awards & nominations

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Randy Quaid as "Joe Aguirre"

In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Last Detail (1973)

Randy Quaid as "Larry Meadows"

When sailor Larry Meadows (Randy Quaid) is sentenced to eight years in a New Hampshire prison, Navy lifers Billy Buddusky (Jack Nicholson) and Mule Mulhall (Otis Young) are assigned to escort him there from Virginia. Along the way, they warm up to their prisoner, indulging him in small ways such as making excursions to a brothel, and to his mother's house. As they get closer to their destination, their fondness for Larry makes it harder for them to execute their orders.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)NominatedSupporting Actor
Academy Award (1973)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1973)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture