Patrick Swayze is not only an amazing actor and performer, but he’s also one of the biggest Hollywood heartthrobs that have ever graced the movie screen. He has a plethora of famous movies, including Red Dawn, The Outsiders, and Youngblood.
Easily one of the most incredible dance movies ever made is Dirty Dancing. This 1987 movie left audiences on their feet ready to hit the dance floor. Soon after Swayze played the iconic role of Johnny Castle, he was looked up to as a sex symbol.
This is thanks to that one dance move in the final scene of Dirty Dancing that left viewers in awe. Johnny Castle lifts up his dancer partner, Frances, into the air, swirling her above his head. While this is one of the best moments in film history, it has some fascinating history.
Jennifer Grey, who played the lead role along with Swayze, was too nervous to practice the lift. The first attempt is what you see in the movie. Things like that don’t happen too much in Hollywood, making that scene that much more incredible.