Patrick Swayze Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

16th June 2015

Quote: "My very first jazz (dance) teacher was Patrick Swayze. I was 13 years old and I was boy crazy from the time I was eight. He was so sexy, he would drive up everyday to my ballet studio... on his Harley Davidson motorcycle in his skin-tight jeans and his leather jacket... I just remember watching his a**. I'd never seen anything like that at 13. He was quite a thing..." Actress Melora Hardin was in awe of her dance teacher PATRICK SWAYZE as a teenager.

11th April 2013

Fact: Directing newcomer Ericson Core will take charge of a reboot of Patrick Swayze's cult surfing movie Point Break. Core has mainly worked as a cinematographer on action movies including The Fast and the Furious, and made his directorial debut on Mark Wahlberg's 2006 sports film, Invincible. The Point Break remake was previously shelved in 2009 following Swayze's death.

19th October 2011

Fact: Late star Patrick Swayze will live on in wax - he has been immortalised in a log-dancing scene from hit film Dirty Dancing at Hollywood's Madame Tussauds. The figure was unveiled by the actor's widow Lisa Niemi on Tuesday (18Oct11).

8th December 2009

Quote: "Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how happy (I am) that this book does exist. It so reflects his spirit and the incredible amazing life that he's had, so I'm very happy about it. I know he was very proud about the way it came out." Patrick Swayze's wife LISA NIEMI is thankful he got to write his memoirs The Time of My Life before his death in September (09).

23rd November 2009

Fact: U.S. cable network TV Guide will air a 12-hour Dirty Dancing marathon starting on Christmas Day (25Dec09) as a tribute to late star Patrick Swayze.

19th November 2009

Quote: "I regretted every bump we ever had in our relationship. I regretted every time I yelled at him. I regretted every mistake I made and wish I could go back and fix it." Patrick Swayze's grieving widow LISA NIEMI can't help over-analysing her relationship with the late actor.

19th November 2009

Quote: "It's kind of hilarious because, of course, Patrick's played all these tough guys in movies and he's got the guns and he can do all the fighting. And Patrick is always saying how tough he is. And I go, 'Yes, yes, that's the movies, honey.' But in reality he blew me away with his strength, and dignity and courage." Patrick Swayze's widow LISA NIEMI on her late husband's brave cancer fight.

29th October 2009

Quote: "Ghost was on recently and I sat there for about 10 minutes going, 'Do I have the courage to put it on that station?' and actually it wasn't that bad." LISA NIEMI on plucking up the strength to watch her late husband Patrick Swayze in his hit film.

30th September 2009

Quote: "A crew member said to me, 'I can't believe you're able to do all of this.' I turned to Lisa (wife) and said, 'I've worked with hangovers worse than this.'" Patrick Swayze insisted working on TV show THE BEAST while battling cancer wasn't all that difficult. He recorded his comments and memories for the audiobook version of his new memoirs The Time of My Life three months before he died on 13 September (09).

16th September 2009

Fact: Late actor Patrick Swayze was a long shot to play Sam in hit movie Ghost - because the movie's director, Jerry Zucker, and screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, insisted he was the wrong man for the job. But when Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks passed on the part, they agreed to audition Swayze.

15th September 2009

Quote: "I will always cherish my amazing memories of Patrick... we had so much fun together... come back soon Patrick, we need you here on Earth." Kirstie Alley will always remember her time with late actor Patrick Swayze, who died on Monday (14Sep09).

10th September 2009

Fact: Patrick Swayze's 1989 movie ROAD HOUSE played 45 times on U.S. cable channels AMC, A&E and CMT in the past 12 months.

4th April 2009

Quote: "He's working his butt off, he's doing all kinds of exercises. He doesn't have an expiration date; when it comes, it comes." Whoopi Goldberg on her Ghost co-star Patrick Swayze who is currently battling cancer.

29th January 2009

Quote: "I really like it, and I think he's really good in it. When I watch it, I can't see any signs at all that he's sick. He looks great!" Patrick Swayze's mother PATSY is a big fan of her son's gritty new TV drama, THE BEAST.

8th January 2009

Quote: "I bet you I can hang on for a long time. Be around to hassle people for a while. I've pulled off 10 months when most people would have been dead long before now." Patrick Swayze refuses to give up his cancer battle.

29th October 2008

Quote: "I'm still fine to work, I haven't changed - oh, I have changed, what am I saying? It's a battle zone I go through. Chemo, no matter how you cut it, is hell on wheels." Cancer sufferer Patrick Swayze refuses to give up work despite gruelling chemotherapy.

17th March 2008

Quote: "You have the will and faith to make this happen. If you can talk me into going skydiving, you can beat this cancer." Gary Busey offers words of encouragement to his POINT BREAK co-star Patrick Swayze, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

13th March 2008

Quote: "I've always known Patrick to be a good man, a fighter. We are all pulling for him and praying for a quick recovery." Tom Cruise offers his support to The Outsiders co-star Patrick Swayze, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

12th March 2008

Quote: "I hear he's doing very well. A lot of people have cancer, and a lot of people pull through. Let's hope that happens." Susan Sarandon is philosophical about Patrick Swayze's pancreatic cancer battle.

18th May 2007

Quote: "I've still got 18-year-old girls hugging me. And I constantly have some old lady pinching me on the rear. I turn around and see blue hair running back to a group of other blue hairs, going, 'I did it, Martha! I pinched him!'" Actor Patrick Swayze is still enjoying the attentions of female Dirty Dancing fans 20 years after the movie's original release.

28th September 2006

Fact: A stage adaptation of hit Patrick Swayze musical Dirty Dancing has become the fastest-selling show in London's West End history. The production has already made GBP11 million ($20 million) in advance sales before it opens next month (24OCT06).

19th August 2006

Quote: "I watched it every day after school for a straight year. I think I was in love with Patrick Swayze." Jessica Biel's favourite film is DIRTY DANCING.

8th August 2006

Quote: "It's important not to believe the hype. I'm still the same guy from high school that tried to get in women's pants and failed." Patrick Swayze dismisses his 1991 'World's Sexiest Man Alive' accolade.

31st July 2006

Quote: "You know what? I'm not a big fan of the movie. I thought the scenes went on so long it was like watching paint dry." Patrick Swayze didn't take inspiration from the original Frank Sinatra movie of Guys and Dolls for his own West End interpretation.

27th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm a beast of passion and purpose. My friends call me 'Crazy Swayze'. I've lived a lot of lifetimes." There's never a dull moment with Patrick Swayze. </p>

5th September 2005

Quote: <p>"There are times you're hot and times you're not and times you're hot again." Patrick Swayze on the highs and lows in his career. </p>

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