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Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

Patrick Swayze [2]

Born:August 18, 1952
Died:September 14, 2009 (57)
Filmography Rating:7.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.95 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.76 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:74.34%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Dirty Dancing [1987](35) => Johnny Castle
Ghost [1990](38) => Sam Wheat

Trivia that mentions this person:
Ghost [1990]
  • When it came time to cast the film, writer Bruce Joel Rubin suggested Patrick Swayze for the role of Sam Wheat. Director Jerry Zucker felt that Swayze was completely wrong for the part. Many actors that included Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon, Al Pacino, Bruce Willis, Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin were all offered the part but all turned it down feeling that playing a ghost would be cheesy. Zucker then decided to audition Swayze though he thought he would blow the audition. To Zucker's surprise, Swayze did a great audition and he was cast immediately in the part.
    Total Recall [1990]
  • Jeff Bridges, Matthew Broderick and Richard Dreyfuss were each considered for the role of Quaid. Christopher Reeve was offered the role but turned it down. Patrick Swayze was signed to play Quaid when the movie began preproduction in Australia with [?] Bruce Beresford as the director. However, early in preproduction, [?] Dino De Laurentiis' company went bankrupt. After Arnold Schwarzenegger heard about this, he persuaded Carolco to buy the script for him.
    While You Were Sleeping [1994]
  • Patrick Swayze was considered to play Jack when Demi Moore was in negotiations to play Lucy.
    Kindergarten Cop [1990]
  • Bill Murray and Patrick Swayze were originally offered the role of John Kimble. Danny DeVito was also considered, but was not given the part due to his height.
    Evita [1996]
  • Mandy Patinkin was considered for the role of Che, which he originated on Broadway. Patrick Swayze, Elliott Gould, Barry Gibb, Meat Loaf, [?] David Essex, John Travolta, and Sylvester Stallone were considered for the role of Che at various times of the film's development.
    Dirty Dancing [1987]
  • Patrick Swayze had to convince Jennifer Grey to be in this film, because she had disliked him so much while filming Red Dawn (1984).
  • Patrick Swayze insisted on doing his own stunts. During the log scene he kept on falling off the log and injured his knee so badly, he had to have fluid drained from the swelling.
  • The song {"She's Like The Wind"} was co-written by Patrick Swayze with [?] Stacy Widelitz and sung by Patrick Swayze.
  • Patrick Swayze actually hated the line 'Nobody puts Baby in a corner,' and had to muster all his strength to get it out. It ended up being voted as the #98 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).