Celebrity Scandal! Actor Dennis Quaid made a startling candid confession about Hollywood culture to the press about cocaine use and drug addiction? [Apr. 10] The Big Easy actor Dennis Quaid has opened up about his former cocaine addiction. But the story he tells is remarkable in itself, though unsurprising. The green celebrity actor reveals that Hollywood hands the stuff out like candy. In fact, Dennis Quaid said in an interview with Newsweek, cocaine was practically a part of the job — a perk if you will for actors requiring long hours, many retakes, and pressure to get it done quickly and correctly for teeming audiences looking to see the next star. From Newsweek: 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.