Alec Baldwin turned down Grand Theft Auto 'cop killer' role to save reputation

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin turned down the role of a cop-killing mobster in Grand Theft Auto 2 in order to keep his reputation intact, he told IndieWire.

According to Baldwin, Rockstar offered the actor an "incomprehensible amount of money" to offer his voice to the unnamed role.

"[The makers of] Grand Theft Auto came to me to do a voice of some mobster, many years ago, for Grand Theft Auto 2. ... and they offered this incomprehensible amount of money for one day's work. And they offered me a pile of money, this ridiculous amount of money to just come in a record this voice for one or two days," Baldwin said. "And I turned them down because [the character] was a cop killer. And I didn't want to get near that [because] of my reputation; I have enough problems with the press as it is. I said no."

Baldwin previously lent his voice talents to the campaign mode of 2007 video game World in Conflict.

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