WHAT DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW IN YOUR 20s and 30s?
ALEC BALDWIN, star of Rock of Ages, Woody Allen's To Rome With Love and "30 Rock."
"I think for me what I know now is you can accept disappointments. In this business, you always hope for the best. When I was younger and a project didn't work out, I was very depressed about it. Let's say I made a movie and it didn't make money or didn't get the creative reception I hoped for I'd be sad about it.
"With age, I think you learn how to accept a disappointment. It's about shifting your focus and trying to do the best you can do. If something turns out and does well then fine. That's great news. If it doesn't you're not as hard on yourself and you move on.
"I know that most of the things that you do won't be successful. The great ones are great because they're rare.
"What I know now is that if it doesn't work out then you get right back out there and you try again.
"That can be exciting. You sit down and spend a few months thinking, 'What do I want to do now?'"