Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis
Quaid took to his role in “Great Balls of Fire” with an over-the-top, manic enthusiasm that completely distracted viewers from whatever redeeming qualities the film might have otherwise had. Adopting an exaggerated Southern yokel accent and flashing crazy eyes at every opportunity, Quaid managed to turn one of rock’s most complicated figures into a one-dimensional buffoon. —Jeff Royer
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