Dennis Quaid on Feeling Like a Fraud, Overcoming Rejection and The Words
09.08.12 by BJSprecher
In the upcoming drama The Words, Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer who finally gains the kind of recognition he has always craved after he passes off a brilliant manuscript as his own work. Dennis Quaid, who co-stars in The Words as a successful writer, recently sat down with us to discuss the movie and he opened up about how everyone feels like a "fraud" at some point and how he overcame rejection in Hollywood. Watch the video above and then tune in to Hollywood Dailies for more.
The Words is the big screen debut of the writing and directing team of Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. Here's the official synopsis:
Rory Jansen (Cooper), a struggling writer, aspires to be the next great literary voice. When he discovers a lost manuscript in a weathered attaché case, he realizes he possesses something extraordinary that he desperately wishes he had created. Rory decides to pass the work off as his own and finally receives the recognition he desperately craves. However, he soon learns that living with his choice will not be as easy as he thought as he faces a moral dilemma that will make him take a hard look at the man he has become.
Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana and J.K. Simmons also star. The Words is now in theaters.