Patrick Swayze, Dirty Dancing

Vestron Pictures

Whether playing a sexy resort dance instructor or a wise roadhouse bouncer, Patrick Swayze brought something unique to every role he played.

The actor and movie icon died today at age 57.

After starting out as a dancer, Swayze blossomed into one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Throughout his meteroric rise and after, he enjoyed that rarest of Hollywood gifts: a happy, successful marriage to wife Lisa Niemi.

He will be missed.

Take a look back at the star's most iconic roles in our gallery

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.