John Travolta

Actor, singer, dancer John Travolta

John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's acting career declined through the 1980s. His career enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49, and Wild Hogs.
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Hollywood star John Travolta woos audiences in Saudi Arabia
ABC News - 2 months
Hollywood's John Travolta woos fans during visit to Saudi Arabia, where cinemas are to open next year after 3-decade ban
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You could be dancing ... on 'Saturday Night Fever' disco floor
Reuters.com - 9 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Saturday Night Fever" dance floor where John Travolta captured the 1970s disco craze is going up for sale next month and could fetch up to $1.5 million, the auctioneers...
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Cleveland Cinematheque Presents 'Return of the Reviled' This Month
NPR - 11 months
The Cleveland Cinematheque’s 8 th Annual “Cleveland Cult Film Festival” kicks off this weekend, and the theme this year is “ Return of the Reviled .” In various films over the next two weekends, the series will features works from the writers of “Heaven Can Wait,” the director of “RoboCop,” and stars like John Travolta and Jennifer Lopez. Cinematheque Founder John Ewing says he tries to counter-program the Cleveland International Film Festival every April, and this year he decided to go in a slightly different direction. “I just decided to focus on four notoriously bad movies which nobody ever revives, and which I think people might be interested in giving a second chance to.” This weekend, it’s “ Moment By Moment ” with Travolta and Lily Tomlin plus “ Ishtar ” with Dustin Hoffman, Warren Beatty and Charles Grodin. Neither film has been on the big screen in years, and “Moment By Moment” has never been released on home video. Ewing says “Ishtar” has gained a following in recent years
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Tom Cruise Could End Scientology 'Singlehandedly' According To Leah Remini
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Former Scientologist Leah Remini said Tom Cruise could “singlehandedly” end Scientology on a Friday night episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”  The “King of Queens” star whose A&E docuseries “Scientology and the Aftermath” aims to show how the organization negatively affects its members appeared on the show just after host Maher let alt-right poster child Milo Yiannopoulos off with some light, teasing banter.  The actress confirmed that even celebrity supporters like Cruise or John Travolta are required to conform to many of the organization’s strict rules for members, including hours of studying each day. “He [Cruise] could end this singlehandedly,” Maher interjected.  “He could end this. Correct,” Remini said, adding, “Because they are saying he singlehandedly is clearing the planet, is changing the planet, so most Scientologists believe.” In Scientology, “clearing the planet” is the process by which “body thetans,” or aliens that members believe...
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John Travola can't read teleprompter at Grammys
Fox News - about 1 year
John Travolta isn't known for his excellence when it comes to presenting at awards shows.
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Twitter is pissed after guy takes selfie with Nick Cave, but doesn't know who he is
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Twitterer and comedian James Malcolm was hit with a particularly bad case of FOMO while waiting for a flight at Wellington airport, recently.  But it was soon to be replaced with mass public shaming, due to his lack of ~serious music~ knowledge. SEE ALSO: Your selfies might be leaving you vulnerable to hackers The 21-year-old noticed that a lot of people around him were taking selfies with a long-haired man sitting at the back. He had no idea the suited gentleman was Australian musician, author, screenwriter and all around living legend, Nick Cave. He reached out to Twitter for help identifying the mystery man, but initially didn't get much of a response. Does anyone know who this is? People keep asking him to sign their t shirt pic.twitter.com/Md4fU1uKZD — James Malcolm (@DieJamesMalcolm) January 17, 2017 "I only had like two replies on that photo — both jokes," Malcolm explained to Mashable over Messenger. Undeterred, the he decided to just get a selfie with the "stranger." Accordin...
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7 Biggest Jaw-Droppers at the 2017 Golden Globes - E! Online
Google News - about 1 year
E! Online 7 Biggest Jaw-Droppers at the 2017 Golden Globes E! Online An award show hosted by the lovable Jimmy Fallon can have its twists and turns. The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards unfolded in atypically dramatic fashion on Sunday, with both the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the night's honorees keeping ... Inside The 2017 Golden Globes Afterparties: John Travolta Dances To The Weeknd And Everything Else You MissedUs Weekly Do the Golden Globes tell us anything about what will happen at the Oscars?Los Angeles Times What the Golden Globe Winners Really Mean for the OscarsTIME USA TODAY -AOL News -Salon -NBCNews.com all 2,785 news articles »
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A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The 66 Best Things in Pop Culture in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
2016 was a bad year. We know it. It's been written everywhere. The world is in complete disarray. Even if you voted for Trump, you have to agree with that. Celebrity deaths were too much to handle. The Oscars were "so white." Mariah pulled a Milli Vanilli at the final hour. I could go on and on, but I won't. The year wasn't all bad. Here are my personal favorite things about the year in film, television, and music in no particular order. Share your own below. Here's hoping 2017 is better. Believe in hope. 1. The Chicago Cubs winning The World Series and Bill Murray and John Cusack's reactions to it 2. Lion - the acting, writing, and direction 3. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences 4. David Bowie's grand exit - Lazarus 5. Bon Iver's brilliant 22, A Million 6. Everything about Nocturnal Animals 7. Letters to Cleo's comeback 8. Spider-man's awesome cameo in Civil War 9. Amy Adams in Arrival especially the scene in which she makes "contact" 10. Westworld, a seri...
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John Travolta toils in working man melodrama 'Life on the Line'
LATimes - over 1 year
The potboiler “Life on the Line” salutes the folks who risk serious injury every day to keep our power flowing. This is the kind of salt-of-the-earth story that American filmmakers don’t bother with much anymore — although frankly, there’s not much here to convince anyone they should. John Travolta...
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Jackie Chan Finally Wins Honorary Oscar After 56 Years And 200 Films
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Bridge of Words
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Esther Schor On the muggy July afternoon when I visited the Okopowa Street Cemetery, the dead Jews who'd slept on while the Nazis packed their descendants into cattle cars bound for Treblinka were still asleep. After hours tracking the contours of the Ghetto behind a detachment of Israeli soldiers, I was relieved to be among the lush ferns, rusted grilles, and mossy stones. Here and there, tipped and broken monuments had settled where they'd fallen among yellow wallflowers. In other sections, weeded, swept, and immaculately tended, huge monuments incised with Hebrew characters bore a heavy load of sculpted fruits, animals, priestly hands, and the tools of trades. The stones were cool to the touch, amid a musky odor of rotting leaves. Among the largest monuments in the cemetery—the baroque monument to the actor Ester Rachel Kamińska; the porphyry stone of writer I. L. Peretz; the ponderous granite tomb of Adam Czerniaków, who after pleading in vain for the lives of the Ghetto'...
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25 More Celebrities (And Counting) Who Totally Nailed It With Their Halloween Costumes This Year
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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Donald Trump Recalled Hitting On Kelly Preston In A Note About Her Son's Death
Huffington Post - over 1 year
A 2009 condolence note Donald Trump dedicated to Kelly Preston following the death of her and John Travola’s son Jett is making its way around the internet.  In the post, which was published on the now-defunct Trump University Blog, according to Mother Jones, the Republican presidential candidate recalled trying to make advances on Preston after meeting her at a club. Again, this was a condolence note to a mother who just lost her teenage son.  “I met Kelly Preston at a club and worked like hell to try and pick her up,” he allegedly wrote. “She was beautiful, personable, and definitely had allure. At the time I had no idea she was married to John Travolta.”  The post continued, “In any event, my track record on this subject has always been outstanding, but Kelly wouldn’t give me the time of day. She was very nice, very elegant, but I didn’t have a chance with her, and that was that.”  Trump went on to say that once he found out Preston was married to Travolta he “respect...
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The ‘Friends' Theme Song, Performed By Your Favorite Film Characters
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This mashup of the “Friends” theme song will be there for you ― when the rain starts to pour. Movie characters appear to belt out The Rembrandts’ 1995 hit song “I’ll be there for you” in YouTuber Ross Thompson’s glorious new supercut. The British movie critic chopped up clips from films featuring John Travolta, Ben Stiller, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a whole host of other Hollywood stars, editing them together to make it seem as if they were, in fact, singing along. Thompson posted the clip to his YouTube channel, “The Unusual Suspect,” on Wednesday. “Here’s a quick little ‘Cinema Sings’ video I did while on holiday,” he wrote. “Nothing crazy here but hope you like it anyway.” It follows his similar movie remixes of songs by Blink 182, The Offspring, Paramore and The Village People.    Check it out in the clip above, and see how it compares to the original below: H/T Laughing Squid type=type=RelatedArtic...
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Ethan Hawke, John Travolta star in western revenge tale 'In a Valley of Violence'
LATimes - over 1 year
The Great Western Revival of 2016 rolls on with the arrival of “In a Valley of Violence,” marking an assured genre transition for horror filmmaker Ti West. While it may lack the enthusiastic critical consensus of  “Hell or High Water” or the epic mainstream appeal of “The Magnificent Seven” remake,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Travolta
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    In 2016, Travolta returned to TV in the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, titled The People v. O.J. Simpson.
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    In 2016, Travolta received his first Primetime Emmy Award as a producer of the first season of the anthology series American Crime Story, subtitled The People v. O.J. Simpson, also receiving an additional nomination for his portrayal of lawyer Robert Shapiro.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 60
    In September 2014, Travolta denied claims made in January 2014 by his former pilot, Douglas Gotterba, that they had shared a sexual relationship while working for Travolta's aircraft company, Alto, for six years before leaving voluntarily in 1987.
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    In 2014, he received the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema.
  • 2012
    Age 58
    A judge ruled to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer by writer Robert Randolph. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey dismissed the case on September 27, 2012, because he found that a letter, written by Singer in response to allegations in a book by Randolph, had free speech protection.
    In May 2012, an anonymous masseur filed a lawsuit against Travolta citing claims of sexual assault and battery.
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  • 2009
    Age 55
    In 2009, Travolta's son, Jett, died at age 16 while on a Christmas vacation in the Bahamas.
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  • 2008
    Age 54
    In 2008 he lent his voice for the film Bolt, in which he played the title role.
  • 2007
    Age 53
    In 2007, he starred in Wild Hogs and played Mrs. Edna Turnblad in the remake of Hairspray, his first musical since Grease.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 37
    Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991.
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  • 1989
    Age 35
    In 1989, Travolta starred with Kirstie Alley in Look Who's Talking, which grossed $297,000,000, making it his most successful film since Grease.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 26
    In 1980, Travolta inspired a nationwide country music craze that followed on the heels of his hit film, Urban Cowboy, in which he starred with Debra Winger.
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  • 1977
    Age 23
    Travolta was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; Hyland died of breast cancer in 1977.
  • 1976
    Age 22
    Travolta had a hit single entitled "Let Her In", peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1976.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 18
    Travolta's first California-filmed television role was as a fall victim in Emergency! S2E2), in September 1972, but his first significant movie role was as Billy Nolan, a bully who was goaded into playing a prank on Sissy Spacek's character in the horror film Carrie (1976).
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  • 1971
    Age 17
    Travolta attended Dwight Morrow High School, but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Age 0
    Born in 1954.
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