History Creator / PatrickSwayze

12th Jul '17 10:04:16 AM hullflyer
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: While undergoing treatment for his pancreatic cancer, Swayze never broke his stride. He even challenged the homeopaths who claimed he could be cured with their "treatments":

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: While undergoing treatment for his pancreatic cancer, Swayze never broke his stride. He even challenged [[SnakeOilSalesman the homeopaths homeopaths]] who claimed he could be cured with their "treatments":
30th Jun '17 7:31:18 PM mouschilight
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!! Notable film roles:
* Kevin Scott in ''Film/UncommonValor'' (1983)
* Darry Curtis in ''Literature/TheOutsiders'' (1983)
* Jed Eckert in ''Film/RedDawn1984'' (1984)
* Johnny Castle in ''Film/DirtyDancing'' (1987)
* Nomad in ''Film/SteelDawn'' (1987)
* James Dalton in ''Film/RoadHouse'' (1989 [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] nominee for Worst Actor)
* Sam Wheat in ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' (1990 Golden Globe and Saturn Award nominee for Best Actor)
* Bodhi in ''Film/{{Point Break|1991}}'' (1991)
* Vida Boheme in ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'' (1995 Golden Globe nominee for best actor)
* Pecos Bill in ''Film/TallTale'' (1995)
* Jim Cunningham in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' (2001)
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!! Notable film roles:
* Kevin Scott in ''Film/UncommonValor'' (1983)
* Darry Curtis in ''Literature/TheOutsiders'' (1983)
* Jed Eckert in ''Film/RedDawn1984'' (1984)
* Johnny Castle in ''Film/DirtyDancing'' (1987)
* Nomad in ''Film/SteelDawn'' (1987)
* James Dalton in ''Film/RoadHouse'' (1989 [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie]] nominee for Worst Actor)
* Sam Wheat in ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' (1990 Golden Globe and Saturn Award nominee for Best Actor)
* Bodhi in ''Film/{{Point Break|1991}}'' (1991)
* Vida Boheme in ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'' (1995 Golden Globe nominee for best actor)
* Pecos Bill in ''Film/TallTale'' (1995)
* Jim Cunningham in ''Film/DonnieDarko'' (2001)
15th Jan '17 11:54:38 PM Xtifr
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'''Patrick Wayne Swayze''' (August 18, 1952 -- September 14, 2009) was an acclaimed [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] actor and dancer.

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'''Patrick Patrick Wayne Swayze''' Swayze (August 18, 1952 -- September 14, 2009) was an acclaimed [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] actor and dancer.
13th Dec '16 4:48:18 AM DebbieOppenheimer
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* RealMenWearPink: Studied ballet in high school, shrugging off the weak-minded fools who claimed it wasn't manly.


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* RealMenWearPink: Studied ballet in high school, shrugging off the weak-minded fools who claimed it wasn't manly.

manly. To the end of his life he promoted encouraging parents to enroll their sons in ballet as commonly as they did their daughters.

8th Nov '16 4:37:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Because '''''[[SignatureLine Pain Don't Hurt]]'''''. Famously, he once performed an emergency landing of his plane on a paved residential street. Naturally, he emerged unhurt.
6th Oct '16 7:31:10 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* OneOfUs: When someone played the ''LiveActionTV/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' song "Let's Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas" for him, Swayze ''loved'' it.



* SleeperHit: The unexpected successes of ''Film/DirtyDancing'' and ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' got him dubbed "King of the Sleepers" for a period.

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* SleeperHit: The unexpected successes of ''Film/DirtyDancing'' and ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' got him dubbed "King of the Sleepers" for a period.

20th May '16 4:10:07 PM NoxSky12599
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** Also:
--->"I've had more lifetimes than any 10 people put together, and it's been an amazing ride...So this is O.K."
22nd Jan '16 2:18:29 AM 10-13-2
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30th Dec '15 3:14:27 AM jormis29
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* HollywoodSkydiving: Subverted. He was an experienced skydiver, and did all the jumps in his films without stunts (e.g. 55 jumps in Film/PointBreak), and he also frequented the local drop zone. Those who knew him considered him a natural talent.

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* HollywoodSkydiving: Subverted. He was an experienced skydiver, and did all the jumps in his films without stunts (e.g. 55 jumps in Film/PointBreak), ''Film/PointBreak1991''), and he also frequented the local drop zone. Those who knew him considered him a natural talent.



* Bodhi in ''Film/PointBreak'' (1991)

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* Bodhi in ''Film/PointBreak'' ''Film/{{Point Break|1991}}'' (1991)
17th Sep '15 8:47:27 PM ultimomant
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* Pecos Bill in ''Tall Tale'' (1995)

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* Pecos Bill in ''Tall Tale'' ''Film/TallTale'' (1995)
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