Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Sigh... this year has really been a year of obituaries.
Patrick Swayze dies at 57
Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
He wasn't exactly the most memorable of actors in my book, but I DO remember him best for Dirty Dancing, Point Break and Ghost (and to some extent, Donnie Darko, but Jake was more memorable in that. So was the giant bunny).
Those movies were pure, pop entertainment, and it was great fun watching them when I was a kid. Ok, so Point Break was cheesy as hell (and Keanu kayu as hell). So I didn't really wanted to dance after Dirty Dancing. But heck, watching that pottery scene in Ghost made me wanna take up pottery as well. Ok maybe not, but it did make me wanna take up Demi Moore. Hur hur.
So here's to you, Patrick Swayze, Bunny Botherer, Dirty Dancer, Point Breaker and er... Ghostly Potterer. Thanks for those movies. Nobody's gonna put Baby in a corner now. So go ride that wave, dude.