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beginining of the end of Quaid's acting career?


he was so horrible in this and has never seemed to improve

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I don't think he was horrible in this and I there doesn't seem to be a noticeable change in his career after ~1990. Did you see him a bigger star before that? Can you give some examples? He's kept busy with many movies to his credit.

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Dennis Quaid has always been a very good actor. His performance in Great Balls of Fire! is definitely the best work of his career.

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Are you insane? Quaid did an awesome portrayal of Jerry Lee... his acting and the editing was spot on IMO

*edit* just a for the hell of it.... Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire was hit the year I was born 57... rock n roll is in my blood thanks to my parents for making me at a cool time ha I will for ever be a rock/metal/roller haha
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Totally agree with the OP -- this was a bizarre, mannered performance and I have no idea why the director didn't rein Quaid in. He seems like he's seriously coked up the whole way through.

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