Patrick Swayze, 1952-2009

I’ve had the time of my life, and I owe it all to you.

Patrick Swayze is eye candy in “Dirty Dancing.”

Patrick Swayze is sexy, gracing one of the sexiest scenes ever filmed - at a pottery wheel in “Ghost.”

Patrick Swayze is Pretty Woman in “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.”

Patrick Swayze is the bad guy trying to catch the big one in “Point Break.”

Patick Swayze is an altruistic physician finding joy among lepers in “City of Joy.”

Patrick Swayze is tough in my favorite of his movies, “Road House.” I suppose I like this one for the same reasons I like Kurt Russell as “Snake Plissken.”

Reuters’ report of his death summed up Patrick Swayze’s on-screen persona: “masculine grace.”

Patrick Swayze will remain forever in the present tense through his filmography.

If you see a penny floating in air, take it and hold it to your heart.


Sue said...

BJ that last sentence made me gasp and cry. I love this man and his movies, he will be missed!!

Annelle said...

A fitting tribute...movies from his younger days I like are "The Outsiders" and "Red Dawn".

Bill Sumrall said...

I agree with my wife's assessment: she enjoyed his films "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" and likes the way he danced.

Tiny said...

Another one "Gone to Soon.' Tiny loved his movies, especially "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghosts." He was such a graceful dancer and a great actor. He is another great talent that will be sorely missed. He was a brave fighter against the enemy that invaded his body. May he rest in peace.

Frodo, with two left feet said...

He was "The Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. He didn't do bad after that, either. Frodo truly thought he was the only Hobbit to ever watch "Road House" from start-to-finish.
Swayze's mother was a dance instructor. She once told him to beat the hell out of anyone who made fun of him for his interest in dance.
Good advice.