'30 Rock' Star Alec Baldwin: A History of His Hot Temper (PHOTOS)

TEMPER TANTRUMS OR SERIAL VICTIM?
Alec Baldwin and American Airlines

First, it was the outrage over Alec Baldwin's horrible phone call to his 11-year-old daughter when he shouted, "You are a rude, thoughtless little pig, OK?"

Then came the mile-high incident over Words With Friends, a female stalker shocker, a political stoush over Twitter -- and more and more and more.

The most recent controversy to besiege Baldwin happened earlier Tuesday when the 54-year-old 30 Rock star was said to have punched New York Daily News lensman Marcus Santos in the face for taking photographs of him and his fiancée, Hilaria Thomas, 28.

There have been so many volatile moments that Celebuzz has compiled a history of the star's hot temper.

Flick through the incidents to review.

Baldwin, who also appears in the new Rock of Ages movie, took to Twitter to defend himself after the incident with the tabloid newspaper photographer outside New York City's Marriage Bureau, declaring: "A 'photographer' almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning."

His spokesman said that as the actor left the building in lower Manhattan, someone came in between him and the photographer.

The photographer became frustrated and "pushed past the bystander and assaulted Alec with his camera," the representative, Matthew Hiltzik, said in a statement.

"There were no punches thrown and any subsequent physical contact was simply Alec protecting himself."

Whose side are you on? Let us know in the comment below and be sure to view the history of a hot temper by clicking through the gallery, above.

 

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