IN GOOD COMPANY
With every role he plays, DENNIS QUAID (Dan Foreman) upholds his place as one
of the most charismatic actors of our time. Quaid received honors 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 Actor's Guild
Award for his emotional turn as a closeted homosexual in 1950s New York in the
critically acclaimed 2002 film, Far From Heaven.
Currently, Quaid stars in the 20th Century Fox remake of The Flight of the
Phoenix, where he portrays plane captain Frank Towns. Directed by John Moore and
produced by John Davis and Bill Aldrich, the thriller revolves around a group of men
who survive a plane crash in an African desert and attempt to build a plane from the
Quaid recently starred in the 20th Century Fox action blockbuster film, The Day
After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich; and as General Sam Houston in Disney's
The Alamo, which re-teamed him with director John Lee Hancock. Prior to this, Quaid
starred in the Richard Jefferies' Touchstone Pictures thriller Cold Creek Manor, directed
by Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas).
In 2002, Quaid starred in the title role of a high school baseball coach in Disney's
box office hit, The Rookie, based on the true story of pitcher Jim Morris, who made the
major leagues at the age of 35. The Rookie was directed by John Lee Hancock and
produced by Mark Johnson, Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi and was released on March
29th. The film was awarded an ESPY by ESPN for Best Sports Film of the Year.
Quaid appeared in the critically acclaimed Steven Soderbergh suspense drama
Traffic for USA Films, opposite Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones. Quaid
portrayed a high powered attorney who became involved in a web of deceit and scandal
that resulted 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. Laura Ziskin, Margo Lion and Daryl Roth served as
executive producers, alongside HBO Films senior vice president Keri Putman. Dinner
with Friends received a 2002 Emmy nomination for Best TV Movie.
Quaid also starred in New Line Cinema's 2000 hit, Frequency, where he played a
heroic firefighter who died at a young age, but was able to communicate with the son he
left behind due to a time warp. The film was written by Toby Emmerich, directed by
Greg Hoblit and also starred Jim Caviezel and Andre Braugher.
Quaid also appeared in the Warner Bros. film Any Given Sunday, directed by
Oliver Stone, where he portrayed a Joe Montana-like quarterback legend who struggled
with the demise of his career.
Quaid made his directorial debut for TNT with the television film Everything That
Rises, the story of a Wyoming man's struggle to hold on to the land passed down through
generations which takes on a new poignancy when his son is critically injured in an auto
accident. TNT premiered the film on July 12, 1998. Quaid also starred in Nancy
Meyer's box office hit The Parent Trap for Walt Disney—a remake of the 1961 classic,
which was a summer 1998 release.
In the fall of 1998, Quaid was seen in the critically acclaimed film Savior,
directed by Peter Antonijevic. Quaid starred in this realistic and heart-wrenching
portrayal of 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 OscarĀ®-nominated space epic, The Right Stuff.
Quaid's impressive body of work also includes Jeb Stuart's Switchback; Gang
Related, opposite James Belush
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