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MAN NONEATER (Actor Dennis Quiad battled "manorexia" in the mid-90's)
NY Post ^ | March 10, 2006 | Dick Johnson

Posted on 03/10/2006 8:34:49 AM PST by presidio9

EATING disorders aren't just for girls anymore. Dennis Quaid confesses in the new issue of Best Life that he battled "manorexia" in the mid-'90s. After losing 40 pounds to play Doc Holliday in "Wyatt Earp," Quaid says, "My arms were so skinny that I couldn't pull myself out of a pool. I'd look in the mirror and still see a 180-pound guy, even though I was 138 pounds." Quaid, now fit and elegant on the mag's cover, says, "for many years, I was obsessed about what I was eating, how many calories it had, and how much exercise I'd have to do."

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1 posted on 03/10/2006 8:34:50 AM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

Does he have a mangina too?


2 posted on 03/10/2006 8:36:12 AM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: presidio9

Quaid was excellent as Doc Holliday, as was Val Kilmer (Tombostone). Glad he's pulled himself out of the eating-disorder trap.


3 posted on 03/10/2006 8:37:00 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: presidio9

I look in the mirror and see a 180 pound man even though I am 250. I have trouble pulling myself out of the pool, too.

Wait that's more information than you all need to know.


4 posted on 03/10/2006 8:38:41 AM PST by Sensei Ern (Now, IB4Z! http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "I believe Hillary is the aunti-christ.")
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To: presidio9

Randy never had that problem.


5 posted on 03/10/2006 8:39:57 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (I will never forget. I promise.)
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To: presidio9

Wyatt Earp is my all time favorite quotable movie


6 posted on 03/10/2006 8:42:29 AM PST by diggerwillow
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I think Randy was eating for both of them. But Dennis also had a little help from nose-candy, as I recall. Checked himself into a clinic for 6 months.


7 posted on 03/10/2006 8:43:32 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: presidio9
Now that he's gaining weight back he may soon be ready for a "manzier".

(Or maybe he can borrow Randy's.)

8 posted on 03/10/2006 8:43:52 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: theDentist

Also, I doubt Meg Ryan can cook.


9 posted on 03/10/2006 8:49:28 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: presidio9
Also, I doubt Meg Ryan can cook.

True, but I'm not all that interested in her ability to use a frying pan...

10 posted on 03/10/2006 9:21:27 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: theDentist

Meg Ryan has somehow managed to transform herself into a skank since she dumped Quiad. Unbelievable, but true.


11 posted on 03/10/2006 9:22:35 AM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
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To: presidio9

I'll never forgive her for dumping Dennis. btw, she hasn't played in anything worthwhile since.


12 posted on 03/10/2006 9:24:38 AM PST by bonfire
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To: presidio9

I still like her.. reminds me of an old flame.


13 posted on 03/10/2006 9:24:54 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: LIConFem

Personally, I though Val was a better Doc Holliday. So many good one-liners in "Tombstone."


14 posted on 03/10/2006 11:35:10 AM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Most cats are democrats - did you ever meet a creature with such an inborn sense of entitlement?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Randy never had that problem.


15 posted on 03/10/2006 11:40:03 AM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Most cats are democrats - did you ever meet a creature with such an inborn sense of entitlement?)
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To: MotleyGirl70
Yes, Kilmer was excellent, and Tombstone did have some really good quips. I think part of what made Quaid's Holliday so convincing was the actor's weight loss. He just looked and behaved more like someone who was ill.

My fav Tombstone giggle:

Clayborne: He's so drunk, he's probably seein' double!

Holliday (drawing a second pistol): I got two guns,... one for each of ya
16 posted on 03/10/2006 11:40:28 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

LOL, MG. Cousin Eddie strikes. I love Randy in that movie--Eddie and his visible dickey-lines bust my gut.


17 posted on 03/10/2006 11:51:58 AM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Miss Behave
Eddie and his visible dickey-lines bust my gut.

Yep. That's hilarious.

Notice the Marty Moose glasses that they're drinking eggnog out of it too.

No matter how many times I see that movie (more during the holidays), I always laugh.

18 posted on 03/10/2006 11:54:52 AM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Most cats are democrats - did you ever meet a creature with such an inborn sense of entitlement?)
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To: MotleyGirl70
LOL on those Marty Moose Mugs. In thinking of Cousin Eddie re-dipping his into the punch, I can just hear him (loudly) slurp and "ahhhhh" it up. Poor Clark.

I feel the same as you about that movie, MG--no matter how many times...BIG laughs. :-)

Tree...squirrel...Uncle Lewis...cigar...toupee...fire....

19 posted on 03/10/2006 12:08:58 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: Miss Behave
Cousin Eddie:

"Save the neck for me Clark."

20 posted on 03/10/2006 12:22:25 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Most cats are democrats - did you ever meet a creature with such an inborn sense of entitlement?)
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To: MotleyGirl70
"Save the neck for me Clark."

LOL, MG!

Gross me OUT, Eddie. :-)

21 posted on 03/10/2006 7:00:57 PM PST by Miss Behave (Beloved daughter of Miss Creant, super sister of danged Miss Ology, and proud mother of Miss Hap.)
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To: MotleyGirl70

From the underrated Vegas Vacation:

"I don't know why they call it Hamburger Helper! It does just fine by itself!"


22 posted on 03/13/2006 2:12:30 PM PST by Rastus
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To: bonfire

Glad to hear he's getting help then, I really think he's handsome. Several times people have walked up to my husband and asked him if he's Dennis Quaid, so no wonder I think he's handsome! Unfortunately, I look nothing like Meg Ryan ;)
susie


23 posted on 03/13/2006 5:55:13 PM PST by brytlea (I'm not a conspiracy theorist....really.)
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