John Travolta

An American actor, film producer, dancer, and singer. He first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's career re-surged in the 1990s, with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49 and Wild Hogs. 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 Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty. Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. His father, Salvatore Travolta, was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher. His siblings are Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta. Travolta's father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American; he grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture. His family was Roman Catholic. Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett, ...

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Pulp Fiction (1994)

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A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino
CAST:  Tim Roth  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Laura Lovelace  •  John Travolta

A Civil Action (1998)

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  William H. Macy

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Robert Duvall  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  William H. Macy

A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shainee Gabel
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Sonny Shroyer

A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shainee Gabel
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Sonny Shroyer

Bolt (2008)

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Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Williams  •  Byron Howard
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Miley Cyrus  •  Susie Essman  •  Mark Walton

Bolt is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks it's real. After he's accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt must harness all his "super powers" to find a way home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Williams  •  Byron Howard
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Miley Cyrus  •  Susie Essman  •  Mark Walton

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Beyoncé  •  Seth Green  •  Michael York

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Beyoncé  •  Seth Green  •  Michael York

Basic (2003)

A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Giovanni Ribisi

A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Giovanni Ribisi

Be Cool (2005)

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Uma Thurman  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Uma Thurman  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Cedric the Entertainer

Blow Out (1981)

Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nancy Allen  •  John Lithgow  •  Dennis Franz

Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him when the media ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nancy Allen  •  John Lithgow  •  Dennis Franz

Boris and Natasha (1992)

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  John Travolta  •  John Candy  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Dave Thomas

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Martin Smith
CAST:  John Travolta  •  John Candy  •  Sally Kellerman  •  Dave Thomas

Broken Arrow (1996)

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them back. Traversing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Christian Slater  •  Samantha Mathis  •  Delroy Lindo

Carrie (1976)

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Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Face/Off (1997)

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Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Joan Allen  •  Dominique Swain

Sean Archer, a very tough, rugged FBI Agent. Who is still grieving for his dead son Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is his sworn enemy, a very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. One day, Archer has finally cornered Castor, however, their fight has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Joan Allen  •  Dominique Swain

Grease (1978)

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Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

Hairspray (2007)

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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

Ladder 49 (2004)

Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Russell
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  John Travolta  •  Jacinda Barrett  •  Robert Patrick

Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Russell
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  John Travolta  •  Jacinda Barrett  •  Robert Patrick

Look Who's Talking (1989)

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  George Segal

Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  George Segal

Lucky Numbers (2000)

Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but everything else goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Tim Roth  •  Ed O'Neill

Russ Richards is a TV weatherman and local celebrity on the verge of losing his shirt. Desperate to escape financial ruin, he schemes with Crystal the TV station's lotto ball girl to rig the state lottery drawing. The numbers come up right, but everything else goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Lisa Kudrow  •  Tim Roth  •  Ed O'Neill

Michael (1996)

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Andie MacDowell  •  William Hurt  •  Bob Hoskins

Tabloid reporters are sent by their editor to investigate after the paper recieves a letter from a woman claiming an angel is living with her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Andie MacDowell  •  William Hurt  •  Bob Hoskins

Phenomenon (1996)

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Robert Duvall

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Robert Duvall

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Karen Lynn Gorney  •  Barry Miller  •  Joseph Cali

Tony spends his Saturdays at a disco where his stylish moves raise his popularity among the patrons. But his life outside the disco is not easy and things change when he gets attracted to Stephanie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Karen Lynn Gorney  •  Barry Miller  •  Joseph Cali
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