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      John Travolta

      John Travolta

      Highest Rated: 93% Carrie (1976)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Feb 18, 1954

      Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, USA

      The rollercoaster career of Hollywood star John Travolta decisively discredited the old adage that there are no second acts. The New Jersey native first gained fame as a suave, dim-witted Brooklyn high school student on the sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" (ABC, 1975-79). Being in the right place in the right era, he became inextricably linked to pop culture trends, thanks to sensational starring roles in the disco drama "Saturday Night Fever" (1977) and the 1950s retro musical, "Grease" (1978). Travolta also had a hand in the country music revival of the early 1980s with his popular portrayal of a mechanical bull-riding oil rigger in "Urban Cowboy" (1980). Then for some reason, the biggest male movie star of the late-1970s languished throughout the next decade and beyond, his engaging talent virtually forgotten until a bold decision by Quentin Tarantino cast him in the cult mainstay "Pulp Fiction" (2004). Following the rousing response to Travolta's darkly funny performance as a junkie hit man, he was overnight commanding millions of dollars for macho hits like "Get Shorty" (1995) and "Ladder 49" (2004) and becoming one-half of a celebrated Hollywood couple after marrying Kelly Preston. Critics raved when Travolta made a belated return to his musical roots in as a tubby Baltimore stage mom in the box-office smash "Hairspray" (2007), and again when he portrayed attorney Robert Shapiro in "The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (FX 2016). In fact, Travolta defined more than any other celebrity - save perhaps Cher and Frank Sinatra - the very idea that a so-called "has-been" could revive a career deemed long dead, coming back stronger than ever.

      Highest rated movies

      Face/Off Carrie
      Hairspray
      Pulp Fiction Get Shorty
      Blow Out
      Saturday Night Fever
      The Thin Red Line

      Photos

      John Travolta WHITE MAN'S BURDEN, John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, 1995. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, John Travolta, 1977 SWORDFISH, from left: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, 2001, © Warner Brothers MAD CITY, John Travolta, 1997 GREASE, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, 1978, (c) Paramount Pictures. SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, John Travolta, 1977, subway GET SHORTY, John Travolta, 1995. ©MGM GREASE, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, 1978. © Paramount Pictures. A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG, Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, 2004, (c) Lions Gate A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG, Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht, 2004, (c) Lions Gate A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG, Gabriel Macht, John Travolta, 2004, (c) Lions Gate None None GREASE, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, 1978. © Paramount Pictures A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG, John Travolta, 2004, (c) Lions Gate None None None PRIMARY COLORS, John Travolta, 1998

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 67% The Shepherd Unknown (Character) - 2023
      50% 77% Mob Land Bodie Davis (Character) - 2023
      43% 28% Die Hart the Movie Ron Wilcox (Character) - 2023
      14% 22% Paradise City Unknown (Character) - 2022
      14% 31% The Fanatic Moose (Character) - 2019
      0% 20% The Poison Rose Carson Philips (Character) - 2019
      0% 33% Trading Paint Sam (Character) - 2018
      0% 30% Speed Kills Ben Aronoff (Character) - 2018
      0% 44% Gotti John Gotti Sr. (Character) $4.3M 2018
      78% 51% In a Valley of Violence Marshal (Character) $50.4K 2016
      10% 32% I Am Wrath Stanley Hill (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Self - 2015
      0% 36% Life on the Line Beau (Character) - 2015
      48% 42% Criminal Activities Eddie (Character) - 2015
      9% 33% The Forger Ray Cutter (Character) - 2014
      10% 29% Killing Season Emil Kovacs (Character) $27.7K 2013
      50% 54% Savages Dennis (Character) $47.3M 2012
      37% 54% From Paris With Love Charlie Wax (Character) $24.0M 2010
      5% 44% Old Dogs Charlie (Character) $49.5M 2009
      51% 52% The Taking of Pelham 123 Ryder (Character) $65.5M 2009
      90% 74% Bolt Bolt (Voice) $114.1M 2008
      92% 84% Hairspray Edna Turnblad (Character) $118.8M 2007
      14% 61% Wild Hogs Woody Stevens (Character) $168.2M 2007
      48% 49% Lonely Hearts Elmer C. Robinson (Character) $187.4K 2006
      30% 42% Be Cool Chili Palmer (Character) $55.8M 2005
      44% 80% A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long (Character) $159.2K 2004
      41% 81% Ladder 49 Chief Kennedy (Character) $74.5M 2004
      29% 63% The Punisher Howard Saint (Character) $33.7M 2004
      21% 62% Basic Tom Hardy (Character) $26.5M 2003
      23% 37% Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison (Character) $45.2M 2001
      26% 59% Swordfish Gabriel Shear (Character) $69.8M 2001
      23% 19% Lucky Numbers Russ Richards (Character) $10.0M 2000
      3% 12% Battlefield Earth Terl, Psychlo Chief of Security (Character) $21.5M 2000
      21% 46% The General's Daughter Paul Brenner/Sgt. Frank White (Character) $102.7M 1999
      No Score Yet 60% Welcome to Hollywood Self - 1998
      80% 80% The Thin Red Line Brig. Gen. Quintard (Character) $36.4M 1998
      80% 64% Primary Colors Governor Jack Stanton (Character) $39.0M 1998
      64% 55% A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann (Character) $56.7M 1998
      33% 42% Mad City Sam Baily (Character) $10.6M 1997
      93% 82% Face/Off Sean Archer/Castor Troy (Character) $112.3M 1997
      66% 61% She's So Lovely Joey Germoni (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $7.3M 1997
      36% 45% Michael Michael (Character) $95.3M 1996
      49% 59% Phenomenon George Malley (Character) $104.6M 1996
      54% 44% Broken Arrow Maj. Vic Deakins (Character) $70.6M 1996
      89% 70% Get Shorty Chili Palmer (Character) $68.8M 1995
      24% 36% White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock (Character) $3.6M 1995
      No Score Yet 55% Eyes of an Angel Bobby (Character) - 1994
      92% 96% Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega (Character) - 1994
      0% 29% Look Who's Talking Now James Ubriacco (Character) $9.4M 1993
      No Score Yet 27% Chains of Gold Scott Barnes (Character) - 1991
      20% 39% Shout Jack Cabe (Character) $3.4M 1991
      13% 32% Look Who's Talking Too James (Character) $44.2M 1990
      No Score Yet 30% The Experts Travis (Character) $89.1K 1989
      55% 47% Look Who's Talking James (Character) $137.0M 1989
      18% 28% Perfect Adam (Character) - 1985
      17% 37% Two of a Kind Zack (Character) - 1983
      0% 40% Staying Alive Tony Manero (Character) - 1983
      88% 81% Blow Out Jack Terry (Character) - 1981
      70% 80% Urban Cowboy Bud (Character) - 1980
      66% 87% Grease Danny Zuko (Character) $305.3K 1978
      22% 24% Moment by Moment Strip' (Character) - 1978
      82% 72% Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 47% The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch (Character) - 1976
      93% 77% Carrie Billy Nolan (Character) - 1976
      17% 34% The Devil's Rain Danny (Character) - 1975

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Heart Guest 2021
      80% 47% Die Hart Ron Wilcox (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
      84% 90% American Crime Story Robert Shapiro (Character) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2016
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
      100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
      35% 40% Kirstie Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah's Big Give Guest 2008
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Vinnie Barbarino (Character) 1975-1979