Dennis Quaid: Doing What Harrison Ford Failed to Do

For the last two decades, Harrison Ford has been so narrowly focused on action-hero movies and traditional romantic leading-man roles that he’s accepted increasingly embarrassing projects. There have been the occasional experiments–”Presumed Innocent,” and that awful romance with Kirsten Scott Thomas, but he’s clearly shown that he needs help in selecting decent projects.

Dennis Quaid, on the other hand, has continued to improve as an actor, choosing good roles (with the occasional exception, like “Flight of the Phoenix”), delivering strong performances, and being willing to play a variety of characters and not try to hide his age. Instead of performing as Scarlett Johansson’s lover, for example, he’s quite happy just to play her DAD.


Scarlett Johansson hearts Dennis Quaid. And so do I. Posted by Hello

Here’s my review of In Good Company, his latest film, in which the REAL acting story is TOPHER GRACE … who makes a remarkable debut as a leading man. But Quaid is excellent too, and the actors compliment each other perfectly.

So, what do you think? Maybe Quaid should inherit the role of Indiana Jones for the fourth film, since Ford hasn’t done anything worth glancing at since Air Force One (and even that was below-par compared to Ford’s glory days).

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Anonymous

    jeff, my name is kip. i am in florida. i am so glad to have found this sight,and learn of the latest on steve taylor. i too have been a HUGE fan since day one.back in 1983(i want to be a clone tour)
    i was blessed to be a restraunt guide(after steves concert both his band and rez band wanted to go out to eat and i hopped on thier tour bus and led them to the nearest i hop( IT WAS THE BEST I COULD AT 2AM)ANYWAY since that time i have alway;s been a fan .
    can you tell me if steve said anything about future. IS HE GOING TO STAY IN FILM? OR WILL HE TOUR AGAIN? please e mail me at scootersassy@yahoo .com and thank you for your time KIP

  • Alex

    Jeff–thanks for that!!!


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