John Travolta

John Travolta

Highest Rated: 93% Carrie (1976)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Feb 18, 1954

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, USA

The rollercoaster career of Hollywood star John Travolta decisively discredited the old adage that there are no second acts. The New Jersey native first gained fame as a suave, dim-witted Brooklyn high school student on the sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" (ABC, 1975-79). Being in the right place in the right era, he became inextricably linked to pop culture trends, thanks to sensational starring roles in the disco drama "Saturday Night Fever" (1977) and the 1950s retro musical, "Grease" (1978). Travolta also had a hand in the country music revival of the early 1980s with his popular portrayal of a mechanical bull-riding oil rigger in "Urban Cowboy" (1980). Then for some reason, the biggest male movie star of the late-1970s languished throughout the next decade and beyond, his engaging talent virtually forgotten until a bold decision by Quentin Tarantino cast him in the cult mainstay "Pulp Fiction" (2004). Following the rousing response to Travolta's darkly funny performance as a junkie hit man, he was overnight commanding millions of dollars for macho hits like "Get Shorty" (1995) and "Ladder 49" (2004) and becoming one-half of a celebrated Hollywood couple after marrying Kelly Preston. Critics raved when Travolta made a belated return to his musical roots in as a tubby Baltimore stage mom in the box-office smash "Hairspray" (2007), and again when he portrayed attorney Robert Shapiro in "The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" (FX 2016). In fact, Travolta defined more than any other celebrity - save perhaps Cher and Frank Sinatra - the very idea that a so-called "has-been" could revive a career deemed long dead, coming back stronger than ever.

Highest rated movies

Carrie
Hairspray
Face/Off
Pulp Fiction
Get Shorty
Blow Out
Saturday Night Fever
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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise City Unknown (Character) - 2022
15% 28% The Fanatic Moose (Character) - 2019
0% 21% The Poison Rose Carson Philips (Character) - 2019
0% 31% Trading Paint Sam (Character) - 2018
0% 28% Speed Kills Ben Aronoff (Character) - 2018
0% 45% Gotti John Gotti Sr. (Character) $4.3M 2018
77% 51% In a Valley of Violence Marshal (Character) $50.4K 2016
11% 32% I Am Wrath Stanley Hill (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Self - 2015
0% 35% Life on the Line Beau (Character) - 2015
48% 42% Criminal Activities Eddie (Character) - 2015
9% 32% The Forger Ray Cutter (Character) - 2014
10% 29% Killing Season Emil Kovacs (Character) $27.7K 2013
50% 54% Savages Dennis (Character) $47.3M 2012
37% 54% From Paris With Love Charlie Wax (Character) $24.0M 2010
5% 44% Old Dogs Charlie (Character) $49.5M 2009
51% 52% The Taking of Pelham 123 Ryder (Character) $65.5M 2009
89% 74% Bolt Bolt (Voice) $114.1M 2008
92% 84% Hairspray Edna Turnblad (Character) $118.8M 2007
14% 61% Wild Hogs Woody Stevens (Character) $168.2M 2007
47% 49% Lonely Hearts Elmer C. Robinson (Character) $187.4K 2006
30% 42% Be Cool Chili Palmer (Character) $55.8M 2005
43% 80% A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long (Character) $159.2K 2004
41% 81% Ladder 49 Chief Kennedy (Character) $74.5M 2004
29% 63% The Punisher Howard Saint (Character) $33.7M 2004
21% 63% Basic Tom Hardy (Character) $26.5M 2003
23% 37% Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison (Character) $45.2M 2001
25% 59% Swordfish Gabriel Shear (Character) $69.8M 2001
22% 19% Lucky Numbers Russ Richards (Character) $10.0M 2000
3% 12% Battlefield Earth Terl, Psychlo Chief of Security (Character) $21.5M 2000
21% 46% The General's Daughter Paul Brenner/Sgt. Frank White (Character) $102.7M 1999
No Score Yet 60% Welcome to Hollywood Self - 1998
80% 80% The Thin Red Line Brig. Gen. Quintard (Character) $36.4M 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Governor Jack Stanton (Character) $39.0M 1998
62% 55% A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann (Character) $56.7M 1998
36% 42% Mad City Sam Baily (Character) $10.6M 1997
92% 82% Face/Off Sean Archer/Castor Troy (Character) $112.3M 1997
66% 62% She's So Lovely Joey Germoni (Character),
Executive Producer
$7.3M 1997
36% 45% Michael Michael (Character) $95.3M 1996
49% 59% Phenomenon George Malley (Character) $104.6M 1996
54% 44% Broken Arrow Maj. Vic Deakins (Character) $70.6M 1996
88% 70% Get Shorty Chili Palmer (Character) $68.8M 1995
24% 36% White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock (Character) $3.6M 1995
No Score Yet 56% Eyes of an Angel Bobby (Character) - 1994
92% 96% Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega (Character) - 1994
0% 29% Look Who's Talking Now James Ubriacco (Character) $9.4M 1993
No Score Yet 27% Chains of Gold Scott Barnes (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 39% Shout Jack Cabe (Character) $3.4M 1991
13% 32% Look Who's Talking Too James (Character) $44.2M 1990
No Score Yet 29% The Experts Travis (Character) $89.1K 1989
55% 47% Look Who's Talking James (Character) $137.0M 1989
19% 28% Perfect Adam (Character) - 1985
18% 37% Two of a Kind Zack (Character) - 1983
0% 39% Staying Alive Tony Manero (Character) - 1983
86% 82% Blow Out Jack Terry (Character) - 1981
70% 80% Urban Cowboy Bud (Character) - 1980
76% 87% Grease Danny Zuko (Character) $305.3K 1978
25% 25% Moment by Moment Strip' (Character) - 1978
82% 71% Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 47% The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch (Character) - 1976
93% 77% Carrie Billy Nolan (Character) - 1976
17% 35% The Devil's Rain Danny (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Heart Guest 2021
80% 71% Die Hart Ron Wilcox (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
84% 90% American Crime Story Robert Shapiro (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2016
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
35% 40% Kirstie Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah's Big Give Guest 2008
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Back, Kotter Vinnie Barbarino (Character) 1975-1979