And his classic ‘Dirty Dancing’ came second in the survey compiled by retailer HMV, reports The Mirror.
‘Pretty Woman’ came third in the list.
Jonny Scurfield, film content editor for HMV, said: “Ever since the release of ‘Dirty Dancing’, Patrick Swayze enjoyed a wide appeal among movie fans as a romantic lead and heart-throb.”
“However, the results of this poll suggest the public have now taken him to their hearts following his courageous battle against illness and his subsequent premature death. To many people he is now the ultimate movie icon of romantic films.”
More than 2,500 people took part in the poll through the company’s online store, hmv.com.