Actor Dennis Quaid is getting bolder, and busier, in his golden years.
The Hollywood veteran could be coasting on his legacy, banking on nostalgia and celebrity goodwill to snag easy projects. He built plenty of both with memorable turns in “Great Balls of Fire,” “The Right Stuff,” “Traffic,” “Far From Heaven” and “Any Given Sunday.”
Instead, the 67-year-old is embracing projects that clash with current industry trends. Think spiritual films and a biopic that could leave his peers with their mouths agape.
Quaid’s nuanced turn in 2018’s “I Can Only Imagine” found him in an unabashedly faith-based feature, and his newest film, “Blue Miracle,” flirts with that genre as well.
He stars as Wade, a washed-up fisherman tasked with saving a Mexican orphanage headed for extinction. To do so, he’ll have to win Bisbee’s Black and Blue tournament, a fishing battle royale where luck, skill and Mother Nature collide.
The fact-based tale brims with optimism, perseverance and faith, elements he hardly shies from. In