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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • 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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