Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze

  • Highest Rated: 100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
  • Birthday: Aug 18, 1952
  • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
  • An athlete practically from birth, Patrick Swayze was a football player in high school and then earned a gymnastics scholarship to pay for college. His father had been a dancer/choreographer, and Swayze began to study dance early on, eventually working with the prestigious Harkness and Joffrey Ballet companies. He made his professional debut as a dancer with the lead role of Prince Charming in a traveling company of Disney on Parade, but an old knee injury from his football days threatened to cut his dancing career short at any moment. Hedging his bets, Swayze opened his repertoire up to acting and made the transition to Broadway, landing the role of Danny in the hit musical Grease before heading to Los Angeles to make yet another transition, this time to the screen.Swayze cut his teeth on TV guest appearances, scoring a memorable role as a dying soldier in an episode of M*A*S*H. Finally, he got a role in Francis Ford Coppola's youth ensemble film The Outsiders (1983), a film of massive critical acclaim and box-office success. Steadily continuing his upward trajectory, he followed The Outsiders with the Cold War classic Red Dawn (1984) and with the Civil War TV miniseries North and South (1985). His real big break came in 1987, however, with a starring role in the hit Dirty Dancing. The film gave Swayze the chance to showcase both his acting and dancing abilities and, additionally, he wrote and performed one of the film's songs, "She's Like the Wind," which went on to become a major hit. The role made Swayze an undisputed star, and he scored big again with a tough-guy role in the movie Road House, as well as the romantic lead in the supernatural drama Ghost (1990), a box-office smash that ended up grossing more than $200 million.The '90s had started out for Swayze with a bang, but with so much of his success wrapped up in the films of the 1980s, the actor soon found himself fighting against the mentality that he was out of date. He found iconic roles like surfer Bodhi in the police thriller Point Break and even played a drag queen in 1995's To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, but transitioning into the next phase of his career proved challenging. In 2001, Swayze found a film to help him facilitate this change with the role of twisted self-help guru Jim Cunningham in the dark mystery drama Donnie Darko. There was an element of self-parody in Swayze's portrayal of the über-positive, deceptively clean-cut Cunningham, and audiences found the role refreshing. He continued to pick up projects as they appealed to him, appearing in everything from the romantic drama One Last Dance to the quirky British comedy Keeping Mum.Sadly, however, by the late 2000s some upsetting news arrived. Swayze announced to the press in March 2008 that he was suffering from inoperable stage IV pancreatic cancer. The star battled his illness for a reported 20 months, but in the end it took his life. He died at the relatively young age of 57 in September 2009.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Jim $0.3M 2017
25% Powder Blue Velvet Larry 2009
0% Christmas in Wonderland Wayne Saunders 2007
No Score Yet Jump Richard Pressburger 2007
20% The Fox and the Hound 2 Cash 2006
56% Keeping Mum Lance $1.5M 2006
No Score Yet Frederick Forsyth's Icon Jason Monk 2005
78% Overnight Actor 2004
90% Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut Actor $0.6M 2004
No Score Yet King Solomon's Mines Allan Quatermain 2004
No Score Yet George and the Dragon (Dragon Sword) Garth 2004
23% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Dance Class Instructor $14.2M 2004
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London Actor 2004
92% 11:14 Frank 2003
No Score Yet One Last Dance Producer Travis MacPhearson 2003
13% Waking Up in Reno Roy K. 2002
61% Green Dragon Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance 2001
87% Donnie Darko Jim 2001
No Score Yet Forever Lulu Ben 2000
71% Get Bruce Actor 1999
No Score Yet Letters From a Killer Race Darnell 1998
10% Black Dog Jack Crews 1998
13% Three Wishes Jack McCloud 1995
41% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Vida Boheme 1995
50% Tall Tale Pecos Bill 1995
10% Father Hood Jack Charles 1993
56% City of Joy Max Lowe 1992
No Score Yet Return of the Rebels Actor 1991
69% Point Break Bodhi 1991
74% Ghost Sam Wheat 1990
56% Next of Kin Truman Gates 1989
37% Road House Dalton 1989
No Score Yet Hollywood on Horses Actor 1989
No Score Yet Tiger Warsaw Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw 1988
No Score Yet Steel Dawn Nomad 1987
69% Dirty Dancing Johnny Castle Johnny $1.9M 1987
38% Youngblood Derek Sutton 1986
46% Red Dawn Jed 1984
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A. Ernie "Slam" Webster 1984
56% Uncommon Valor Scott 1983
64% The Outsiders Darrel Curtis 1983
No Score Yet The Comeback Kid Actor 1980
No Score Yet Skatetown U.S.A. Ace 1979

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

61% The Beast
2009
Charles Barker
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2009
28% Whoopi
2003-2004
Tony
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1998
  • 1990
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Guest
  • 1996
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Pvt. Gary Sturgis
  • 1981

QUOTES FROM Patrick Swayze CHARACTERS

Johnny Castle
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
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
I'll never be sorry.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
Neither will I.
Penny Johnson
Johnny, what are you doin'?
Johnny Castle
Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or somethin'.
Penny Johnson
How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?
Johnny Castle
(long pause) I know what I'm doin', Penny.
Johnny Castle
I know what I'm doin', Penny.
Penny Johnson
You listen to me, you gotta stop it, now!
Garth
I need your ax.
George
Ax and you shall receive.
Johnny Castle
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
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
Dr. Jake Houseman
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
Yeah, I guess that's what you *would* see.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway, I did it for *nothing*!
Johnny Castle
No, no, not for nothin', Baby! Nobody has ever done anything like that for me before.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
You were right, Johnny. You can't win no matter what you do!
Johnny Castle
You listen to me. I don't wanna hear that from you. *You* can!
Frances "Baby" Houseman
[pause] I used to think so.
Johnny Castle
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
Look, I know these people, Baby. They're all rich and they're mean. They won't listen to me.
Johnny Castle
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
[angrily] What's he gonna to do about it? Oh, it's *mine*, right? Right away you think it's *mine*.
Johnny Castle
Yeah, it takes a real saint to ask Daddy.
Johnny Castle
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
That-that's alright, I understand. You were just using them, that's all.
Johnny Castle
No, no that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were using me.
Johnny Castle
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
Fear causes hesitation and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.
Bodhi
Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.
Tilghman
It's a good night. Nobody died.
Dalton
It'll get worse before it gets better.
Dalton
You're too stupid to have a good time.
Dalton
You play pretty good for a blind boy.
Steve
Being called a cocksucker isn't personal?
Dalton
No. It's two nouns combined to elicit a prescribed response.
Steve
What if somebody calls my mama a whore?
Dalton
Is she?
Dalton
I want you to be nice until it's time to not be nice.
Dalton
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
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
Prepare to die
Dalton
You are such an asshole.
Dalton
Take the biggest guy in the world, shatter his knee and he'll drop like a stone.
Dalton
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
How long are you gonna be in town?
Dalton
Not very long.
Red Webster
That's what I said 25 years ago.
Dalton
Really? What happened?
Red Webster
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
Nobody ever wins a fight.
Darrel Curtis
You smoke more than a pack today and I'll skin you. Understood?
Ponyboy Curtis
Yeah. You carry more than one bundle of roofing at a time and me an' Soda'll skin you. Understood?
Darrel Curtis
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
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
You don't trust me?
Johnny Utah
You gotta earn trust.
Johnny Castle
You just put your pickle on everybody's plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me.
Johnny Castle
What's your name, Baby.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
Frances. The first woman in the cabinet.
Johnny Castle
Frances, that's a grown-up name.
Penny Johnson
Johnny, what are you doin'?.
Penny Johnson
Johnny, what are you doin'?
Johnny Castle
Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or somethin'.
Johnny Castle
Don't worry about Max, I'll tell him your grandmother died or something.
Penny Johnson
How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?.
Penny Johnson
How many times have you told me never get mixed up with them?
Johnny Castle
(long pause) I know what I'm doin', Penny?.
Johnny Castle
[long pause] I know what I'm doing Penny.
Penny Johnson
You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!.
Penny Johnson
You listen to me, you gotta stop it now!
Johnny Castle
Don't put your heel down, don't put your heel down.
Darrel Curtis
Movies and books, Movies and books. Is that all you ever think about?
Sodapop Curtis
Why don't you focus on girls and cars? Works for me.
Dalton
"It's my way, or the highway."
Dalton
It's my way, or the highway.
Darrel Curtis
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
Where the hell have you been; do you know what time it is? It's 2 :00 in the morning, kiddo!
Darrel Curtis
(to Ponyboy) Where the hell have you been?!
Sam Wheat
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
Ditto!
Sam Wheat
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
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
It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
Johnny Castle
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
Johnny Castle
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.