Alec Baldwin has taken a swipe at "scrawny" Harrison Ford in his new memoir, taunting the Star Wars icon for failing to win an Oscar throughout his lengthy career.
The "30 Rock" star, 59, has never forgiven the filmmakers of 1992's "Patriot Games," the sequel to his 1990 movie "The Hunt for Red October," for dropping him in favor of Ford.
Baldwin, who originated the character of writer Tom Clancy's CIA agent Jack Ryan for the big screen, opens up about the snub in his autobiography "Nevertheless," and maintains he did nothing to deserve such bad treatment.
"I had been kinda dogged by people to explain what happened and why," he told ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos of his decision to detail the casting controversy in his book. "It looked like I had jumped off a cliff, that it was my own doing; I wanted to explain that was nothing of my own doing. They (filmmakers) had completely engineered something (behind my back)."
Asked if the incident had made it "hard to be friends" with the Star Wars icon after the dispute, Baldwin responded, "Yeah...", adding, "I explain very vividly in the book how he's someone who has a completely different kind of career than I do," he said. "I mean a mega movie star career, I'm not diminishing that, but I think he makes his choices based on an entirely different set of values than me."
Baldwin did not explain his comments further, but his dislike of the 74-year-old is clear in his memoir, in which he describes Harrison as "a little man, short, scrawny and wiry".
"Ford is one of the most successful stars in movie history...," he writes. "One thing he does not have is an Oscar, which must frustrate, if not burden him, after his long career."
Ford has earned just one Oscar nomination to date - for his 1985 movie "Witness," while Alec has also been shortlisted for an Academy Award, for 2003's "The Cooler."