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John Travolta

John Travolta in 2007
Born John Joseph Travolta
February 18, 1954 (1954-02-18) (age 56)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Other name(s) Johnny Travolta
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer, producer, writer
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Kelly Preston (1991-present)
Official website
.John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer and singer.^ John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer and singer.
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^ Like.com ) posted at 2:38am on February 7, 2008 John Travolta is the best Singer,Dancer and Actor!!
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^ Date of birth : 18 February 1954 .
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.He 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.^ Saturday Night Fever (1977) 37.
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^ Welcome Back, Kotter: Season 02 .
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^ Welcome Back, Kotter: Season 03 .
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.Travolta's career re-surged 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.^ Travolta's career re-surged 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 Reporter 1/6/06 Travolta, Allen going 'Hogs' wild .
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^ Then, in 1994, Travolta made one of the most stunning comebacks in entertainment history by starring in Pulp Fiction, a lavishly acclaimed crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, a longtime Travolta fan who wrote the role of Vincent Vega specifically with the actor in mind; Travolta reportedly waived his salary to play the role.
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.Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.^ The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.
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^ Travolta was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.
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^ It even led to him getting an Academy Award nomination for best actor.
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.The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction.^ Saturday Night Fever (1977) 37.
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^ The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction.
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^ He 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.
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.He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty.^ Travolta earned a Golden Globe nomination for performing the song "I Thought I Lost You."
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^ Elton John’s show “Billy Elliot” dominated the ceremony with 10 awards, including the prizes for best musical and best actor.
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^ The movie, directed by legendary movie-maker Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hughes, has opened to rave reviews and been nominated for a host of Golden Globe awards.
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Early life

.Travolta, the youngest of six children,[1] was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City.^ He was born the youngest of six children.

^ John Joseph Travolta was born on the 18th of February, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey.
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^ The youngest of six kids, John Joseph Travolta was born on Feb.
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.His father, Salvatore Travolta, was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company.^ His father, Salvatore, was a semi-pro footballer turned tyre salesman.
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^ Salvatore Travolta (former semi-professional football player; born in 1913; died on May 26, 1995) .
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^ Born February 18, 1954, in Englewood, NJ, to Salvatore Travolta, a former semi-pro football player, and Helen Travolta, an alumni of a radio vocal group called the Sunshine Sisters and high-school drama teacher.
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[2] .His mother, Helen Cecilia (née Burke), who was 42 when Travolta was born, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher.^ She had played in a radio vocal group called The Sunshine Sisters, and had acted and directed before becoming a high school drama teacher.
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^ His mother was an Irish American actress and singer under her maiden name Helen Cecilia Burke who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama teacher.
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^ Travolta was previously involved with actress Diana Hyland, who died of breast cancer (reportedly in Travolta's arms) in 1977.
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.His father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American;[3].^ The youngest of six children, he was raised in New York by his Italian father Sam, a tyre salesman, and his Irish-English mother Helen, a high school drama teacher whom he adored.
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^ His father was an Italian American semi-professional football player turned tire salesman.
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.His other siblings are Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta.^ Ellen Travolta (actress; born on October 6, 1940), Ann Travolta (actress; older), Margaret Travolta (older) .
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^ Joey Travolta (actor; born on October 14, 1950), Sam Travolta (actor; older) .
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^ John also had five brothers and sisters - Joey and Sam, and Ellen, Ann and Margaret.
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He grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture.[4][5] His family was Roman Catholic.[6]

Early career

After attending Dwight Morrow High School,[7] Travolta moved across the Hudson River to New York City and landed a role in the touring company of the musical Grease and on Broadway in Over Here! singing the Sherman Brothers' song "Dream Drummin'".[8][9] He then moved to Los Angeles to further his career in show business.
Travolta's first California-filmed television role was as a fall victim in, Emergency! (S2E2), in September 1972,[10] 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).[11] .Around the same time, he landed his star-making role as Vinnie Barbarino in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979), in which his sister, Ellen, also occasionally appeared (as Arnold Horshack's mother).^ Welcome Back, Kotter: Season 02 .
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^ In 1975, Travolta was cast in an ABC sitcom entitled Welcome Back, Kotter.

^ Welcome Back, Kotter: Season 03 .
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[12]

'70s stardom

Travolta in one of his earliest roles, in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976)
.Around this time, Travolta had a hit single entitled "Let Her In" peaking at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.^ He's even accepted a record contract with RCA-distributed Midland International and with "Let Her In," has feebly warbled his way to a Top Ten hit.

^ Album: Prior to the release of Saturday Night Fever (1977), he recorded the album "Whenever I'm Away from You" (1977) that included his US top 20 hit single "Let Her In".
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^ Unfortunately, the film was not well received by audiences or critics, and neither was the comic book adaptation The Punisher, which Travolta appeared in around the same time.

[13][14] .In the next few years, he appeared in some of his most memorable screen roles: Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977) and as Danny Zuko in Grease (1978).^ Saturday Night Fever (1977) more movies like this .
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^ Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977) .
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^ It was in 1977 that Travolta permanently etched himself into film history when he took the role of Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever.

.These two films were among the most commercially successful pictures of the decade and catapulted Travolta to international stardom.^ Herald Sun 9/2/07 John Travolta's three decades in film .
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^ As successful as Travolta has become, in a career spanning close to four decades, the happily married actor and father, continues to be driven by his work.
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^ So, after all these years Jett Travolta is most probably autistic.
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[15] .Saturday Night Fever earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.^ Travolta shot to superstardom in Saturday Night Fever (1977), earning an Oscar nomination as Best Actor.
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^ Broadway production of "Saturday Night Fever" so they hired him.
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^ Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
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[16] .At age 24, Travolta became one of the youngest performers ever nominated for the Best Actor Oscar.^ Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
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^ His comeback came in 1994 courtesy of director Quentin Tarantino's smash hit Pulp Fiction, which earned Travolta a second Best Actor Oscar nomination to add to the one for Saturday Night Fever.

^ Though he worked for a small check on that film, he was catapulted into the $20 million club and got a second Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

[17] .His mother and his sister Ann appeared as extras in Saturday Night Fever and his sister Ellen appeared as a waitress in Grease.^ Saturday Night Fever (1977) .
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^ He became famous for his appearance in Saturday Night Fever and Grease at the height of the disco era, as well as for his portrayal of Vinnie Barbarino on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
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^ He 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.
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.Travolta performed several of the songs on the Grease soundtrack album,[18] 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.^ For the song "I Thought I Lost You," which Cyrus wrote with Jeffrey Steele and performs with John Travolta in the movie "Bolt," the 15-year-old "Hannah Montana" star is listed as a presumptive favorite in the category of Best Original Song by several Oscar handicappers, most notably The...
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^ Starring Travolta as a Texas oil worker, the film and its accompanying smash soundtrack did for country music and ten-gallon hats what Saturday Night Fever did for disco and leisure suits, and resulted in such an influx of new country fans that Nashville's entire early-'80s period was later dubbed the "Urban Cowboy" era by music historians.
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^ John Travolta Filmography Find movie reviews for major John Travolta films, available from various nationwide critics.
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[19]

Downturn

Travolta in 1983
After Urban Cowboy came a string of flops that sidelined his acting career. .Staying Alive, the sequel to Saturday Night Fever, Perfect, co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and Two of a Kind, a romantic comedy reteaming him with Olivia Newton-John.^ Saturday Night Fever is the film that shot John Travolta to the top.
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^ "Staying Alive," the flimsy sequel to "Saturday Night Fever," was something he was under contract to do.
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^ Broadway production of "Saturday Night Fever" so they hired him.
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.During that time he was offered, but turned down, lead roles in what would become box office hits, including American Gigolo[20] and An Officer and a Gentleman,[21] both of which went to Richard Gere.^ Travolta then turned down the lead in Paul Schrader's hit American Gigolo (a role which, like the one offered in Days of Heaven, was then awarded to Richard Gere) to star in 1980's Urban Cowboy, which restored much of his financial lustre.
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^ At the beginning of his career, by turning down Splash, Days Of Heaven, American Gigolo and An Officer And A Gentleman, he inadvertently helped launch both Tom Hanks and, especially, Richard Gere .
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^ Travolta then turned down the lead in Paul Schrader 's hit American Gigolo (a role which, like the one offered in Days of Heaven , was then awarded to Richard Gere ) to star in 1980's Urban Cowboy , which restored much of his financial lustre.

.His only hit film was Look Who's Talking with Kirstie Alley and a baby voiced by Bruce Willis.^ Look Who's Talking Now (1993) .
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^ Release Date: 10/14/1994 Age 13+ Look Who's Talking Enjoyable first film in the "talking baby" genre.

^ This romantic comedy featured the then popular gimmick of presenting a baby's thoughts in voice-over (Bruce Willis) and generated two more gigs for the former superstar - "Look Who's Talking Too" (1990) and "Look Who's Talking Now" (1993).


Resurgence

.It was not until he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's hit Pulp Fiction (1994), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, that his career was revived.^ After that, his career more or less slumped until he played Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
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^ But Quentin Tarantino rescued Travolta by casting him as hit man Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994), and after nabbing his second Oscar nod, Travolta was a star again.
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^ Then, in 1994, Travolta made one of the most stunning comebacks in entertainment history by starring in Pulp Fiction , a lavishly acclaimed crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino , a longtime Travolta fan who wrote the role of Vincent Vega specifically with the actor in mind; Travolta reportedly waived his salary to play the role.

[22][23] .The movie shifted him back onto the A-list, and he was inundated with offers.^ Travolta was offered the lead in "Days of Heaven" (1978) but the producers of "Welcome Back, Kotter" would not release him.
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.Notable roles following Pulp Fiction include a movie-buff loan shark in Get Shorty (1995), an FBI agent and terrorist in Face/Off (1997), a desperate attorney in A Civil Action (1998), a Bill Clinton-esque presidential candidate in Primary Colors (1998) and a military detective in The General's Daughter (1999).^ With General's Daughter, Primary Colors, Civil Action, Get Shorty, the key to a great screenplay is that the writer, the adapter, loves the book.

^ Synopsis: Mike Nichols directed this Elaine May screenplay adapted from the 1996 bestseller by "Anonymous" ( Joe Klein ), who fictionalized Bill Clinton 's first presidential campaign.
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^ Starring: John Travolta ,  Madeleine Stowe , ( more ) Primary Colors 1998   R   Add Primary Colors to Queue Add Primary Colors to top of Queue Mike Nichols directed this Elaine May screenplay adapted from the 1996 bestseller by "Anonymous" (Joe Klein), who fictionalized Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign.

2000-present

.Travolta also starred in Battlefield Earth (2000) based on a work of science fiction by L. Ron Hubbard, in which he played the leader of a group of aliens that enslaves humanity on a bleak future Earth.^ Travolta also played a lead role in the panned Battlefield Earth (which, oddly enough, is based in a work of pulp fiction), in which he plays the leader of a group of aliens that enslave humanity in a bleak future Earth.
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^ Travolta, who is a Scientologist (converted 1975) and idolizes the late L. Ron Hubbard, had hoped that the film would be well-received and be the first in a series of Hubbard film adaptations.
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^ She credited a detoxification program based on the writings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard with helping to improve Jett's health.
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.The film received almost universally negative reviews and did very poorly at the box office.^ The negative reviews were as loud as the box office was quiet.

^ HOLLYWOOD giant Disney has axed three major films as the box office value of the studio's stars comes under increasing scrutiny.
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^ He's since declared that he's not going to share his Scientologist beliefs with the public, a decision which seems to have boosted box-office returns for Valkryie, his latest film.
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[24] .The film won a Razzie Award for Worst Film of the Year at the 2000 awards.^ In the same year, Travolta received a lifetime achievement award at the 34th Chicago International Film Festival.

^ Penn won the Cannes Film Festival award for "Best Actor" for his role in this film.
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.Travolta, who became a Scientologist in 1975 and endorses Hubbard's teachings, had hoped that the film would be well received and be the first in a series of Hubbard film adaptations.^ Travolta, who is a Scientologist (converted 1975) and idolizes the late L. Ron Hubbard, had hoped that the film would be well-received and be the first in a series of Hubbard film adaptations.
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^ Travolta's recently-released first film, Brian De Palma's Carrie, seems to prove he has a chance, a major parting-of-company with the Bobby Shermans of this world.

^ Travolta had been active with the church since a chance reading of its tome Dianetics in 1975, crediting his instant rise to success afterwards to its teachings.
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.In 2004, Travolta played Deputy Chief Mike Kennedy in the Ladder 49.^ John Travolta tells Tiffany Rose how the modest heroism of New York's firefighters inspired him to make Ladder 49.
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^ During the course of a decade, he not only falls in love and starts a family, but earns the trust of his peers as well as his big-hearted, but stern chief, Mike Kennedy (Travolta).
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^ Zap2It 9/23/04 Travolta Leads the Young Team of 'Ladder 49' .
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.This film was notable for being the first post-9/11 film that focused on the life of a crew of firefighters.^ Earlier in the day, Gray filmed James Woods being murdered in an over-the-top fashion, becoming the movie's first victim.
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^ January 15, 2009 11:21 PM Posted by: Kat First and foremost my deepest thoughts and prayers are with the Travolta family at this time.
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^ Based on Stephen King's first novel, 'Carrie' is still one of the best film adaptations of King's work to this day despite being the first of what must be hundreds by now.

.Travolta starred as a once successful businessman gone broke and divorced who takes to the road on a motorcycle road-trip with his friends in 2007's Wild Hogs.^ Wild Hogs (2007) as Woody Stevens (credited as John Travolta) .
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^ Cast in the comedy-adventure "Wild Hogs," as one of four middle-aged friends who take a freewheeling motorcycle trip .
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^ After an unusual two-year hiatus from the big screen - he had been working incessantly since "Pulp Fiction" - Travolta emerged in "Wild Hogs" (2007), a big, dumb and wildly successful road comedy about four middle-aged men (Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy) who set out to prove their manhood with a freewheeling, cross-country motorcycle trip.
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Travolta played Mrs. Edna Turnblad in the remake of Hairspray, his first musical since Grease.[25]
.He was the lead voice role of the Disney film Bolt (2008), where he played a lost canine actor trying to get home and also sang "I Thought I Lost You,' the duet for the ending credits of the film with co-star Miley Cyrus.^ For the song "I Thought I Lost You," which Cyrus wrote with Jeffrey Steele and performs with John Travolta in the movie "Bolt," the 15-year-old "Hannah Montana" star is listed as a presumptive favorite in the category of Best Original Song by several Oscar handicappers, most notably The...
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^ Meanwhile, Travolta made a rare foray into animated features, voicing the lead character in the popular and acclaimed "Bolt" (2008), a family adventure about a famous television dog who discovers that his fictional powers are of no use when he goes on a real-life cross-country journey to reunite with his costar (voiced by Miley Cyrus).
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^ John Travolta makes his voice actor debut in the title role, "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus plays Bolt's owner and friend, and then there's 13-year Disney veteran Mark Walton.
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.In 2009, he appeared in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, a remake of the 1974 film, and Old Dogs, a live-action comedy, co-starring with Robin Williams and Bernie Mac.^ Co-starred with Robin Williams in the comedy, "Old Dogs"; also starred wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Travolta .
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  • John Travolta 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.tcm.com [Source type: General]

^ OPENS TODAY : OLD DOGS Directed by Walt Becker Starring Robin Williams, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Rita Wilson, Conner Rayburn, Ella Bleu Travolta WHEN you hear about a comedy starring Robin Williams, chances are you would immediately assume it's going to be hilarious.
  • Old Dogs News - Topix 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Synopsis: John Travolta and Robin Williams team up in the Walt Disney Company's Old Dogs, a family comedy that pairs the two as close business partners whose lives are thrown into disarray when twin seven-year-olds are put into their care.
  • John Travolta Filmography 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.His next film was 2010's From Paris with Love.^ A new trailer for Pierre Morel's From Paris With Love has debuted, and it plays like a lost '80s action film.
  • John Travolta News - Topix 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • John Travolta News - Topix 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hey folks, Harry here with the latest trailer from Pierre Morel's next film, FROM PARIS WITH LOVE...
  • John Travolta News - Topix 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • John Travolta News - Topix 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Filming Travolta movie FROM PARIS WITH LOVE was canceled in the northeastern suburbs of the French capital after its cars were torched and crew was threatened.
  • John Travolta Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

Personal life

.Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had two children: Jett, born on April 13, 1992, and Ella Bleu, born on April 3, 2000. Their son, Jett died on January 2, 2009 while the family was on holiday in The Bahamas.^ Ella Bleu Travolta (born on April 3, 2000; mother: Kelly Preston) .
  • John Travolta Picture, Video, Wallpaper, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebritywonder.com [Source type: General]

^ In Nassau, Travolta testifies about day son Jett died .
  • John Travolta: News & Videos about John Travolta - CNN.com 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ John Travoltas son, Jett, dies from Seizure .
  • John Travolta Son Jett 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: General]

[26][27] .A Bahamian death certificate was issued, attributing the cause of death to a seizure.^ A Bahamian undertaker claimed to have glimpsed the cause off the death certificate: brain seizure.
  • Jett Travolta est-il mort à cause de la scientologie ? 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.anti-scientologie.ch [Source type: General]

^ According to his death certificate, Jett's death was caused by seizure.
  • Jett Travolta Dies, Son Of John Travolta, Kelly Preston (PHOTOS, VIDEO) 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ If autism causes seizures, and Jett Travolta had autism that was not being treated due to his parents' religious beliefs, then Jett's death was not merely a tragedy, but also a tragedy that could have easily been prevented.
  • Scientology, Autism and the Death of Jett Travolta | Toronto Mike's Blog 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.torontomike.com [Source type: Original source]

[28] .Jett, who had a history of seizures,[29] reportedly suffered from Kawasaki disease in early childhood.^ Jett suffered a fatal seizure.
  • John Travolta interview on Ellen DeGeneres | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kawasaki Disease who is he kidding.
  • Hollywood, Interrupted: A PLEA FROM HOLLYWOOD: JOHN TRAVOLTA - OPEN YOUR HEART! 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.hollywoodinterrupted.com [Source type: General]

^ Jett died after suffering a seizure whil...
  • John Travolta Son Jett 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: General]

[30]
.Long a source of speculation,[31] in September 2009, Travolta testified that his son had autism and suffered regular seizures, as part of his testimony in a trial which resulted after an extortion attempt following Jett Travolta's death.^ In Nassau, Travolta testifies about day son Jett died .
  • John Travolta: News & Videos about John Travolta - CNN.com 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Jett Travolta souffrait-il d'autisme ?
  • Jett Travolta est-il mort à cause de la scientologie ? 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.anti-scientologie.ch [Source type: General]

^ John Travoltas son, Jett, dies from Seizure .
  • John Travolta Son Jett 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: General]

[32]
.The couple has regularly attended marriage counselling, and Travolta admits that therapy has helped the marriage.^ Celebrity Spider 3/14/05 Counseling Saved John Travolta's Marriage .
  • Celebrity Spider - John Travolta News Archive 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebrityspider.com [Source type: General]

^ It is extremely sad that the Travoltas’ belief in Scientology kept them from exploring treatments and therapys that could have HELPED their son.
  • John Travolta Photos & Pics | John Travolta's Son Dies 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC x17online.com [Source type: General]

^ Permalink My guess is that someday when Travolta is a 70 something year old man and retired in hollywood; he will admit his homosexuality and his marriage to Kelly Preston a sham.

[33]
Travolta was previously involved with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; Hyland died of breast cancer in 1977.[34]
.Travolta is a certified pilot and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Australian Boeing 707-138 airliner.^ Andrew Denton : You've got your own Boeing 707, a beautiful old Qantas jet.
  • ENOUGH ROPE with Andrew Denton - episode 42: John Travolta (17/05/2004) 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: Original source]

^ They planned to visit 13 cities and travelled on a refurbished Boeing 707 that Travolta purchased from the airline.
  • John Travolta 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.tcm.com [Source type: General]

^ [TMZ] A friend of John Travolta's says, "The desire to protect Jett informed everything John did," including flying his own plane.
  • John Travolta - Boxxet 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children.^ The plane, registered to Jett Clipper Johnny LLC, is stationed on the Atlantic Aviation ramp at Deer Valley Airport.
  • John Travolta Son Jett 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: General]

^ For the most part, the family has kept a low profile with only an announcement in February that they had established a foundation for children in Jett’s name.
  • John Travolta | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pan American World Airways was a large operator of the Boeing 707 and used Clipper in its names.^ Pan Am was a large operator of the 707 and used Clipper in their names.
  • John Travolta biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor) 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

.The 707 aircraft bears the marks of Qantas, as Travolta acts as an official goodwill ambassador for the airline wherever he flies.^ Travolta is a qualified pilot, and owns five airplanes, including a former Qantas Boeing 707-138.
  • John Travolta biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor) 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ The actor is as famous for his love of flying as he is for his movie career and has even flown for the Australian airline Qantas when not fulfilling his Hollywood commitments.
  • Jett Travolta est-il mort à cause de la scientologie ? 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.anti-scientologie.ch [Source type: General]

.His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his front door.^ His house in Ocala, Florida has its own runway and taxiway right to the door.
  • John Travolta biography, information, news, pics (pictures), links and products (actor) 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

^ Travolta’s pals are said to be worried about the Grease star’s mental health due to his bizarre nocturnal ritual on the private runway that services his Jumbolair estate.
  • John Travolta to Quit Scientology? | Showbiz Spy - celebrity news, rumors & gossip 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.showbizspy.com [Source type: General]

^ John Travolta's home profile - Ocala, Florida area Jumbolair community information - rare house facts and pictures .
  • John Travolta's home profile - Ocala, Florida area Jumbolair community information - rare house facts and pictures 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebritydetective.com [Source type: General]

[35]
.Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico.^ Travolta had been active with the church since a chance reading of its tome Dianetics in 1975, crediting his instant rise to success afterwards to its teachings.
  • John Travolta 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.tcm.com [Source type: General]

^ This enlightening film was produced by b-movie actor/director/producer and former special education teacher, Joey Travolta.
  • Jett Travolta est-il mort à cause de la scientologie ? 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.anti-scientologie.ch [Source type: General]
  • Scientology, Autism and the Death of Jett Travolta | Toronto Mike's Blog 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.torontomike.com [Source type: Original source]

^ John Travolta said he is getting daily Scientology counselling for his grief, in his first interview since son Jett’s sudden death.

[36]
.Joining in the effort with other celebrities in helping with the relief efforts, Travolta flew his 707 full of supplies, doctors, and Scientologist healers into the disaster area in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.^ Bunch of other parents and lobby groups are just pissed off Travolta didn't use his celebrity to push whatever agenda they wanted him to push.

^ Chiron Trine Apollon John Travolta's ability to help, heal, and teach others, and where one has much experience is in harmony with their progressive, abundant energies.
  • The Strange House - John Travolta 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.strangehouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This site is not affiliated with John Travolta or any other celebrity.
  • Celebrity Spider - John Travolta News Archive 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebrityspider.com [Source type: General]

[37]

Extortion plot

.On January 23, 2009, three people were arrested in the Bahamas in connection with a multi-million dollar extortion plot against the Travolta family around the circumstances of Jett's death.^ Amber January 6, 2009 / 23:02 .
  • Scientology, Autism and the Death of Jett Travolta | Toronto Mike's Blog 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.torontomike.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jett Travolta died of a seizure in January at the family’s vacation home in Grand Bahama.
  • NEWS 25 Marx Madness » John Travolta 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC marxmadness.news25.us [Source type: General]

^ Travolta family still grieving for Jett .
  • John Travolta Son Jett 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: General]

[38] .It is believed that the plot centered around a "refusal to transport" document allegedly signed by Travolta when paramedics arrived to treat Jett, that a police spokesman noted did not apply in the Travolta case.^ A 'refusal to transport' document is at the centre of the John Travolta extortion plot, it has been claimed.

^ Where did you get your medical degree and did you treat Jett Travolta?
  • John Travolta Photos & Pics | John Travolta's Son Dies 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC x17online.com [Source type: General]

^ Paramedic charged in Travolta plot .

[39] .One of the men, Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamian Parliament and former Bahamian Minister of Tourism, was described as a "close friend" of the Travolta family.^ The island's former tourism minister Obie Wilchcombe, a Bahamas MP and close friend of the Travoltas, revealed that the celebrity couple had decided to stay away.
  • Jett Travolta est-il mort à cause de la scientologie ? 20 September 2009 16:12 UTC www.anti-scientologie.ch [Source type: General]

^ One friend says the Travoltas have begun reaching out to the people closest to them "they aren't secluding themselves or paralyzed.
  • John Travolta | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Travolta, an active member of the church, denies such accusations and is adamant the philosophy has become a way of life for him and his family.
  • John Travolta | Be Cool Movie 2005 | Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 23 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

[38] .The other two people allegedly involved are EMT Tarino Lightbourne and former senator Pleasant Bridgewater, who was charged with abetment to extort and conspiracy to extort.^ Paramedic Tarino Lightbourne and former Bahamas senator, Pleasant Bridgewater have both been accused of trying to extort $25 million from the Travolta family in return for not publicizing a document relating to Jett’s death.
  • John Travolta | CelebTV.com - Celebrity Blog 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.celebtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pleasant Bridgewater is charged with conspiring to help extort $25 million from Travolta after his son died.
  • NEWS 25 Marx Madness » John Travolta 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC marxmadness.news25.us [Source type: General]

^ If they go off the tracks, it's still easier to fix than two people who are not right for each other at all.
  • John Travolta | Be Cool Movie 2005 | Biography, Pictures, News Headlines, Links 23 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.600.org [Source type: General]

[38] She resigned from the Senate as a result of the allegations.[40] .In January 2010, while attempting to prepare for a retrial after a October 2009 mistrial, one defendant, Tarino Lightbourne, issued a plea before the court asking for financial assistance for his defense.^ January 2, 2009 4:34 PM Posted by: Anonymous 4:27 first one.
  • John Travolta Photos & Pics | John Travolta's Son Dies 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC x17online.com [Source type: General]

^ November 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 October 2008 Search .
  • NEWS 25 Marx Madness » John Travolta 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC marxmadness.news25.us [Source type: General]

^ Audio and video tapes from the police sting operation which targeted Pleasant Bridgewater and Tarino Lightbourne are being played in open court today.
  • John Travolta | TMZ.com 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC www.tmz.com [Source type: General]
  • JohnTravolta | TMZ.com 8 January 2010 4:17 UTC mwww.tmz.com [Source type: General]

[41]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1975 The Tenth Level John TV-Movie
The Devil's Rain Danny
1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch TV-Movie
Nominated – TV Land Award
Carrie Billy Nolan
1977 Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1978 Moment by Moment Strip Harrison
Grease Daniel "Danny" Zuko Henrietta Award - World Film Favorite Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1980 Urban Cowboy Buford 'Bud' Uan Davis
1981 Blow Out Jack Terry
1983 Staying Alive Tony Manero
Two of a Kind Zack Melon
1985 Perfect Adam Lawrence
1987 Basements Ben TV segment "The Dumb Waiter"
1989 Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco
The Experts Travis
1990 Look Who's Talking Too James Ubriacco
1991 Shout Jack Cabe
Eyes Of An Angel Bobby aka The Tender
Chains of Gold Scott Barnes TV-Movie; also writer
1992 Boris and Natasha: The Movie Himself (cameo)
1993 Look Who's Talking Now James Ubriacco
1994 Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
1995 Get Shorty Chili Palmer American Comedy Award
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock
1996 Michael Michael
Phenomenon George Malley
Orientation: A Scientology Information Film Himself (short subject)
Broken Arrow Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins
1997 Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself (documentary)
Mad City Sam Baily
Face/Off Sean Archer/Castor Troy Nomination – Saturn Award for Best Actor
She's So Lovely Joey Giamonti also executive producer
1998 A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann
The Thin Red Line Brigadier General Quintard Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble
Junket Whore Himself (documentary)
Primary Colors Governor Jack Stanton Nomination – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1999 The General's Daughter Warr. Off. Paul Brenner/Sgt. Frank White
Our Friend, Martin Kyle's dad (animated educational film, voice only)
2000 Welcome to Hollywood Himself (mockumentary; cameo)
Lucky Numbers Russ Richards
Battlefield Earth Terl also producer
2001 Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison
Swordfish Gabriel Shear
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember "Austinpussy" Johann van der Smut (Goldmember) / Himself cameo
2003 Basic Tom Hardy
2004 Ladder 49 Captain Mike Kennedy
A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long
The Punisher Howard Saint
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D James Benson "Jim" Irwin (narrator; documentary)
Be Cool Chili Palmer
2006 Lonely Hearts Elmer C. Robinson
2007 Wild Hogs Woody Stevens
Hairspray Edna Turnblad Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Bolt Bolt the Dog voice
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Benard Ryder
Old Dogs Charlie Reed
2010 From Paris with Love Charlie Wax

Television series

His handprints in front of The Great Movie Ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park
Year Title Role Notes
1972 Emergency! Casey Episode: "Kids"
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Episode: "A Piece of God"
1973 The Rookies Eddie Halley Episode: " Frozen Smoke"
1974 Medical Center Danny Episode: "Saturday's Child"
1975–1979 Welcome Back, Kotter Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino

Discography

Albums

Year Album US
1974 Over Here!
1976 John Travolta 39
1977 Can't Let You Go 66
1978 Travolta Fever 161
Grease
1983 Two of a Kind 26
1986 The Road to Freedom
1996 Let Her In: The Best of John Travolta
2003 The Collection
2007 Hairspray

Singles

  • "You Set My Dreams To Music" (1969)
  • "Goodnight Mr. Moon" (1969)
  • "Rainbows" (1969)
  • "Settle Down" (1970)
  • "Moonlight Lady" (1971)
  • "Right Time Of The Night" (1972)
  • "Big Trouble" (1972)
  • "What Would They Say" (1973)
  • "Back Doors Crying" (1973)
  • "Dream Drummin'" (1974)
  • "Easy Evil" (1975)
  • "Can't Let You Go" (1975)
  • "Let Her In" (1976) – #10
  • "Whenever I'm Away From You" (1976) – #38
  • "Slow Dancin'" (1976)
  • "It Had To Be You" (1976)
  • "I Don't Know What I Like About You Baby" (1976)
  • "All Strung Out On You" (1977) – #34
  • "Baby, I Could Be So Good At Lovin' You" (1977)
  • "Razzamatazz" (1977)
  • "You're the One That I Want" – #1 (1978) (w/ Olivia Newton-John)
  • "Sandy" (1978)
  • "Greased Lightnin" (1978) – #47
  • "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" (1980)
  • "Hooker Madness" (1983)
  • "I Thought I Lost You" (2008)

See also

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Further reading

  • Tast, Brigitte (ed.) John Travolta. (Hildesheim/Germany 1978) ISBN 3-88842-103-9.

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John Travolta

John Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, pilot, and dancer. He stared in the movies Grease alongside Olivia Newton-John and Pulp Fiction with Samuel L. Jackson. He is also in the movie Hairspray.


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