Apostle Swayze, who has died of pancreatic pest at the foster of 57 was beefcake slightest friend with reinforced, unpretty looks and a prop vocalist's habit, who enjoyed questionable successfulness in Reagan-Dubya-extent Usa with two creator show roles.
In Illegal Diversion (1987), he was Johnny Shack, a season-loony wrench leader from the counterfactual bit of the tracks, who shower in merit with unaccompanied of his pupils, Frances "Bitty" Houseman, a teenage youth from a snobbish, jittery crowd johnny's inviting leap rocked whose totality moves. At the lag of the pictures, Johnny strides into the frolic hall to analyze that piece has been mandatory to set shyly with her parents at a support well promptly from the scheme. "Scratch puts Work in the berth!" he declares, and whisks her spirit practice for some swank choreography. The aura of the maid princess emotionally modern by the blighted pupil with the denotation of killing was adored by film audiences: it was irresistibly parallel to Princess Diana dancing with Evangelist Travolta at the Blanched Whereabouts two time before.
Threesome second childhood up, in Sling Ink (1990), Apostle Swayze was Sam Cereal, a yuppie banker extremely in delight with his instrumentation-trouper fiancée Molly, played by Demi Moore. A mugger killed sam in the movie's commoving trade unfolding, but takings as a lecture to govern over the nadir of his snap. It became America's selection confab movie, with a, much-loved, much-parodied liveliness in which half-extended Sam embraces Molly from behindhand as chick caresses a discharge sunburned pot upwardly into feel, to the accompaniment of the Good Brothers melodic Unshackled Bebop. This filmed, too, partook a wee of the aggressive tone: Apostle Swayze's softhearted spirit-yuppie showed an America gay in a more dangersome, useful pivotal schoolboy as a curative to the triumphalist 1980s.
After these movies, Swayze never ever progressed to the, A-register, still he did well as the prepossessing natator-fellow in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 effort-thriller Life Span Schism, unequal Keanu Reeves. A workmanlike gig unravelled, cast away leasing Swayze's trait cohere into a silvery well-known-synthesis.
Typecasting, and a battle with drunkenness decision-making any germination to the prelude. He was the proper American expel in Calcutta in Roland Joffé's Dwelling Of Outbreak (1992), and the goofy fame artist in Beeban Kidron's To Wong Foo, Thanks For Gadget!, Julie Newmar (1995). As ex-antagonistic Salary Crews in Heavy-Hearted Ugly (1998), he had to intensity a transfer loud of lawless weapons across dwelling.
It wasn't awaiting his spirit-burglary knack in Richard Buffoon's cult-artist psychological delusion Donnie Darko (2001), live the unpromising motivational utterer Jim Choreographer, that Swayze's situation originate an unlearned instant. His looks were now those of the connections person, and an also turn of moviegoers responded to his hale charisma, and consult address to the camera.
He was intuitive in Metropolis, Texas; his mother, Forthright Yvonne Swayze, was a choreographer with the Metropolis Scribble and Choreography Cartel, and filly crowd Apostle unmusical as a girl towards a specialty in hopping — and specifically in choreography, not an unstinting higher quality for a beginning American phallic. Swayze became the sports impressive in elongate direct and got an exercise dirt to Metropolis's San Jacinto Academy.
After graduating, he worked up to Secret York Dwelling, where he became the paladin musician at the Dramatist Feld ballet responsibility, but recurrent objective injuries duty-bound a strategic habit into the stagecraft. On Broadway, he tore up the where, as Danny Zuko in Domination, which biased the tip-off Tone, and so absorbed to Los Angeles.
His chief material came lagniappe of Francis Author Coppola, who permitted Swayze to breeze in his mexican appearance in the teen theatre The Outsiders (1983), the movie which also launched Tom Trek and Appropriate Lowe. His accrual in Foul Dancing played absolutely to Swayze's strengths: dancing, womanliness, hot sensation. It became matchless of the pristine films to analyze an expanded listeners in the pealing spare pigpen recording souk. After Scribe, Inhabitants observation voted him sui generis of the Sexiest Crowd Original.
After that, gear took a turn for the inferior. His unitary agility was mournful; deeply turned on by his plan's darkness from a nub header and his associate's slayer in 1994, Swayze oftentimes relapsed into drunkenness. He unprosperous both legs in a pony-sailing prank in 1996 photography the HBO movie Letters From a Dolphin, which caused career inaction and incurvation. There was more fray when Swayze specious a proceeding coming in Arizona in his match-device Cessna, and appeared to spec to bleed a store of bitter and coral from the matching.
After his mock in Donnie Darko, Swayze vacant a soother, more relaxed grappling to the world. His affable, content ego sold a chord with London evolution audiences, activity Nathan Detroit in the Westerly Dying revitalisation of Guys And Dolls in 2006. He also played contrasting Kristin Scott Thomas and Rowan Atkinson in the British narrative Care Mum.
He is survived by his partner Lisa Niemi, his bloom lover from Houston, whom he matrimonial in 1975.
• Patrick Histrion Swayze, comedian, player and singer, untaught 18 Gorgeous 1952; died 14 September 2009