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Published:October 25th, 2010 09:50 EST
Randy Quaid, Once an Oscar Nominated Actor Now a Paranoid Schizophrenic?

Randy Quaid, Once an Oscar Nominated Actor Now a Paranoid Schizophrenic?

By Ron G Anselm

Remember Randy Quaid the once Oscar nominated actor who we remember most in his comical roles in movies like the National Lampoon series where he played the red-neck dumb hillbilly who was always a pain in Chevy Chase`s side or in other roles in movies such as Brokeback Mountain, King Pin, and Independence Day where he also played leading roles, so what ever happened to Randy Quaid?

That is the big question around Hollywood and with fans alike that once saw this promising actor light up the silver screen and now only to see Randy diminish to hit rock bottom. Lately, Ol` Randy has been going rounds with legal troubles and with avoiding jail time as he slips more and more into what sounds to be paranoid schizophrenia.

On Friday, Quaid and his wife posted a $10,000 bond and were released from a Vancouver, Canada jail after stating they were being persecuted by some sort of Hollywood plot to kill celebrities. Quaid had been held in the Canadian prison after a $500,000 warrant was issued in the United States for his arrest.

Quaid and his wife were being sought by authorities on outstanding bench warrants issued in the United States and had stated they came to Canada to seek refuge to escape the Hollywood Hit Squads that were targeting celebrities and have already successfully carried out hits on David Carradine and Heath Ledger. Both actors have died in the past two years but not because Guido made hits on them. Both Quaid and his wife are now awaiting their upcoming refuge hearing.

I think Randy has sat in front of the camera one too many times because it has made him a little soft upstairs. I mean, Hollywood plots to murder celebrities? I don`t know, maybe he Is right, maybe Hollywood hires a bunch of washed up ex-hit men now and then with nothing to do but go around and take out celebrities that once were big names and now are no named celebrities to make room for up and coming celebrities.

Both Quaid and his wife have been less that model citizens back in the United States. They were both accused of living illegally in a house they supposedly once owned causing $7,000 worth of vandalism damage and skipped out on a $10,000 hotel bill, (and they didn`t even leave the maid a tip) And recently and is what got them arrested in Canada, skipping out on two bench warrant worth $40,000 and $50,000, but told authorities that both of those bench warrants have since been taken care of.

Both of the Quaids are stating that their lives are in danger, saying, We are requesting asylum from Hollywood star whackers. (Spencer, K., 2010) Quaids wife went on to say, They`re murdering celebrities in Hollywood, They really are, we feel like we are next. " (Spencer, K., 2010) Lawyer Jim Murray stated that because they have celebrity status that they will face the upcoming hearing, because they are celebrities does not mean a get out of jail free "card". (Spencer, K., 2010)

It looks like Randy and his wife have hit rock bottom. Even their puppy was taken away from them and had a free trip to the pound.  I don`t think we are going to see Randy Quaid in any upcoming leading roles in any upcoming movies in the near future.



Spencer, K., 2010, Quaids Claim Lives are in Danger Because of Star Whackers "Plot",


Retrieved 2010 and is for the quotes I used in my article.