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Patrick Swayze

Swayze first gained international attention following his memorable performance as Johnny Castle in the 1987 smash hit Dirty Dancing. He went on to become a major Hollywood star with roles in Ghost opposite Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break with Keanu Reeves, Roland Joffe's City of Joy, Father Hood, Three Wishes, Tall Tale and Black Dog. For his performance as Miss Vide Boheme in To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar he received a Golden Globe nomination. Other credits include Francis Coppola's The Outsiders, Steel Dawn and Without a Word, which he also produced and was directed by his wife Lisa Niemi.

Swayze will next be seen as a man who discovers his wife and best friend are having an affair in the romantic comedy Wakin' Up in Reno with Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron. He also stars in the acclaimed Vietnam drama The Green Dragon directed by Tony Bui, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival with Donnie Darko, drawing accolades for Swayze.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Patrick Swayze Facts

Birth NamePatrick Wayne Swayze
BirthdayAugust 18, 1952
BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA
Date of deathSeptember 14, 2009 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 57)
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Patrick Swayze compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Dirty Dancing
The Outsiders
Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary
Point Break
Donnie Darko
One Last Dance
Christmas In Wonderland
Road House
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