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Dennis Quaid’s ‘Greatest Mistake’ Was Cocaine

Dennis Quaid penned an article for Newsweek where he revealed that his greatest mistake was being addicted to cocaine. Drugs are bad? This is shocking.

Quaid wrote, ” I started after I left college and came to Los Angeles in 1974. It was very casual at first. That’s what people were doing when they were at parties … Coming from where I came from – from Houston into Hollywood – and all of a sudden this success starts happening to you, I just didn’t know how to handle that. Doing blow just contributed to me not being able to handle the fame.”

Dennis was doing so much blow that by the time he filmed The Big Easy he was getting “an hour of sleep a night” and that it started to “affect” his acting. Wait, so Quaid was on so much blow he was up 23 hours a day and it was only starting to affect his job performance? Being an actor is the greatest thing ever.

The change for him came when he “had one of those white-light experiences that night [the night of a concert with his band The Eclectics at the China Club, a Thursday maybe?] where I kind of realized I was going to be dead in five years if I didn’t change my ways.”

He fell off the wagon in 1990 after his movie Wilder Napalm flopped but he’s sober now and says the experience shaped him as a person making him the man he is today. So, listen up kids. If you want to make it in Hollywood, do lots of cocaine. It’ll make you into a big star. I think that’s what Dennis meant. I don’t know. I have a short attention span.

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Chewy
Chewy
9 years ago

Hollywood is the city where time and space do not apply. Where the laws of nature cease to exist.

Go there, do lots of coke, never get arrested, get by on minimal or no talent at all, get famous, make a buttload of money, hook up with hot, young actresses, have a nervous breakdown, go on Barbara Walters, get sympathy, make even more money with a comeback show or tour, hook up with even more young, hot actresses, wash and repeat.

No wonder everybody wants to be famous.

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