History Creator / JohnTravolta

5th Jul '17 7:19:01 AM JamesAustin
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Travolta played a messenger on the CBS soap opera ''The Edge of Night''. He also appeared on another CBS serial ''The Secret Storm''. Travolta's first California-filmed television role was as a fall victim in an ''Emergency!'' episode, 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). Around the same time, he landed his star-making role as "Vinnie Barbarino" in the TV sitcom ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' (1975-1979), in which his sister, Ellen, also occasionally appeared (as Arnold Horshack's mother). In the next few years, he appeared in some of his most memorable screen roles: Tony Manero in ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' (1977) and as Danny Zuko in ''Film/{{Grease}}'' (1978). These two films were among the most commercially successful pictures of the decade and catapulted Travolta to international stardom. ''Saturday Night Fever'' earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. After ''Urban Cowboy'' came a string of flops that sidelined his acting career. It was not until he played Vincent Vega in Creator/QuentinTarantino's hit ''Film/PulpFiction'' (1994), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, that his career was revived.

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Travolta played a messenger on the CBS soap opera ''The Edge of Night''. He also appeared on another CBS serial ''The Secret Storm''. Travolta's first California-filmed television role was as a fall victim in an ''Emergency!'' episode, in September 1972, but his first significant movie role was as, as Billy Nolan, a bully who was goaded into playing a prank on Sissy Spacek's character in the horror film ''{{Carrie}}'' ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' (1976). Around the same time, he landed his star-making role as "Vinnie Barbarino" in the TV sitcom ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' (1975-1979), in which his sister, Ellen, also occasionally appeared (as Arnold Horshack's mother). In the next few years, he appeared in some of his most memorable screen roles: Tony Manero in ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' (1977) and as Danny Zuko in ''Film/{{Grease}}'' (1978). These two films were among the most commercially successful pictures of the decade and catapulted Travolta to international stardom. ''Saturday Night Fever'' earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. After ''Urban Cowboy'' came a string of flops that sidelined his acting career. It was not until he played Vincent Vega in Creator/QuentinTarantino's hit ''Film/PulpFiction'' (1994), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, that his career was revived.



* ''{{Carrie}}'' - Billy Nolan
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' - Vincent Vega
* ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'' - Vic Deakins
* ''Film/FaceOff'' - Sean Archer/Castor Troy
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' - Terl
* ''Film/{{Basic}}'' - Tom Hardy
* ''[[Film/{{DomesticDisturbance}} Domestic Disturbance (2001)]]'' - Frank Morrison
* ''Film/TheGeneralsDaughter'' - Paul Brenner
* ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'' - Gabriel Shear
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' - Howard Saint
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' - Bolt
* ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and ''Staying Alive'' - Tony Manero
* ''Film/{{Grease}}'' - Danny Zuko
* ''Film/GetShorty'' and ''Film/BeCool'' - Chili Palmer
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' - [[WholesomeCrossdresser Edna Turnblad]]
* ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' - "Ryder"
* The ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' trilogy
* ''Film/{{Ladder 49}}'' - Deputy Chief Mike Kennedy
* ''Film/FromParisWithLove'' - Charlie Wax
* ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory'' - Robert Shapiro

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* ''{{Carrie}}'' ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' (19751979) - Vincent "Vinnie" Barbarino
* ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' (1976)
- Billy Nolan
* ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' (1977) - Tony Manero
** ''Staying Alive'' (1983)
* ''Film/{{Grease}}'' (1978) - Danny Zuko
* ''Film/{{Two of a Kind|1983}}'' (1983) - Zack Melon
* The ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' trilogy (19891993) - James Ubriacco
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' (1994) - Vincent Vega
* ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'' ''Film/GetShorty'' (1995) - Chili Palmer
** ''Film/BeCool'' (2005)
* ''Film/{{Broken Arrow|1996}}'' (1996)
- Vic Deakins
* ''Film/FaceOff'' (1997) - Sean Archer/Castor Troy
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' ''Film/TheThinRedLine'' (1998) - Terl
Brigadier General Quintard
* ''Film/{{Basic}}'' ''Literature/PrimaryColors'' (1998) - Tom Hardy
* ''[[Film/{{DomesticDisturbance}} Domestic Disturbance (2001)]]'' - Frank Morrison
Jack Stanton
* ''Film/TheGeneralsDaughter'' (1999) - Warr. Off. Paul Brenner
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' (2000) - Terl
* ''Film/DomesticDisturbance'' (2001) - Frank Morrison
* ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'' (2001) - Gabriel Shear
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004'' ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers in Goldmember]]'' (2002) - ''[[ShowWithinAShow Austinpussy]]'' Goldmember / [[AsHimself Himself]]
* ''Film/{{Basic}}'' (2003) - Tom Hardy
* ''Film/{{Ladder 49}}'' (2004) - Deputy Chief Mike Kennedy
* ''Film/{{The Punisher|2004}}'' (2004)
- Howard Saint
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' - Bolt
* ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and ''Staying Alive'' - Tony Manero
* ''Film/{{Grease}}'' - Danny Zuko
* ''Film/GetShorty'' and ''Film/BeCool'' - Chili Palmer
* ''Film/{{Hairspray}}'' (2007) - [[WholesomeCrossdresser Edna Turnblad]]
* ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' (2008) - Bolt
* ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' (2009) - "Ryder"
* The ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' trilogy
* ''Film/{{Ladder 49}}'' - Deputy Chief Mike Kennedy
* ''Film/FromParisWithLove'' (2010) - Charlie Wax
* ''Film/{{Savages}}'' (2012) - Dennis
* ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory'' (2016) - Robert Shapiro
7th Jun '17 6:35:54 PM Dr_Zero
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* ''[[Film/{{DomesticDisturbance}} Domestic Disturbance (2001)]]'' - Frank Morrison
11th Mar '17 4:28:11 PM TotemicHero
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4th Feb '17 11:40:07 AM Exxolon
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''Oh, bite the weenie, Riz!''

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\n''Oh, bite ->''"The good and wonderful thing about my whole career is that I've always felt that the weenie, Riz!''
audience, if I do it well, will track wherever I go, whether it's President or a lawyer or bad guy or good. All I have to do is execute the material enough where they buy into it. I've had the great luxury of the audiences accepting that."''
6th Dec '16 1:52:35 AM Xtifr
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'''John Joseph Travolta''' (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer and singer whose career has had more lives than a cat.

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'''John John Joseph Travolta''' Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer and singer whose career has had more lives than a cat.
13th Jan '16 4:46:38 PM pepsimax
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** * ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory'' - Robert Shapiro

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** * ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory'' - Robert Shapiro
13th Jan '16 4:46:15 PM pepsimax
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** * ''Series/AmericanCrimeStory'' - Robert Shapiro
5th Nov '15 1:56:07 AM MHMhasf1998
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Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role in ''Saturday Night Fever'' and the second for ''Film/PulpFiction''. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in ''Get Shorty''.

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Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role in ''Saturday Night Fever'' ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' and the second for ''Film/PulpFiction''. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in ''Get Shorty''.
28th Dec '14 9:34:05 PM johnnyfog
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!!A trope's a trope, but in Paris they call it "le Tropes":

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!!A trope's a trope, but in Paris !!You know what they call it "le Tropes":a film credit in Paris? "Le Film Credits":
28th Dec '14 9:32:14 PM johnnyfog
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