JOHN TRAVOLTA (Gabriel Shear) 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 BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations 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," garnering 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
Travolta won the prestigious Alan J. Pakula Award from the U.S. Broadcast
Critics Association for his performance in "A Civil Action," based on
the best-selling book and directed by Steve Zaillian. Last year, he was
nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in "Primary Colors,"
directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton.
He previously starred in some of the most monumental films of our 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 big screen version of
the long-running musical "Grease" and the wildly successful
"Urban Cowboy," which also influenced trends in popular culture.
Additional film credits include the Brian DePalma thrillers "Carrie"
and "Blowout," as well as Amy Heckerling's hit comedy, "Look
Travolta starred in "Phenomenon" and took a diverse turn as an
action star in John Woo's top-grossing action thriller, "Broken
Arrow." He also starred in the classic "Face/Off," opposite
Nicholas Cage, and "The General's Daughter," co-starring Madeleine
Most recently Travolta starred in "Battlefield Earth," based on the
best selling novel by L. Ron Hubbard, and "Lucky Numbers," opposite
Lisa Kudrow, on which he re-teamed with Nora Ephron, having starred in the hit
comedy "Michael," which Ephron directed and co-wrote.
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