John Travolta

Biography: John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American actor. 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. 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.

John also played a lead role in the Battlefield Earth, in which he plays the leader of a group of aliens that enslave humanity in a bleak future Earth. The film received almost universally negative reviews and did poorly at the box office. 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.

He is married to actress Kelly Preston and father of two children. Previously he was involved with
actress Diana Hyland, who died of breast cancer (reportedly in Travolta's arms).

Travolta is a qualified pilot and owns five airplanes, including a former Qantas Boeing 707-138. The plane bears the name 'Jett Clipper Ella'. Pan Am was a large operator of the 707 and used Clipper in their names. The plane is named for his son Jett and daughter Ella. His house in Ocala, Florida has its own runway and taxiway right to the door. In 1993, Travolta successfully performed an emergency landing of a plane with electric trouble at Washington Reagan National Airport.

Travolta has always been accessible to the public and loves to sign autographs.
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John Travolta's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 49
Highest Metascore: 94 Pulp Fiction
Lowest Metascore: 5 Two of a Kind
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
34 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
70 Casting By Jul 26, 2013 Himself 8.5
27 Killing Season Jul 12, 2013 Emil Kovac / Emil Kovac 4.1
59 Savages Jul 6, 2012 Dennis / Dennis 6.1
72 Paul Williams Still Alive Jun 8, 2012 Himself 8.0
42 From Paris with Love Feb 5, 2010 Charlie Wax 6.6
19 Old Dogs Nov 25, 2009 Charlie 4.5
55 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Jun 12, 2009 Ryder 6.2
67 Bolt Nov 21, 2008 Bolt 7.4
81 Hairspray Jul 20, 2007 Edna Turnblad 7.6
60 Lonely Hearts Apr 13, 2007 Det. Elmer Robinson 6.4
27 Wild Hogs Mar 2, 2007 Woody Stevens 4.6
37 Be Cool Mar 4, 2005 Chili Palmer 4.4
48 A Love Song for Bobby Long Dec 29, 2004 Bobby Long 8.1
47 Ladder 49 Oct 1, 2004 Captain Mike Kennedy 8.0
34 Basic Mar 28, 2003 Hardy 4.0
29 Domestic Disturbance Nov 2, 2001 Frank Morrison 8.0
32 Swordfish Jun 8, 2001 Gabriel Shear 6.5
31 Lucky Numbers Oct 27, 2000 Russ Richards 5.5
9 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 May 12, 2000 Producer / Terl 2.3
47 The General's Daughter Jun 18, 1999 Warr. Off. Paul Brenner 5.8
68 A Civil Action Dec 25, 1998 Jan Schlichtmann 7.1
70 Primary Colors Mar 20, 1998 Governor Jack Stanton 7.4
45 Mad City Nov 7, 1997 Sam 7.4
82 Face/Off Jun 27, 1997 Sean Archer/Castor Troy 7.5
38 Michael Dec 25, 1996 Michael 6.3
41 Phenomenon Jul 3, 1996 George Malley 7.0
61 Broken Arrow Feb 9, 1996 Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins 5.9
82 Get Shorty Oct 25, 1995 Chili Palmer 7.9
94 Pulp Fiction Oct 14, 1994 Vincent Vega 9.0
51 Look Who's Talking Oct 13, 1989 James Ubriacco 6.1

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