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A Quaid quadrilater plus one

Next year Dennis Quaid turns 60. The year after that, he celebrates his 40th anniversary onscreen. Along the way, he’s played Bill Clinton, Jerry Lee Lewis, astronaut Gordon Cooper, Sam Houston, Doc Holliday, and a very George W. Bush-like president. He’s not just a movie star. he’s an American history textbook.

Here are five career highlights.

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