Nobody puts Patrick Swayze in a corner. The actor, who passed away yesterday due to a long struggle with pancreatic cancer, created some of the most beloved heartthrob characters from the late eighties and early nineties. Before Tyler Gage tried his luck at stepping up, there was Johnny Castle. Before Edward Cullen became the sex symbol for life after death, there was Sam Wheat.
In honor of Swayze, Hollywood Crush has decided to take a look back at two of Patrick’s most beloved roles.
Sure Jennifer Grey was fantastic as Baby, but without Patrick as the brooding, sexy resort dance instructor Johnny Castle, “Dirty Dancing” would just have been another coming-of-age singing and dancing flick from the eighties. It sure wasn’t the first time a good girl fell in love with a bad boy, but the chemistry between Jennifer and Patrick made “Dirty Dancing” something special; something so special it spawned a sequel (starring the wonderful Diego Luna), a Broadway show and the title of a Fall Out Boy song. But somehow, nothing ever has or ever will come close to Swayze stating, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
Press play below to see the pivotal finale from "Dirty Dancing"
It’s been a while since Demi Moore has been a leading lady, but in one of her most famous romantic roles, she starred opposite Patrick in “Ghost,” as the woman he left behind after being murdered, and tried so desperately to get back. Though it get’s spoofed every few years or so, their pottery scene is one of the most beautiful scenes in the romantic film genre. Patrick’s portrayal as a man desperate to protect those in his life made us believe in ghosts, even for just a short period of time.
Relive the "Ghost" trailer by clicking below!
We’ll miss you, Patrick, and we promise: ours is a love that will last forever.