May 5, 2006 |
"Brokeback Mountain" co-star Randy Quaid has dropped a lawsuit over his compensation for the Academy Award-winning film. Quaid had sued Focus Features and producers David Linde and James Schamus in March, claiming he was fleeced into working cheaply by the filmmakers' assertion that "Brokeback Mountain" was "a low-budget, art-house film, with no prospect of making any money."
April 12, 1998 |
Remember the old saying "You can never be too thin or too rich"? Well, ever since seeing Helen Hunt at the Academy Awards, we know that you can be too thin, and it's equally likely that some people are too rich. Not you or me, of course. No matter how much money we might have (and, as of this week, I've turned most of mine over to the federal government, and plan to subsist for the rest of the month on water and restaurant catsup), we're just "comfortable." (Or in my case, uncomfortable.
March 22, 1998 |
Its heroes are none too smart, and their story is riddled with improbabilities, sentimentality and silliness. But "Kingpin's" co-directing brothers Peter and Bobby Farelly are funny, canny filmmakers. Woody Harrelson (left) and Randy Quaid (right) are a constant joy. Harrelson's Roy Munson was the state bowling champion of Iowa, a gutsy small-town guy who took his fashion tips from "Saturday Night Fever" and was headed for national champ when he was sidelined (SHOW Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
December 30, 1991 |
Remember roughly this time a year ago, when ABC captured Jonathan Winters and returned him from the wild to co-star with Randy Quaid in the sitcom "Davis Rules," which premiered mid-season to big numbers after last year's Super Bowl? Well, this year the Super Bowl has moved to CBS and, as fortune would have it, so has "Davis Rules," which "previews" tonight at 8 before moving to its regular time slot Wednesday at 8 as the lead-in for "Brooklyn Bridge."
April 20, 1990 |
"Martians Go Home" (citywide), a strange little sci-fi comedy that's all talk and no action, starts off with such a knowing satire of the ways of Hollywood that it's a shame those green people from Mars ever turn up. Randy Quaid, who is wholly and delightfully persuasive, stars as a TV composer who finally lands a big-screen feature assignment.
December 1, 1989 |
Randy Quaid has excelled in such heavy dramas as "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Of Mice and Men." But the actor says he has made his mark with audiences as the nerdy Eddie in "National Lampoon's Vacation." Quaid is back as Eddie, backwoods cousin to the character played by Chevy Chase, in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." "I did the first movie six or seven years ago, and I was amazed," Quaid said in a recent interview. "People still come up to me and quote lines from that part.