In a Newsweek article penned by Dennis Quaid, the actor admits that getting addicted to cocaine in the 80s is one of his biggest regrets, which is hard to believe… that’s when he produced some of his best work. He writes about the drug’s popularity back then, in Hollywood especially:
“Cocaine was even in the budgets of movies, thinly disguised. It was petty cash, you know? It was supplied, basically, on movie sets because everyone was doing it. People would make deals. Instead of having a cocktail, you’d have a line.”
The actor said he gave up the habit in the 1990s and that just might explain the string of terrible films he did in that decade.