Patrick Dempsey: “Grey’s Anatomy” inspired a generation

The actor Patrick Dempsey (57) is proud of the influence of “Grey’s Anatomy”.

Patrick Dempsey: “Grey’s Anatomy” inspired a generation

The actor Patrick Dempsey (57) is proud of the influence of “Grey’s Anatomy”. On the TV show “Good Morning America,” the reigning Sexiest Man Alive not only presented his new film “Ferrari.” He also talked about the hospital series that made him a star. "Grey's Anatomy" not only enabled him to make a film like "Ferrari" or to be able to call himself the Sexiest Man Alive. The series also has greater meaning. “She inspired so many people to pursue a career in medicine,” Dempsey said in the interview.

"I think that's the greatest gift of this show: being able to do something positive and give something back," he continued. In fact, the success of "Grey's Anatomy" is said to have increased young people's enthusiasm for medical careers since 2005, even if there are no reliable figures on this.

Patrick Dempsey is trying to give something back himself. He founded the Dempsey Center in his home state of Maine. The non-profit organization cares for people suffering from cancer. The actor was inspired by his mother, who herself suffered from ovarian cancer. "We don't treat the disease, we treat the person holistically with comprehensive care," Dempsey told "Good Morning America."

Patrick Dempsey's new film "Ferrari" opens in cinemas in the USA on December 25th. In it he plays the racing driver Piero Taruffi (1906-1988) alongside Adam Driver (40) and Penelope Cruz (49). In his private life, Dempsey is a passionate racing driver and has competed in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans several times. In “Ferrari” he drives himself and is also listed in the credits as a stunt driver.

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