John Travolta has been in many memorable movies, such as Grease, Pulp Fiction, and Saturday Night Fever.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the legendary actor:
John Travolta Facts #1:
Empire magazine ranked him as the 21st best actor on its list of “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.”
John Travolta Facts #2:
The famous actor has turned down some movie offers that eventually went to Richard Gere. Some of these movies are Days of Heaven, American Gigolo, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Chicago.
John Travolta Facts #3:
He had a crush on a woman who was acting with him in a 1976 movie, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. Diana Hyland was 18-years older than Travolta. Sadly, she passed away from cancer in 1977. Travolta was holding her in his arms when she died.
John Travolta Facts #4:
Another interesting fact is that he owns many properties throughout the country. For instance, he has houses in Santa Barbara, California; Ocala, Florida; and Maine. He spends significant time at his Florida house, where he has an airstrip for his airplanes.
John Travolta Facts #5:
His favorite movie is A Man and a Woman, which came out in 1966. When he was growing up, his favorite film was Yankee Doodle Dandy.
John Travolta Facts #6:
As a scientologist, he has openly endorsed the religion.
John Travolta Facts #7:
He tried out to play Jesus in the 1973 movie Jesus Christ Superstar.
John Travolta Facts #8:
Another interesting fact is that Travolta lost 20 pounds for his role in one of his best movies, Saturday Night Fever.
John Travolta Facts #9:
He had a son, Jett Travolta, who passed away on January 2, 2009 after experiencing a seizure.
John Travolta Facts #10:
The last interesting fact is that he danced with Princess Diana at the White House in 1985. On reflection of this experience, he stated, “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 and for that moment I was her Prince Charming.”
Cavan Sieczkowski, “Margaret Cho Denies Outing John Travolta As Gay: ‘It’s So Obvious. That’s Like Outing Liberace’,”.
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