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    Born on February 18, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey

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Hairspray (2007)

John Travolta as "Edna Turnblad"

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Golden Globe (2007) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Best of Late Night TV: Bad Pictionary With LL Cool J, Rose Byrne, Big Sean; 'Full House' Spinoff Reveal (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Apr 21st 2015, 3:07AM

Apr 21st 2015, 3:07AM

Oscars 2015: Watch John Travolta and Idina Menzel's Awkward Reunion

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 22nd 2015, 6:32PM

Feb 22nd 2015, 6:32PM

Oscars 2015: The 10 Best Reasons to Watch This Year

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 19th 2015, 4:00AM

Feb 19th 2015, 4:00AM

John Travolta Returning to TV in Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story'

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jan 7th 2015, 10:15AM

Jan 7th 2015, 10:15AM

The 20 Best 'Pulp Fiction' Quotes Ever, Ranked

Posted by
Jonny Black on Oct 14th 2014, 5:00AM

Oct 14th 2014, 5:00AM

Oscars 2014: John Travolta Mispronounces Idina Menzel's Name, Internet Gives Birth to 'Adele Dazeem'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 3rd 2014, 2:00PM

Mar 3rd 2014, 2:00PM

Reel Meals: Have a Diner-Style Sing-a-Long With 'Grease'

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jun 21st 2013, 5:10AM

Jun 21st 2013, 5:10AM

John Travolta Vows to 'Care' for James Gandolfini's Family

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on Jun 20th 2013, 2:00PM

Jun 20th 2013, 2:00PM

'Grease' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jun 17th 2013, 9:00AM

Jun 17th 2013, 9:00AM

'Killing Season' Trailer: John Travolta Hunts Robert De Niro

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 14th 2013, 2:45PM

Jun 14th 2013, 2:45PM

25 Things You May Not Know About 'Carrie'

Posted by
Gary Susman on Nov 3rd 2011, 5:20PM

Nov 3rd 2011, 5:20PM

Robert De Niro and John Travolta Will Team For 'Killing Season'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 29th 2011, 2:10PM

Oct 29th 2011, 2:10PM

John Travolta's 'Gotti' Movie May Have Run Out of Money

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 7th 2011, 11:40AM

Oct 7th 2011, 11:40AM

It Turns Out John Travolta Is a Vampire, Too

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 28th 2011, 6:40AM

Sep 28th 2011, 6:40AM

John Travolta Meets with Gotti Widow for New Film

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 23rd 2011, 6:20AM

Sep 23rd 2011, 6:20AM

This Week in Movie History: 'Blow Out' Blows Into Theaters

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jul 28th 2011, 4:00PM

Jul 28th 2011, 4:00PM

John Travolta, Marilu Henner Remember Jeff Conaway

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 27th 2011, 8:00PM

May 27th 2011, 8:00PM

Al Pacino Joins Increasingly-Legit 'Gotti' Biopic Alongside Barry Levinson and James Toback

Posted by
John Mitchell on May 10th 2011, 6:45AM

May 10th 2011, 6:45AM

Kelly Preston Joins John Travolta in 'Gotti'

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 5th 2011, 11:00AM

May 5th 2011, 11:00AM

Early Edition: Travolta, Thurman, Lively Beef Up 'Savages'; More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Apr 22nd 2011, 3:30AM

Apr 22nd 2011, 3:30AM

Victoria Gotti Gives Lindsay Lohan Her Blessing for Movie Role

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Apr 13th 2011, 11:50AM

Apr 13th 2011, 11:50AM

Early Edition: John Travolta Takes on John Gotti; 'Thor' Clip Revealed; More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Mar 31st 2011, 4:00AM

Mar 31st 2011, 4:00AM

Nic Cage and John Travolta May Reunite for Two New Thrillers

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Mar 25th 2011, 9:20AM

Mar 25th 2011, 9:20AM

Why Celebrities Love Scientology

Posted by
Gabrielle Dunn on Mar 16th 2011, 3:00AM

Mar 16th 2011, 3:00AM

Kim Kardashian May Join John Travolta in John Gotti Biopic

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Feb 24th 2011, 6:30AM

Feb 24th 2011, 6:30AM

John Travolta to Play Mob Boss John Gotti?

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jan 26th 2011, 11:45AM

Jan 26th 2011, 11:45AM

9. 'Carrie' Blood Shower - 20 Most Iconic Horror Scenes of All Time

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Oct 23rd 2010, 8:00AM

Oct 23rd 2010, 8:00AM

Justin Bieber Wants to Play Danny Zuko in 'Grease' Remake

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 30th 2010, 11:45AM

Aug 30th 2010, 11:45AM

Defending Bad Movies: Grease 2

Posted by
Perri Nemiroff on Aug 24th 2010, 8:15AM

Aug 24th 2010, 8:15AM

The Worst Musical Movie Moments Ever (VIDEO)

Posted by
Pete Stanton on Aug 1st 2010, 3:37AM

Aug 1st 2010, 3:37AM

Scenes (Songs) We Love: Urban Cowboy

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Jul 21st 2010, 10:18AM

Jul 21st 2010, 10:18AM

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of June 8: 'Shutter Island' & 'From Paris With Love'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jun 7th 2010, 11:17AM

Jun 7th 2010, 11:17AM

Cinematical Seven: Favorite Comebacks

Posted by
Peter Martin on May 11th 2010, 6:45PM

May 11th 2010, 6:45PM

Famous Movie Locations: Disco from 'Saturday Night Fever' (Brooklyn, NY)

Posted by
Jason Newman on May 7th 2010, 11:00AM

May 7th 2010, 11:00AM

The Big Movies The Stars Turned Down

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on May 2nd 2010, 2:51AM

May 2nd 2010, 2:51AM

Movies Gone Bad: Staying Alive

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Apr 22nd 2010, 1:15PM

Apr 22nd 2010, 1:15PM

Michael Madsen Spills on Tarantino's Latest 'Vega Brothers' Idea

Posted by
Peter Hall on Apr 8th 2010, 11:18AM

Apr 8th 2010, 11:18AM

'Look Who's Talking' Remake, E*Trade Babies Movie in the Works?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Mar 31st 2010, 11:00AM

Mar 31st 2010, 11:00AM

From Cash-To-'Clash': Sam Worthington Goes For The Year Trifecta

Posted by
Erik Childress on Mar 30th 2010, 5:32PM

Mar 30th 2010, 5:32PM

'Battlefield Earth' Writer Says He's Sorry

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 29th 2010, 9:32AM

Mar 29th 2010, 9:32AM


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