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John Joseph Travolta was born on 18 February 1954, in Eaglewood, New Jersey USA of Italian (father) and Irish (mother) descent, and is now one of the best-known actors in the entire movie industry. In addition, he is also a dancer and a singer, having shown his dance moves and vocal range in numerous film musicals, such as “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”.

So just how rich is John Travolta? Sources estimate that John – a true veteran of Hollywood – has a net worth of $165 million, accumulated during his acting career spanning more than 40 years.

John Travolta Net Worth $165 Million

John Travolta took up acting when he was only 12, becoming interested in drama at high school, and then dropping out at the age of 16 to try and pursue a professional career in acting. He had his first significant roles in musicals, including the stage production of “Grease”, and in 1972 he debuted on Broadway in “Over Here!”. Conquering television was the next big step for the talented young actor. In 1975 John Travolta landed a role in the TV sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter”(1975-79), in which he played Vinnie Barbarino, the arrogant high-school heartthrob , a role which brought him worldwide fame and huge financial success to really start his net worth growing.

John Travolta was subsequently cast in the movies “Saturday Night Fever” (1977) and “Grease” (1978), which have certainly been two highlights of his career. For his role in “Saturday Night Fever” Travolta even received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor at only 24. Both movies became box office hits and John Travolta became a household name everywhere. The next decade was, however, not as successful. The majority of films Travolta chose to be a part of did not manage to grab the viewers’ attention, except in a negative critical way. His professional career recovered through his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994), which became a huge hit and landed Travolta another Academy Award nomination.

Later followed such successful movies as “Face/Off”, “Get Shorty”, “Primary Colors” and “Hairspray” (which was a return to his musical roots). For his critically acclaimed role in “Get Shorty” he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. However, Travolta’s career continued inconsistently, with “Battlefield Earth”(2000), based on L. Ron Hubbard’s book receiving negative reviews and poor box office receipts, but “Wild Hogs”(2007) and a remake of “Hairspray”(2008), his first musical since “Grease”, and “Bolt”(2008) doing considerably better. Currently he is to play the voice of Gummy Bear in an animated film release scheduled for late 2015, “Gummy Bear The Movie 3D”, a film that may be noted more for its associated merchandise revenues. Regardless of these upsand-downs John Travolta is still among the highest-paid actors in the entertainment business.

In his interesting personal life, John Travolta has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991. Their first son Jett died tragically in 2009 due to a seizure. The couple also have a 14-years-old daughter Ella and a son Benjamin, who was born in 2010. John Travolta is a member of a Church of Scientology. He found this church in 1975 after reading the book titled “Dianetics”. Although the movement itself (Tom Cruise is an active member as well) is often criticized, John Travolta has helped people in need more than once. John Travolta is also a certified pilot and owns five planes, including Gulfstream, a Lear jet and Boeing 707. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he flew his Boeing 707 with supplies and doctors into the devastated area, and alongside the Scientologist Volunteer Ministers helped those who suffered from the horrible disaster. His estate (worth $4.9 million) is located in Ocala, Florida, on Greystone Airport where even he has his own runway. The fact that he is among the wealthiest Hollywood actors is clearly visible from his vintage car collection which includes several classic Thunderbirds, a Jaguar XJ6 and a Rolls-Royce.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life and Death of John Gotti 2017 post-production John Gotti Sr.
American Crime Story 2016-2017 TV Series Robert Shapiro
I Am Wrath 2016 Stanley
In a Valley of Violence 2016 Marshal
Criminal Activities 2015 Eddie
Life on the Line 2015/I Beau
The Forger 2014 Raymond J. Cutter
Kirstie 2014 TV Series Mickey Russo
Killing Season 2013 Emil Kovac
Savages 2012 Dennis
From Paris with Love 2010 Charlie Wax
Old Dogs 2009/I Charlie
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009 Ryder
Bolt 2008 Bolt (voice)
Hairspray 2007 Edna Turnblad
Wild Hogs 2007 Woody Stevens
Lonely Hearts 2006 Det. Elmer Robinson
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary short Jim Irwin (voice)
Be Cool 2005 Chili Palmer
Ladder 49 2004 Captain Mike Kennedy
A Love Song for Bobby Long 2004 Bobby Long
The Punisher 2004 Howard Saint
Basic 2003 Hardy
Domestic Disturbance 2001 Frank Morrison
Swordfish 2001 Gabriel
The Drew Carey Show 2001 TV Series Vinnie Barbarino
Lucky Numbers 2000 Russ Richards
Battlefield Earth 2000 Terl
Our Friend, Martin 1999 Video Kyle's Dad (voice)
The General's Daughter 1999 Warr. Off. Paul Brenner
A Civil Action 1998 Jan Schlichtmann
The Thin Red Line 1998 Brig. Gen. Quintard
Primary Colors 1998 Governor Jack Stanton
Mad City 1997 Sam
Face/Off 1997 Sean Archer Castor Troy
She's So Lovely 1997 Joey Germoni
Michael 1996 Michael
Phenomenon 1996 George Malley
Broken Arrow 1996 Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins
Get Shorty 1995 Chili Palmer
White Man's Burden 1995 Louis Pinnock
Pulp Fiction 1994 Vincent Vega
Look Who's Talking Now 1993 James Ubriacco
Boris and Natasha 1992 TV Movie John Travolta
Shout 1991 Jack Cabe
Eyes of an Angel 1991 Bobby
Chains of Gold 1991 Scott Barnes
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 James
Look Who's Talking 1989 James
The Experts 1989 Travis
Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl 1989 Video short John Travolta (uncredited)
Basements 1987 TV Movie Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")
Perfect 1985 Adam
Two of a Kind 1983 Zack
Staying Alive 1983 Tony Manero
Blow Out 1981 Jack Terry
Urban Cowboy 1980 Bud
Welcome Back, Kotter 1975-1979 TV Series Vinnie Barbarino / Vinny Barbarino
Moment by Moment 1978 Strip
Grease 1978 Danny
Saturday Night Fever 1977 Tony Manero
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble 1976 TV Movie Tod Lubitch
Carrie 1976 Billy Nolan
Mr. T and Tina 1976 TV Series Vinnie Barbarino
The Tenth Level 1976 TV Movie College Student (uncredited)
The Devil's Rain 1975 Danny
Medical Center 1974 TV Series Danny
Nightmare 1974 TV Movie Man Outside Store (uncredited)
The Rookies 1973 TV Series Eddie Halley
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1972 TV Series
Emergency! 1972 TV Series Chuck Benson

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grease Day USA 1978 TV Movie documentary performer: "Summer Nights", "Sandy", "You're the One That I Want" - uncredited
Mike & Mike 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2012-2014 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2005-2014 TV Series 2 episodes
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "You're the One That I Want", "Summer Nights"
This Is 40 2012 performer: "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Paul Williams Still Alive 2011 Documentary "What Would They Say"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Banda sonora 2007-2010 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
20 to 1 2006-2010 TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Miranda 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bolt 2008 performer: "I Thought I Lost You"
Hairspray 2007 performer: "Welcome to the 60s", "Welcome to the 60s" 2000, "Big, Blonde and Beautiful Reprise" 2007, " You're Timeless to Me" 2001, "You Can't Stop the Beat" 2001
Gavin & Stacey 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Shaggy Dog 2006 performer: "Greased Lightnin'" 1972
A Love Song for Bobby Long 2004 performer: "Barbara Allen", "My Gal", "I Really Don't Want to Know"
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Basic 2003 performer: "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"
The Guru 2002 performer: "You're The One That I Want"
Langt fra Las Vegas 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1996-1997 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Beau fixe 1992 performer: "We Go Together"
EastEnders 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
DTV 'Doggone' Valentine 1987 TV Movie performer: "You're The One That I Want"
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary performer: "You Should Be Dancing"
Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate 1984 Video short performer: "Take a Chance"
Two of a Kind 1983 performer: "Take a Chance"
Dick Cavett Behind the Scenes with John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John 1983 TV Movie performer: "Take a Chance"
Vater einer Tochter 1981 TV Movie performer: "You're the One that I Want" - uncredited
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series performer - 21 episodes
Derrick 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grease 1978 performer: "Summer Nights", "Sandy", "Greased Lightning", "You're the One That I Want", "We Go Together"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series producer - 10 episodes
Criminal Activities 2015 executive producer
Battlefield Earth 2000 producer
She's So Lovely 1997 executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chains of Gold 1991 written by

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 TV Special song performer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate 1984 Video short choreographer: clip "Take a Chance"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extinction Soup 2014 Documentary very special thanks
Bump & Go 2014 Short special thanks
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Let Freedom Sing! The Story of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories 2002 TV Special documentary thanks
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation 2000 Video documentary short special thanks
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration 1978 TV Special Himself
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
Up Close 1978 TV Series Himself
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party 1977 TV Movie Himself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Special
New York, New York 1977 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1976-1977 TV Series Himself
The Captain and Tennille 1976 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1976 TV Series Himself - Singer / Himself
Rock Concert 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Show
The Lawrence Welk Show 1974 TV Series Himself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Performer
Michael Madsen Retrospective: American Badass 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Good Morning America 1978-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Extra 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Himself
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors 2016 TV Series Himself
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond 2016 Documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
World Premiere 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
John Travolta Joe Jackson and Mandela 2015 Video short Himself
Access Hollywood 2007-2015 TV Series Himself
Great Performances 2015 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley's 2015 Documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008-2015 TV Series Himself - After Party / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Original Song
2014 Soul Train Awards 2014 TV Movie Himself
East 'N' Style 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Let It Go
The Queen Latifah Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Making of 'Killing Season' 2013 Video short Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Celebration of Musicals of the Last Decade
Rove LA 2012 TV Series Himself
Caiga quien caiga - CQC 2012 TV Series Himself
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2012 TV Series Himself
Cinema 3 2010-2012 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2012 TV Series Himself
Premio Donostia a John Travolta y Oliver Stone 2012 TV Special Himself - Winner
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1995-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine 2012 TV Movie Himself
Unite for Japan 2011 Short Himself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Super Bowl XLV 2011 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Actor
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2010 TV Special Himself
Sebastian's Coming of Age 2010 Video Himself
Telethon 2010 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003-2010 TV Series Himself
Mark at the Movies 2010 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'From Paris with Love' 2010 Video documentary short Himself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Himself
Kirstie Alley's Big Life 2010 TV Series Himself - John Travolta
Janela Indiscreta 2010 TV Series Himself
Xposé 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'Inglourious Basterds' Film Clip
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Actor
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2009 TV Series Himself
No Time to Lose: The Making of 'Pelham 123' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Third Rail: New York Underground 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Third Rail: The NYC Subway System 2009 Video short Himself
Gomorron 2007-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Om Filmen Hairspray
T4 Movie Special: Bolt 2009 TV Movie Himself
Larry King Live 2001-2009 TV Series Himself
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
eTalk Daily 2008 TV Series Himself
The Big Give 2008 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History 2008 Video documentary Himself
Oscar's Red Carpet 2008 with Regis Philbin 2008 TV Special Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Vera Exklusiv 2007 TV Series Himself
You Can't Stop the Beat: The Long Journey of 'Hairspray' 2007 Video documentary Himself
The Teen Choice Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Himself
Bikers, Brawls and Burning Bars: The Making of 'Wild Hogs' 2007 Video short Himself
The Making of 'Lonely Hearts' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The View 2007 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 1996-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
2007 MTV Movie Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Brando 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Planet Voice 2007 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2007 TV Series Himself
Deadline 2007 TV Series Himself
El hormiguero 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Wetten, dass..? 1990-2007 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2007 TV Series Himself
Miradas 2 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
God kveld Norge 2007 TV Series Himself
Getaway 2007 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Traveller
WWE Raw 2007 TV Series Himself
Weekend Sunrise 2007 TV Series Himself
Star Movies: Live from the Red Carpet 2007 TV Movie Himself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Song
Corazón de... 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
'Hairspray' Extentions 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Golden Age of Knowledge for Eternity 2007 Video documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
It's 'Hairspray'! 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Search for Tracy Turnblad 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Transforming Travolta to Turnblad 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Tony Bennett: An American Classic 2006 TV Special Himself - Speaker
Movie Rush 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
2006 MTV Movie Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Festival di Sanremo 2006 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Olivia Newton-John: Video Gold II 2005 Video Himself (segment "Take a Chance")
Be Cool, Very Cool 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Be Cool: Close-Up - André 3000 2005 Video short Himself
Be Cool: Close-Up - Dance Partners 2005 Video short Himself
Be Cool: Close-Up - The Rock 2005 Video short Himself
Hyppönen Enbuske Experience 2005 TV Series Himself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2005 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself
GMTV 2005 TV Series Himself
Fat Actress 2005 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005 TV Series Himself
Biography 2003-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Reel Comedy 2005 TV Series Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Original Score
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
Good Day Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Get Shorty: Going Again 2005 Video short Himself
Get Shorty: Look at Me 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Get Shorty: Wiseguys and Dolls 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Get Shorty Party Reel 2005 Video short Himself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter of Best Pop Duo or Group with Vocals
Super Bowl XXXIX 2005 TV Special Himself - Spectator
CBS News Sunday Morning 2005 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Flying High")
New Year's Rockin' Eve 2005 2004 TV Special Himself
War Journal: On the Set of 'The Punisher' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Ultimate Film 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
On the Set: Ladder 49 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Host
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton 2004 TV Series Himself
John Travolta: The Inside Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing
MADtv 2003 TV Series Himself
John Travolta Remembers James Cagney 2003 Video short Himself
Let Freedom Sing! The Story of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' 2003 Video documentary short Himself - Actor
Common Ave. 2003 TV Series Himself
Basic: A Director's Design 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Rove Live 2001-2003 TV Series Himself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Himself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002-2003 TV Series Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Song 'I Move On'
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2002 TV Movie Himself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
After They Were Famous 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 1999-2002 TV Series documentary Himself / Danny Zuko
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Himself / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')
VH-1 Behind the Movie 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Grease 20th Anniversary Re-Release Party 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Foreing Language Film
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! 2002 TV Special Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Himself
Fear Factor 2001 TV Series Himself
Swordfish: In Conversation 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Mundo VIP 2001 TV Series Himself
2001 ABC World Stunt Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
2001 MTV Movie Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter: In Memoriam
Behind the Music 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation 2000 Video documentary short Himself
Conversations with Jon Turteltaub 2000 Video documentary Himself
An Actor's Look at John Cassavetes 2000 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tonight 2000 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter (uncredited)
Forever Hollywood 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The General's Daughter: Behind the Secrets 1999 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'A Civil Action' 1999 Video short Himself
On the Arts 1999 TV Series Himself
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Animal Crusaders 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Frank Sinatra Tribute
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical & Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Intimate Portrait 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
20/20 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Investigative Reports 1998 TV Series Himself
Everyman 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1998 TV Series Himself
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II 1997 Video documentary Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 TV Special Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
America's Flying Aces: The Blue Angels 50th Anniversary 1996 Documentary Narrator
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter: 'Apollo 13' Film Clip
Orientation: A Scientology Information Film 1996 Documentary short Himself - Actor (uncredited)
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical & Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Earth Day at Walt Disney World 1995 TV Movie Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special HHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Documentary Short and Best Documentary Feature
CBS This Morning 1995 TV Series Himself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The 20th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor
Saturday Night Live 1994 TV Series Himself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Comedy Motion Picture
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1981-1990 TV Series Himself / Himself - Actor
The American Ireland Fund Annual Tribute a Salute to Gene Kelly 1990 TV Movie Himself
Seriously... Phil Collins 1990 TV Movie Himself
Aspel & Company 1990 TV Series Himself
The 32nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Steven Spielberg: An American Cinematheque Tribute 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Grand Knockout Tournament 1987 TV Special Himself
Panorama 1987 TV Series documentary Himself
The 1987 Annual Uomo Moda Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner
Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate 1984 Video short Himself
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater 1984 TV Movie Himself
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Dick Cavett Behind the Scenes with John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John 1983 TV Movie Himself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award
Champs-Elysées 1982 TV Series Himself
American Bandstand's 30th Anniversary Special 1981 TV Movie Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1976-1981 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1980 TV Special Himself
Stars 1980 TV Series Himself
Cosas 1980 TV Series Himself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Winner: Henrietta Award and Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical / Comedy
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee 1978 TV Special Himself - Interview
Grease Day USA 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The London Weekend Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1978 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself / Himself - Actor (taped)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs 2017 Documentary filming
Entertainment Tonight 2005-2016 TV Series Himself
Bailando por un sueño 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Geschichten rund um's Riesenrad 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2013-2016 TV Series Tony Manero / Vincent Vega / Danny / ...
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition 2015 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2015 TV Series Himself
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 2015 Documentary Himself
Canada A.M. 2015 TV Series Himself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Oscar Presenter / Himself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-1989 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2007-2013 TV Series Himself / Danny Zuko (segment "Miller Time")
Movie Guide 2013 TV Series Emil Kovac
America's Book of Secrets 2013 TV Series Himself
WWE Hall of Fame 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary Tony Manero / Danny Zuko
Das Office of Special Affairs - O.S.A. 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Joy of Disco 2012 TV Movie documentary Tony Manero
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Tony Manero
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2010-2011 TV Series Himself Gabriel Shear Danny Zuko ...
Paul Williams Still Alive 2011 Documentary Himself
Hollywood's Top Ten 2011 TV Series Himself
Banda sonora 2007-2010 TV Series Danny Zuko Tony Manero
Panorama 2007-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
20 to 1 2006-2010 TV Series documentary Danny Zuko Himself Tony Manaro ...
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Safeguard commercial
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Himself
Biography 2003-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Rove Live 2009 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s 2009 Video documentary Himself
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases 2009 TV Movie
President Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Governor Jack Stanton (uncredited)
Once, pequeño gran éxito 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Religulous 2008 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Jan Schlichtmann (uncredited)
Génération duo 2008 TV Movie Himself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Vincent Vega (uncredited)
Loops! 2007 TV Series Tony Manero
Mania 2007 TV Series Danny Zucko Tony Manero
El hormiguero 2007 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
The Light and the Dark: The Making of 'Face/Off' 2007 Video documentary Himself
Memoirs of a Cigarette 2007 TV Movie documentary Danny
Famous 2007 TV Series Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
The Time, the Place, the Motion: Remembering Grease 2006 Video short Himself
Getaway 2006 TV Series Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Vincent Vega (uncredited)
Celebrity Debut 2006 TV Movie Himself
Taff 2006 TV Series Himself
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 2006 Video documentary Himself
Whatever Happened to the Gender Benders? 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream 2005 Documentary Himself
Fat Actress 2005 TV Series Himself
Bitter Kas 2004 Short Danny Zucko
Emmy's Greatest Moments 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Pulp Fiction' on a Dime: A 10th Anniversary Retrospect 2004 TV Short documentary
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #63: Acceptance Speeches: Spouse Forgotten
Michael Moore, el gran agitador 2004 TV Short documentary Russ Richards
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Himself
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Vincent Vega
La guerra en el cine 2003 Video documentary short Brig. Gen. Quintard
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (1998 interview) (uncredited)
Pulp Fiction: The Facts 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Himself
Screen Tests of the Stars 2002 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
I Love 1970's 2000 TV Series documentary
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Before They Were Famous 1999 TV Series advert 'Safeguard Soap'
- Episode dated 25 December 1999 1999 ... advert 'Safeguard Soap'
De 10 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Behind the Laughs 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bee Gees: One Night Only 1997 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me 1997 Video documentary Tony Manero
You're Still Not Fooling Anybody 1997 Short Himself (uncredited)
MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special 1995 TV Special Himself (interview footage)
New Religions: The Cult Question 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Scientologist
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
Last Dance 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
Den gode, den onde & den virk'li sjove 1990 TV Series Danny Zuko
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary Himself
Sixty Years of Seduction 1981 TV Movie documentary
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series Himself
Paul 1978 TV Series

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Limited Series American Crime Story (2016) · Ryan Murphy (executive producer)
· Nina Jacobson (executive producer)
· Brad Simpson (executive producer)
· Brad Falchuk (executive producer)
· Scott Alexander (executive producer)
· Larry Karaszewski (executive producer)
· D.V. DeVincentis (co-executive producer)
· Anthony Hemingway (co-executive producer)
· Alexis Martin Woodall (producer)
· Chip Vucelich (produced by)
2013 Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2012 Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award San Sebastián International Film Festival
2012 Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement Zurich Film Festival
2011 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best International Actor
2008 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Hairspray (2007) · Christopher Walken
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Michelle Pfeifer
· Elijah Kelley
· Queen Latifah
· Amanda Bynes
· Zac Efron
· Christopher Walken
· James Marsden
· Taylor Parks
· Allison Janney
2008 Ensemble Cast Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· Queen Latifah
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Brittany Snow
· Christopher Walken
2008 Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film Santa Barbara International Film Festival
2007 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Supporting Actor of the Year
2007 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Ensemble of the Year Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Christopher Walken
· Amanda Bynes
· James Marsden
· Brittany Snow
· Zac Efron
· Elijah Kelley
· Allison Janney
2007 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Hall of Shame Hairspray (2007)
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Hollywood Film Awards
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Small Screen to Silver Screen
2001 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Picture Battlefield Earth (2000) · Elie Samaha
· Jonathan D. Krane
2001 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Battlefield Earth (2000)
2001 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Battlefield Earth (2000)
2001 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actor Battlefield Earth (2000)
2000 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Battlefield Earth (2000)
1999 World Artist Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1999 Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
1999 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble The Thin Red Line (1998) · Jim Caviezel
· Sean Penn
· Adrien Brody
· Nick Nolte
· Elias Koteas
· Ben Chaplin
· Dash Mihok
· John Cusack
· John C. Reilly
· Woody Harrelson
· Miranda Otto
· Jared Leto
· George Clooney
· Nick Stahl
· John Savage
· Tim Blake Nelson
· Kirk Acevedo
· Thomas Jane
· Penelope Allen
1998 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards Excellence in Film
1998 Lifetime Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
1998 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Face/Off (1997) · Nicolas Cage
1997 American Cinematheque Award American Cinematheque Gala Tribute
1997 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama Phenomenon (1996)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Get Shorty (1995)
1996 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Get Shorty (1995)
1996 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Year
1996 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Get Shorty (1995)
1995 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Dance Sequence Pulp Fiction (1994) · Uma Thurman
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Pulp Fiction (1994) · Samuel L. Jackson
· Uma Thurman
· Tim Roth
· Harvey Keitel
· Ving Rhames
· Amanda Plummer
· Bruce Willis
· Eric Stoltz
· Rosanna Arquette
1994 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1994 Best Actor Stockholm Film Festival Pulp Fiction (1994)
1985 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 5 June 1985. At 6901 Hollywood Blvd.
1983 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1981 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1979 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Male
1979 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1978 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1978 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year
1978 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Moment by Moment (1978) · Lily Tomlin
1977 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie American Crime Story (2016)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series American Crime Story (2016)
2010 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Supporting Actor The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
2010 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Old Dogs (2009)
2010 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor of the Decade Battlefield Earth (2000)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Bolt (2008) · Miley Cyrus
· Jeffrey Steele
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Hairspray (2007)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor Hairspray (2007)
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· Christopher Walken
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Hairspray (2007) · Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics by)
· Scott Wittman (lyrics by)
· Nikki Blonsky (performed by)
· Zac Efron (performed by)
· Amanda Bynes (performed by)
· Elijah Kelley (performed by)
· Queen Latifah (performed by)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hairspray (2007) · Nikki Blonsky
· Amanda Bynes
· Paul Dooley
· Zac Efron
· Allison Janney
· Elijah Kelley
· James Marsden
· Michelle Pfeiffer
· Queen Latifah
· Brittany Snow
· Jerry Stiller
· Christopher Walken
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Blockbuster Movie of the Week The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976) · Glynnis O'Connor
2005 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Feature Film A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
2003 MTV TRL Award MTV TRL Awards Biggest Friggin Star to Ever Appear on TRL Award
2003 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Fake Accent: Male Basic (2003)
2002 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Domestic Disturbance (2001)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Suspense The General's Daughter (1999)
1999 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Primary Colors (1998)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Drama A Civil Action (1998)
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Actor Primary Colors (1998)
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Face/Off (1997)
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Action/Adventure Face/Off (1997)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Face/Off (1997)
1998 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Face/Off (1997) · Nicolas Cage
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Phenomenon (1996)
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Phenomenon (1996) · Kyra Sedgwick
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Broken Arrow (1996)
1996 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Broken Arrow (1996) · Christian Slater
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Get Shorty (1995) · Danny DeVito
· Dennis Farina
· James Gandolfini
· Gene Hackman
· Delroy Lindo
· David Paymer
· Rene Russo
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Pulp Fiction (1994) · Samuel L. Jackson
1995 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Get Shorty (1995)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Pulp Fiction (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Pulp Fiction (1994)
1992 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Shout (1991)
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor of the Decade For The Experts
1986 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Perfect (1985)
1984 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Staying Alive (1983)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Grease (1978)
1979 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Saturday Night Fever (1977)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Saturday Night Fever (1977)
1978 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1978 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actor Moment by Moment (1978)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1995 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Pulp Fiction (1994)
1980 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Actor (Schauspieler)
1977 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Saturday Night Fever (1977)
1977 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Saturday Night Fever (1977)

TitleSalary
Hairspray (2007) US$14,000,000 including ca. US$3,000,000 prerequisites
Be Cool (2005) $20,000,000
Ladder 49 (2004) $20,000,000
Basic (2003) $15,000,000
Swordfish (2001) $20,000,000
Lucky Numbers (2000) $22,000,000 plus 20% of gross
Battlefield Earth (2000) $10,000,000 + Profit Points
The General's Daughter (1999) $20,000,000
A Civil Action (1998) $20,000,000
Primary Colors (1998) $17,000,000
Mad City (1997) $20,000,000
Face/Off (1997) $20,000,000
Michael (1996) $12,000,000
Phenomenon (1996) $8,000,000
Broken Arrow (1996) $8,000,000
Get Shorty (1995) $4,250,000
White Man's Burden (1995) $500,000
Pulp Fiction (1994) $150,000

#Fact
1 John was the winner of the Juno Award for International Single of the Year for "You're the One That I Want" in 1979.
2 After starting his career on the TV show "Welcome Back, Kotter," John Travolta's film career took off in the late 1970's with starring roles in "Saturday Night Fever", which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor in a leading role, and "Grease". Adjusted for inflation, these remain the two highest grossing films of Travolta's career.
3 10 of John's films have grossed over $100 million in the US: Grease, Wild Hogs, Saturday Night Fever, Look Who's Talking, Hairspray, Bolt, Face/Off, Pulp Fiction, Phenomenon and General'd Daughter; 8 of these have grossed over $200 million worldwide.
4 John Travolta has had 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from 1976-1978: "Grease Lightnin" (#47), "Whenever I'm Away From You" (#38), "All Strung Out On You" (#34), "Let Her In" (#10), and "You're the One That I Want", which peaked at #1 and was on the chart for 24 weeks.
5 John Travolta was recently named one of the Most Valuable Actors of All Time, with the total gross of his films coming in at $4.3 billion.
6 John stars in three of the top 150 Greatest Movies of All Time, as listed by Empire Magazine: Blow Out (#139), Carrie (#86), Pulp Fiction (#9) [August 2015].
7 In 2014 John received the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema.
8 Michael Jackson's song "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" (1983) was originally written for Travolta but ultimately ended up as Michael's own personal recording from his 1982 "Thriller" album. Travolta would later appear as one of several celebrity cameos in Michael Jackson: Liberian Girl (1989).
9 Was offered the role of the Green Goblin in Spider-Man (2002).
10 Turned down the role of Dave Seville in Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007).
11 Travolta selected Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as his all-time favorite film as part of an AFI poll.
12 He presented the Oscar for Best Actor at the 55th Academy Awards in 1983. The winner was Ben Kingsley for Gandhi (1982).
13 He turned down the role played by Johnny Depp in Nick of Time (1995).
14 When introducing Idina Menzel at the 2014 Academy Awards, he mistakenly pronounced her name as "Adele Dazeem". The flub has since drawn a lot of attention and ridicule (including a Twitter account for Adele Dazeem). Travolta apologized to Menzel and sent her a bouquet of flowers.
15 He auditioned to play Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), which went to Ted Neeley.
16 Has starred in films that appear in both IMDb's Top 250 and IMDb's Bottom 100. The highest of his IMDb Top 250 film is at 5th position with Pulp Fiction (1994). The lowest of his entry in IMDb's Bottom 100 is on 73th (number 27 from the bottom) with Battlefield Earth (2000). [March 2014]
17 In honor of his 60th birthday on February 18, 2014, there was a special singalong showing of Grease (1978) at the Million Dollar Theater in Los Angeles. Before the start of the movie a video tribute from Olivia Newton-John was played followed by a thank you video from John Travolta.
18 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 5, 1985.
19 Speaks French fluently.
20 Was good friends with the late James Gandolfini. His father sold tires to James' father.
21 Although he is often cast as Italian-American and is of Italian descent on his father's side, he has stated that his family was invested more in his mother's Irish ancestry, and he grew up mostly around Irish culture.
22 In 1986, he was slated to co-star with Whoopi Goldberg in a buddy/action-comedy called "Public Enemies", produced by the Cannon Group. In it, he would have played a disgruntled cop who is teamed up with a reckless young rookie, played by Goldberg, to uncover the whereabouts of a notorious mob figure. Bud Yorkin was attached to direct. Even though it was heavily publicized at the Cannes Film Festival, funding fell through and the project was scrapped.
23 John and his wife, Kelly Preston, have the distinction of having both starred in movies based on Stephen King novels, where the title of each was a girl's name which began with the letter "C". John starred in Carrie (1976) and Kelly starred in Christine (1983).
24 On Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #9.13 (2003), he listed Going Places (1974) as his favorite movie.
25 Son-in-law of Peter Palzis.
26 Stepbrother-in-law of Chris Palzis.
27 Third child, a son named Benjamin, was born in a Florida hospital on November 23, 2010 at 8 lbs. 3 oz.
28 He was inducted into the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to the Arts and Entertainment.
29 (May 18, 2010) John and his wife, Kelly Preston, are expecting their third child.
30 Lives in Los Angeles, California and Anthony, Florida.
31 He was due to have played the lead role in The Double, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about a man whose life is taken over by his doppelganger. He was being paid $17m and shooting was to have started in Paris in June 1996. Just days before principal photography was due to begin, he flew back to the United States following an argument with the film's director, Roman Polanski, over alleged changes to the script and the film collapsed shortly afterwards.
32 Was married to Kelly Preston on September 5, 1991 at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris in a private ceremony. A small orchestra performed the main theme from A Man and a Woman (1966), Travolta's favourite French film.
33 Owns a vacation home on a small island in Maine's Penobscot Bay. The secluded 20-room château, surrounded by acres of pines, overlooks the ocean and comfortably accommodates up to 50 guests. He bought it because Christmas is his favorite holiday, and he wanted a place big enough to house his extended family.
34 He was offered Richard Gere's role in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), and opted to go to American Airlines' jet pilot school, instead.
35 Was considered for the role of Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999) but Kevin Spacey, who went on to win a Best Actor Oscar for his performance, was cast instead.
36 Close friends with Dakota Fanning and Robin Williams.
37 He was offered the role of Melvin Udall in As Good as It Gets (1997), which went to Jack Nicholson.
38 His publicist is Paul Bloch.
39 Jett Travolta, his 16-year-old son, died following a seizure at the family's Bahamas holiday retreat on January 2, 2009.
40 Stated that one of his favorite places is Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.
41 Has claimed his favorite director to work with was Sylvester Stallone, for Staying Alive (1983). He said Stallone knew how to make him look the best on screen.
42 Has appeared in Hairspray (2007), opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, whose debut film was Grease 2 (1982), the sequel to Grease (1978), in which Travolta appeared.
43 He also owns an Eclipse 500 twin turbofan aircraft.
44 Has been the Ambassador for Qantas since 2001.
45 Master of Ceremony at the Centennial of Flight Celebration at Kitty Hawk in December 2003, where he presented to John Glenn aviation's highest award.
46 For his acting, drew inspiration from James Cagney, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and others.
47 In 1985, Princess Diana asked him to dance at a party at the White House.
48 Friends with actor Billy Lockwood.
49 (April 2, 2007) On his return flight from Germany to New York, the actor was forced to make an emergency landing in his Boeing 707 at Ireland's Shannon Airport. He'd been promoting his new movie in Europe and encountered technical difficulties on his return flight. Fortunately for the actor, he was flying over Ireland at the time he first detected his private jet's engine problems and was safely diverted to Shannon on Ireland's west coast. Not allowing himself to be fazed by the whole ordeal, Travolta grounded his 34-seater and continued his flight home on a commercial airline.
50 Was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.
51 Is good friends with actor Forest Whitaker who appeared with him in Phenomenon (1996) and Battlefield Earth (2000).
52 Was strongly in the running to play Larry Meadows in The Last Detail (1973), only losing the role to Randy Quaid at the last minute. This would have been his big-screen debut.
53 He lost 20 pounds for his role in Saturday Night Fever (1977).
54 Owns a home in Ocala, Florida because of his wife's intense love of horses.
55 His characters make mention of an Al Pacino film in at least three of his films: Saturday Night Fever (1977), Get Shorty (1995) and Swordfish (2001).
56 On the Saturday Night Live (1975) episode, Saturday Night Live: John Travolta/Seal (1994), he parodied his Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) character Vinnie Barbarino.
57 His performance as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (1977) is ranked #73 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
58 Was considered for the role of Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991). The role went to Val Kilmer instead.
59 His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. John's father, Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta, was born in New Jersey, the son of Salvatore/Samuel Travolta and Giuseppina/Josephine Marsala. John's mother was born Helen Cecilia Burke, also in New Jersey, and was the daughter of Charles Frederick Burke and Mary Ellen Murphy.
60 Got the role of Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994) primarily because Michael Madsen, the actor for whom the role was written, was unavailable due to a prior film commitment. Vincent was the brother of Michael Madsen's character Vic Vega (aka Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs (1992)) and the role jump-started his career after a long slump.
61 Turned down several offers from the producers of Chicago (2002) to play the role of Billy Flynn. Richard Gere accepted the role and won a Golden Globe for his performance.
62 Owned a three-bedroom beach front oceanfront estate, on Oahu in Hawaii from 1986-2005. He and his wife Kelly Preston sold it to Kathy Ireland for $3 million U.S. and she plans to rent the private residence out as one of several Kathy Ireland Worldwide company vacation villas.
63 Turned down the roles: Splash (1984), Apollo 13 (1995) and Forrest Gump (1994). Tom Hanks was cast as the lead.
64 His favorite actor growing up was James Cagney.
65 Was friends with James Cagney, Cary Grant and Barbara Stanwyck.
66 He frequently eats at Denny's in the middle of the night. Which is where he ate through the movie Lucky Numbers (2000).
67 Best friends with Kirstie Alley.
68 Oprah Winfrey's favorite movie star.
69 During the 1970s, he frequently watched foreign films. One of his favorites was La Strada (1954).
70 His favorite movie is A Man and a Woman (1966). His favorite movie as a child was Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).
71 After the "Grease" album was released, he came out with a deluxe 2-record set called: "Travolta Fever", which was released in 1978.
72 His first released record came out in 1976 when he had a Top 20 hit single, "Let Her In". When record producers saw him in Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) singing "Barbara Anne", originally by The Beach Boys, they signed him.
73 Has published two books: "John Travolta Staying Fit!", published by Simon and Schuster in 1984, and "Propeller One-Way Night Coach, A Fable for All Ages", published by Warner Books in 1997.
74 Ranked #3 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (January 23, 2005 issue).
75 He was voted the 64th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
76 In October 2004, he starred in a series of television commercials for Sky TV (meant for Italian TV). Directed by Harald Zwart, the television commercials play as a sitcom, where John Travolta - as himself - moves in with a working-class family because they have Sky.
77 While filming the movie Blow Out (1981), he suffered from insomnia, which he had since he was a child waiting up for his mother to come home from late acting jobs. He learned to play the violin to calm his nerves.
78 He has also worked as a musician and released several albums. He claims that he got all his inspiration from one song only; the instrumental song "Dreamstreet", a song by Patrick Rondat.
79 He owns (and is qualified to fly as second in command) a Boeing 707-138, appropriately registered N707JT, first built in 1964 for QANTAS of Australia. Recently he had the aircraft painted in its original QANTAS paint-job and took it on a worldwide promotional tour for QANTAS and, in return, was trained as a 747-400 first officer with Qantas.
80 Spent nine months learning how to dance to disco music while filming Saturday Night Fever (1977).
81 According to the documentary We Get to Win This Time (2002), the producers of Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) considered teaming up Sylvester Stallone with John Travolta as Rambo's young partner in rescuing the American POWs. Sylvester Stallone nixed this idea when he decided it would be better to make the film a solo project.
82 Hit #106 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1977 with "Slow Dancing (Feels So Good)" (Midland Int. 10977).
83 Owns homes in Santa Barbara, California; Ocala, Florida; Maine; and in his wife's home state of Hawaii. Main residence is in Ocala, Florida where he owns a large home, complete with airstrip for his planes.
84 Was told to gain thirty pounds for his role in the movie Primary Colors (1998).
85 Did yoga and boxing to cut his love handles for the film Swordfish (2001).
86 Was signed on to play rock star Jim Morrison in an early 1980s biopic about The Doors. Due to legal problems, the project was dropped.
87 Read for the Tom Hanks role in Splash (1984) but was discouraged by his agent from doing the film.
88 (April 3, 2000) His second child with Kelly Preston, daughter Ella Bleu Travolta was born, weighing in at 4.08 kilos (nine pounds).
89 He pilots three Gulfstream jets and a Learjet. Also owns a Boeing 707.
90 In July 1978, he became the very first male to make the cover of McCall's magazine.
91 Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28.
92 Pilots a multitude of jet aircraft. Most notable aviation feat is successful landing at Washington National of a Gulfstream IIB with complete electrical failure. Conditions at the time were night, IMC, icing. [December 1993]
93 During the filming of The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976), he fell in love with Diana Hyland, 18 years his senior. She died of cancer in his arms in 1977.
94 Was the youngest of six children of Salvatore Travolta and Helen Travolta.
95 Brother of Joey Travolta, Ellen Travolta, Ann Travolta, Margaret Travolta and Sam Travolta.
96 His son, Jett Travolta, was conceived during a weekend at the home of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. (source: Premiere August 1996, p.60).
97 John Travolta and Kelly Preston had a son, Jett Travolta (April 13, 1992 - January 2, 2009).
98 John Travolta married Kelly Preston twice. Their first wedding on September 5, 1991, by a French Scientologist minister, was declared illegal. The couple met during the filming of The Experts (1989).
99 Richard Gere practically owes his film career to Travolta. Travolta turned down the leads for Days of Heaven (1978), American Gigolo (1980), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) and Chicago (2002), all of which went to Gere.
100 He was named Man of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club in 1981.
101 He appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine four times, the most for any actor (through 1994).
102 Ranked #21 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

#Quote
1 I watched this Fellini movie when I was five called La Strada (1954) and I said to my father: "Why did Giulietta Masina die?" and he said: "She died of a broken heart." "You can die of a broken heart?" He said: "Yes, you can be so sad that you can die of a broken heart." "Without being ill?" He said: "Yes!" It changed my whole life. I never wanted to break anyone's heart, for sure! But it made me consider that. Most kids were considering other things; I was considering Giulietta Masina in a Fellini film.
2 My mother was an acting teacher. She taught more of the existentialist style, which was that acting is believing that you're in the moment with the other actor, and I like that. I'm more comfortable portraying what I'm feeling at the moment and not knowing what I'm going to do next.
3 [2014] In the old days, you didn't do a movie three times a year; you did a movie once every year and a half or every three years. You had a lot of time between films. I remember taking violin lessons, painting lessons, French lessons, you know, to fill my time. Otherwise you get in trouble. But the memories of all the films are wonderful.
4 [2014] My films have an interesting continuous effect. Grease (1978) for some reason never went away. Do you know that to this day, every year, the Hollywood Bowl charges $275 a ticket to sit in an audience with a 36-year-old film and sing along to it? I've never heard of anything like that in my life. So there is some magic to that particular film. There's other films like The Wizard of Oz (1939) and Gone with the Wind (1939) that don't end either, but this has a continuous new audience, as opposed to, "oh, that's an old movie". No one looks at Grease as an old movie. It just keeps on living. That's how I view it, as a gift to the public and myself as an ongoing thing.
5 [on the death of Robin Williams] I've never known a sweeter, brighter, more considerate person than Robin. Robin's commitment as an artist to lifting our mood and making us happy is compared to none. He loved us all and we loved him back.
6 [on the death of his teenage son Jett] The worst thing that's ever happened in my life. The truth is, I didn't know if I was going to make it. Life was no longer interesting to me, so it took a lot to get me better.
7 One's own life is not as colourful as a character that's created in a movie because they go through a million colours in a short period of time. In one's own life, it may take four years to go through those colours.
8 Every time I did an interview after Moment by Moment (1978), they went right for the negative things first. I feel that the criticism after the film became abusive. It went beyond mere criticism. You would have thought Lily (Tomlin) and I had committed murder. I thought, my God, don't ever do a movie people don't like; they'll murder you.
9 [on his plans for after the 2014 Oscars ceremony] I don't drink very much, but I wait until Oscar night to have my drinks. So now I'm ready to stay out until five in the morning. We're gonna do Vanity Fair, then we're gonna do Madonna's party, and we're gonna have fun tonight. I'm not gonna be happy until we see the sun rise.
10 [on dancing with Princess Diana at the White House in 1985] There really was something lovely and girlish about her and I felt that I had taken her back to her childhood when she had probably watched Grease (1978) and for that moment I was her Prince Charming.
11 I don't think I'm very cool as a person. I'm just better than anyone else at acting cool.
12 My best quality? The transparency in my eyes. I only have to think a thought and it's seen.
13 To be honest, I thought "Pulp" would have the same fate as Reservoir Dogs (1992), meaning it would be an art house movie that would have a smaller audience. I never thought it would have a mainstream audience; I thought it was too unique of a movie to hit a commercial note. And when it did, it surprised all of us, I think, because we were going to be fine with it having the same success as Reservoir Dogs. But that it would become Forrest Gump (1994) was a whole other idea.
14 [on being cast in Pulp Fiction (1994)] There was a rumor that a young new director who had directed a film called Reservoir Dogs (1992) was quite interested in working with me. And his name was Quentin Tarantino. I said, "Sounds good. He's talented. I saw the movie. I would love to meet him, too." After six or seven hours of hanging out, he verbally presented two ideas to me. One was the vampire movie From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the other one was Pulp Fiction. I responded to Pulp Fiction but I didn't respond to From Dusk Till Dawn, and he noticed that. So at the end of the meeting he said, "I'm curious. You seem to like the Pulp Fiction one, but you did not respond as much to the other." I said, "Well, it's simple, Quentin. I'm just not a vampire guy.".
15 [on how the late James Gandolfini consoled him after the death of his son] James went out of his way to come to Florida and he would not leave Florida until I was okay, or he felt that I would be fine. After a week I said, 'Jim you can really, you can, you know, we'll be fine. I've got a lot of support here.' But the idea that in our profession someone would go out of their way and not want to leave you until he felt you were okay, that's the kind of soul that James Gandolfini was. My father sold tires to his father. I was his inspiration to get into the business. He would see pictures of me on the wall from movies and he decided that he wanted to be an actor. He was a people person first and then everything else. He was this beautiful man and I love him very much.
16 [on Saturday Night Fever (1977)]: I love being regarded as a sex symbol, but I can't take it too seriously.
17 [on his role as Edna in Hairspray (2007)] It was tough dancing in high heels, but we did change the heels to more of a dance shoe - like a Capezio. You know they kept giving me these skinny high heels and it's like, "Okay, I understand those. My mother wore those." However, when I was growing up and I saw girls in the chorus, they had a thicker heel and it was a dance shoe and I kept telling them to find those shoes. I knew they existed, and finally they brought out a shoe and I said, "That's the shoe! Now make it in many colors.".
18 As you get older, you have to force yourself to have new dreams. For instance, I've been flying for 37 years but now teaching others to fly is interesting for me. Sometimes, you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others. You have to go out of your way to activate your dreams and keep them going in this third chapter of your life.
19 When they asked me to be Edna Turnblad I said, "Gee, 32 years as a leading man -- why me? What makes you think I'd be the perfect woman?".
20 There is nothing gay in this movie (Hairspray (2007)). I'm not playing a gay man. Scientology is not homophobic in any way. In fact, it's one of the more tolerant faiths. Anyone's accepted.
21 I have fame on the level of a Marilyn Monroe or an Elvis Presley, but part of the reason I didn't go the way they did was because of my beliefs. People make judgments about Scientology, but often they don't know what they're talking about.
22 [on his role in Carrie (1976)]: I wanted to work with Brian De Palma. I knew the film would be interesting and attract a lot of attention.

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1 Black hair and blue eyes
2 New Jersey accent
3 Often works some sort of dance into his roles
4 Cleft chin and razor-sharp cheekbones

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