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Can We Talk About What's Going On With Randy Quaid?

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Randy Quaid has been around Hollywood for a fairly long time. When he was just 23 years old, Quaid was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film, The Last Detail.

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Older brother of Dennis Quaid, Randy became a household name for his role in National Lampoon's Vacation as Cousin Eddie.

Quaid married Ella Marie Jolly in 1980, and the two welcomed a daughter, Amanda Marie, in 1983. In 1986, however, the couple split after just six years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in 1989, and Quaid says it was all on him.

"I went through this delayed adolescent thing. I didn't want to be tied down to a family."

That same year, Quaid married his second wife, Evi, whom he met on the set of his film Bloodhounds of Broadway. Quaid's family and friends attribute his marriage to the beginning of the downward spiral that unfortunately became his life.

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According to Quaid, there is a group called the Star Whackers, an evil Hollywood Illuminati dead-set on thwarting his success, who began stealing his money in 1983. He and Evi believed the Star Whackers used a fake name, Ronda L. Quaid, to set up a trust fund and funnel money.

"Ronda L. Quaid never existed," claimed Evi Quaid. "No one ever has met her. She was supposedly a schoolteacher. But you go to the county and you pull the probate file and it’s $7 million in cash. How would a schoolteacher have that? It’s Randy’s royalty stream. I’ve researched everything. There’s no body. They’re just trying to merge the two identities in order to cash the checks."

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In 2005, Randy Quaid appeared in the film Brokeback Mountain. He then sued the producers of the film, claiming they misrepresented the film as "a low-budget, art house film with no prospect of making money" so Quaid would sign on for below-market rates. The movie ended up grossing more than $178 million worldwide, and Quaid believed this was all part of their plan.

Then, in 2006, the producers of Entourage sent the police to Randy Quaid's house.

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