Dennis Quaid
Actor
Dennis Quaid
Dennis William Quaid is an American actor known for his comedic and dramatic roles. First gaining widespread attention in the 1980s, his career rebounded in the 1990s after he overcame an addiction to drugs and an eating disorder.
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Film Clip: 'A Dog's Purpose'
Wall Street Journal - about 1 month
Watch a film clip from "A Dog's Purpose," starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, and Peggy Lipton. Photo: Universal Pictures
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Dennis Quaid Hits Back at Animal Abuse Allegations on Set of A Dog's Purpose: 'I Would Have Walked' - PEOPLE.com
Google News - about 1 month
PEOPLE.com Dennis Quaid Hits Back at Animal Abuse Allegations on Set of A Dog's Purpose: 'I Would Have Walked' PEOPLE.com Dennis Quaid, star of the upcoming film A Dog's Purpose, is speaking out about the controversial footage that surfaced showing a German Shepherd seemingly being forced into churning water to film a scene for the movie. The 62-year-old actor — like the ... Dennis Quaid denies 'A Dog's Purpose' animal abuse allegationsNew York Daily News A Dog's PurposeCinema Blend 'Dog's Purpose' on-set trainers deny animal abusePage Six Vulture -TIME -Us Weekly -CBS News all 128 news articles »
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Melissa Errico Looks To the Rainbow
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Broadway star Melissa Errico is caught up these days in a juggling act. She's starring in Finian's Rainbow at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York. She's also a regular performer on the national cabaret and concert circuits. There's even Oscar buzz for her rendition of "Hurry Home" a song she sings for the Jerry Lewis film, Max Rose. If her professional life sounds busy, she says it's nothing compared to her most fulfilling job---being mother to three young daughters, Victoria, 10, and 8-year-old twins Diana and Juliette. "Every day my life is like a talk show," Errico says. "I talk to everybody. You don't know how many friends I've met on planes. I just moved to another town---a small town in Westchester---and I love getting to know everybody. I had the whole town over for Christmas Eve." But after a day of running errands or to school functions, when the evening comes this Tony nominee steps out of her mom role and transitions to stage star. This past fall Errico re ...
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Movie Review: A Dog's Purpose..An Everlasting Film
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Have you ever had to put a dog to sleep? A cat? A pet? Then A Dog's Purpose is for you. And a box of Kleenex. A dog's love is unconditional. A Dog's Purpose directed by the talented Lasse Hallstrom demonstrates this. This is the story of four dogs who talk. And share their view of their owners and the world. Caveat. They all have the same spirit. Are the same spirit. Reincarnation. The first dog is a Labrador named Boss. He is so lovingly portrayed and a bit soppy at times, so much so that you know his impending death is going to be a corker. In a way this is the weakest and most manipulative part of the film because it is filmed in such a story book, sunlit setting that you know the director is setting your emotions up for a tumble And that Kleenex box. Boss's owner is Ethan played by AJ Apa who has the boyish good looks of a young Tony Perkins and who lives on a farm out of Andrew Wyeth country. But after Boss dies, another dog is quickly born on the silver screen ...
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Dennis Quaid & Christian Cooke: Sexiest Men Of The Auction House
NPR - 3 months
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Dennis Quaid and his wife call it quits for a third time
LATimes - 8 months
Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, are calling it quits again. On Tuesday, Buffington-Quaid filed for dissolution of marriage at Los Angeles Superior Court, according to documents obtained by The Times. The pair have a history of calling it quits then shying away, with Buffington-Quaid...
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13 Of The Best Movies To Watch When You're In A Bad Mood
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Feeling blue? Flip on your favorite films. Not only do they trigger a feeling of nostalgia, they can also make you feel pretty joyful. Research shows your most beloved movies are irresistible to your brain. In other words, it's human nature to have the urge to re-watch films and television shows (admit it, you totally indulge in those "Friends" reruns). Whether it's a cinematic masterpiece or the world's biggest guilty pleasure, a favorite film can transform your mindset. Behold, our picks of the best movies to watch when you're in a bad mood: "Clueless" It's kind of silly, but smart and so appealing. The Paul Rudd of movies! And the soundtrack is '90s perfection. -- Meredith Melnick, Health Director "A Goofy Movie"  Because I'm 8 years old and the ending is so good. And they are dogs! Like how hilarious is that? -- Chanel Parks, Associate Lifestyle Editor "The Princess Bride" At the risk of sounding like Stefon here, this movie has EVERYTHING. Pirates, ...
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Recently Divorced and Alone for the Holidays? These Tips Will Help You Through
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A breakup can either prepare you to receive the love your soul needs or it can throw you into the depths of despair and depression. You have to make a conscious decision as to which direction you want to take. If you want to be sane, happy and position yourself for love again, you have to decide that you will do whatever it takes to be happy again. This isn't an easy decision but a necessary one in order to prevent yourself from being stuck in the muck of divorce-land. A part of that decision is to give up torturing yourself with the "what-ifs" and focusing on the negativity of the divorce. Fighting over things, and the principle of things will only prolongs your pain and frustration. The insanity that results from the fighting, bickering, name calling and mudslinging, only serves as a scheme to keep you in pain and stuck where you are. You cannot fix what is permanently broken, nor can you go back and reset the relationship like you would and electronic device. You must accept th ...
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Podcast Reviews: <i>David Steinberg</i> & <i>Wooden Overcoats</i>
Huffington Post - about 1 year
One of the many interesting aspects of podcasting is that performers seem to be discovering the medium at the same time listeners are finding their way here, too. David Steinberg has signed in, and it's great to have this longtime standup comedian in front of a microphone after what seems forever. He's mainly been directing television for the past few decades (having won several Emmy awards along the way), but his background in improv and comedy have stood him in good stead over the years. For his first few episodes of The David Steinberg Podcast, housed on the Sideshow Network, he's chosen guests that make it easy to fill the time - Gilbert Gottfried and Kathy Griffin are the "self-conversing" kind of people. In the second episode, Griffin is a rollicking raconteur, keeping Steinberg and what seems to be a small audience laughing with tales from her formative years. She claims to have, basically, conned her family into moving to Hollywood from Chicago so that she could pursue a s ...
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2016 Golden Globe Nominations Highlight 'Carol' And 'The Big Short'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Awards season marched forward Thursday morning when Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The Oscar race received another jump-start with Wednesday's Screen Actors Guild Award nods, and now -- according to awards lore -- the whole grand thing should be crystal clear.  The Globe noms aren't as surprising as the SAG shortlist, but we're still hard-pressed to find a definitive window into the Oscar derby. Purported Best Picture front-runner "Spotlight" collected fewer nominations than expected, with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams all shut out of the acting categories. "Carol" came out on top with five nominations, while "Steve Jobs," "The Revenant" and "The Big Short" each nabbed four. ("Spotlight" has three, as do "The Martian," "Room" and "The Hateful Eight.") "Trumbo," a surprise SAG favorite that many Oscar pundits had written off, ...
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Dennis Quaid Names The 'One Good Thing' About Trump's Campaign
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Dennis Quaid tells HuffPost Live that there's actually one good thing to come from Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Setting: The Red Velvet Side of Life in Dubai
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The Dubai Fountain and neighboring hotel, The Address Downtown Don't know about you but hearing the words "red velvet" always makes me think of those wondrous events where mere mortals are kept away from the celebrities by velvet ropes. In the United Arab Emirates, there is no lack of premieres or celebrities, as highlighted by recent sightings that ranged from Jackie Chan to Brad Pitt (plus Angelina), Dennis Quaid, Malala and the entire Star Trek Beyond cast. Things are only bound to get steamier once the Dubai International Film Festival kicks off in early December. Yet when I asked three Dubai-based master chefs to draw inspiration from the fashion exhibited as part of the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience and create their own gourmet creations, I never expected that this style and taste experiment would turn into a kind of metaphor for life. And I definitely did not anticipate that a red mesh dress by Singaporean designer Max.Tan would be turned into an edible study in deconst ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dennis Quaid
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 57
    Quaid was also honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, the University of Houston, in April 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Quaid has been married three times and has three children.
    After waiting to establish the required six months of residency in California, Quaid filed for divorce on November 30, 2012, asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children and offering to pay spousal support to Buffington. They then reconciled and the divorce was dismissed by September 2013.
    More Details Hide Details On June 28, 2016, the couple announced in a joint statement that they were divorcing. Quaid was raised in the Baptist faith. In addition to acting, Quaid is a musician and plays with his band, the Sharks. He wrote and performed the song "Closer To You" in the film The Big Easy (1987). Quaid also has a pilot's license and owned a Cessna Citation, he also is a one-handicap golfer. In 2005, he was named as the top golfer among the "Hollywood set" by Golf Digest.
    In October 2012, Quaid and Buffington again decided to separate, and Buffington filed for legal separation, seeking joint legal and sole physical custody of the twins.
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    In the summer of 2012, Quaid and Buffington moved to California.
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    Buffington filed for divorce from Quaid in March 2012. According to the divorce petition, the marriage had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities." Buffington's attorney then withdrew the divorce papers on April 26, 2012.
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    In 2012 and 2013, Quaid played Sheriff Ralph Lamb in the CBS TV drama series Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details For his role in Far from Heaven (2002) he won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. He received nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the Golden Globe Awards, the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • 2010
    Age 55
    He portrayed U.S. President Bill Clinton, alongside Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton, in the 2010 film The Special Relationship.
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  • 2008
    Age 53
    In May 2008, the Quaids testified before the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asking U.S. Congress not to preempt the right to sue drug manufacturers for negligence under state law.
    More Details Hide Details This incident led Quaid to become a patient-safety advocate, producing a series of documentaries on preventable medical errors that aired on the Discovery Channel as well as co-authoring a medical journal article addressing the positive influence of patient stories in motivating change in healthcare. The first documentary, Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm, aired on the Discovery Channel in 2010, and the second documentary, Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board, aired on the Discovery Channel in 2012.
  • 2007
    Age 52
    On November 18, 2007, hospital staff mistakenly gave Quaid's ten-day-old twins a dosage of heparin 1,000 times the common dosage for infants.
    More Details Hide Details Their attorney said the newborns will "be fine now," but Quaid filed a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, Baxter Healthcare, claiming that packaging for the two doses of heparin are not different enough.
  • 2005
    Age 50
    Quaid is an avid fan of the Houston Astros, and after their 2005 National League Championship winning season, he narrated their commemorating DVD release.
    More Details Hide Details He coined the phrase "Go 'Stros." After the filming of The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, Quaid went to Cleveland Browns Stadium to dedicate Davis's jersey. There have been extensive stories about Quaid's past abuse of cocaine. In a candid 2002 interview with Larry King on his talk show, after King asked about his motives for using drugs, Quaid responded, "Well, you got to put it in context. Back in the late '60s, early '70s. That was back during the time where, you know, drugs were going to expand our minds and everybody was experimenting and everything. We were really getting high, we didn't know it. And cocaine at that time was considered harmless. You know. I remember magazine articles in 'People' Magazine of doctors saying, it is not addicting. It is just—alcohol is worse. So I think we all fell into that. But that's not the way it was." When asked if he believed he had ever been addicted to the drugs, he responded, "It was a gradual thing. But it got to the point where I couldn't have any fun unless I had it. Which is a bad place to be." Later in the interview he said, "But I saw myself being dead in about five years if I didn't stop.
  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 49
    Quaid married Texas real-estate agent Kimberly Buffington, on July 4, 2004, at his ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana.
    More Details Hide Details They have fraternal twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, born via gestational carrier on November 8, 2007, in Santa Monica, California.
  • 2001
    Age 46
    Quaid dated model Shanna Moakler in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details They were together when she was approached by Playboy, and they discussed it before she posed nude in the magazine. The relationship lasted for eight months.
    Their divorce was finalized July 16, 2001.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 36
    On February 14, 1991, Quaid married actress Meg Ryan.
    More Details Hide Details Quaid and Ryan fell in love during the shooting of their second film together, D.O.A. Quaid and Ryan have a son, Jack Henry (born April 24, 1992). They announced their separation on June 28, 2000, saying they had been separated six weeks by then.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 23
    Quaid and his first wife, actress P. J. Soles, were married on November 25, 1978. The couple divorced in 1983.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on April 9, 1954.
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