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Randy Quaid

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Randy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in The Last Detail (1973). Hal Ashby directed Quaid in the role of Meadows opposite Jack Nicholson and Otis Young. Quaid is a great and much admired actor that has been recognized by Hollywood and the worlds finest directors, Midnight Exspress, The last Picture Show, Ice Harvest (2005), Real Time (2008), King Carlos in Goya's Ghosts (2006) for director Milos Forman. Forman cast Quaid as "King Carlos IV of Spain" after seeing his Golden globe nominated performance as The Colonel in Elvis. Quaid also starred in such main stream favorites as Kingpin (1996), Vacation (1983), Christmas Vacation (1989) and Independence day (1996).Quaid earned a Golden Globe for portraying Lyndon Johnson, and received a Golden Globe Nomination for incarnating "Colonel" Tom Parker in Elvis (2005). The portrait of Colonel Parker, a former carnival barker with a murky past, is dark. The New York Times said "Mr. Quaid is riveting as the bully of Graceland", when he has Elvis firmly under his thumb, he is the L.B.J. of rock 'n' roll - a towering, wheedling, tirelessly self-promoting Southern fox in the rare instances when Elvis defies him, Colonel Parker shrinks into a hand-wringing phony, cajoling his only client in the overly ornate language of Professor Marvel in "The Wizard of Oz".Quaid stars in and was nominated for The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a cast for his work in Brokeback Mountain(2005), directed by Ang Lee from a script written by Larry McMurtry, who also wrote The Last Picture Show (1971) in which Quaid had his first feature film role. Working with McMurtry and supporting his material has become a Randy Quaid career tradition. Quaid's performance in Brokeback Mountain (2005) was listed as one of the New York Observer's 2005 Noteworthy male performances.In 2009 Randy Quaid Won the Vancouver Critics Award for Best Male performance in the Feature Film Real Time for the Role of Rubin an Australian Hit Man.Randy Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, to Juanita Bonniedale (Jordan), a real estate agent, and William Rudy Quaid, an electrician. He grew up in the Houston suburban city of Bellaire, along with his brother, actor Dennis Quaid.Quaid is married to American Film Director Evi Quaid.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Randy Quaid & Wife Arrested in U.S. Border Run

Randy Quaid & Wife
Arrested in U.S. Border Run

Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested Friday night after trying to sneak back in to the U.S. They are truly a couple without a country.  Randy and Evi fled to Canada after California… READ MORE >

Randy Quaid Detained In Canada By Immigration Officials

Randy Quaid
Detained In Canada By Immigration Officials

Randy Quaid can't seem to get things right north of the border ... he was just detained in Canada and it could lead to his deportation.  Law enforcement tells TMZ Quaid was picked up in… READ MORE >

- 360 days ago
Randy Quaid -- Stuck in Canada ... What About Amnesty for ME!!!

Randy Quaid
Stuck in Canada What About Amnesty for Me!!!

Randy Quaid and his wife went to Canada and now they're not allowed to come home ... so they're suing the United States Secretary of State so they can return to their homeland.Seems Randy and Evi… READ MORE >

- 655 days ago
Dog Chapman -- I'm Coming for Ya, Randy Quaid

Dog Chapman -- I'm Coming for Ya, Randy Quaid

Duane "Dog" Chapman is focusing his bounty hunting skills on Randy Quaid -- and we know this ... because he said so on Twitter. Goodbye, element of surprise!Dog made similar proclamations a few… READ MORE >

- 2121 days ago
Quaids' Dog -- Saved From Puppy Pokey

Quaids' Dog -- Saved From Puppy Pokey

The great news is Randy and Evi Quaid's innocent victim -- their dog Doji -- was spared from a potentially fatal stay at a Canadian dog shelter ... the less great news is Randy and Evi picked him… READ MORE >

- 2165 days ago
Randi and Evi Quaid -- Sprung from Canadian Pokey

Randi and Evi Quaid -- Sprung from Canadian Pokey

Evi and Randy Quaid were just released from custody in Vancouver ... after officials learned Evi's father may have been born on Canadian soil. The two were being held on an active warrant out of… READ MORE >

- 2165 days ago
TMZ Live: Sheen, Quaid and Vince McMahon

TMZ Live: Sheen, Quaid and Vince McMahon

We took your questions on everything -- including Charlie Sheen's hotel room photos, Randy and Evi Quaid's dog getting saved, and WWE's Vince McMahon suing the Connecticut Secretary of State over… READ MORE >

- 2165 days ago
Quaids' Dog -- Help Is On the Way!

Quaids' Dog -- Help Is On the Way!

Doji the doggie is about to escape the clutches of death -- TMZ has learned a friend of Evi and Randy Quaid has contacted the City of Vancouver in an effort to recover the innocent pooch from a… READ MORE >

- 2166 days ago
The Quaids' Arrest Could Mean Death for Doggie

The Quaids' Arrest Could Mean Death for Doggie

There was a third Quaid in the car when Evi and Randy were arrested in Canada last week ... their beloved pooch Doji ... and TMZ has learned he could pay for his master's sins ... with his life.… READ MORE >

- 2167 days ago
Canada to Randy & Evi Quaid -- Don't Go Too Far

Canada to Randy & Evi Quaid -- Don't Go Too Far

Canadian police will release Randy and Evi Quaid -- once they post a cash bond of $10,000 CAN -- but they're not free to leave the Great White North ... not without checking in with officials… READ MORE >

- 2170 days ago

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