Richard Kelly clearly saw that the man formerly known as Bodhi could tap into something darker, even as he had him turn on that stellar charm for the role of Jim Cunningham, motivational speaker with a seriously dodgy hidden secret.
Swayze steps up to the role, stealing every scene he strides into and giving off the perfect vibe for Cunningham's double-sided personality.
Kelly was terrified he'd turn down the part. "He kept saying, 'God, you're so courageous to take this role,' and after the fifth time he said that, I thought, 'one more time and I'm not doing it,''' Swayze told Entertainment Weekly. "But it was when he said it was typecasting that I really got worried..."