that year, he supported supermodel Cindy Crawford in her film debut, the ill-advised actioner "Fair Game." Baldwin's penchant for odd little projects was also displayed in "Curdled" (1996), where he played a sexy serial killer obsessed over by the heroine.
In 1995, Baldwin married singer-actress Chynna Phillips.
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TV acting debut, cast as killer Robert Chambers in the ABC movie "The Preppie Murder"
Feature acting debut, "Born on the Fourth of July"
Starred in Ron Howard's film, "Backdraft"; also performed stunts
Cast as leading man to Sharon Stone in "Sliver"
Co-starred with model Cindy Crawford in "Fair Game"
Featured as Annie Parillaud's husband in Raul Ruiz's "Shattered Image"
Played one of the leads in the Showtime original "Brotherhood of Murder"
Acted opposite Julie Andrews in "Relative Values"
Played the lead in "Double Bang"; premiered on HBO in lieu of theatrical release
Offered a well-received performance as Laura Linney's love interest in Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale"
Cast as Donald Sutherland's oldest son, Patrick Darling VI on the short-lived ABC drama "Dirty Sexy Money"