Monday, February 24, 2014

Alec Baldwin: Glengarry Glen Ross-Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

Alec Baldwin

Glengarry Glen Ross

Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

Alec Baldwin is one of the most successful and accomplished actors of his generation, and he was married to Kim Basinger, back in the day. He has starred in all kinds of highly iconic movies including Beetlejuice, The Hunt for Red October, The Marrying Man, The Shadow, The Aviator, The Departed and The Cooler, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination.

One of the most iconic Rolex related moments in film history is from Alec Baldwin's command performance in the beginning of Glengarry Glen Ross in the early 1990s, where he gives his Always Be Closing (ABC) speech. I saw this movie 22 years ago, back in 1992 and have not seen it since, but remember how powerful his performance was, and he uses his Rolex Day-Date as a powerful tool to communicate his strong perception of success.

This scene is up there with Michael Douglas' "Greed Is Good" speech from Wall Street, and it is similar to Leonardo DiCaprio's speech in The Wolf of Wall Street which is in theaters now.

Warning NSFW: Alec Baldwin plays a hardcore Alpha male in this performance and the video below contains a lot of powerful language and gratuitous profanity.

The photo below shows Alec Baldwin in a recent photo, two decades later, wearing a Rolex.

Al Pacino
Glengarry Glen Ross

Two-Tone Rolex Datejust

I remember seeing Glengarry Glen Ross, back when it debuted in theaters, and I have not seen it since, so I thought I would check it out, and it was a really intense movie. I also noticed Al Pacino was wearing a two-tone Rolex Datejust.

In the image below from Glengarry Glen Ross, we see Al Pacino sitting next to actor Jack Lemmon, who was amazing in the movie. Jack Lemmon is one of the great actors in history, as is Al Pacino. 

Actually not that I think about it, Glengarry Glen Ross had an amazing all star cast, many of which are Academy Award winning actors, including Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce, Alan Arkin, Jude Ciccolella, and Ed Harris. Speaking of Kevin Spacey, I have not seen it yet, but everybody keeps telling me he has a great show on House Of Card, which is exclusively on Netflix.