John Travolta Success Story
John Travolta is an American actor, singer and dancer. Travolta first appeared in the television series Welcome Back, Kotter. He also starred in the box-office success Saturday Night Fever and Grease. He enjoyed success in 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction. He has acted in several successful movies including Face/Off, Swordfish and Wild Hogs.
John Travolta With Dwayne Johnson
Travolta has won a Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Get Shorty. He won the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema in 2014.
John Travolta was born as John Joseph Travolta to Salvatore Travolta and Helen Cecilia on 18 February 1954 in New Jersey. He dropped out as a junior from school at the age of 17 in 1971. Travolta prior to making it in the film making industry worked in the touring company of Grease. He sang on the Broadway. He sang the song Dream Drummin by Sherman Brothers before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his career as an actor.
Travolta started his career with a television role in Emergency in 1972. He shot to fame with his role as Billy Nolan in the horror film Carrie in 1976. We also got a breakthrough in the television industry through his role in the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter from 1975 to 1979. His first single Let Her In reached a number 10 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976.
He was cast in Saturday Night Fever as Tony Manero. The character was loved by the audience all over the world. Travolta’s movie Urban Cowboy in 1980 inspired a country music craze among the audience. Travolta’s box-office record fell down with failed movies like Prefect, Two of a Kind and American Gigolo. In 2000 Travolta acted in Battlefield Earth which failed to impress the audience.
Travolta is an accomplished private pilot with multiple certifications. His performance in the films Saturday Night Fever in 1977 and Grease in 1978 were critically acclaimed also made him an international star overnight. Travolta received a nomination for Oscars when he was only 24 years old. The nomination made him one of the youngest performers to be nominated for the Best Actor Oscar. Travolta rose to fame after his fall with Look Who’s Talking and Grease in 1989.
Travolta was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland during the making of the film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. In 1977 Hyland died of breast cancer thus putting an end to the love story. Later Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple has three children out of which the first son died at the age of seventeen in 2009 during Christmas eve due to a seizure. The couple has regular attended marriage counseling and stated that marriage therapy helped their marriage work.
Donostia Lifetime Achievement, Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement
Critics Choice, Ensemble Cast
WFCC, Hollywood Film
World Artist, Special Achievement
Britannia, MTV Movie
American Cinematheque, Blockbuster Entertainment
Golden Globe, American Comedy, SEFCA, ShoWest