Actor Dennis Quaid’s meltdown, which reached YouTube late last week, was a hoax from Funny or Die, confirmed the humor site on Wednesday. Quaid, 61 was shown freaking out in a 43-second rant reminiscent of Christian Bale’s 2009 tantrum during the filming of “Terminator Salvation.”
“What the f---? Keep going!” Quaid screamed in the video. “I am acting and this d---head wanders on to my set.” Quaid continues. “I am doing my job here. I am a pro! This is the most unprofessional set I have ever been on!”
The video has been viewed more than 1.7 million times on YouTube.
Now, Funny or Die, which regularly incorporates celebrities like Zach Galifianakis or Will Ferrell into its sketches, is taking credit for the outburst. Earlier this week, some speculated that late night television host and notorious prankster Jimmy Kimmel was behind the video.
You can watch the entire Funny or Die explanation below:
Quaid was born in Houston, Texas, in 1954 and has three children. He was married to actress Meg Ryan for ten years and is currently married to Texas real estate agent Kimberly Buffington. It’s a relief to know that the actor, who’s known for starring in heart-warming films like “The Parent Trap,” “Footloose,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Rookie” isn’t such a bad guy after all.