Alec Baldwin turned his personal battle with a wealthy film producer into an attack on celebrated singer/actor Robert Davi.
Baldwin recently tried to smear billionaire producer Arki Busson, an executive who once told the star of the low-rated 30 Rock that he’s considered a small screen actor, and nothing more, within the industry.
[Busson] reminds me of a B-level villain in a Bond film,” Baldwin tells the magazine. “It’s a part Robert Davi would play if you couldn’t get Alan Rickman with a cat in his lap. He’s a pockmarked toady who hops from yacht to yacht and bed to bed.
Davi’s villainous turn in the 1989 film License to Kill is considered one of the Bond franchise’s highlights. Film writer John Kenneth Muir ranked Davi’s Franz Sanchez the second best Bond villain ever.
Davi, who in recent years has earned raves for his sold-out shows where he interprets the Frank Sinatra songbook, shared his gentlemanly reaction to Baldwin’s latest outburst with Breitbart News:
I’m quite shocked – the last time I saw Alec was at an event for RFK Jr.’s waterkeeper alliance where Alec and I had cigars and conversation for a couple of hours -we’ve been friendly over the years and this is quite out of the blue. Why he would put me down when the very thing he is responding to is someone saying something derogatory about him? We both grew up on Long Island we are New Yorkers and also actors. The business is hard enough, and when one of your own denigrates you I must admit it is hurtful especially to be snipered thinking your on friendly terms. I am friends with his brothers Billy and Steven as well.