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‘Blue Miracle’ star Dennis Quaid reveals why he prefers to play real people

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Dennis Quaid helps tell an almost unbelievable true story in the Netflix movie “Blue Miracle.”

The 67-year-old actor plays Captain Wade Malloy, who along with a group of orphaned Mexican boys and their guardian Omar (Jimmy Gonzales), enter into the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.

“I really like playing real people… to tell you the truth even more [than fictional],” Quaid told Fox News while promoting the film. 

“[When] I read books, I’d rather read fact [over] fiction and this story… it’s the story of a miracle that happened. And when you’re doing a movie about a real person, you can’t say ‘Ohhh, all this would never happen,’ because it did!” he added. 

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Quaid said he was drawn to the “arc of this character.”

(L-R) Dennis Quaid as Captain Wade Malloy, Jimmy Gonzales as Omar in ‘Blue Miracle.’

(L-R) Dennis Quaid as Captain Wade Malloy, Jimmy Gonzales as Omar in ‘Blue Miracle.’
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“You know, rather than just playing somebody who’s the same… there’s a growth in him because he starts out rather jaded with these kids. [They] really taught him something. He was looking for redemption [and] he didn’t even know it,” Quaid described.

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Meanwhile, Gonzales was attracted to the story’s larger age-old theme of not judging a book by its cover as Malloy and Omar learn to work together. 

The actor said he’s applied the same lesson to his own life. “Yeah, that’s happened actually quite a few times in my life, you know, and every time I come away from that, those kinds of experiences, I realized my own limitations based on my perceptions or through first impressions when I spend more time with [the person],” he reflected. 

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Gonzales added, “This is part of the reason I love filmmaking… that you get thrown together with a bunch of different people that you normally wouldn’t and you get to know them on a pretty intimate basis.”

“Blue Miracle” is currently streaming on Netflix

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WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden Visiting MN To Tout Infrastructure Package

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ROSEMOUNT, MN —President Joe Biden is scheduled to make a stop Tuesday, Nov. 30 in Rosemount at Dakota County Technical College to discuss the recently approved $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure package.

During his visit to Minnesota, he will discuss how it will benefit Minnesotans and create good-paying union jobs, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre recently said in a tweet.

This is Biden’s first visit to Minnesota since becoming president.

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind,” the White House announced in a statement earlier this month.

Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on Nov. 15.

Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party praised the infrastructure deal, calling it a “blue-collar blueprint to rebuild America.”

“For decades, presidents from both parties have been trying and failing to pass the kind of once-in-a-generation infrastructure bill that President Biden delivered within a year of taking office. The divide between the two parties could not be more clear: Republicans used their time in power to cut taxes for the already-rich. Democrats put shots in arms and money in pockets with the American Rescue Plan, and today we delivered a historic investment in America that will create millions of good-paying, working-class jobs and repair our country’s crumbling infrastructure,” MN DFL said in a statement.

According to the White House, Minnesota is set to receive the following from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

  • $4.5 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs and $302 million for bridge replacement and repairs over five years.
  • More than $818 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state.
  • $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state, including providing access to the at least 83,000 Minnesotans who currently lack it.
    • Also, 1,071,000 or 18.9% of people in Minnesota will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access.
  • $680 million over five years to improve water infrastructure across the state and ensure that clean, safe drinking water is a right in all communities.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Republican Party has criticized Biden’s visit to DCTC, accusing the president of missing the mark.

“Biden’s visit to MN today marks a missed opportunity to visit Rosemount’s largest private employer: Pine Bend Refinery,” the party said in a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday morning. “Instead, Biden will visit Dakota County Technical College, once again snubbing the energy sector that keeps Minnesota going.”

Watch Biden’s visit to Dakota County Technical College below:

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