It seemed a perfect match when MSNBC announced it had partnered with outspoken, left-leaning actor Alec Baldwin on a new weekly program. But, as Variety's
Andrew Wallenstein argues, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" could be less about giving the thesp a soapbox and more about getting the public to forget his social media and paparazzi squabbles and consider him as a potential politician
. But Baldwin wouldn't be the first in Hollywood to head for Washington. Here are some others who have made cameos (or even careers) as candidates.