With a career spanning more than four decades in Hollywood, the actor, 63, is now starring in the the new faith-based film I Can Only Imagine, which made $17 million its opening weekend. Quaid plays the abusive father of Bart Millard, the lead singer of the Christian rock group MercyMe, whose song of the same title was the best-selling Christian single of all time.
But happiness for Quaid isn’t measured in ticket sales. “That my kids are well. My kids are doing all right, that gives me the most peace,” the actor tells People in this week’s issue.