Last night Bossy and her husband watched The Right Stuff, and enough about her husband, Bossy wants to talk about her other husbands who appeared in this 1983 Oscar-winning film.
Since Bossy has an impossible time arranging these men in order of Sexy, she will serve them up in the order they appear onscreen:
Bossy always had her eye on Sam Shepard, but she married him after his appearance in Country, a film also starring
his wife that lady Jessica Lange. Country is the story of blah blah blah foreclosure, but anyway, it features lots of denim. And some flannel.
And then Bossy and her husband Sam Shepard held a recommitment ceremony after his role in Baby Boom, which stars Diane Keaton as an advertising executive who buys a farm in Vermont after inheriting a baby and then discovers she hates Vermont even though Sam is the veterinarian in town and he likes to stand really close to her on dark roads while she changes her flat tire. Right, like that would happen. Not the flat tire part, but the not liking Vermont part even though Sam is a single veterinarian.
Next up we have him:
Bossy married Ed Harris after his appearance in Swing Shift, a movie starring Goldie Hawn as a war bride who takes a job in an airline factory during WWII, and then has an affair with coworker Kurt Russell:
Next up in The Right Stuff’s walk of Flame is Scott Glenn:
Bossy married Scott Glenn after he co-starred in Urban Cowboy with Debra Winger and Oprah’s friend.
In Urban Cowboy, Scott Glenn plays a badass rodeo cowboy who works in the local Country Western bar and maybe there was something about a prison break, a backhanded slap, and a Mezcal worm, but Bossy can’t remember those parts because:
Although not a husband, Honorable Mention goes to Bossy’s final selection of
foxes accomplished actors who star in The Tight Stuff:
Asthmagirl saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:05 am
I’m sorry… you were saying…?
Tara saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:08 am
Oooh Ed Harris! I remember seeing The Abyss in the theater when I was a hormonal pre-teen. I totally fell in love with him then and I still love all of his movies. There is just something about him. And on imdb.com they call him “the thinking woman’s sex symbol”. HELLS YES!
mrs. G. saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:28 am
I never realized the abundance of Mancake in this movie…must revisit.
Scandalous Housewife saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:36 am
The Right Stuff unfortunately does not make me think of the delicious hunks of man meat that starred in the movie. It makes me think of the first time American’s walked on the moon, and watching it at my psycho, Deliverance babysitter’s house. The one who made me sugar and Karo syrup sandwiches on white Wonder bread…
Lisa saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:39 am
Im with the Derfwad on this one..But, Im still standin on my soap box for the big cheese in Urban Cowboy, that Bud..lawsy mercy. I think I saw that movie bout 5 times in the old theatre, downtown. Once I sat through 2 matinees!
Borrowin’ a little tawlk from PW..hiney twinge!!!
Today, however, him and his man weave… not so much.
Will check out the movie again. Thanks Boss!!
hows the hair dressing goin for ya??
Liz saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:44 am
Oh mrs. G… “mancake”… snicker.
But Bossy, how can Sam Shepard be your husband when he is obviously MY husband. He’s a poet too, fer crissake; can he BE any more perfect?
kate saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:56 am
i was with you right up until ed harris. then i married ed harris and stopped reading.
Jennifer saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Sam and Ed and Dennis.
Stacey Ball saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:13 pm
Oh man, I’ll take Dennis Quaid and those wash board abs off your hands and place them into mine any day!!
krg saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:28 pm
um, I had sam shepard and harvey keitel confused
PunditMom saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:40 pm
In the same boat here. Perhaps PunditMom & Bossy can continue to reminisce as we gum our oatmeal in the rocking chairs at the old folks home?
julie saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm
Oooh, I was standing outside a conference hotel in Pittsburgh 2 years ago and the Steelers game just let out and who walked right by us and into the hotel but one Dennis Quaid. There’s not much to decide, really.
furiousball saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm
looks like dennis does situps.
Jen saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:41 pm
how can you question Dennis Quaid – good lord I’m only 26 and I would leave my husband every day of the week for him (not really but you know)!
mirela saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:45 pm
Dennis Quaid is to die for, even nowadays!
EmmaSteinfeld saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:46 pm
What’s to decide about Dennis Quaid, indeed!
Has Bossy never seen The Big Easy? Oy vey.
The Domestic Goddess saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Lance saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm
So what about the actual astronauts? Dennis Quaid and Ed Harris very closely resemble Gordo Cooper and John Glen of the late 50’s. Those were some very brave cats. I guess they were good looking too?
Carrie saysDecember 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Dennis Quaid in The Big Easy settles the score on him. and (less so, but still true) The Parent Trap.
Holly saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:00 pm
I can’t decide on Nicolas Cage……I am married to John Travolta (even after Hairspray)
Debby saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm
#8 – ditto.
That is all
Olivia saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:24 pm
Damn! I need a cigarrette now.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm
The reason you can’t claim Dennis Quaid is because he’s mine–ever since a little movie nobody else saw called “Frequency.”
Emily saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:39 pm
mmm….. abs….. Oh, yeah, you wrote in this post, right? Oh, um, yeah, Dennis Quaid would be my husband because of his fine acting abilities (read, nice abs). But then I have Hayden Christiansen and Christian Bale that I woudl reject all seven men that are chasing after me for five minutes with those two…. and then they would both marry me.
Helena saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm
I think Ed Harris looks evil… no offence.
jan8mr.lootiato saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:52 pm
And ED HARRIS…..these are heavyweights.
Evil? hey maybe thats part of it…
We love us some badboys.
diesel saysDecember 5, 2008 at 1:52 pm
I demand at least one pic of Barbara Hershey showing some cleavage.
HeyJoe saysDecember 5, 2008 at 2:16 pm
I demand at least one pic of a Hershey bar showing some nuts.
kidsmom saysDecember 5, 2008 at 2:23 pm
Nothing Freudian abouy the phallic rocket, either. Right, Bossy? Wink wink…
Gigi saysDecember 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm
Please don’t marry Dennis Quaid. I’m a very jealous wife. We’ve been married since Something to Talk About (also Julia Roberts was fab and loved her boots) and we renewed our vows during The Rookie. The movie may have been cheesy but Dennis was FINE.
Stephanie saysDecember 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm
Whoa. I didn’t realize that was Dennis Quaid until I finally got around to looking at his face.
Tootsie Farklepants saysDecember 5, 2008 at 2:45 pm
Tootsie always confuses Scott Glen with the Carradine’s. In fact, she would have bet money that was one of them.
POD saysDecember 5, 2008 at 2:53 pm
I am so glad you dumped that doofus Kurt Russell. Who wears their hair like that?
POD saysDecember 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm
Is Dennis Quaid sniffing his fingers?
operagal saysDecember 5, 2008 at 3:10 pm
POD – exactly what I was thinking!
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysDecember 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm
Bossy can keep all those husbands except Sam, who’s been very happily married to me for many, many years now. He lives with That Lady in Virginia, which is very convenient for me. The Virginia part, not That Lady part.
I’m also married to Harry Connick, Jr. just to give you a heads up.
Domestic Goddess (in training) saysDecember 5, 2008 at 4:05 pm
Not to date myself, but I haven’t seen that movie cuz I was like 5 when it came out. Don’t hate me. But I definitely plan to as the cast makes up my list of hot old men to have sex with someday!!!!
David saysDecember 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm
Sam lost me because he has bad teeth. Sorry, it’s deal-breaker for me. And Scott Glenn has never really done it for me.
However, Ed Harris. Ed Harris. I’m sorry, where was I?
Oh yes, Dennis Quaid. Dennis Quaid.
Sorry drifted off again. Hey, you know who’s really hot? Dennis Quaid!
corrie saysDecember 5, 2008 at 4:29 pm
I can never decide about Dennis Quaid either… if he kept up those abs, it would be in his favore alright!
Another indepth consideration of the important issues of the day! Thank you Bossy!
clickmom saysDecember 5, 2008 at 4:42 pm
I’m pretty sure I never saw Dennis Quiad without a shirt on before, and now I am in need of a cold shower.
Sewmouse saysDecember 5, 2008 at 5:05 pm
Ed Harris in Apollo 13 rocked over the Ed Harris in The Right Stuff. Ed Harris in a white buttoned-up vest taking charge at Mission Control and saying things like “Let’s look at this from a standpoint of STATUS” is manly dreamyness
Reeb saysDecember 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm
My husband the Klezmer-Polka-Big Band-Classical Clarinet Guy started out playing summers at Astroworld (classy! but very educational) in Houston, where there was this skinny, geeky, uber-annoying kid also working there. The annoying kid was always bragging about his big brother Randy who had work in Hollywood and how he was going to move there too and he was going to be a Big Star. Yeah, right, thought all the other Astroworld doofuses. The skinny kid’s name? Dennis Quaid. Before sit-ups, apparently.
Chesapeake Bay Woman, would you share Harry Connick Jr please?
Franca Bollo saysDecember 5, 2008 at 6:25 pm
As well as an actor, poet and playwright, Sam is apparently a polygamist, too. I, along with Bossy, Liz, Chesapeake Bay Woman and Jessica, am married to the man.
Mrs. Franca Shepard
wrh saysDecember 5, 2008 at 6:59 pm
If you were looking at a picture of Dennis McSixPack now, slightly bloated and hanging out with a 22 year old floozy, you’d have reason to decide.
janny226 saysDecember 5, 2008 at 7:10 pm
If Dennis Quaid is your idea of a sloppy second, I’ll take ’em anytime. (PS, I also am a very short distance from the nursing home. Let me know if yours has a diner nearby with a good early bird special. You know, one that starts at 3:30 ’cause soon I’ll have to go to bed at 5. Me, and Dennis.)
Reeb saysDecember 5, 2008 at 7:19 pm
Mrs. Quaid the Fourth (not counting Bossy and Janny226 and all in between, I”m talking the ones Dennis has actually KNOWN he’s married to) was born in 1971, at which time 17 year old Dennis was already bragging at Astroworld. Which makes her 37 not 22 and 37 but I’m sure she’d be happy to hear it.
Of course maybe, in addition to Mrs Fourth, he’s found some other 22 year old. I am knowing Too Much about Bossy’s husband.
Reeb saysDecember 5, 2008 at 7:20 pm
I wish Bossy’s new blogdesign allowed for preview before posting poorly retyped comments.
andrea saysDecember 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm
i know what Dennis was sniffin’ but good girls don’t kiss and tell 😉
Cat saysDecember 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Most of husbands are tall, skinny, dark haired guys i.e. Viggo Mortonsen, Iggy Pop or any herion addict, but I made a huge exception when I married Ed Harris. He is just hot! hot! hot!
Sandra saysDecember 5, 2008 at 8:14 pm
oooo baby. I can eat me some Dennis Quaid pie any day. I would not turn him out of bed, that’s for sure. I lurved him in THe Big Easy and The Rookie too. Nummmers.
3limes saysDecember 5, 2008 at 8:18 pm
I have been Mrs Sam Shepard for years. Ever since I saw him live on theatre stage in London and then brought the book “Sam” by Bruce Weber into my life. He is just about as clever ( he writes plays), rugged and sexy as a man can get.
But you can share if you like…
Half Assed Kitchen saysDecember 5, 2008 at 8:46 pm
Jesus Criminy, is that Dennis Quaid’s real body? I never knew I had a crush on him!
Lo saysDecember 5, 2008 at 10:42 pm
Ed Harris = yummy.
And seriously Bossy, us conservatives have to get over 99% of Hottie Hollywood political views, surely you can accept just ones!!! 🙂
jenni saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:02 pm
Bossy – the thing that gives you pause about Dennis Quaid is his arms. They are short. Dennis Quaid has short little T-Rex arms.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysDecember 5, 2008 at 11:37 pm
My penname is Bruce Weber, and I am Sam Shepard’s wife.
Backpacking Dad saysDecember 6, 2008 at 2:29 am
My wife has been in Dennis Quaid overdrive ever since he started doing “dad” type movies. She makes me watch “The Rookie” and “The Parent Trap” over and over again.
At least there’s fencing in “The Parent Trap”. That’s kind of cool.
Michelle saysDecember 6, 2008 at 8:56 am
Holy shit! I never realized Dennis Quaid ever looked like that… daaaaamn.
Jessica saysDecember 6, 2008 at 10:43 am
Bossy totally has a type. And I think it’s my type too. I am 27 and have had the hots for Ed Harris since I was 16 or so. If that makes me an old lady so be it!
Manic Mommy saysDecember 6, 2008 at 10:53 am
Right Stuff guys you have a fling with:
Right Stuff guys you marry:
Also, Bossy neglected to mention Scotty Carpenter
Lynn in Tucson saysDecember 6, 2008 at 1:00 pm
Oh, man. I totally could have written that post. Twenty-five years ago, today…whenever.
Suniverse saysDecember 6, 2008 at 2:45 pm
Has Bossy lost her MIND? Not know about Dennis Quaid? Perhaps Bossy has never witnessed the sexy/dirty man in Bonnie Raitt’s Crazy Little Think Called Love video? Because that should be illegal.
And Sam Shepherd is DELICIOUS, you are right, so maybe the Dennis Quaid thing is only a temporary blind spot.
dgm saysDecember 6, 2008 at 4:14 pm
Kurt was never yours in the first place–was, is, and shall always be mine! And Ed Harris!
But Dennis Quaid? I’m not seein’ it. Whatever blows your skirt up, I guess . . .
cartoongoddess saysDecember 6, 2008 at 11:03 pm
I always thought Sam Shepard was hot.
Claire in CA/USA saysDecember 6, 2008 at 11:13 pm
Has Bossy ever seen “The Big Easy” with Dennis Quaid? That should make any decision in the husband matter FINAL.
Bush Babe saysDecember 7, 2008 at 4:41 am
OK. Make you a deal. You can have Dennis Quaid. Cause I just married Hugh Jackman. Done?
Christine saysDecember 7, 2008 at 12:02 pm
I’m with you about Ed Harris. I can never keep Dennis Quaid and Kevin Costner straight, though. I never know which one is which. My husband says that isn’t normal and that they look nothing alike. I don’t know.
KellyS. saysDecember 7, 2008 at 4:18 pm
If you’re on the fence about Dennis, you obviously have never seen The Big Easy. Or, Breaking Away.
Kurt Russell? Nah. Too dim a bulb for this group, I think.
All of the other men in this post though…any of ’em. Mmmm.
Isle Dance saysDecember 8, 2008 at 7:43 pm
Don’t worry, I’ve been taking care of Kurt Russell! :o)
Oh, The Joys saysDecember 9, 2008 at 10:09 pm
When is bossy going to marry that guy from the movie Australia (which SO sucked)? (But he was nice to look at.)
Say What? saysDecember 10, 2008 at 2:45 am
I’m with everyone who said “Dennis Quaid in The Big Easy!” Yup, just makes you want to slurp down some gumbo and slap yo momma!
I like Ed Harris in Apollo 13 too. He stays cool under pressure. But let’s not forget when he was in the Truman Show and wore that little beret, he looked really cute in that!
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