Patrick Swayze
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"Patrick Wayne Swayze" was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences and gaining him statuses as a teen idol and sex symbol.

He starred in films from a range of genres, including the drama The Outsiders (film)/The Outsiders (1983), the war film Red Dawn (1984), the romantic "coming-of-age" drama Dirty Dancing (1987), the action film Road House (1989 film)/Road House (1989), the romantic fantasy/crime thriller Ghost (1990 film)/Ghost (1990), action film/action crime film Point Break (1991), co-starring with Keanu Reeves, the supernatural drama film Donnie Darko (2001), and the drama Jump! (film)/Jump! (2008), as well as in the television serials North and South (TV miniseries)/North and South and The Beast (2009 TV series)/The Beast, his final role. During his career he received three Golden Globe Award nominations and was named by People (magazine)/People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991.

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