Actor, Director, Writer
- As a teen, he performed stand-up comedy and did impressions at nightclubs.
- Earned a pilot's license to help him portray astronaut Gordon Cooper in 1983's The Right Stuff.
- Battled anorexia and a cocaine addiction.
- Formed the rock band Dennis Quaid and the Sharks; he sang lead vocals and played rhythm guitar.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Independent Spirit Awards
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