Actors who ruined their career in a matter of seconds

Randy Quaid

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Randy Quaid doesn’t always get the credit he deserves for being a solid comedic actor. Sure, not all his movies were prestigious (just try to watch Pluto Nash), but his work in the Vacation films, Kingpin, and even Independence Day is pretty great. Plus, the guy was nominated for an Oscar in 1974, so how did it all go so wrong?┬áIn September 2009, Quaid and his wife, Evi, were arrested for not paying a $10,000 hotel bill. They were arrested again for squatting in a home they used to own, so they skipped town and headed to Canada. Now, not paying bills and squatting is odd behavior for a well-known actor, but nothing too crazy. In Canada, things got weird.

Though people assumed the Quaids were on the run from the law, they claimed they’d fled to the North to avoid the “Hollywood Star Wackers,” a secret organization that took celebs out or manufactured scandals to discredit them. Why Quaid would be on the top of their list, no one knows. Quaid told the Vancouver press about the mysteries behind the Star Wackers and claimed that Heath Ledger, David Carradine, and Chris Penn were the cabal’s latest victims. Since those bizarre claims, the Quaids were arrested and released once more in 2015.

In February 2017, Quaid posted a video to Twitter of himself with a full mountain man beard pretending to get it on with his wife while she wears a Rupert Murdoch mask. Don’t expect to see him on the big screen anytime soon.