Widely regarded as a class-act and all-around nice guy, it goes without saying that Patrick Swayze -- who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer last night at the age of 57 -- will be dearly missed. Given his vast wealth of film work, Swayze's death has understandably affected both his fans and his fellow co-stars... and boy, did he have some amazing co-stars.
Many actors find one or two other actors that they form an electric connection with on the big screen, but Swayze had an almost uncountable amount of these co-starring collaborations. From the heart-wrenching "Ghost" to the domestic battlefields of "Red Dawn," these five actors informed some of the most enjoyable performances of Swayze's accomplished career.
CHARLIE SHEEN ("Red Dawn"): As the brothers Eckert and de facto leaders of the Wolverines, Swayze and co-star Charlie Sheen provided one of the great heroic duos of '80s action cinema. "Red Dawn" is one of those love it or hate it types of movies, but any fan of the film will tell you the same thing: Swayze and Sheen had a good thing going on.
When the "Red Dawn" remake hits theaters next year, it'll have a whole lot to live up to thanks to Swayze and Sheen's work.
DEMI MOORE ("Ghost"): Between the ravenous shadow creatures and the newfound popularity for "Unchained Melody," there is no shortage of reasons for loving "Ghost," and Swayze's romance with Demi Moore is right at the top of the list. But their performance not only moved moviegoers -- it affected the actors as well.
On hearing of Swayze's death, Moore released the following statement: "In the words of Sam to Molly. 'It's amazing Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.' I will miss you."
JENNIFER GREY ("Dirty Dancing"): Swayze used to get some flack for his ballet dancing, but there's nothing laughable about his undeniable talent demonstrated in "Dirty Dancing" alongside Jennifer Grey, who also co-starred with Swayze in "Red Dawn."
"When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practicing the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little movie we thought no one would ever see," Grey said upon hearing news of Swayze's passing. "He was a real cowboy with a tender heart."
KEANU REEVES ("Point Break"): Only one male pairing could rival Swayze's dynamic with Charlie Sheen, and that's clearly his love-hate relationship with Keanu Reeves in "Point Break," an action movie that still enjoys plenty of pop culture references almost 20 years later.
The "Matrix" star has had his fair share of iconic co-stars and onscreen nemeses, the rivalry between Reeves and Swayze in "Point Break" remains one of the most watchable collaborations for either actor.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG ("Ghost"): While the romance between Swayze and Demi Moore is the central focus of "Ghost," not enough can be said for the late actor's dynamic with Whoopi Goldberg in the film. Goldberg played Oda Mae Brown, a fraudulent medium who ends up being the only one able to hear Swayze's deceased character -- a role that earned the actress an Academy Award.
"Patrick was a really good man, a funny man and one to whom I owe much that I can't ever repay," Goldberg said of her late co-star. "I believe in 'Ghost''s message, so he'll always be near."
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