Movies | Pop Culture | 80s | 90s

10 Things You Didn't Know About Patrick Swayze That Will Make You Love Him Even More

- Page 1

Patrick Swayze was an absolute gem. He made so many classic movies that people still love to this day, and it's honestly heartbreaking that he passed away so young.

Vestron Pictures

He did however, live his life to the fullest, and there are are actually a lot of things you may not have known about the wonderful actor.

He had always wanted to be in the Olympics

Vestron Pictures

When he was young he was training with Olympic level coaches so he could join the U.S.  gymnastics team, but it didn't end up working out.

Swayze also considered playing football

He was very athletic, and before he focused in on gymnastics and dance, he considered playing football. He actually ended up injuring his knee so his football dreams were dashed. Luckily he was able to rehabilitate his knee.

He attended ballet schools

Swayze studied dance from a young age, continnuing on through the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools in New York City.

He almost wasn't in Dirty Dancing

Vestron Pictures

Apparently he was 'too old' for the role at 34, and also Jennifer Grey wasn't his biggest fan after working together on Red Dawn. Luckily it all worked out, and their chemistry was undeniable.

He was in a beer commercial inspired by Saturday Night Fever

It was for a Pabst Blue Ribbon and he dances to some fantastic disco songs while wearing a long white scarf and wonderfully fluffy hair.

There are even more facts you didn't know about Patrick Swayze on the next page!  

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

Movies

Get The 'Dirty Dancing' Experience First Hand, Right Where The Original Took Place

Dirty Dancing is one of the greatest movies of the 80s. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey created a classic that is still beloved to this day. Vestron PicturesThe movie takes place up at a summer resort called Kellerman's Mountain House in the Catskills in Upstate New York and there was a lot to love about it. I mean, it was there that Baby was introduced to the world of dance in a way she never could have expected! Vestron PicturesThe resort in the movie was this huge estate with games and a lake and honestly anyone who watched the movie

Celebrities

10 Real People Who Inspired Your Favorite Cartoon Characters

Watching cartoons was basically a requirement as a kid. There were so many good characters who seemed to come alive in our imaginations. We had this connection to these drawings, even though they were fictional characters.But how much do you really know about your favorite cartoons? Did you know that a lot of them are based on real people? Maybe that's why so many of them seem so real to us, because their facial expressions, mannerisms and sometimes even there voices are based in reality. Popeye - Frank "Rocky" FiegelTurner Entertainment / Popeye WikiThe inspiration for the character of Popeye

Movies

20 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite Disney Princesses

Everyone has their favorite Disney princess, whether it's Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella, Mulan, or any of the other heroines from our favorite childhood movies. A lot of work goes into making these films, and these behind the scenes facts about these lovely ladies makes them all a bit more magical. DisneySnow White is the youngest Disney princess, she is 14-years-oldDisneyMulan and Tiana are the only left-handed princessesDisneyAurora only has 18 lines in all of 'Sleeping Beauty'DisneyPocahontas is the only princess based on a real personDisneyBelle is the only person in town who wears blue which represents that she is an 'outsider'DisneyCinderella's