With every role he plays, DENNIS QUAID (Ben Schwartzwalder) upholds his
place as one of the most charismatic actors of our time. Quaid received supporting actor
honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and Film Independent's Spirit Awards,
and also garnered nominations for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild
Award for his emotional turn as a closet homosexual in 1950's New York in the critically
acclaimed 2002 film Far From Heaven.
Quaid recently finished production on Sony Screen Gem's dramatic thriller
Legion, directed by Scott Charles Stewart. Quaid stars with Paul Bettany in this story
about a group of strangers stuck in a diner after a biblical apocalypse descends upon the
This past spring, Quaid also filmed Paramount Pictures' action-adventure G.I.
Joe: Rise of Cobra for director Stephen Sommers. Quaid plays General Hawk, the head
of an elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joes, operating out
of The Pit, who take on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer. The film will
be released on August 7, 2009.
In August 2008, Quaid departed for Berlin, Germany, to film Overture Films'
Pandorum, a horror film about a pair of crewmembers aboard a spaceship who wake up
with no knowledge of their mission or their identities. Ben Foster co-stars. The film will
be released in the U.S. in February 2009.
Quaid also completed production on The Horsemen. Co-starring Ziyi Zhang, the
film is about a recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's recent death who
discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree
linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Quaid most recently starred in the Miramax film Smart People, for director Noam
Murro, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and just prior, he starred in
Sony Pictures' action-thriller Vantage Point, directed by Pete Travis.
Quaid's last film was the satirical comedy American Dreamz, in which he played
the President of the United States, along with an ensemble that included Willem Dafoe,
Hugh Grant, Marcia Gay Harden and Mandy Moore. The film was written and directed
by Paul Weitz for Universal Pictures.
In 2005, Quaid received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also starred
in MGM/Paramount Pictures' family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours, with Rene Russo, a
remake of the 1968 film, which originally starred Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, and
directed by Raja Gosnell. Yours, Mine and Ours is the tale of a widower (Quaid) with 10
children who marries a widow (Russo) with 8 children. Quaid also received rave reviews
for his role in the Universal Pictures' film In Good Company, co-starring Scarlett
Johansson and Topher Grace, and written and directed by Paul Weitz.
In 2004, Quaid starred in the 20th Century Fox action blockbuster film, The Day
After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich, and just prior as General Sam Houston
in Disney's The Alamo, which reteamed him with director John Lee Hancock. Quaid also
starred in another film that year: 20th Century Fox's remake of Flight of the Phoenix,
directed by John Moore and produced by John Davis and William Aldrich.
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 Jimmy Morris, who makes
the major leagues at the age of 35. The Rookie was directed by John Lee Hancock,
produced by Mark Johnson, Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi. The film was awarded an
ESPY by ESPN for Best Sports Movie.
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 Outs
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