Funny how something suddenly hits you when you’re sorting thru stuff. Such is the case a few minutes ago when considering the release of Proof of Life 16 years ago. Call me the mistress of minor trivia:
- Meg Ryan was married to Dennis Quaid, who was a big star back in the Eighties, and is credited with movies such as Breaking Away, Wyatt Earp, Innerspace, Enemy Mine and The Big Easy.
- Quaid played one of the Mercury 7 astronauts in The Right Stuff: Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, whose catchphrase was “Who’s the greatest pilot you ever saw? You’re looking at him.”
- Pamela Reed played Meg Ryan’s sister-in-law (?) in Proof of Life.
- Pamela Reed played Dennis Quaid’s long-suffering Air Force wife, Trudy, in The Right Stuff.