Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

Highest Rated: 92% 11:14 (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Christmas in Wonderland (2007)

Birthday: Aug 18, 1952

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Patrick Swayze was a Texas-born movie actor whose background in ballet and gymnastics gave him a physique well-suited for his roles as hunky love interest or macho action film hero. His early roles as the only slightly older patriarchal figure of his onscreen teenage families in films like "The Outsiders" (1983) and "Red Dawn" (1984) helped put the heartthrob on the map and on the cover of many a Tiger Beat fan magazine in the early 1980s. But it was only a few years before the teen became a man and it was in these more adult roles that the actor made his mark. He achieved even greater heights of stardom with the romantic blockbusters "Dirty Dancing" (1987) and "Ghost" (1990). But it was his battle against pancreatic cancer for almost two years that would inspire the public and galvanize the actor to bravely give his final performance on A&E's dark drama series, "The Beast." In a year unparalleled in Hollywood loss, Swayze would pass away on Sept. 14, 2009.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 40% Powder Blue Bouncer (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 51% Jump! Richard Pressburger (Character) - 2007
0% 25% Christmas in Wonderland Wayne Saunders (Character) - 2007
20% 46% The Fox and the Hound 2 Cash (Voice) - 2006
56% 74% Keeping Mum Lance (Character) $1.6M 2006
No Score Yet 50% Frederick Forsyth's Icon Jason Monk (Character) - 2005
23% 73% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Dance Class Instructor (Character) $14.1M 2004
No Score Yet 44% King Solomon's Mines Allan Quatermain (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 48% George and the Dragon Garth (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 52% One Last Dance Travis MacPhearson (Character) - 2003
92% 76% 11:14 Frank (Character) - 2003
13% 31% Waking Up in Reno Roy (Character) $261.6K 2002
61% 52% Green Dragon Jim Lance (Character) $146.1K 2001
86% 80% Donnie Darko Jim Cunningham (Character) $205.8K 2001
No Score Yet 56% Forever Lulu Ben Clifton (Character) - 2000
71% 45% Get Bruce! Himself (Character) $43.2K 1999
10% 60% Black Dog Jack Crews (Character) $12.8M 1998
No Score Yet 32% Letters From a Killer Race Darnell (Character) - 1998
13% 52% Three Wishes Jack McCloud (Character) $6.7M 1995
50% 52% Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill Pecos Bill (Character) $8.2M 1995
39% 71% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Miss Vida Boheme (Eugene) (Character) $36.4M 1995
10% 34% Father Hood Jack Charles (Character) $3.3M 1993
53% 75% City of Joy Max Lowe (Character) $12.6M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories: The Movie IV Eric David Peterson (Character) - 1991
69% 79% Point Break Bodhi (Character) $40.5M 1991
74% 80% Ghost Sam Wheat (Character) $214.3M 1990
39% 66% Road House Dalton (Character) $27.4M 1989
56% 45% Next of Kin Truman Gates (Character) $15.4M 1989
No Score Yet 28% Tiger Warsaw Chuck `'Tiger'` Warsaw (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 34% Steel Dawn Nomad (Character) $311.9K 1987
68% 90% Dirty Dancing Johnny Castle (Character) $486.3K 1987
38% 68% Youngblood Derek Sutton (Character) $14.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Sides Doug Zimmer (Character) - 1984
46% 65% Red Dawn Jed Eckert (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 36% Grandview, U.S.A. Ernie `'Slam'` Webster (Character) - 1984
63% 82% The Outsiders Darrel Curtis (Character) - 1983
56% 62% Uncommon Valor Kevin Scott (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Renegades Bandit (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return of the Rebels K.C. Barnes (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 33% Skatetown U.S.A. Ace Johnson (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
61% No Score Yet The Beast Charles Barker (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Solomon's Mines Allan Quatermain (Character) 2004
26% No Score Yet Whoopi Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Pvt. Gary Sturgis (Guest Star) 1981

QUOTES FROM Patrick Swayze CHARACTERS

Johnny Castle says: You wanna hear somethin' crazy? Last night I... I dreamed that we were walkin' along and we met your father. He said, "Come on," and he put his arm around me. Just like he did with Robbie.

Johnny Castle says: Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.

Johnny Castle says: I'll never be sorry.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Neither will I.

Penny Johnson says: Johnny, what are you doin'?

Johnny Castle says: Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or somethin'.

Penny Johnson says: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?

Johnny Castle says: (long pause) I know what I'm doin', Penny.

Johnny Castle says: I know what I'm doin', Penny.

Penny Johnson says: You listen to me, you gotta stop it, now!

Garth says: I need your ax.

George says: Ax and you shall receive.

Johnny Castle says: Fight harder, huh? I don't see you fightin' so hard, Baby. I don't see you runnin' up to daddy tellin' him I'm your guy.

Johnny Castle says: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Dr. Jake Houseman says: Don't you tell me what to see! I see someone in front of me who got his partner in trouble and sent her off to some butcher, while he moved on to an innocent young girl like my daughter!

Johnny Castle says: Yeah, I guess that's what you *would* see.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway, I did it for *nothing*!

Johnny Castle says: No, no, not for nothin', Baby! Nobody has ever done anything like that for me before.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: You were right, Johnny. You can't win no matter what you do!

Johnny Castle says: You listen to me. I don't wanna hear that from you. *You* can!

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: [pause] I used to think so.

Johnny Castle says: Fight harder, huh? I don't see you fighting so hard, Baby. I don't see you running up to daddy telling him I'm your guy.

Johnny Castle says: Look, I know these people, Baby. They're all rich and they're mean. They won't listen to me.

Johnny Castle says: That little wimp. He wouldn't know a new idea if it hit him in the Pachenga. He wanted some new ideas? I could've *told* him some new ideas!

Johnny Castle says: [angrily] What's he gonna to do about it? Oh, it's *mine*, right? Right away you think it's *mine*.

Johnny Castle says: Yeah, it takes a real saint to ask Daddy.

Johnny Castle says: No, no. Look, you've gotta understand what it's like, Baby. You come from the streets and suddenly you're up here, and these women, they are throwing themselves at ya, and they smell so good, and they really take care of themselves. I mean, I never knew women could be like that, you know? And they're so rich, they're so goddam rich, you think they must know about everything. And they're slipping their room keys in my hands, two and three times day, different women. So, here I think I'm scoring big, right? And for a while, you think, hey, they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't care about me, right?

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: That-that's alright, I understand. You were just using them, that's all.

Johnny Castle says: No, no that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were using me.

Johnny Castle says: No, the-the way he saved her. I-I mean, I-I could never do anything like that. That was somethin'. I mean, the reason people treat me like I'm nothin' is because I'm nothin'.

Bodhi says: Fear causes hesitation and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.

Bodhi says: Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.

Tilghman says: It's a good night. Nobody died.

Dalton says: It'll get worse before it gets better.

Dalton says: You're too stupid to have a good time.

Dalton says: You play pretty good for a blind boy.

Steve says: Being called a cocksucker isn't personal?

Dalton says: No. It's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.

Steve says: What if somebody calls my mama a whore?

Dalton says: Is she?

Dalton says: I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice.

Dalton says: If somebody gets in your face and calls you a cocksucker, I want you to be nice. Ask him to walk. Be nice. If he won't walk, walk him. But be nice. If you can't walk him, one of the others will help you, and you'll both be nice. I want you to remember that it's a job. It's nothing personal.

Dalton says: People who really want to have a good time won't come to a slaughterhouse. And we've got entirely too many troublemakers here. Too many 40-year-old adolescents, felons, power drinkers and trustees of modern chemistry.

Jimmy says: Prepare to die

Dalton says: You are such an asshole.

Dalton says: Take the biggest guy in the world, shatter his knee and he'll drop like a stone.

Dalton says: All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.

Red Webster says: How long are you gonna be in town?

Dalton says: Not very long.

Red Webster says: That's what I said 25 years ago.

Dalton says: Really? What happened?

Red Webster says: I got married to an ugly woman. Don't ever do that. It just takes the energy right out of you. She left me, though. Found somebody even uglier than she was. That's life. Who can explain it?

Dalton says: Nobody ever wins a fight.

Darrel Curtis says: You smoke more than a pack today and I'll skin you. Understood?

Ponyboy Curtis says: Yeah. You carry more than one bundle of roofing at a time and me an' Soda'll skin you. Understood?

Darrel Curtis says: Listen, Soda. You and Ponyboy, if the fuzz show, you beat it out of there. Hey, we'll get jailed, but you two will get the boys home, you know what I'm sayin'?

Darrel Curtis says: And I can't even call the cops because you two would be put in a boys' home so fast it would make your heads spin.

Bodhi says: You don't trust me?

Johnny Utah says: You gotta earn trust.

Johnny Castle says: You just put your pickle on everybody's plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me.

Johnny Castle says: What's your name, Baby.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Frances. The first woman in the cabinet.

Johnny Castle says: Frances, that's a grown-up name.

Penny Johnson says: Johnny, what are you doin'?.

Penny Johnson says: Johnny, what are you doin'?

Johnny Castle says: Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or somethin'.

Johnny Castle says: Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or something.

Penny Johnson says: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?.

Penny Johnson says: How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?

Johnny Castle says: (long pause) I know what I'm doin', Penny?.

Johnny Castle says: [long pause] I know what I'm doing Penny.

Penny Johnson says: You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!.

Penny Johnson says: You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!

Johnny Castle says: Don't put your heel down, don't put your heel down.

Darrel Curtis says: Movies and books, Movies and books. Is that all you ever think about?

Sodapop Curtis says: Why don't you focus on girls and cars? Works for me.

Dalton says: "It's my way, or the highway."

Dalton says: It's my way, or the highway.

Darrel Curtis says: Where the hell have you been? Do you know what time it is? Well it's two o'clock in the morning kiddo.

Darrel Curtis says: Where the hell have you been; do you know what time it is? It's 2 :00 in the morning, kiddo!

Darrel Curtis says: (to Ponyboy) Where the hell have you been?!

Sam Wheat says: They're going to kill you, Carl. You and Willie! You're going to be fertilizer. They're gonna bury you right next to Jimmy Hoffa.

Sam Wheat says: Ditto!

Sam Wheat says: I'm Henry the 8th I am. Henry the 8th I am I am. I got married to the widow next door. She's been married seven times before.

Darrel Curtis says: Listen, with your brains and grades, you could get a scholarship, and we could put you through college, ain't that right, Soda? But you're livin' in a vaccuum, Pony, and you're gonna have to cut it out. You just don't stop living because you lose somebody. I thought you knew that. And anytime you don't like the way I'm running things around here, you can just get out, alright?

Sam Wheat says: It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.

Johnny Castle says: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle says: Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don't go into yours, you don't go into mine. You gotta hold the frame.