Movies: Back From The Edge

After troubled times and some forgettable films, Dennis Quaid is hot again

Two years ago, Dennis Quaid's house in Brentwood, Calif., was under siege. He and actress Meg Ryan had split, and she was dating Russell Crowe. The love triangle made global headlines. Helicopters buzzed overhead. Vans full of surveillance equipment were parked on the street.

Quaid and Ryan have divorced, but he still lives here. A big New England--style house shielded by a great wall of trees, it's more subdued now, except for the rowdy Border Terrier puppy belonging to their son Jack, 10. "I love this house," says Quaid, 48, standing in the kitchen in the early morning, pouring coffee. "I'm...

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