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Swayze Wanted To Remake Top Hat


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Hollywood heart-throb Patrick Swayze has always dreamed of remaking 1935 classic Top Hat as a tribute to his dancing icon Ginger Rogers.
The Dirty Dancing star wanted to step into Fred Astaire's shoes, but Rogers, who died in 1995, told Swayze the movie would only work if it was filled with sex - and the 54-year-old wanted to stay true to the original.
He says, "I dreamed of dancing with her. I would love to see if it would work today.
"(Before she died) I asked Ginger if she felt the same way and she replied woefully that audiences would only watch a remake of Top Hat if it was full of sex and rock 'n' roll."

Nicholson: Astaire Got Me Into Sunglasses


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Movie legend Jack Nicholson credits the late Fred Astaire with helping him cultivate his 'sunglasses with everything' look.

The ABOUT SCHMIDT star was chatting with the Top Hat actor at a 1970s Academy Awards ceremony when Astaire convinced him that donning shades indoors looked super-cool.

He says, "I was sitting next to Fred Astaire at the 1976 Oscars and we were having a few laughs. They announced his category and he didn't win and that minute he put on his sunglasses. I don't even think I had a thought, I just reached for the glasses.

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Gere And Roberts Most Romantic Screen Lovers


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PRETTY WOMAN stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere have been voted the most
romantic movie couple of all time.


Their sizzling chemistry in the 1990 hit film kicked the pairing of KATE
WINSLET and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO in box-office smash TITANIC into second place.


And screen legends GINGER ROBERTS and Fred Astaire came in a respectable
third for their 1935 venture Top Hat.


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