With every role he plays, DENNIS QUAID (President Staton) 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 Actors
Guild Award for his emotional turn as a closeted homosexual in 1950s New York in the
critically acclaimed 2002 film, Far from Heaven.
Quaid recently starred in Paramount Pictures' film Yours, Mine and Ours, a
family comedy co-starring Rene Russo; Paul Weitz's In Good Company, with Scarlett
Johansson and Topher Grace; and in Twentieth Century Fox's remake of Flight of the
Phoenix, directed by John Moore and produced by John Davis and William Aldrich.
In Summer 2004, Quaid starred in the Twentieth 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.
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 makes 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. 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.
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. 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, due to a time warp, was able to
communicate with the son he left behind. The film was written by Toby Emmerich,
directed by Greg Hoblit and also starred Jim Caviezel and Andre Braugher.
Quaid also appeared in 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, a remake of the 1961 classic.
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 also received considerable critical praise for his role as Doc Holliday in the
Western Wyatt Earp and for the OscarÂ®-nominated space epic The Right Stuff.
Quaid's impressive body of work includes Jeb Stuart's Switchback; Gang
Related, opposite James Belushi; Lasse HallstrÃ¶m'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, opposite Jessica Lange;
Peter Yates' Suspect, with Cher; Annabel Jankel's remake of the 1949 film noir D.O.A.;
Jim McBride's The Big Easy, with Ellen Barkin; and Joe Dante's Innerspace. He
showcased his musical talents in the fil
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