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Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on 18 August 1952, in Houston, Texas USA. Patrick was a famous actor, singer, dancer and also a songwriter, probably best known for appearing in such movies as “The Outsiders”, “Dirty Dancing”, “Ghost” and others. During his career as an actor, Patrick was nominated for and won several awards; some of them include, Golden Globe, Saturn Award, BMI Film & TV Award, MTV Movie Award and others. It is clear that Patrick gained a huge following during his career and was highly respected by others in the industry. What is more, Patrick was even named the “Sexiest Man Alive”. Unfortunately, Patrick died in 2009 from pancreatic cancer. The world lost a very talented person, but there is no doubt that his work and his talent will be remembered for a long time.

Patrick Swayze Net Worth $40 Million

So how rich was Patrick Swayze? It is estimated that Patrick’s net worth was $40 million. The main source of this sum of money was Patrick’s career as an actor, but his other activities, such as dancing, singing and songwriting, also added to Patrick’s net worth. Although his net worth will not become higher in the future, it is clear that Patrick will not be forgotten and that he is an inspiration for many people all over the world.

There is no surprise that Patrick chose acting and dancing as his career, as his mother was a successful dancer and dance instructor. When Patrick started attending school he became interested in many activities, including football, ballet, acting and even ice skating. Patrick concentrated on improving his dancing skills and soon he began his career as a professional dancer. His first appearance was while working together with “Disney on Parade”. Later he acted in the television show called “Blood Brothers”. In 1983 Patrick received an invitation to act in the movie called “The Outsiders”. After his appearance in this movie, Patrick became more recognized in the movie industry, and of course it added to Patrick’s net worth. In 1987 Patrick acted in one of his most successful movies, called “Dirty Dancing”. There he worked together with Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes and others. This movie became popular all over the world and it had a huge impact on the growth of Patrick Swayze’s net worth.

Two years later he again appeared in a famous movie, called “Road House”. Patrick gained more and more fans with every movie he appeared in. Other movies and television shows that Patrick appeared in include “Three Wishes”, “Donnie Darko”, “The Beast”, “George and the Dragon”, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” and others. Sadly, his fans will not be able to see him portraying new roles, but it is still important that he will be remembered for his talent and his work.

To talk about Patrick’s personal life, it can be said that he married Lisa Niemi in 1975 and lived with her until his death, although they were childless. Patrick’s life was not easy as he had to go through a lot. Firstly, his father died and later his sister committed suicide. This affected Patrick, but he was able to solve his own problems and continue his career. Sadly, in 2008 Patrick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and in 2009 he died. Finally, Patrick Swayze was an extraordinary personality, who had many talents. Patrick had a lot of fans all over the world who admired his work and personality. Let’s hope that Patrick will not be forgotten for a long time.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Powder Blue 2009 Velvet Larry
The Beast 2009 TV Series Charles Barker / Apache
Jump! 2008 Richard Pressburger
Christmas in Wonderland 2007 Wayne Saunders
The Fox and the Hound 2 2006 Video Cash (voice)
Keeping Mum: Deleted Scenes 2006 Video short Lance
Keeping Mum: Funnies 2006 Video short Lance
Keeping Mum 2005 Lance
Icon 2005 TV Movie Jason Monk
George and the Dragon 2004 Garth
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 Dance Class Instructor
Whoopi 2004 TV Series Tony
King Solomon's Mines 2004 TV Mini-Series Allan Quatermain
11:14 2003 Frank
One Last Dance 2003 Travis MacPhearson
Waking Up in Reno 2002 Roy Kirkendall
Donnie Darko 2001 Jim Cunningham
Green Dragon 2001 Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
Forever Lulu 2000 Ben Clifton
Letters from a Killer 1998 Race Darnell
Black Dog 1998 Jack Crews
Three Wishes 1995 Jack McCloud
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 1995 Vida
Tall Tale 1995 Pecos Bill
Father Hood 1993 Jack Charles
City of Joy 1992 Max Lowe
The Player 1992 Patrick Swayze (uncredited)
Point Break 1991 Bodhi
Ghost 1990 Sam Wheat
Next of Kin 1989 Truman Gates
Road House 1989 Dalton
Tiger Warsaw 1988 Chuck 'Tiger' Warsaw
Steel Dawn 1987 Nomad
Dirty Dancing 1987 Johnny Castle
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series Eric David Peterson
North and South, Book II 1986 TV Mini-Series Orry Main
Youngblood 1986 Derek Sutton
North and South 1985 TV Mini-Series Orry Main
Red Dawn 1984 Jed
Grandview, U.S.A. 1984 Ernie 'Slam' Webster
Pigs vs. Freaks 1984 TV Movie Doug Zimmer
Uncommon Valor 1983 Kevin Scott
The Renegades 1983 TV Series Bandit
The Outsiders 1983 Darrel Curtis
The Renegades 1982 TV Movie Bandit
Return of the Rebels 1981 TV Movie K.C. Barnes
M*A*S*H 1981 TV Series Pvt. Gary Sturgis
The Comeback Kid 1980 TV Movie Chuck
Skatetown, U.S.A. 1979 Ace Johnson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Britain's Got Talent 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
EastEnders TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Lugners 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
(500) Days of Summer 2009 performer: "She's Like the Wind" / writer: "She's Like the Wind"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2003-2008 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Fox and the Hound 2 2006 Video performer: "We're in Harmony", "Hound Dude"
Pop Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Derrick 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1991
Next of Kin 1989 performer: "Brothers" / writer: "Brothers"
Road House 1989 performer: "Raising Heaven in Hell Tonight", "Cliff's Edge" / writer: "Cliff's Edge"
Dirty Dancing 1987 performer: "She's Like the Wind" / writer: "She's Like the Wind"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Last Dance 2003 producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grandview, U.S.A. 1984 choreographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Mike Auditions 2012 Short in memory of
Family Guy 2009 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Red Corvette 2009 in memory of
My Best Friend's Girl 2008 special thanks
The History of North and South 2004 Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
America's Top 10 1988 TV Series Himself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 TV Movie Himself
Hour Magazine 1986 TV Series Himself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
The Role That Changed My Life 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 2009 TV Series Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Himself
Extra 2008 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Christmas in Wonderland' 2007 Video documentary Himself
Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze 2007 Video short Himself
Children in Need 2006 TV Series Himself - Performer
Point Break: Adrenaline Junkies 2006 Video short Himself
Point Break: It's Make or Break 2006 Video documentary short
Point Break: Ride the Wave 2006 Video short Himself
The Bigger Picture 2006 TV Series Himself
HARDtalk Extra 2006 TV Series Himself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
GMTV 2006 TV Series Himself
On the Road House 2006 Video documentary Himself
Behind the Scenes: Big Trouble in Little Wallop 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Lance (uncredited)
Keeping Mum: Big Trouble in Little Wallop 2006 Video documentary short Himself / Lance (uncredited)
The Tony Danza Show 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dancing with the Stars 2005 TV Series Himself
Staying Gold: A Look Back at 'The Outsiders' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Special Thanks to Roy London 2005 Documentary Himself
The History of North and South 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Orry Main
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary 2004 Video documentary Himself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Abby Singer 2003 Himself
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
Overnight 2003 Documentary Himself
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Gran premio internazionale della TV 2002 TV Series Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Get Bruce 1999 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Hollywood Squares 1998 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 1996 TV Series Himself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite Actress in a Comedy Motion Picture
Pebble Mill at One 1995 TV Series Himself
The Little Picture Show 1995 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Himself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
The 1993 World Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Entertainment UK 1992 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1987-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Johnny Castle from film DIRTY DANCING
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Original Score
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Saturday Night Live 1990 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
Live with Kelly and Michael 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
America's Dance Honors 1990 TV Special Himself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Good Day New York 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
Later with Bob Costas 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Original Score
Hollywood on Horses 1989 Video documentary Himself
Swayze Dancing 1988 Video Himself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2017 TV Series Himself
Hoy nos toca 2017 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Himself
The View 2014 TV Series Himself
Leonning maen 2014 TV Series Sam Wheat
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Johnny Castle
Kinomagazin 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Johnny Castle Sam Wheat - In Memoriam
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The Best of the World Music Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Inside Edition 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series Himself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Días de cine 2009 TV Series
Ànima 2009 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Himself
MythBusters 2007 TV Series documentary Bodhi
20 to 1 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Sam Wheat
How I Met Your Mother 2007 TV Series Johnny Castle
Found Footage Festival Volume 2: Live in Minneapolis 2007
Premio Donostia a Ben Gazzara 2005 TV Special James Dalton (uncredited)
The Pacifier 2005 Sam Wheat (uncredited)
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders' 2005 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Adrian (uncredited)
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III 1994 TV Mini-Series Orry Main
Memories of M*A*S*H 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself / Pvt. Gary Sturgis
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Sam Wheat

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards
1997 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 18 August 1997. At 7018 Hollywood Blvd.
1992 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Year
1991 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor for his body of work
1989 Most Performed Song from a Film BMI Film & TV Awards Dirty Dancing (1987) · Stacy Widelitz
1988 TV Prize Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden Best Foreign TV Personality - Male (Bästa utländska man)
1988 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Most Desirable Male Point Break (1991)
1991 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Ghost (1990)
1991 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Ghost (1990)
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Next of Kin (1989)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Dirty Dancing (1987)
1988 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Dirty Dancing (1987)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1987 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1989 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)


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#Fact
1 Smoked 60 cigarettes a day.
2 Was considered for the roles of "Martin Riggs" in Lethal Weapon (1987), "Connor MacLeod" in Highlander (1986), & "Batman/Bruce Wayne"in Batman (1989).
3 Did one of the most memorable SNL sketches, with Chris Farley, where they both posed as Chippendale dancers.
4 Appeared as a dancer in Toto's music video, "Rosanna", in 1982.
5 Replaced Kevin Sorbo as the lead in Black Dog (1998), after Kevin had to quit a week into filming due to an aneurysm in his shoulder.
6 Planning to write his memoir, with his wife, Lisa Niemi, with a release date in the Autumn. [February 2009]
7 Release of the book, "Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance", by Wendy Leigh. [2009]
8 Dancing instructor in the "prequel" Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004). [February 2004]
9 Release of his memoir, "The Time of My Life" by Patrick with Lisa Niemi. [September 2009]
10 Continuing cancer treatment. Told the press, "I am continuing treatment at Stanford [University Medical Center near San Francisco] and the great news is I continue to respond well." Was photographed in public with his wife at a basketball game, watching the Los Angeles Lakers play the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. [May 2008]
11 Reveals that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January and is receiving treatment, but is continuing to work on projects. [March 2008]
12 Both he and his Road House costar Ben Gazzara died from pancreatic cancer. Swayze in 2009, and Gazzara in 2012.
13 His sister, Vicky Swayze, committed suicide in 1994.
14 People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991.
15 Appeared in Toto's video "Rosanna", as a dancer in a red letterman's jacket, alongside his Dirty Dancing (1987) co-star, Cynthia Rhodes.
16 Ex-brother-in-law of Marcia Swayze.
17 Uncle of Danielle Swayze.
18 He broke both legs after falling from a horse while filming Letters from a Killer (1998).
19 Starting in the early 1990s (shortly after the box-office success of his movie Ghost (1990)), hip-hop lyrics often included his name or the phrase "I'm Swayze" as a reference to or replacement for the earlier slang, "I'm ghost", meaning "I'm leaving/out of here/gone, etc." The 'Notorious B.I.G.' was one artist who was especially fond of including this phrase in his songs. Swayze's appearance in the video for Ja Rule's "Murder Reigns" was also a reference to his interesting place in hip-hop culture.
20 Went to New York to train as a dancer at Harkness Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet School.
21 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in 1999.
22 After graduating high school, he studied gymnastics at San Jacinto College for two years.
23 Publicist is Annett Wolf.
24 Hospitalized for a week with internal bleeding in August 2009.
25 While visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1995, he stayed at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.
26 Originally cast in Kurt Russell's role in Tango & Cash (1989), but pulled out to make Road House (1989).
27 Hospitalized with pneumonia in January 2009.
28 In an interview with Barbara Walters in January 2009, Swayze acknowledged that his history as a recovering alcoholic and heavy cigarette smoker may have contributed to his illness.
29 Was considered for the role of Howard Saint in The Punisher (2004).
30 Is a distant cousin of actor William Holden. Amadeus (1984) actor Tom Hulce is another, more distant cousin.
31 In high school, excelled at football and gymnastics and won an athletic scholarship to college.
32 Was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008 after falling ill in the previous month.
33 Was approached to star in Predator 2 (1990) but was unable to commit due to scheduling conflicts. Danny Glover was cast instead.
34 Immortalized in the song "(Let's Have) A Patrick Swayze Christmas" from the "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988).
35 Stayed at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, while filming Tall Tale (1995). His picture and autograph hang in the main lobby.
36 Called 'King of the Sleepers" for a brief period, after the unexpected success of Dirty Dancing (1987) and Ghost (1990).
37 Graduated from S.P. Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas in 1971. Other graduates from this high school include Shelley Duvall and wrestler Mark Calaway (aka The Undertaker).
38 Attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Oak Forest Elementary School and Black Middle School in Houston, Texas.
39 Was reportedly offered $6,000,000 to reprise his role of Johnny Castle in a sequel to Dirty Dancing (1987) but turned it down.
40 Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas.
41 Patrick's father, Jesse Wayne Swayze, was a chemical plant-engineer in Houston, Texas. Besides sharing the middle name "Wayne," Jesse and Patrick both died at the same age (57 years): Jesse suffered a fatal heart attack in 1982; Patrick's life was taken by cancer in 2009.
42 He had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
43 He was flying solo in his twin-engine Cessna from California to Las Vegas when he developed a mechanical problem and decided to make a precautionary landing on a dirt road near a housing complex in the small community of Prescott Valley in northern Arizona. There were no injuries. Fire department and sheriff's department officials said the plane had a damaged wing and that when they arrived on the scene, they could find no one. It later emerged that Patrick had hitched a ride from a passing vehicle and was taken to a nearby house, where he telephoned authorities. [2000]
44 Son of choreographer Patsy Swayze
45 Began his career as a dancer appearing in Disneyland's parades as Prince Charming from Cinderella (1950). One of the many Cinderellas he danced with was Michelle Pfeiffer.
46 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1991]
47 At age 19, he met his wife Lisa Niemi, then 15 years old, who attended dance lessons with his mother, Patsy Swayze.
48 Recovering alcoholic.
49 Older brother of Don Swayze.
50 He owned a five-acre spread called Rancho Bizarro outside of Los Angeles.
51 Broke his leg when he fell off a horse while filming Letters from a Killer (1998). [May 1997]

#Quote
1 [on shooting Dirty Dancing (1987) with co-star Jennifer Grey] She'd slip into silly moods, forcing us to do scenes over and over. We did have a few moments of friction...she seemed particularly emotional, sometimes bursting into tears if someone criticized her.
2 Facing your own mortality is the quickest way possible to find out what you're made of. It strips away all the bull -- and exposes every part of you, your strength, your weaknesses, your sense of self, your soul. It also leads you to confront life's hardest questions.
3 [on having terminal cancer] I've had more lifetimes than any 10 people put together, and it's been an amazing ride...So this (dying) is O.K.
4 My big regret is the physical damage I've done to my body. I can do almost anything physically and I used to believe I was invincible, breaking bones over and over, playing football, doing gymnastics, diving, ballet, doing my own stunts, kickboxing, staging fights ... It all seems a little stupid to me now.
5 Five years is pretty wishful thinking ... two years seems likely if you're going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd better get a fire under it. (January 2009)
6 [on accepting a continuing role in the series The Beast (2009)] How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work.
7 I'm still fine to work, I haven't changed - oh, I have changed, what am I saying? It's a battle-zone I go through. Chemo, no matter how you cut it, is hell on wheels.
8 [on having achieved some success with various anti-cancer treatments] I'm a miracle, dude.
9 I have a great deal of faith in faith; if you believe something strongly enough, it becomes true for you. I would like to believe that my father is right here with me in this room and that he's my guardian angel, that there's life after death -- because if there isn't, why are we here? I don't believe that just flesh and bones can contain from the point of view of physics this very real recorded energy inside of us. Whether it's true or not, we need to believe it.
10 [in 2004, about his drinking] I made a conscious decision to break away from big films when I got alcohol out of my life. I had been sucked into the blockbuster, box-office mentality and it was destroying my sense of purpose in life. The loneliness of fame was messing with my head. Once you've been famous for a while and told your story, it can sound like a lie. You don't know what's true. It sounds like an article someone wrote rather than the essence of who you are.
11 I believe in a higher power. I've studied Eastern philosophies, and I've studied the Koran. We've devalued everything worth believing in. Now we're tearing into religion. A line should be drawn. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and The Da Vinci Code (2006) borders on that. I was glued to the book, but afterwards I thought, "Oh my Lord, now we're tearing into God and our faith". Are we going to be turning into a reality show, too? I certainly hope not.
12 Good-looking people turn me off. Myself included.

#Trademark
1 Deep voice
2 Chiseled features
3 His half salute

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