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DENNIS QUAID (Frank Towns) starred in Twentieth Century Fox's summer 2004 blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow, an epic tale of survival and heroism set against a world devastated by a serious of catastrophic weather events. He toplines the new comedy/drama In Good Company, produced, directed and written by Paul Weitz, about a middle-aged executive who is faced with a new boss, half his age.

Quaid was honored by the New York Film Critics Circle and The Independent Spirit Awards as Best Supporting Actor of the Year, and also garnered nominations for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award, for his emotional turn as a closet homosexual in 1950s New York in the critically acclaimed 2002 film Far From Heaven.

Quaid starred with Sharon Stone in the 2003 thriller Cold Creek Manor, and had a starring role as General Sam Houston in 2004's The Alamo.

In 2002, Quaid starred in the title role of a high school baseball coach in the box-office hit The Rookie, based on the true story of pitcher Jim Morris who makes the major leagues at the age of 35. The film, directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Mark Johnson, Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi, received an ESPY award by ESPN for Best Sports Film of the Year.

Quaid appeared in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed suspense drama Traffic for USA Films, opposite Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, playing a high-powered attorney who becomes involved in a web of deceit and scandal that result in deadly consequences.

In 2001, Quaid starred in HBO's Dinner with Friends for director Norman Jewison. Based on Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-Prize winning play, the story explores the strains of modern-day marriages. The film received a 2002 Emmy® nomination for Best TV Movie.

Quaid also starred in the 2000 hit Frequency, in which he played a heroic firefighter who died at a young age, but due to a time warp, was able to communicate with the son he left behind. The year before, he appeared in Any Given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone, in which he portrayed an aging quarterback legend who struggles with the demise of his career.

Quaid made his directorial debut for TNT with the 1998 television film Everything that Rises, the story of a Wyoming man's struggle to hold on to land passed down in his family through generations, which takes on a new poignancy when his son is critically injured in an auto accident. That same year, Quaid also starred in Nancy Meyer's box-office hit The Parent Trap, a remake of the 1961 classic. He also appeared in the critically acclaimed film Savior, directed by Peter Antonijevic, starring as a French-American mercenary who reclaims his humanity by rescuing a girl orphaned by the Bosnian War. Critics hailed his performance as the best of his career.

Quaid received considerable critical praise for his role as Doc Holliday in the Western Wyatt Earp and for the Oscar® nominated space epic The Right Stuff.

Quaid's film credits also include Switchback, Gang Related, Lasse Hallstrom's Something to Talk About opposite Julia Roberts and Robert Duvall, the fantasy action-adventure film Dragonheart, Steve Kloves' critically acclaimed Flesh and Bone, Alan Parker's World War II saga Come See the Paradise, Taylor Hackford's Everybody's All- American, Peter Yates' Suspect, Annabel Jankel's remake of the 1949 film noir D.O.A., James Bridges' The Big Easy, and Joe Dante's Innerspace. He showcased his musical talents in the films The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Tough Enough and Great Balls of Fire.

Quaid began acting in high school and studied theater at the University of Houston. Soon after his arrival in Hollywood, he landed the plum role of a working-class tough in Breaking Away. Other early film credits inc


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