Monday, September 14, 2009

RIP Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze died of Pancreatic Cancer today at the age of 57. Patrick starred in one of my all time favorite movies - Red Dawn. Red Dawn was one of the few films in the last couple of generations to portray the U.S.A. as the good guys in a world of many dangers. Hollywood could take a few lessons on patriotism from the Director of Red Dawn, John Milius who also directed another favorite of mine - Big Wednesday.

Patrick Swayze was also the star of The Outsiders, Point Break, Ghost, Dirty Dancing and many other big Hollywood hits. Ironically, Patrick may well be best remembered for the Saturday Night Live clip he did when he danced off against Chris Farley while auditioning for a Chippendale's job. It was hilarious.

RIP Patrick Swayze. I thoroughly enjoyed your movies and will miss your many varied performances.

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