A CIVIL ACTION
JOHN TRAVOLTA (Jan Schlichtmann) has been honored twice
with Academy Award nominations, most recently for his riveting
portrayal of a philosophical hit man in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp
Fiction." He also received a Golden Globe nomination for
the highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los
Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards.
He was equally praised as a Mafioso-turned-movie-producer in the
comedy sensation "Get Shorty," for which he was singled
out by many critics as one of the best performances of the year
and garnered a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture,
Musical or Comedy. In 1998 Travolta was honored by the British
Academy of Film and Television Arts with the Britannia Award.
Also in 1998 Travolta received the Lifetime Achievement Award
at the Chicago Film Festival.
He previously starred in some of the most momentous films of his
generation. He earned his first Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations
for his role in the blockbuster "Saturday Night Fever,"
which launched the disco phenomenon of the late 1970s. He went
on to star in the mega-hit screen version of the long-running
musical "Grease" and the wildly successful "Urban
Cowboy." Additional film credits include the Brian DePalma
thrillers "Carrie" and "Blow Out," as well
as Amy Heckerling's hit comedy "Look Who's Talking."
Travolta starred in "Michael" and "Phenomenon"
and took an equally diverse turn as an action star in John Woo's
top box-office thriller "Broken Arrow." He has also
starred in "Face/Off," costarring Nicolas Cage, and
in "She's So Lovely," with Sean Penn and Robin Wright,
as well as in "Mad City," costarring Dustin Hoffman.
He also starred for Mike Nichols in "Primary Colors,"
costarring Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton. He is currently
filming "The General's Daughter" for director Simon
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