Monday, June 17, 2024

Dennis Quaid, With Nothing Left to Lose, Tells Piers Morgan He’s Voting for Trump


Dennis Quaid hasn’t been in a hit movie in 20 years.

As he turns 70, he knows the game. He has nothing left to lose, which is kind of refreshing.

Showing us that he’s no better than brother Randy, Dennis told Piers Morgan today that he’s voting for Donald Trump.

Put a fork in him. He’s done.

Dennis told Piers, “People say he’s an asshole, but he’s my asshole.”

I don’t know if Dennis has a publicist, but whoever it is must be having a stroke right about now.

Quaid is kind of an open Republican already. He’s playing Ronald Reagan in a D movie this summer co-starring other right wingers Jon Voight and Robert Davi. (It also features 80s hearthrob C. Thomas Howell, so you were wrong, he’s alive.)

Dennis’s older brother by four years, Randy, was once thought to be a hot actor. But he and wife Evi turned out to be a low rent kind of “Bonnie and Clyde” around 2010, getting arrested and deported a few times. They tried to move to Canada, but that didn’t work. They managed to find a home in Vermont after being allowed to stay in the US on a technicality. Randy is also a staunch Trump supporter.

Dennis has been married four times. Wife number 3 was Meg Ryan, mother of his first child. That lasted 10 years. His current wife is 39 years his junior. They are both Christians.

It’s not like Dennis Quaid’s endorsement will sway any votes. But look for him to turn up at the Republican convention, maybe speaking for Trump, this summer. “Reagan” will be released by a no-name distributor on August 30th and is now dependent on Quaid not completely imploding before then.

PS The last time I saw Dennis Quaid was in 2019 at a Grammy salute to Willie Nelson. He arrived backstage with his fiancee, now wife, looking like ten miles of unpaved road. Even Willie seemed surprised.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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