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John Travolta

John Travolta

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

John Joseph Travolta

Birth Date :

February 18, 1954

Birth Place :

Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Spouse :

Kelly Preston (actress, since 12-Sept-91)

Claim to fame :

As Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever" (1977)

Biography


Looking on his career that spans three decades, it is easy to notice that John Travolta is an extraordinary actor whose talent and skills are certainly beyond questions yet many probably do not know that he had to go through ups and down to achieve all the accolades and respect he really deserves of. Born John Joseph Travolta on February 18, 1954, in Englewood, New Jersey to Salvatore and Helen Burke Travolta as the youngest of their six children, little John was heavily influenced to grow an interest in acting by his mother who used to be an actress, singer, and director so that it really did not take a long time for him to come up with an intention of becoming a fine thespian. Joined a local group of actors at age 12 while also learned dancing under Fred Kelly's guidance, he diligently honed his skills through some musical productions in his hometown before finally fixed his mind to embark on a journey to accomplish his dream at age 16.

Quitting his high school study with his parents' permission to then head for Manhattan New York, John made his way to land small parts in some off-Broadway plays, such as "Rain", "Over Here!", "Metamorphosis", "She Loves Me", plus "Bye Bye Birdie" and later appeared in a handful of TV series, notably that of "Welcome Back, Kotter" (1975-1979) which satisfyingly brought him to people's attention due to its rocketing popularity. However, it was through his next project, "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), that he eventually received widespread recognition all over the globe for this musical drama amazingly hit the box-office with tremendous income of more than 237 million U.S dollar internationally, furthermore led him to gloriously earn the Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination at the 1978 Academy Awards.

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FOX Developing 'Urban Cowboy' Remake

May 29, 2015 04:20:50 GMT

Another movie is getting a TV adaptation. After greenlighting "" series for the upcoming fall season, FOX is now developing a series adaptation of 1980's movie "Urban Cowboy" which starred and Debra Winger.
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John Travolta and Kelly Preston Allegedly Shared the Same Sexual Partner

April 30, 2015 06:01:12 GMT

and his wife both reportedly have "sex secrets" that will be revealed in a "shocking" new tell-all titled "Kelly Preston Unscripted". The author of the book is Robert Randolph, who previously claimed John was a gay sex addict in his book "You'll Never Spa in This Town Again".
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John Travolta: Scientology Is Targeted Because It 'Works Well'

April 21, 2015 08:03:35 GMT

came out in defense of Scientology during an interview with Amy Robach on "" on Monday, April 20. When Robach asked him why Scientology brought so much controversy and intrigue, the actor responded, "Mostly because it's not understood."
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John Travolta Defends Scientology Against HBO Documentary 'Going Clear'

April 08, 2015 04:47:13 GMT

has spoken up against HBO's documentary " which discredited the church with testimonies from ex-Scientologists. In an interview with Tampa Bay Times, the actor says he hasn't seen the doc and he doesn't "really care to."
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Scarlett Johansson Defends John Travolta's Oscars Kiss

February 27, 2015 04:03:07 GMT

said there's nothing wrong with the kiss planted on her cheek on the red carpet of the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22. Scarlett told The Associated Press on Thursday, "There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta." She also called the actor "a class act."
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Idina Menzel Calls John Travolta 'Glom Gazingo' While Presenting at the Oscars

February 23, 2015 09:15:38 GMT

mocked 's mispronunciation of her name at the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22. Menzel, who was called Adele Dazeem by the "" actor when he introduced the Broadway star's performance at the event last year, called the actor "Glom Gazingo" when they were set to present Best Original Song award at the Sunday ceremony.
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Oscars 2015: John Travolta Kisses Scarlett Johansson in Awkward Encounter

February 23, 2015 04:58:03 GMT

and were caught in a candid moment at the 2015 Academy Awards. The "Pulp Fiction" actor was photographed awkwardly kissing the "" star on the red carpet of the Sunday, February 22 ceremony.
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John Travolta Joins 'American Crime Story'

January 07, 2015 21:38:32 GMT

is back on television. He lands his first major TV role since 1970s' "Welcome Back, Kotter", joining the cast ensemble of "" which is expected to be a true crime anthology series and will focus on O.J. Simpson's sensational murder trial during the first season.
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John Travolta Can't Stop Former Pilot From Spilling Secrets

July 24, 2014 04:17:24 GMT

A judge in California decided on Tuesday, July 22 that a pilot named Douglas Gotterba could continue his case against . The judge decided that Gotterba, who previously worked in Travolta's aircraft company Alto from 1981 to 1987, won the right to argue in his lawsuit that he had no confidentiality agreement with the company despite their claim stating otherwise.
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John Travolta and Kelly Preston Smile While Watching Friend Propose to Girlfriend in Cannes

May 24, 2014 06:10:14 GMT

and his wife helped a friend propose to his girlfriend at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The famous couple was smiling in delight as they witnessed producer Oscar Generale, who is behind Travolta's new project "", propose to his girlfriend Denny Mendez.
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Idina Menzel Addresses John Travolta's Oscar Blunder, Says They Are 'Buddies'

March 22, 2014 04:21:00 GMT

talks about 's flub at the Oscars in a new interview with Billboard. Travolta mispronounced her name while introducing her performance at the awards show, calling the singer "Adele Dazeem." In the latest edition of the magazine, Menzel comments on the incident.
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John Travolta Finally Speaks on Idina Menzel Oscars Flub

March 04, 2014 23:51:27 GMT

finally addressed the mistake he made during the Sunday, March 2 ceremony of the Oscars in which he mispronounced 's name. The 60-year-old actor confessed to taking a beating out of himself all day before letting it go.
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John Travolta Ridiculed After Butchering Idina Menzel's Name at 2014 Oscars

March 03, 2014 14:19:13 GMT

became the subject of ridicule after he messed up his presentation of 's performance at Sunday, March 2 Academy Awards ceremony. The veteran actor had difficulty mentioning the singer's name, reading it as something that sounded like "Adele Nazeem".
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Full List of 2014 Oscars Presenters Announced

February 24, 2014 15:21:28 GMT

The full list of celebrities who will take the stage on March 2 to present the Oscars was unleashed on Monday, February 24. Among the famous names are , , , and .
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John Travolta: 'Life Was No Longer Interesting' After Son's Death

February 19, 2014 08:28:09 GMT

recently talked about the hard time he experienced after his son Jett passed away in 2009, saying that it was "the worst thing that's ever happened in my life." The "" star opened up about the pain in a recent on-stage interview at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.
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John Travolta to Play Gummy Bear in Upcoming Film

February 10, 2014 02:40:14 GMT

has been signed on for an upcoming "" movie. The "" actor is set to voice the title character in the animated feature film based on a global brand known as Gummibar in the United States.
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John Travolta to Guest Star on Kirstie Alley's Sitcom

July 24, 2013 04:10:41 GMT

has signed up for a TV gig that will reunite him with his "Look Who's Talking" co-star . The "Pulp Fiction" actor is slated to guest star on TV Land's new original sitcom "".
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John Travolta and Oliver Stone Honored at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

July 08, 2013 06:41:09 GMT

The closing ceremony of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Saturday, July 6 saw the recognition of and Oliver Stone's contribution to film industry. The veteran actor and director, along with Czech costume designer Theodor Pistek, were each presented with the Crystal Globe Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.
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'Killing Season' Trailer: John Travolta and Robert De Niro Torture Each Other

June 15, 2013 02:20:42 GMT

"" finally unleashes its first trailer that totally lives up to its name. Featuring leading men and , the video highlights intense fighting between the two veteran actors' characters in the remote Smoky mountain wilderness. Additionally, it offers fans such rare chance to hear Travolta tackling a Serbian accent.
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John Travolta Intrudes a Wedding

June 05, 2013 09:15:08 GMT

surprised a Georgia pair when he made an appearance on their wedding day. Showing up in a black t-shirt, a pair of jeans and a baseball cap at the wedding, the actor apparently didn't bother the bride and the groom. The pair were beaming as the 59-year-old actor posed for several photos with them.
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John Travolta Denied Arbitration for Cruise Ship Employee Lawsuit

February 05, 2013 08:04:21 GMT

In a 31-page ruling issued last Friday, February 1, a California federal court judge denied actor 's appeal for the lawsuit filed against him by a cruise ship attendant to be litigated in secret. Judge Stephen Wilson ruled no arbitration for Travolta, slamming his lawyer Marty Singer's unusual arguments about why the case should be tried in private.
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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Unveil New Holiday Music Video

December 06, 2012 03:07:28 GMT

Former "Grease" stars and released a clip for their holiday track "I Think You Might Like It". The song is from their holiday-themed charity album titled "This Christmas" and has been compared to their 1978 duet, "You're the One That I Want."
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John Travolta's Alleged Gay Lover Files Lawsuit, Claims He Gets Threatened

December 04, 2012 05:04:04 GMT

is sued by his alleged gay lover. Doug Gotterba, a pilot who worked for Travolta from 1981 to 1987, says in the suit that he received a threatening letter from the actor's lawyer Martin Singer after he spilled his purported steamy relationship with the actor to the media.
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Kirstie Alley Denies Rumor John Travolta Is Gay

November 08, 2012 04:03:39 GMT

surprised public once again. In a new preview of her interview with played during a Wednesday, November 7 episode of "", she defended concerning rumor that the actor is gay.
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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Reunite in Christmas Album

October 02, 2012 17:24:40 GMT

"Grease" fans may scream in glee for and are reuniting for a holiday album called "This Christmas". The on-screen couple sing in an original song called "I Think You Might Like It" which is described in the release as "the sequel to 'You're the One That I Want' ", written by John Farrar, who also penned the famous 1978 "Grease" duet.
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John Travolta Wins in Court Battle Against Writer of Gay-Bathhouse Book

September 28, 2012 04:46:55 GMT

, along with his attorney Marty Singer, comes out victorious in a legal proceeding against Robert Randolph, the author of a book about the actor's alleged homosexual activities in a spa. A defamation lawsuit filed against them is dismissed by the judge.
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Report: John Travolta Joins Steve Pink's 'The Toxic Avenger' Reboot

August 22, 2012 04:06:12 GMT

Would star in "" remake? Words have run rampant on the Internet that the "" actor has snatched a role in the Steve Pink-directed action comedy project. The rumor was first sparked by It's on the Grid, which attached Travolta's name in the cast ensemble of the reboot.
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Rashida Jones Apologizes to John Travolta for Urging Him to Come Out

August 15, 2012 02:00:28 GMT

regretted her statement that urged to come out. "Made a thoughtless comment about John Travolta. I sincerely apologize. Nobody's personal life is my business," the actress tweeted.
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John Travolta Wants Cruise Worker's Lawsuit Dismissed

August 04, 2012 17:46:32 GMT

has taken a serious action to prevent a cruise worker from spreading lies about him. The "Grease" star has filed court documents on Friday, August 3 to deny the allegations that he made sexual advances to Fabian Zanzi in 2009.
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John Travolta Reacts to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed by Cruise Ship Worker

June 26, 2012 08:34:42 GMT

broke his silence on the latest lawsuit that mentioned he sexually harassed a former Royal Caribbean cruise worker. Through his lawyer Marty Singer, the 58-year-old actor branded the accusation "another ludicrous lawsuit with inane claims" from someone who's "looking for their 15 minutes of fame."
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