'Vegas' Dennis Quaid: 'If someone was doing my story, I'd want them to get it right'

Zap2it: Your "Vegas" character is based on a real, living person. Does that make it more important to get it right?Dennis Quaid: It does up the stakes, because I have played so many real people who were still living at the time, like Gordo Cooper in "The Right Stuff," and in "The Rookie," Jim Morris was a real guy, and Bill Clinton. I think I've played about 10 of those, and I've always sought [the real people] out. If someone was doing my story, I'd want them to get it right. That doesn't mean they have to sugarcoat the truth, but I want to capture the essence of somebody and tell the story from their point of view.Zap2it: "Vegas" is set in 1960. Are you having any nostalgic jolts?Dennis Quaid: Yeah, it's mainly things like the [rotary] dial phones instead of cellphones and the cars and the way the houses were furnished back then. That...



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