Patrick Swayze

The late Patrick Swayze wasn’t a great actor, but he was a dude, which is more important and is what makes his best films well worth watching. Andrew Klavan fondly remembers Swayze at Klavan on the Culture.

My Swayze recommendations: Red Dawn, Road House, Point Break, Next of Kin, Uncommon Valor, North and South, Donnie Darko, City of Joy.One to avoid: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar. (They must have paid him a fortune to do this drag-queen film. I certainly hope so.)

–S. T. Karnick