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Patrick Swayze is a Actor, Producer and Choreographer American born on 18 august 1952 at Houston (USA)

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze
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Birth name Patrick Wayne Swayze
Nationality USA
Birth 18 august 1952 at Houston (USA)
Death 14 september 2009 (at 57 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Patrick Wayne Swayze (/ˈsweɪziː/; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences, and status as a teen idol and sex symbol. He starred in films from a range of genres, including the drama The Outsiders (1983), the war film Red Dawn (1984), the romantic "coming-of-age" drama Dirty Dancing (1987), the action film Road House (1989), the romantic fantasy/crime thriller Ghost (1990), the action crime film Point Break (1991), the comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), the action film Black Dog (1998), the supernatural drama film Donnie Darko (2001), and the drama Jump! (2008), as well as in the television serials North and South and The Beast, his final role. During his career he received three Golden Globe Award nominations and was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. He died in September 2009, at age 57, 20 months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.


Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi from June 12, 1975.
The couple first met in 1970, when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 15 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. Swayze and Niemi had no children. In a 2008 interview, Swayze stated that Niemi was the inspiration for his hit song, "She's Like the Wind" (1987).

As a reaction to his father's death in 1982, at age 57 from a heart attack, Swayze began to drink heavily. In 1989, Swayze said, "I've always felt there was something different in there (my personality), but I was scared to look for fear I wouldn't find anything. That's the reason I got into Buddhism, took EST training, was into therapy, into Scientology, into Transcendental Meditation. I was trying to support that side of myself. But, you know, in Texas there isn't much support for that part of you." He also had said how he is interested in and loves looking into different [religious] belief systems and faith, how it matters to other people, and how these various religious teachings are important to him in his world. His sister Vicky committed suicide by drug overdose in 1994, leading him to seek treatment for alcoholism by going into rehab. After an initial recovery, he temporarily withdrew from show business, retreating to his ranches in California and Las Vegas, New Mexico, to breed Arabian horses. His best-known horse was Tammen, a chestnut Arabian stallion.

Swayze, who was a certified pilot with an instrument rating, made the news on June 1, 2000, while flying with his dogs in his twin-engine Cessna from Van Nuys, California to Las Vegas, New Mexico. His plane developed a pressurization problem, causing Swayze to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road in a housing complex in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The plane's right wing struck a light pole, but Swayze was unharmed. He locked the cockpit, left the aircraft in the subdivision, and obtained a ride—with his dogs—from a passing vehicle, allegedly in order to telephone the authorities. According to the police report, witnesses said that Swayze appeared to be extremely intoxicated and asked for help to remove evidence—an open bottle of wine and a 30-pack of beer—from the crash site. He made himself unavailable to police for several hours. It was later determined that the alcohol in question was not in the cabin, but stored in external storage compartments inaccessible in flight and that the probable cause of the accident was Swayze's physical impairment due to the cumulative effects of carbon monoxide from engine exhaust by-products, carbon monoxide from heavy tobacco use, and the loss of an undetermined amount of cabin pressurization, resulting in hypoxia.

Best films

Ghost (1990)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Point Break (1991)
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Red Dawn (1984)
The Outsiders (1983)

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Filmography of Patrick Swayze (47 films)

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Powder Blue, 1h46
Directed by Timothy Linh Bui
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Striptease
Actors Jessica Biel, Forest Whitaker, Patrick Swayze, Ray Liotta, Eddie Redmayne, Lisa Kudrow
Roles Velvet Larry
Rating61% 3.099413.099413.099413.099413.09941
Several Los Angeles residents meet on Christmas Eve through chance, tragedy, loss and divine intervention.
One Last Dance
Directed by Lisa Niemi Swayze
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films
Actors Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Swayze, Matthew Walker, Matthew Walker, Timothy Webber
Roles Travis MacPhearson
Rating53% 2.6582552.6582552.6582552.6582552.658255
Lorsque le brillant directeur artistique d'une fameuse compagnie de danse Dance Motive new-yorkaise meurt, trois anciennes gloires décident de mettre en scène un ballet inédit qui était à l'origine créé pour eux mais qui n'avait jamais été présenté sur le devant de la scène. Ce spectacle est leur dernière chance de réaliser un rêve, revenir sur la scène mais aussi revivre l'intensité et l'amour de danser.
Jump (2008)
, 1h45
Directed by Joshua Sinclair
Origin Austria
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors Ben Silverstone, Patrick Swayze, Stefanie Powers, Martine McCutcheon, Richard Johnson, Sybil Danning
Roles Richard Pressburger
Rating58% 2.900432.900432.900432.900432.90043
Set in Austria, in 1928, with the spectre of Nazism on the rise, a young Jew, Philippe Halsman, is accused of patricide after his father's death during a hike through the Alps. His strained relationship with his father, and the apparent evidence that he has been struck on the head with a rock, point towards the son's guilt. Halsman is put on trial, in Innsbruck, where his case is taken up by one of the country's leading lawyers.
Christmas in Wonderland, 1h35
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Patrick Swayze, Matthew Knight, Preston Lacy, Cameron Bright, Chris Kattan, Tim Curry
Roles Wayne Saunders
Rating47% 2.366662.366662.366662.366662.36666
The Saunders family has just moved from Los Angeles to Edmonton right before Christmas leaving them with no Christmas spirit with the exception of the bright eyed six-year-old Mary. With their mother, Judy, stuck in L.A., it is up to Wayne, the father, and his kids to go to West Edmonton Mall to fulfill the Christmas shopping duties. Things start looking a bit more like Christmas when twelve-year-old Brian and Mary find a large amount of money and launch on a shopping spree across the mall, until the criminals who counterfeited it begin to chase them through the mall.
The Fox and the Hound 2, 1h9
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Films about foxes, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jeff Bennett, Reba McEntire, Patrick Swayze, Jim Cummings, Jonah Bobo, Grey DeLisle
Roles Cash (voice)
Rating53% 2.694372.694372.694372.694372.69437
The film opens with Tod and Copper chasing a cricket together. They see a line of trucks bringing the county fair to town, and Copper is mesmerized by the sound of dogs singing together in an old school bus with "The Singin' Strays" painted on the side. The pair are eager to go see the fair, but when Copper's clumsy tracking skills disappoint his master Amos Slade yet again, the pup is tied up in the yard while Slade and Chief go to the fair without him. Tod arrives and pulls Copper's collar off, and the pair head to the fair.
The Pacifier, 1h35
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Children's films
Actors Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, Brittany Snow, Morgan York, Max Thieriot
Rating56% 2.8065052.8065052.8065052.8065052.806505
U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Shane Wolfe is assigned to rescue Howard Plummer, a man working on a top-secret government project from a group of Serbian rebels. Wolfe and his team manage to get Plummer off an enemy boat; moments later, Wolfe and Plummer are shot while boarding the escape helicopter. Plummer is killed in the attack and Wolfe spends two months in the hospital. Wolfe's commanding officer, Captain Bill Fawcett, is assigned to escort Plummer's widow, Julie, to Zürich, where a safety deposit box belonging to the Plummers has been discovered. Wolfe is assigned to stay at the Plummer residence, in Bethesda, Maryland to search for the secret project called GHOST, hidden somewhere in the house, and to look after the family's five children: Zoe, Seth, Lulu, Peter, and Baby Tyler.
Keeping Mum, 1h42
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Politic
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Rowan Atkinson, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tamsin Egerton, Patrick Swayze, Terry Alderton
Roles Lance
Rating67% 3.3986553.3986553.3986553.3986553.398655
In the opening scene, as pregnant young Rosie Jones (Emilia Fox) rides on a train, her very large trunk starts leaking blood. When questioned by the police, she calmly reveals that the two dismembered bodies inside are of her unfaithful husband and his mistress. She is then sentenced by the judge (Roger Hammond) to a secure unit for the criminally insane for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
Icon (2005)
, 2h46
Directed by Charles Martin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Patrick Swayze, Patrick Bergin, Michael York, Ben Cross, Jeff Fahey, Joss Ackland
Roles Jason Monk
Rating57% 2.853782.853782.853782.853782.85378
During the 1999 Russian Presidential elections, the two leading candidates are Igor Komarov (Patrick Bergin), a former Colonel of the KGB, and a retired General Nikolai Nikolayev (Joss Ackland). An investigation by the FSB ensues when a car bomb explodes outside one of Komarov’s pharmaceutical companies, and a virus is stolen from inside. Heading the investigation FSB agents Sonia Astrova (Annika Peterson) and her colleague Andrei Kasanov (Niko Nicotera). They come up against difficulty by the director of the FSB, Anatoly Grishin (Ben Cross).
George and the Dragon, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons
Actors Piper Perabo, James Purefoy, Patrick Swayze, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jean-Pierre Castaldi, Bill Treacher
Roles Garth
Rating55% 2.7984352.7984352.7984352.7984352.798435
George (James Purefoy), a knight returned from the Crusades, wishes to retire from soldiering, find a wife, and settle on "an acre of land with two head of cattle." To conclude the transaction, he agrees to help the land's owner, King Edgaar (Simon Callow), whose daughter Princess Lunna (Piper Perabo) has disappeared. Also in search of the princess are Garth (Patrick Swayze), betrothed of the unwilling princess, and the mercenary El Cabillo, a title which passes through different men, the first of which is played by an uncredited Val Kilmer.
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, 1h26
Directed by Guy Ferland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Romola Garai, Diego Luna, Sela Ward, John Slattery, Mika Sue Boorem, Jonathan Jackson
Roles Dance Class Instructor
Rating59% 2.955382.955382.955382.955382.95538
In 1958, Katey Miller (Romola Garai), her parents (Sela Ward and John Slattery), and her younger sister Susie (Mika Boorem) arrive in Cuba during the Cuban revolution. A self-described bookworm, Katey is not very happy about having to move to a different country during her senior year of high school, as she had been planning to attend Radcliffe College, although the rest of her family seem extremely pleased to be in Cuba. Meeting several other rich American teenagers down by the pool, including James Phelps (Jonathan Jackson), the son of her father's boss, Katey becomes disgusted when one of the teenagers insults a local waiter when he accidentally knocks over some of their drinks. Katey attempts to talk to the waiter—Javier (Diego Luna), who works at the hotel to support his family—because she feels awful about what had occurred but he is not interested.
King Solomon's Mines, 2h53
Directed by Steve Boyum
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Patrick Swayze, Alison Doody, Roy Marsden, John Standing, Gavin Hood, Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Roles Allan Quatermain
Rating60% 3.0338853.0338853.0338853.0338853.033885
Elizabeth Maitland hires American safari hunter Allan Quartermain to find her father Sam Maitland, who has been kidnapped by the Kukuanas as he had drawn a map to the location of the legendary mines. The Russian Tsar was funding Sam's efforts to locate the mines, and sends pursuers after Quatermain and company.
11:14 (2003)
, 1h35
Directed by Greg Marcks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Rachael Leigh Cook, Henry Thomas, Blake Heron, Colin Hanks, Barbara Hershey, Clark Gregg
Roles Frank
Rating70% 3.547423.547423.547423.547423.54742
The film involves a series of interconnected events that converge up to the same time at 11:14 p.m. The connections between the events are not apparent at first, but are gradually revealed by a series of progressively receding flashbacks:
Abby Singer, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jill Hennessy, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stockard Channing
Roles Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
Rating47% 2.387412.387412.387412.387412.38741
The film follows Curtis Clemins (Clint Palmer) and Kevin Prouse (Ryan Williams) as they have to deal with life's ups and downs.
Overnight (2003)
, 1h22
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Troy Duffy, Chris Brinker, Cassian Elwes, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sean Patrick Flanery
Roles Self
Rating69% 3.494793.494793.494793.494793.49479
Overnight is the story of Troy Duffy, a bartender and aspiring screenwriter who is also a musician in a band called "The Brood," along with his brother Taylor.
Waking Up in Reno, 1h31
Directed by Jordan Brady
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Natasha Richardson, Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Swayze, Charlize Theron, David Koechner, Brent Briscoe
Roles Roy Kirkendall
Rating54% 2.747562.747562.747562.747562.74756
Lonnie Earl Dodd is a Little Rock car dealer who stars in his own cheesy television commercials. He and his wife Darlene are best friends with Roy and Candy Kirkendall, who are trying to start a family. When the two couples decide to drive cross-country to see a monster truck rally, Lonnie Earl pulls a new SUV off his lot and the four set off. En route, they stop at an Amarillo, Texas restaurant where Lonnie Earl is determined to win a free dinner by consuming a 72-ounce steak and all the trimmings within an hour. Darlene longs to see the Grand Canyon, but Lonnie Earl insists they stick to their schedule and refuses to fulfill her dream. It becomes increasingly clear Darlene is living timidly in her husband's shadow, kowtowing to his demands and accepting his verbal and emotional abuse without complaint.