Alec Baldwin Praises Rooney Mara, Reacts To Being Called A Match For Denise Richards

She may not have had a leading role in “The Social Network,” but Alec Baldwin thinks Rooney Mara has an astronomical career ahead of her.

“This girl’s going to be the biggest movie star of her generation,” Alec Baldwin told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush of the actress, and football dynasty daughter (she has ties to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Rooney family, as well as the New York Giants on the Mara side), who is currently filming her starring role as Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

Alec hit the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, and while he was nominated for his own work – on “30 Rock” (a category which Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” eventually won), the celebrated actor said his interest in the ceremony was to praise some of his fellow celebs.

“I got this award three times in the last four years or something like that and they’ve always been very nice to me, but the excitement for me, as I’m sure it is for you, is to see films this year that you really dug and you get to see somebody. Like, I want to go tell Michelle Williams how much I loved her in ‘Blue Valentine,’” Alec said.

“I want to tell Christian Bale how great he was in ‘The Fighter.’ I want to tell Ben Affleck how great he was in ‘The Town,’” Alec continued. “I saw a bunch of films this year where I thought, ‘Man, people really, really have done great work.”

In related Alec news, a few weeks ago, Patti Stanger of Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker” came on Access Hollywood Live, and at the time, she told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that she thinks Alec would be perfect with Denise Richards.

“Why did she say that?” Alec asked Billyt.

“She said he needs a woman that can test him,” Billy replied.

Alec actually seemed intrigued by the idea.

“I think Denise Richards is absolutely adorable and she’s certainly a gorgeous woman and I had a psychic once tell me I’m going to marry a woman whose name started with the letter ‘R,’” Alec revealed.

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