The Rushmore Report – Actor Dennis Quaid on How Faith Role in Movie Changed Him


Hollywood veteran actor Dennis Quaid described the impact his role in the movie I Can Only Imagine has had on his life and what he now thinks heaven will be like. The crossover hit I Can Only Imagine has been certified platinum three times over. And the movie made a difference in Quaid’s outlook.

Quaid told The Christian Post, “I Can Only Imagine, the song, is such a beautiful song. It’s the most celebrated and successful Christian or faith song that’s ever been recorded. The reason it was so successful is that everybody takes that song and makes it personal to their own lives, and I think that’s what this film has done.”

The movie is about the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the Christian band MercyMe. His father died of cancer, and this inspired him to write the mega-hit song, which illustrates that nobody is ever too far from God’s love – or too far from an eternal home in heaven.

When asked what his thoughts are on heaven, the award-winning actor said, “What do I imagine heaven will be like? I think we all get a little taste of it here on earth through prayer and meditation. That’s actually the good news that’s given – you feel it here on earth. To imagine it? I don’t know – that takes other eyes.”

Quaid grew up in a Baptist church in Texas and recently said he was baptized at the age of nine. As he grew older he sought to make his faith more real. But throughout his life, he says he has been devoted to Christ as his Savior and Lord.


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