One Bizarre Tale

Via the AP:  Randy Quaid, wife found living in their old house.

It really makes one wonder how people like that manage to get themselves in situations like the one described in the piece.  Randy Quaid may not have been the greatest actor of all time, but surely he could have continued to get work had he so chose, thereby avoiding this whole mess.

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Comments

  1. Dave Schuler says:

    Randy Quaid may not have been the greatest actor of all time, but surely he could have continued to get work had he so chose, thereby avoiding this whole mess.

    Not necessarily.  He was banned from Actors Equity for life a year ago for violent and outrageous behavior towards other performers resulting the closing of a show he was involved in.  There are multiple reports of drug use.
    One of the things that happens in show business is that a performer can get a reputation as being trouble, being difficult.  After that it can be impossible to find a job.

  2. I suppose I would file under “if he so chose” things like not engaging in violent and outrageous behavior and drug abuse, but point taken.

  3. Or he could have chosen not to burn through the money he made before his career went in the crapper

     

     

  4. Dave Schuler says:

    It’s possible to make enough bad choices that there are no longer any good ones left.

  5. So basically he’s turned into his character from Independence Day?

  6. Steve Plunk says:

    At least he’s not livin’ in the RV.