PLAYING FOR KEEPS
With every role he plays, DENNIS QUAID (Carl King) upholds his
place as one of the most charismatic actors of our time. In his first
television series, Quaid stars in the new CBS drama series VEGAS.
Directed by James Mangold, Quaid plays Ralph Lamb, a former cowboy
who becomes the sheriff of Las Vegas, bringing law and order to a town
run by mobsters and small time crooks.
This fall, Quaid was seen in THE WORDS opposite Bradley Cooper
and Jeremy Irons. He also attended the Telluride and Toronto Film Festival
on behalf of Ramin Bahrani's AT ANY PRICE, in which she stars alongside
Zac Efron. Sony Classics will release the film in Spring 2013. His recent films
SOUL SURFER and FOOTLOOSE were both released in 2011.
In 2010, Dennis starred in the Sony Screen Gems fantasy-thriller,
LEGION, alongside Paul Bettany. He also portrayed President Bill Clinton
in the HBO movie, THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, directed by Richard
Loncraine, for which Dennis received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild
and Emmy Award nominations.
Soon after his arrival in Hollywood, Quaid landed the plum role of
a working-class tough in BREAKING AWAY. Since that time, his list of
starring roles crosses genres and decades, reaffirming his place as one of the most versatile and magnetic actors on the screen today. Quaid
received honors from 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 performance in the critically acclaimed 2002 film, FAR FROM HEAVEN.
Quaid has worked with the best directors, including Stephen
Sommers, Paul Weitz, Roland Emmerich, Mike Figgis, Todd Haynes, Steven
Soderbergh, Oliver Stone, Nancy Meyers, Lasse Hallstrom, Lawrence
Kasdan, Steve Kloves, Herbert Ross, Mike Nichols, Alan Parker, Taylor
Hackford, Joe Dante, Wolfgang Petersen, Ivan Reitman, Walter Hill and
His list of onscreen collaborations includes the names of the industry's
brightest stars: Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Sarah
Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Bob
Thornton, Sharon Stone, Julianne Moore, Benicio del Toro, Michael
Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx,
Sean Connery, Julia Roberts, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Meryl Streep,
Meg Ryan, Kathleen Turner, Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Scott
Glenn and Bill Murray, among many others.
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