...I agree with your appreciation of Dennis Quaid's portrayal. I've never seen Doc as a rogue charmer as many might like to envision him. I really find him thoroughly unlikable and I think he had a hard time keeping his mouth shut when it counted. Not a lot of control on his part. Quaid did the best job; at least closer than we might think with as little real information we have on him.
I have always thought Dennis Quaid's Doc was the most authentic because, as pointed out by Karen M., "...the real Doc had more fire behind his temper when it flared, and he had a polarizing effect on people."... more
If you look at Dennis Quaid when he costarred in The Long Riders and put him beside John Henry Holliday’s dental school graduation photo, you’ll see that Dennis Quaid, at a similar age VERY closely resembled... more