Everybody's got to start somewhere. Even George Clooney was a young pup in a tiny role once, and there's no doubting that for a few glorious years, Patrick Swayze was the Clooney of his day.
While he'd had some stage and TV work, the quirky disco gang drama Skatetown saw his first real film role as Ace Johnson, head of the Westside Wheelers who crash a roller disco party.
Mostly remembered for the tight leather troos and the sweeping hair, it's hardly the world's greatest film - it's not even the world's greatest roller disco film - but it was a solid launching platform for young PS.
Fact-Check Swayze: Good luck finding it - it's never been released on video or DVD. There are plenty of reasons why…