Ten fun facts about John Travolta

Fact 1
In 1997 he was ranked as the 21st “Top Movie Stars Of All Time” by the UK magazine, Empire.

Fact 2
John Travolta won rave reviews for his dance moves in the movies “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”. In fact, these were the two movies that catapulted him to fame. He later moved away from dancing roles and started acting in action movies.

Fact 3
It took him 9 months to train for his dance scenes in “Saturday Night Fever”.

Fact 4
John Travolta’s powerhouse performance in the movie “Get Shorty” won him the Golden globe Award for best Actor.

Fact 5
He turned down the lead roles in four popular films: “Days of Heaven”, “American Gigolo”, “An Officer and a Gentleman”, and “Chicago”. Oddly enough actor Richard Gere accepted the lead in each of these movies after Travolta declined them.

Fact 6
The actor is obsessed with aviation. He has a pilot’s license and regularly takes both friends and family on flights in his very own private plane.

Fact 7
In 1984, he read for the male lead role for “Splash”. His agent discouraged him from taking the part, which then went to Tom Hanks. The film went on to become a massive hit.

Fact 8
Though he has always maintained a superb physique, he was taken by the role he was offered in “Primary Colors” that he quite willingly put on 30 pounds for his role in the film.

Fact 9
Apart from acting he is also a published author. His books include “John Travolta Staying Fit!” and “Propeller One-Way Night Coach, A Fable For All Ages”.

Fact 10
Oprah Winfrey claims that John Travolta is her favorite movie star. The two are great friends.

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Short about John Travolta
Is one of the most iconic Hollywood actors and also a talented dancer and singer.