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DENNIS QUAID (Payton), with every role, maintains his reputation as one of the most charismatic actors of our time. He received honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Independent Spirit Awards as Best Supporting Actor and also garnered nominations for a Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild Award for the critically acclaimed Far From Heaven. Quaid was honored at the 2009 ShoWest Convention as Male Star of the Year.

Currently, Quaid is filming the HBO TV movie The Special Relationship, directed by Peter Morgan, and this summer he is one of the stars of the action adventure G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra from director Stephen Sommers. Quaid also stars in the upcoming dramatic thriller Legion directed by Scott Charles.

In October 2008, Quaid starred in The Express, the true-life story of Ernie Davis. Also in 2008, Quaid starred in Smart People, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the action thriller Vantage Point.

In 2007, Quaid appeared in the satirical comedy American Dreamz, written and directed by Paul Weitz. In 2005 Quaid received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also starred in the family comedy Yours, Mine and Ours opposite Rene Russo. Quaid also received rave reviews for his role in In Good Company, a film also written and directed by Paul Weitz. 

In 2004, Quaid starred in the action blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich, and just prior as "General Sam Houston” in The Alamo. Quaid also starred in another film that year: the remake of The Flight of the Phoenix.

In 2002, Quaid starred in the title role of a high school baseball coach in the box-office hit The Rookie, based on the true story of pitcher Jim Morris. The film was awarded an ESPY by ESPN for Best Sports Film of the Year. 

In 2001, Quaid starred in HBO's Dinner with Friends for director Norman Jewison, based on Donald Margulies' Pulitzer-Prize winning play the film received an Emmy nomination for Best TV Movie. In 2000, Quaid starred in the hit Frequency as well as the critically acclaimed Steven Soderbergh suspense drama Traffic. 

Quaid made his directorial debut with the television film Everything that Rises. He also starred in the box-office hit The Parent Trap, a remake of the 1961 classic. In the fall of 1998, Quaid was seen in the critically acclaimed Savior. He also received considerable critical praise for his role as "Doc Holliday” in Wyatt Earp in 1994 and for the Oscar®-nominated space epic The Right Stuff in 1983. Quaid's body of work also includes Any Given Sunday, directed by Oliver Stone; Switchback; Gang Related; Lasse Hallstrom's Something to Talk About; Dragonheart; Flesh and Bone; Come See the Paradise; Everybody's All- American; Suspect; D.O.A.; The Big Easy; and Innerspace. He showcased his musical talents in the films The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Tough Enough and Great Balls of Fire.

Quaid began acting in high school and studied theater at the University of Houston. Soon after his arrival in Hollywood he landed the plum role of a working-class tough in Breaking Away. Other early film credits include The Long Riders with his brother Randy, 9/30/55, Crazy Mama, Dreamscape, All Night Long, Our Winning Season, Cavemen, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and Enemy Mine.

In 1983 Quaid starred with Mickey Rooney in the Emmy Award-winning television movie Bill and its sequel, Bill: On His Own. A year later he co-starred with Randy Quaid in the off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "True West,” which he later reprised in Los Angeles. Quaid splits his time between homes in Los Angeles, Montana and Texas.

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