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John Travolta is a Actor, Writer and Producer American born on 18 february 1954 at Englewood (USA)

John Travolta

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Birth name John Joseph Travolta
Nationality USA
Birth 18 february 1954 (66 years) at Englewood (USA)

John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978). His acting career declined through the 1980s, but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with his role in Pulp Fiction (1994), and he has since starred in films such as Face/Off (1997), Swordfish (2001), Wild Hogs and Hairspray (both 2007).
Travolta was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty. In 2014, he received the IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema.

Biography

Relationships

Travolta was in a relationship with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; Hyland died of breast cancer in 1977.

Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett (April 13, 1992 – January 2, 2009). Their daughter, Ella Bleu, was born in 2000 and a third child, a son named Benjamin, was born in 2010 in Florida. Travolta and Preston have regularly attended marriage counseling; Travolta has stated that therapy has helped the marriage.



In May 1991, Time magazine published a cover story entitled "The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power". In the article, former Church of Scientology Executive Director William Franks alleged that Travolta was wary of leaving the faith because he feared the Church would publish detailed revelations of his private life, to include homosexual behavior. These claims were reiterated by Franks and other Scientology defectors in Lawrence Wright's 2013 book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, and former Church official Marty Rathbun claimed that he worked with Travolta's attorneys several times to keep allegations about Travolta's homosexuality out of the press and resolve lawsuits against the star.

In May 2012, an anonymous masseur filed a lawsuit against Travolta citing claims of sexual assault and battery. A lawyer for Travolta said that the allegations were "complete fiction and fabrication" and someone wanting their 15 minutes of fame. Travolta's counsel also stated that his client would be able to prove that he was not in California on the day in question and asserted that Travolta would "sue the attorney and Plaintiff for malicious prosecution" after getting the case thrown out. A second masseur later joined the lawsuit making similar claims. Both lawsuits were subsequently dropped by the complainants and dismissed without prejudice.

A judge ruled to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Travolta and his attorney Marty Singer by writer Robert Randolph. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey dismissed the case on September 27, 2012, because he found that a letter, written by Singer in response to allegations in a book by Randolph, had free speech protection.

In September 2014, Travolta denied claims made in January 2014 by his former pilot, Douglas Gotterba, that they had shared a sexual relationship while working for Travolta's aircraft company, Alto, for six years before leaving voluntarily in 1987. Gotterba argued that he was not bound by any confidentiality agreement during his term in the position.


Son's death
In 2009, Travolta's son, Jett, died while on a Christmas vacation in The Bahamas. A Bahamian death certificate was issued, attributing the cause of death to a seizure. Jett, who had a troubled history of seizures, reportedly suffered from Kawasaki disease at the age of two. Travolta confirmed speculation that his son had autism and suffered regular seizures and immediately made his public statements while giving testimony after a multimillion-dollar extortion plot against him in connection to his son's death. After a mistrial, Travolta dropped the charges and has credited his immediate family and faith in helping him survive the premature death of his son and in moving forward with his film career.


Religion
Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico. After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, joining other celebrities in helping with the relief efforts, Travolta flew his Boeing 707 full of supplies, doctors, and Scientologist Volunteer Ministers into the disaster area.


Pilot

Travolta is an accomplished private pilot, with multiple certifications and extensive experience. He owns five aircraft, including an ex-Qantas Boeing 707-138 airliner that bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. Pan American World Airways was a large operator of the Boeing 707 and used Clipper in its names. The 707 aircraft bears the marks of Qantas, as Travolta acts as an official goodwill ambassador for the airline wherever he flies.

His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his house, with two outbuildings for covered access to planes.

On November 24, 1992, Travolta was piloting his Gulfstream N728T at night above a solid undercast, when he experienced a total electrical system failure, while flying under instrument flight rules into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. During the emergency landing, he almost had a mid-air collision with a USAir Boeing 727, an event attributed to a risky decision by an air traffic controller.

Travolta was inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation in 2007 and acts as the award show's official ambassador.

On September 13, 2010, during the first episode of the final season of her talk show, Oprah Winfrey announced that she would be taking her entire studio audience on an 8-day expenses-paid trip to Australia, with Travolta serving as pilot for the trip. He had helped Winfrey plan the trip for more than a year.

He is the author of the book Propeller One-Way Night Coach, the story of a young boy's first flight.

Best films

Bolt (2008)
(Actor)
Look Who's Talking (1989)
(Actor)
Wild Hogs (2007)
(Actor)
Face/Off (1997)
(Actor)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
(Actor)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
(Actor)

Usually with

Nick Loren
Nick Loren
(11 films)
Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston
(8 films)
Luis Da Silva
Luis Da Silva
(6 films)
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Travolta (72 films)

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Actor

Spies in Disguise
Directed by Troy Quane
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Will Smith, Tom Holland, Jennifer Hale, Taron Egerton, Jane Lynch, Peter Dinklage
Roles Bolt, Ren
Rating68% 3.4238053.4238053.4238053.4238053.423805
Alors qu’une mission tourne mal, Walter et Lance vont devoir unir leurs forces. Si ce duo excentrique ne parvient pas à s’entraider, le monde est en danger ! Le super espion Lance Sterling (Will Smith) et le scientifique Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) ont des personnalités radicalement opposées. Lance est relax, cool et il a du style. Walter est... tout l’inverse. Certes, il n’est pas très à l’aise en société, mais son intelligence et son génie créatif lui permettent d’imaginer les gadgets impressionnants que Lance utilise sur le terrain.
Trading Paint, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films
Actors John Travolta, Michael Madsen, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Toby Sebastian, Barry Corbin, Kevin Dunn
Roles Sam
Rating45% 2.2652752.2652752.2652752.2652752.265275
Ancien champion de course automobile, Sam Munroe doit revenir en piste lorsqu'il découvre que son fils Cam suit ses pas dans une écurie concurrente, dirigée par le rival de longue date de son père, Linsky. Ce dernier lui promet notamment de devenir le nouveau champion grâce à une nouvelle voiture plus sophistiquée. Dès lors, une compétition intense et dangereuse commence entre Sam et Cam sur fond de rancœurs familiales et de vengeance personnelle. Quant à Linsky, après avoir appris que Sam est sorti de sa retraite pour concurrencer son fils, il demande à Cam de provoquer un accident pour éliminer son père définitivement des courses automobiles.
The Poison Rose, 1h38
Directed by George Gallo
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Famke Janssen, Robert Patrick, Peter Stormare, Brendan Fraser
Roles Carson Philips
Rating46% 2.3495752.3495752.3495752.3495752.349575
Carson Phillips, ex-vedette de football américain, devenu détective privé à Los Angeles, doit retourner dans sa ville natale, Gavelstone au Texas, pour enquêter sur une disparition.
The Fanatic
Directed by Fred Durst
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors John Travolta, Devon Sawa, James Paxton, Luis Da Silva, Josh Richman
Roles Moose
Rating43% 2.150942.150942.150942.150942.15094
Moose est fan de cinéma et fan de son acteur préféré, Hunter Dunbar, qu'il idolâtre. Obsédé à la folie par "sa" star, il va finir par le persécuter et vouloir détruire sa vie.
Gotti
Gotti (2018)
, 1h50
Directed by Kevin Connolly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Historical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Spencer Lofranco, Leo Rossi
Roles John Gotti
Rating48% 2.4067652.4067652.4067652.4067652.406765
Au milieu des années 1980, John Gotti devient le parrain de la famille Gambino, l'une des cinq familles de la mafia italo-américaine de New York. Son fils John Junior assiste à sa montée et à sa chute.
Speed Kills, 1h42
Directed by John Luessenhop
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Kellan Lutz, Katheryn Winnick, James Remar, Matthew Modine, Jennifer Esposito
Roles Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow)
Rating42% 2.1235852.1235852.1235852.1235852.123585
Ben Aronoff, champion de courses de hors-bords et multimillionnaire, mène une double vie comme revendeur de drogues.
In a Valley of Violence, 1h44
Directed by Ti West
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Western
Actors Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga, Karen Gillan, James Ransone, Burn Gorman
Roles The Marshal
Rating59% 2.998262.998262.998262.998262.99826
A drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) arrives in a small town, seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne (Taissa Farmiga) and Ellen (Karen Gillan), who run the town's hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance.
I Am Wrath
I Am Wrath (2016)
, 1h32
Directed by Chuck Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Amanda Schull, Rebecca De Mornay, Christopher Meloni, Sam Trammell, Luis Da Silva
Roles Stanley Hill
Rating53% 2.695092.695092.695092.695092.69509
Stanley Hill (John Travolta) is out for revenge after corrupt police officers fail to catch his wife Vivian's (Rebecca De Mornay) murderer.
Life on the Line, 1h37
Directed by David Hackl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Sharon Stone, Gil Bellows, Devon Sawa, Julie Benz
Roles Beau
Rating52% 2.6067052.6067052.6067052.6067052.606705
Beau est électricien spécialisé en lignes haute-tension. Une énorme tempête s'abat sur sa région, et il va devoir prendre des risques pour réparer les lignes et sauver sa famille.
Criminal Activities, 1h34
Directed by Jackie Earle Haley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Jackie Earle Haley, Edi Gathegi, Rob Brown
Roles Eddie
Rating58% 2.901542.901542.901542.901542.90154
Four young men make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, 1h59
Directed by Alex Gibney
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about religion
Actors Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Sherry Stringfield, Tom Cruise
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating79% 3.9972353.9972353.9972353.9972353.997235
Going Clear is based closely on Lawrence Wright's book, covering much of the same ground with the aid of archive footage, dramatic reconstructions, and interviews with eight former Scientologists: Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning director; Mark Rathbun, the church's former second-in-command; Mike Rinder, the former head of the church's Office of Special Affairs; the actor Jason Beghe; Sylvia 'Spanky' Taylor, former liaison to John Travolta; and former Scientologists Tom DeVocht, Sara Goldberg, and Hana Eltringham Whitfield.
The Forger
The Forger (2014)
, 1h31
Directed by Philip Martin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Peinture, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer, Jennifer Ehle, Anson Mount, Tye Sheridan
Roles Raymond Cutter
Rating57% 2.8994552.8994552.8994552.8994552.899455
Raymond J. Cutter, meilleur faussaire d'art au monde, passe un accord avec un syndicat du crime, pour obtenir une libération anticipée de prison. En retour, il doit effectuer un vol impossible : dérober un tableau de Claude Monet dans un musée et le remplacer par une réplique si parfaite que personne ne s'en apercevra. Il sollicite alors l'aide de son père et de son fils.
Killing Season, 1h31
Directed by Mark Steven Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin
Roles Emil Kovac
Rating54% 2.7011552.7011552.7011552.7011552.701155
In Belgrade, Serbia, former Scorpions soldier Emil Kovač (Travolta) meets his informant to retrieve a file on American military veteran and former NATO operative Colonel Benjamin Ford (De Niro). Ford has fled to a cabin retreat somewhere in the Appalachian Mountains, to forget the war. Now a recluse, he meets Kovač, posing as a European tourist, during a hunting trip. The two men become friendly, until Kovač reveals his true identity. Intent on revenge, he initiates a gory game of cat-and-mouse with Ford. The latter is badly injured but is quick to rebound. After a showdown, Kovač is overpowered by Ford. They reach a peaceful compromise, however, after understanding each other's predicament. Kovač quietly returns to Serbia, while Ford visits his son, to make up for missing his grandson's baptism.
Savages
Savages (2012)
, 2h11
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality
Actors Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively Reynolds, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek
Roles Dennis
Rating64% 3.2493653.2493653.2493653.2493653.249365
Best friends Chon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) are marijuana growers living in Laguna Beach, California. Chon, a former Navy SEAL, smuggled the seeds for the plants out of Afghanistan. They got help in cultivating them from Ben, a graduate of University of California, Berkeley in business and botany. These seeds yielded a particularly potent strain of marijuana that soon developed a wide customer base and made Chon and Ben very wealthy, and Ben began devoting time and money to doing charity work in Africa and Asia. They are both in a relationship with Ophelia Sage (Blake Lively).
Casting By
Casting By (2012)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Marion Dougherty, Lynn Stalmaster, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.791783.791783.791783.791783.79178
The film is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. It focuses on casting pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts.