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John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American actor, dancer, producer and writer.
John Travolta spent his childhood in the city where he was born: Englewood, New Jersey. He was the youngest of six children, being of half Italian (paternal) and half Irish (maternal) descent. Already his childhood was marked by two passions: airplanes and acting. His mother, Helen Cecilia-Burke, gave him acting lessons as a trained actress, and he had the opportunity to take part in local theater productions as a child, because she got him this. Father Salvatore Travolta was a tire dealer. With the consent of his parents, John Travolta dropped out of school when he was 16 and went to New York to apply for the stage. He was accepted and toured first with the musical Grease. He also had the opportunity to learn tap dancing from Gene Kelly’s brother, a skill that would come in handy later in his professional career. In order to earn a living, John Travolta initially worked in nightclubs or shot commercials for television. From the mid-1970s he lived in Los Angeles. John Travolta is a controversial figure on the Hollywood scene because, like Tom Cruise, he is also a member of Scientology, a well-known sect. According to their own statements, the sect helped John Travolta a lot when his son died at just 16 years old. That’s how John Travolta found his way back to life. Being a member of the sect did not harm the actor, because with an estimated Net Worth of 145 million euros, his career is quite impressive.
John Travolta has had a very long and successful career since he started acting at a very young age. As early as 1972 he was seen in an American television series. In the film Grease, John Travolta even proved his singing skills and the accompanying soundtrack hit like a bomb. John Travolta celebrated his greatest successes with the films Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction.
John Travolta was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for the films Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. By the way, these two strips Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction are among his biggest hits. However, John Travolta did not get the Oscar. John Travolta was also nominated several times for the Academy Award, which is after all the most prestigious prize in the film industry. However, the list of his nominations is even longer, because he was also nominated several times for the Golden Raspberry, which is considered the anti-Oscar award. In 2010, John Travolta had his worst year yet in terms of awards and nominations, even being in the running for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor of the Decade. In 2001, there was even more criticism for John Travolta, as he received so much criticism for the film Battlefield Earth that John Travolta even received the anti-Golden Raspberry award in all three categories: for “Worst Producer,” “Worst Actor.” ” and as “Worst Screen Couple.” However, the multiple millionaire has been able to book a Golden Globe for himself. He received this in 1996 for the role in Schnappt Shorty. On the international stage, however, John Travolta was much more successful with the awards, because in 2011 he received the Golden Camera for “Best Actor International”.
“Acting is a mix of luck and choice. I got lucky.”
“Dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.”
“As you get older, you have to force yourself to have new dreams. For instance, I’ve been flying for 37 years, but now teaching others to fly is interesting for me. Sometimes you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others.”
“I learned early on to stay away from gossip magazines and reviews. That stuff just makes you unhappy, and I know actors that read everything that’s written about them and they’re miserable. You can choose what to let into your life.”
“You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others.”
“I have to believe there’s some other life force out there. I don’t know in what form. But we can’t have all these galaxies and universes without something going on.”
John Travolta danced through the cinemas in a white polyester suit in the 1970s in the underdog drama “Saturday Night Fever”. The film is one of Hollywood’s great classics and made John Travolta immortal during his lifetime.