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Why We Love Patrick Swayze

In honor of Mr. Swayze’s Birthday today I thought I would share the reasons why I love this man and decided to have him be a major component of my musical.

I had a similar view on Patrick Swayze that I did on Keanu. A quick to the draw write off, thinking he was nothing more then a sub-pare actor and a guy just trying to teach a girl named Baby to dance. Also I didn’t think he was that cute OR sexy.

I remember watching Dirty Dancing when I was in junior high and not getting why this guy made all the ladies swoon. Sure, his moves were great but I just didn’t get it but, boy, was my opinion going to change and I’m glad it did.

It was probably years later when I was home one lonely night and flipped through the channels to see that this movie called Road House was on and I thought I would give it a try.  The night I felt I saw Mr. Swayze truly for the first time. That was the night everything changed and I’m sure glad it did.

His character in that movie had a beautiful quietness to him that made you glued and keep watching because you weren’t sure what was gonna come next.  How could you when you’re introduced to Dalton as  a Philosophy major turned bouncer. How can you go wrong? Also, adding in Sam Elliott to the mix was a nice touch for this delicious sexy sandwich. 

. The beauty that lasts forever and I respect.

After that movie I saw Swayze in a whole new light of love and respect. My eyes were opened to his beauty that was only confirmed more in films like Ghost, Point Break, and To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. His films allowed me to slowly understanding his grace and charm and why he’s deemed sexy.

I even went back recently and watched Dirty Dancing and can now understand why Baby felt this way. He’s EVERYTHING!

And you still are everything Mr. Swayze and Happy Birthday! We still love you!

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Keanu Will Save You

Mr. Reeves is one of those actors who’ve been in a slew of different movies but there is one genre that has really stood out in his career.

Action movies!
We all know the movie.  The one that broke him free from his stoner persona. The one that made every woman want to be held hostage on a bus just so they could nuzzle into his strong-ish chest. The one that made us want more kick ass Keanu in a cop uniform.

SPEED!

Sure, there are a handful of other action movies that you may think was his better “action” role and I would have to agree that his character Johnny Utah from Point Break comes in close second but there’s something about Speed that really gets my motor running. He’s just so confident and emotionless, unless he’s with Detective Harry Temple (Jeff Daniel’s character) who was his TRUE love.

But Speed stood out above the rest because, while all his peers were busy dispatching their bad guys with a knowingly raised eyebrow, Reeves played his hero as straight as a bullet. As someone who has always been averse to any trend that relies on a dosage of smug irony, it was his persona, rather than those of Cage or Travolta, that resonated most. While Bruce Willis flaunted the gift of the gab, Reeves showed little interest in chitchat and was all the better for it. Traven’s capacity to get his job done with a minimum of unfunny asides and forced repartees is something that appeals to anyone who covets the misanthrope’s life but comes up short in his particular brand of workplace self-assurance.

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See! I’m not the only one.

But what do you think? Who’s your favorite Keanu Action hero?

Also, I’ve noticed he’s played a lot of characters named John….

U.S. Men’s Soccer Team & Point Break

This is amazing article comparing the US Men’s soccer team to one of my favorite Keanu movies, Point Break.

It’s fitting that Point Break starred Keanu Reeves, an actor who has never been as talented as his peers, but is notorious for working harder and always being prepared. It’s the reason he’s had such longevity. Let’s go a step further and call USA the Keanu Reeves of the World Cup. Bold.

Reeves & Swayze In 'Point Break'

Read the rest of this amazing article here and enjoy all the Johnny Utah/Bodhi quotes.