Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze (1952-2009)

What can I saw about Patrick Swayze? He was a very good actor and he seemed like an all-round nice guy. He played so many different characters during his career and he played them all well. He was an icon in the 1980's thanks to Dirty Dancing and he was a pin up for a lot of girls, including myself.

He burst onto the screens in movies such as The Outsiders(1983) and Red Dawn(1984) and then he moved on to the great TV mini- series North and South where his acting abilities were proven.Then came one of his most famous movies, Dirty Dancing(1987) where he played a cool guy, Johnny, who swept Jennifer Grey off her feet. After Dirty Dancing, there were some smaller roles for him, but he starred in the action movie, Road House(1989) which is actually a good movie. He put in a good performance in the romantic movie, Ghost(1990) and went on to co-star with Keanu Reeves in the very entertaining Point Break(1991).

Some of his roles after this were not brilliant maybe, but he played them well. He starred in a new series called The Beast but it was not renewed for another season, but by then, he was very sick. He suffered from pancreatic cancer and he must have been suffering a lot. Hopefully, he is at peace now and our thoughts at Jigsaw's Lair go out to his family..He gave us great entertainment for many years and he will be missed.. May he Rest in Peace..


Entertainment Blog said...

my heartfelt condolence to the family

Admin said...

I really admire Jennifer Grey's tribute to Patrick Swayze. She's doing Dancing with the Stars for him, class.

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