Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

actor, producer, writer

Randy Quaid was born on Oct 01, 1950 in USA. Randy Quaid's big-screen debut came with The Last Picture Show directed by Peter Bogdanovich in 1971, strarring Lester Marlow. Randy Quaid is known for Brokeback Mountain directed by Ang Lee, Heath Ledger stars as Ennis Del Mar and Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack Twist. Randy Quaid has got 8 awards and 18 nominations so far. The most recent award Randy Quaid achieved is Vancouver Film Critics Circle. The upcoming new movie Randy Quaid plays is The Debtors which will be released on Aug 05, 2022.

Randy Quaid is an Academy Award-nominated actor, for his performance in La dernière corvée (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 world's finest directors, Midnight Express, 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 mainstream 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 Le secret de Brokeback Mountain (2005), directed by Ang Lee from a script written by Larry McMurtry, who also wrote La dernière séance (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 Le secret de 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 Bonnie Dale (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.

  • Birthday

    Oct 01, 1950
  • Place of Birth

    Houston, Texas, USA
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Known For


8 wins & 18 nominations

Vancouver Film Critics Circle
Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film
Winner - VFCC Award
Real Time (2008)
Satellite Awards
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner - Satellite Award
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