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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 world.

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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