Patrick Swayze: 5 movies that make us miss the late actor

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The great Patrick Swayze would have turned 63 today.

The actor was a master of the big screen and known for a variety of incredible roles. However, the three time Golden Globe nominee Swayze had his career cut short after losing a 20-month battle to pancreatic cancer. The inspiring part? When Swayze was originally diagnosed, he was given just months to live.

To celebrate Patrick Swayze's amazing career, we have decided to round up the top five films for which he will always be remembered. Let us know in the poll below which is your favorite!

5.) The Outsiders
With a cast like Diane Lane, Tom Cruise, and Rob Lowe, you know it's going to be good. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the movie tells the tale of a rivalry between two gangs, essentially the rich and the poor, when things only heats up after one gang member kills a member of the other.
Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, C.T. Howell (The Outsiders 1983)
4.) Point Break
Patrick Swayze plays a suspected gang member who is also a surfer. I mean, what could better? Playing alongside Keanu Reaves and Lori Petty, Swayze managed to get a Most Desirable Male nomination at the 1992 MTV Movies Awards.

3.) To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes both participate and place in a national drag queen competition. After they see the sad attempt by one John Leguizamo, they take him under their wing and venture across country to Nationals in Los Angeles.

2.) Ghost
Swayze earned another Golden Globe nom for his work as Sam, a banker killed by his friend, who must roam the Earth and protect the love of his life, Molly Jensen. If you are making pottery and don't think of 'Ghost' you must be doing it wrong.

1.) Dirty Dancing
One of the most iconic movies of the 80's, as well as in the history of pop culture, Dirty Dancing spawned some of the best choreography to date and a few iconic one-liners. The dancing, the chemistry, it's all there in Swayze's most known and memorable role.

We couldn't end this list without a "Dirty Dancing" gif, could we?



So which is your favorite? Let us know!


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Patrick Swayze: 5 movies that make us miss the late actor
American actor Patrick Swayze shares a laugh with his wife, dancer and actress Lisa Niemi (born Lisa Haapaniemi) at the premiere party for the movie 'Skatetown USA' at Flippers roller rink, Los Angeles, California, October 1979. (Photo by Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Actors Patrick Swayze, Scott Baio, actress Maureen McCormick, actors Ron Palillo and Greg Bradford in a scene from the movie 'Skatetown, U.S.A.' circa 1979. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Actor and dancer Patrick Swayze poses for a portrait on July 27, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
THE RENEGADES - Pilot episode 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) 
THE RENEGADES - Cast gallery 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) 
THE RENEGADES - Pilot episode 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) 
Actor Patrick Swayze attends the premiere of 'Grandview, U.S.A.' on July 9, 1984 at the Writer's Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo: Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Swayze, shown Nov. 1985, will star in a 12-hour mini-series "North and South" as Orry Main, the southerner who becomes friends with a northerner at West Point. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Actor Patrick Swayze is shown, Sept. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)
Actor Patrick Swayze and actress Brooke Shields attend the Party to Celebrate the Summer 1986 Issue of In Fashion Magazine on May 13, 1986 at Cafe Seiyoken in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
American actors Patrick Swayze (1952 - 2009) and Jennifer Grey star in the film 'Dirty Dancing', 1987. (Photo by /Getty Images)
Actors Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze attend the premiere of 'Dirty Dancing' at the Gemini Theater on August 17, 1987 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Actor Patrick Swayze and wife Lisa Niemi attend the premiere of 'Steel Dawn' on November 5, 1987 at Jam's Restaurant in New York City. (Photo: Getty Images)
TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Air Date 05/17/1989 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Patrick Swayze, host Johnny Carson -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
American actor Patrick Swayze (1952 - 2009), circa 1990. (Photo by Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Swayze, actress Whoopi Goldberg and actor Tom Selleck attend the Hollywood Women's Press Club's 50th Annual Golden Apple Awards on December 9, 1990 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dana Carvey as Hans, Patrick Swayze, Kevin Nealon as Franz during 'Pumping Up with Hans & Franz' skit on October 27, 1990 -- (Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 4 -- Aired 10/27/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick Swayze as Adrian, Chris Farley as Barney during 'Chippendales Audition' skit (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Patrick Swayze attends the GRAMMY Awards on February 21, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Actor Patrick Swayze and singer Mariah Carey share the set of NBC-TV's during rehearsal Thursday, Oct. 25, 1990 in New York, in Mid-town Manhattan for the broadcast which will feature Swayze as guest host. Carey's current single "Love Takes Time" is fifth Billboard's hot R&B Singles chart. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Actor Patrick Swayze looks on during the WBC, WBA, IBF heavyweight tittle fight between Larry Holmes and Evander Holyfield June 19, 1992 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
American actor Patrick Swayze poses in front of the US flag, October 1992. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Patrick Swayze and wife Lisa Niemi arrive for the Academy Awards March 30, 1992. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
U.S. American actor Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa arrive at the opening of the "Planet Hollywood" restaurant, in central London, england, May 17, 1993. The restaurant part-owned by Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis was opened at Piccadilly Circus and many stars attended. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver)
Patrick Swayze playing the guitar circa 1995. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 733 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Patrick Swayze during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 20, 1995 (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
John Leguizamo, Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze in a car in a scene from the film 'To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar', 1995. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
American actor Patrick Swayze attends a press conference to promote his new film 'To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar' on January 29, 1996 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Swayze attends Patrick Swayze Receives Hollywood Walk-of-Fame Star on August 18, 1997 at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Swayze is shown after the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., Aug. 18, 1997. For Swayze, the honor coincides with the re-release of "Dirty Dancing," originally released in 1987. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner)
Patrick Swayze at the premiere of "The Others". (CA) (Star Max via AP Images)
Patrick Swayze and Forest Whitaker (Photo by Randall Michelson/WireImage)
Actor Patrick Swayze talks on his cell phone outside the William Morris Agency January 8, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Getty Images)
Lisa Niemi, Patrick Swayze and Greg Gorman during 'Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights' Premiere - After Party at ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
Actress Patrick Swayze, right, accompanied by his wife Lisa, left, pose for the photographers, prior to the premiere of his new film "Keeping Mum" at a Leicester Square cinema in central London, Monday Nov. 28, 2005. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Actors Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi pose at Borders Bookstore as they sign copies of their new movie 'One Last Dance' August 24, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Swayze accepts the Independent Career Achievement Award at the Video Software Dealers Association's award show at the organization's annual home video convention at the Bellagio July 27, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Swayze and his wife, actress Lisa Niemi, pose backstage after Swayze received the Independent Career Achievement Award at the Video Software Dealers Association's award show at the organization's annual home video convention at the Bellagio July 27, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actors Patrick Swayze and Claire Sweeney attend photocall to promote latest version of West End musical 'Guys and Dolls' cast, on June 5, 2006 in London, England. Swayze is due to tread the boards for first time in London as Nathan Detroit, and Sweeney plays his girlfriend Miss Adelaide, Adam Cooper and Kelly Price will continue to star as 'Sky Masterson' and 'Sarah Brown'. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Patrick Swayze, Samantha Janus and Norman Bowman on stage during their first performance together in the stage production of ''Guys And Dolls'' at the Piccadilly Theatre on October 16, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Lisa Niemi (L) and actor Patrick Swayze speak onstage during the 9th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 17, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CDG)
Actor Patrick Swayze attends Stand Up To Cancer at the Kodak Theatre on September 5, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Michael Caulfield/Stand Up To Cancer via Getty Images)
Actor Patrick Swayze watches the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs play in the first half in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference basketball finals, Friday, May 23, 2008 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 15: Flowers are left on Patrick Swayze's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after his death on September 15, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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