There's something about birthday boy Patrick Dempsey.
Maybe it's that charming smile. Maybe it's that nature of friendly safety. Or maybe, just maybe, Patrick Dempsey just fixes everything.
I've had this theory for a while now, and it's one I'm willing to share with all of you, as long as you don't take credit for it.
I believe that people bring in Patrick Dempsey when they need to fix something.
Now, before you Dempsey Die Hards go crazy on me, hear me out.
He gets typecasted as the good guy, for the most part. Or he is a pivotal main character. He's always chasing some sort of retribution in most of his films or TV spots, but in all honesty, when a concept might potentially fail, PD comes and fixes it all.
He's the suave partner to Reese Witherspoon's character in Sweet Home Alabama prior to his stint as the ever-so-enchanting Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd. And judging by the reaction that many Grey's Anatomy obsesses had to birthday GIRL Shonda Rhimes' choice to kill him off (yes, they are born the same day), he really was part of the glue that held the show, and Meredith Grey, together in harmony.
Now, comes the questionables.
Would Enchanted have been such a success with any other leading male actor to counter balance Amy Adams and her perfect set of naive enthusiasm as Giselle?
Would Tom's playboyish but lovable character be so endearing while watching Made of Honor be so heartwarming as he chased Michelle Monaghan?
But the big indicator in this pattern is the next one: When losing Megan Fox in Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon without any real explanation, the plot like had to be despicable enough to slip Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in with Shia LeBeouf without breaking a sweat. What do they do? BRING IN PATRICK DEMPSEY AND MAKE HIM A VILLAIN!
It doesn't stop there, oh no. After McDreamy gets steamrolled, he lands a very hard set of shoes to fill. Since Hugh Grant was off the table for Bridget Jones's Baby, and obviously you'd need to bring a powerful contender to combat Colin Firth? What do we do? WE BRING IN PATRICK DEMPSEY!
This is a common theme that is applicable. Not only is it just in movies, but let's just point out that Patrick has saved a teenager from a car, as a real life hero. Malibu, California got that hero out of good ol' PD when a teen flipped his car three times and was on fire. He rescued the teen by prying the doors open, and extinguishing the fire, according to ABC News.
So when you need a good job doing, there's only one man to get it done:
Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.