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Dennis Quaid Embraced ‘Reagan’ Role: ‘He Was My Favorite President’

Legendary actor Dennis Quaid didn’t need to be coaxed to play Ronald Reagan as part of a biopic scheduled for release in August. Quaid voted for Reagan. He was studying his life. He always considered himself an admirer of the actor and politician.movie reagan ‘ is scheduled to be released in theaters on August 30th.

“I said yes, because he’s my favorite president,” Quaid told Crosswalk Headlines. “[But] I didn’t want to imitate him. So it took about a year to prepare. In my mind, I already knew Reagan well. I’m also a history buff. ”

Quaid has appeared in over 100 movies and television series during his career. He played astronaut Gordon Cooper. the right thing (1983), singer Jerry Lee Lewis great fireball (1988), Gunman Doc Holliday Wyatt Earp (1994), Sam Houston the Politician alamo (2004) — All characters are based on real people. He has also played major fictional roles. rookie (2002) and the day after tomorrow (2004). In recent years, it has found a home in inspirational faith-based content, including “I Can Only Imagine” (2018), “The Hill” (2023), and “Blue Miracle” (2021).

But portraying Reagan posed unique challenges, he said.

“It was a very tough role for me. … I voted for him,” he said. “But I didn’t want it to just be a love letter. You always want to explore what kind of person he was. It was a very interesting journey to play that role. In a way, I wanted to find out what kind of person he was. He was an incomprehensible communicator, even to those who knew him and were in his world.I think Nancy was the only one who really knew him. There was a very private side to it.”

Penelope Ann Miller (the artist) depicts Nancy Reagan. Sean McNamara (True Spirit, Soul Surfer) was supervised.

Mr. Reagan, a former actor, was elected governor of California in 1966, was reelected in 1970, and ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate for president in 1976. He finally won the White House in his 1980 year and was reelected in 1984. He was known for his optimism, communication skills, and conservative policies of lowering taxes and opposing communism. The United States emerged from a recession during his presidential term. He was also known for his piety.

The film is “about America,” Quaid said.

“Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot,” Quaid said. “And he spoke passionately about what’s good about America. … I think it’s a good time to release it.”

Photo credit: ©Reagan Move used with permission.

Michael Faust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years.His story is published below baptist press, Christianity Today, christian post, of leaf chronicle, of toronto star And that Knoxville News Sentinel.