Patrick Swayze's High-kicking Life
Patrick Swayze's powerful charisma and charm helped to define masculinity in 1980s America. At once an action star and a gifted dancer, he enjoyed a successful career spanning several decades and many genres of film. He proved equally at home mixing it up with rowdy bikers in a Roadhouse or Dirty Dancing with Jennifer Grey, and turned in grounded, nuanced portraits of complicated characters in Donnie Darko and The Outsiders. He brought a rugged strength to action films such as Red Dawn and Point Break, and tenderness to iconic romances such as Ghost. Take a look back at the life of this legendary actor, dancer and musician.