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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 wreckage.

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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