The top four Patrick Dempsey movies and Tv shows indicate the actor’s enormous talents and success in the industry.
Although Patrick Dempsey is currently one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, he never dreamt of being one as a kid. In fact, Dempsey, the youngest of three children, dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a traveling juggler and magician. However, he soon discovered theatre acting when he got an invitation to audition for a part in the stage adaptation of the “Torch Song Trilogy.”
Since then, he has been in numerous plays, playing the main character in “The Subject Was Roses” in New York City and “Brighton Beach Memoirs” in San Francisco. Dempsey also started starring in supporting roles in movies and on television during the 1990s. Finally, he successfully got the lead part in “Sweet Home Alabama” (2002), which was an unexpected box office success.
Subsequently, the actor has starred in several movies, such as “Brother Bear 2” (2006), “Enchanted” (2007), and “Made of Honor” (2008). He also appeared in “Valentine’s Day” (2010), “Flypaper” (2011), “Freedom Writers” (2007), and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (2011).
Dempsey has made several notable television appearances and got regularly picked for movies and television shows. He has also received gratifying reviews, several nominations, and awards for his remarkable acting ability. Here are Patrick Dempsey’s top five must-see movies and Tv shows from his career.
Since its premiere in March 2005, ABC Network’s “Grey’s Anatomy” gradually rose to become one of the most iconic medical soap operas ever. The series features Dempsey, as Dr. Derek Shepherd popularly referred to as “Dr. McDreamy.” The show had its midseason ABC debut before becoming one of the most highly-rated programs on television.
The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and mentors. The doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital regularly have to make decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. Yet, they find solace, friendship, and occasionally more than friendship in one another.
They also learn together that life isn’t black or white but varying shades of gray. Patrick Dempsey won both a Screen Actors Guild Award and a People’s Choice Award for his contribution to the show. The series has a rating of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Freedom Writers (2007)
In this drama, Patrick Dempsey played the spouse of Hilary Swank, who portrayed a teacher (Erin Gruwell) attempting to better the lives of her at-risk students. The story revolves around a young teacher encouraging her students to learn tolerance and hard work and continue their education after high school.
Considering the pathetic state of the school, which functions more like a warehouse for teenagers until they can drop out or get expelled, Erin tries to change their story. But unfortunately, the students from different racial backgrounds, Asians, Blacks, Latinos, and a small number of Whites, did not get along. They also adhered to their respective cultural cliques and were all part of aggressive and violent gangs.
However, the pupils started to open up fully when the new instructor assigned them a daily journal assignment that would not be graded and would stay private until they specifically requested it. As a result, “Freedom Writers” made $36.6 million at the U.S. box office. It also has a rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
In 2015, Adam Carolla and Nate Adams released the documentary “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman.” The movie is based on the same-titled novel by Mat Stone and Preston Lerner. The film details Paul Newman’s iconic 35-year career in auto racing and his experiences as a driver and an owner.
In a straightforward documentary style, the one-hour, 23-minute movie follows the development of Newman’s motorsports career through interviews with teammates who shared his passion for the sport, extensive footage of Newman driving, and other fascinating behind-the-scenes vignettes from the tracks where he competed.
After its release, “Enchanted” became one of 2007’s best movies. The movie is a musical and a fairytale with a special lesson on clinging to love. The film is a prime example of Disney at its best and almost the perfect poster movie for modern families.
“Enchanted,” tells the tale of a fairytale Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) from the past, who gets transported into the present by an evil queen. The princess is appalled by the state of her present world, with no music, magic, or “happily ever afters.”
However, after meeting a charming barrister (Patrick Dempsey) soon after arriving, Princess Giselle alters her perspective on life and love. Still, things get complex when a prince from her world comes to rescue her. The movie made a whopping $127.7 million at the U.S. box. It is also Dempsey’s highest-rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 93% approval rating.