He was already making rounds at Seattle Grace hospital, where he made the pulses race, decades before. Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick DempseyHe was busy mowing lawns in I can’t get you love.

Taking its title from a Beatles song of the same title, the 1987 rom-com starred Dempsey as Ronald Miller, a high school nerd so desperate to be cool that he offers popular girl Cindy Mancini—played by the late Amanda Peterson—money to pose as his girlfriend. McDreamy had to actually pay money in order to have a date back in 1980s.

It wasn’t as popular as some other teen comedy shows of that time, but it did become an instant hit., Can’t Buy Me Love—which ultimately grossing just $34 million at the box officeDempsey was the star of his first movie, and at 56 years old, he went on to be a leading man in rom-coms. Grey’sIt was launched in 2005.