John Travolta Facts    takes.gif (506 bytes)

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* his height: 6'2'' (about 189 cm)
* his heritage: Irish-Italian (Neapolitan-Sicilian).
* Before Scientology, John belonged to The Roman Catholic church.
* his last name means "high-voltage" in Italian.
* his zodiac sign is Aquarius, ascendent in Virgo (but he doesn't care about astrology)
* his nicknames as a child were "Bone" (because he was thin) and "Brat" (because he was spoiled).
* he had a teddy bear called "Audi".
* he had a dog named "Brownie" who eventually became the neighbourhood pet.
* he won a twisting contest at the age of 8.
* his idols of childhood - The Beatles and James Cagney.
* his favorite movie during childhood: Mary Poppins. Later he stated that his favorite movie is Yankee Doodle Dandy (with his idol, James Cagney).
* his favorite album when a teenager - Hard Days Night
* he went to Dwight Morrow high-school.
* his jobs during his youth: ticket man, luggage handler, grocery frozen food stockboy, grocery cashier.
his siblings are Ellen, Sam, Margaret, Ann and Joey Travolta, respectively 15, 10, 7, 5 and 3 years older than him. they also pursued an acting career.
* his siblings acted in some of his films (in small roles). Ann - in "Saturday Night Fever" (as Pizza Girl); in "Urban Cowboy" (as a member of a wedding party); in "Two of a Kind" (as a bank teller); in "Perfect" (as Mary); in "Swordfish" (as a hostage); Sam - in "Perfect" (as a hotel clerk); in "A Civil Action" (as Grace Attorney); Ellen - in "Grease" (as a waitress); Margaret - in "Michael" (as reporter #1); in "Lucky Numbers" (as a nurse); in "Swordfish" (as a hostage)...  and mother Helen was the lady in the paint store in "Saturday Night Fever".
* his first kiss was with an afro-american 16 years old girl (he was 12).
* he smoked weed between the ages of 16 and 18, he also tried cocaine around this time. Drugs never became avocations because he doesn't have good physical reaction to them.
* he lost his virginity at age of 13.
* his first love was Denise Brunnete (around 14 years old)
* he broke his nose diving into a pool when he was 18.
* he used to carry a loaded "38"
* his Broadway Appearances: Grease, Gypsy, Bye Bye Birdie
* he joined the Broadway production of "Grease" with his girlfriend then, Marilu Henner, who's still a very good friend of him.
* his favorite Bee Gee's song: "You Should Be Dancing".
* "You're the one that I want" was written by Barry Gibb (Bee Gees)
* he did a great work on his body for "Staying Alive" - diet of fish, chicken or turkey with salad, fruit and complemented with multivitamins.
* his favorite color is white.
* He made a duet with Carly Simon called "Two sleepy people".
* he speaks French, likes Paris, and french movies. One of his favourite actors is Gerard Depardieu, when he went with "Saturday Night Fever" to Paris, he met him.
* his father, Salvatore, died May 26, 1995 (he was 82 years old).
* he met his wife, Kelly Preston (born October 13, 1962), during the filming of "The Experts" (1989); engaged January 1, 1991; married twice: their first wedding - 5 September 1991, in Paris, by a French Scientologist minister, was declared illegal. therefore they married for a second time, a week later, in a courthouse in Daytona Beach, Florida, where John had lived.
* their son, Jett Jackson, was conceived during a weekend at the home of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis... born 13 April, 1992 in a Daytona Hospital.
* their daughter, Ella Bleu, born 3 April, 2000 in Los Angeles, weighing 4.08 kilos (9 pounds).
* his investments during his life can be abbreviated in three words: properties, planes and cars.
* his greatest passion is for planes. It started when he was 5, his room was filled with model aircraft. In the age of 16 he took the first flight-class in Teterboro Airport. Now he is a licenced pilot - pilots a GulfStream II, a Learjet 24B, a Civilian version of a two seat Canada Air CL-41G, a Tebuan Military trainer, and even owns Boeing 707-138 B.
Even his son's name shows it - Jett - In 1997 John wrote a book about a boy's first air trip , called "Propeller one-way night coach" and dedicated it to his son...
* his cars: Silver Blue Mercedes 450 SL, Rolls Royce, 1955 Thunderbird, black motorcycle.
* he was invited to a party in the White House, when the president was Ronald Reagan.
* he was listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1976" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 28.
* (October 1997) John Ranked #21 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
* In July 1978 he became the very first male to make the cover of "McCall's" magazine.
* he appeared on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine 5 times (1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1996), more than any other actor.
* he was named Man of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Club in 1981.
* he was signed on to play rock star Jim Morrison in an early 80's biopic about The Doors. Due to legal problems, the project was dropped.
* his favorite directors are Quentin Tarantino and Brian DePalma.
* he was told to gain 30 pounds (over 13 kg) for his role in the movie Primary Colors.
* he did yoga and boxing to cut his love handles for the film Swordfish (2001)
* he plays electric guitar.
* his favourite desserts are Reese's Peanut Butter cups and little hostess chocolate cakes.


1976: Billboard award, best new male vocalist
1977: National Board of Review: Best Actor, Saturday Night Fever
1978: Golden Globe: World Film Favorite-Male
1983: NATO: Star of the Year
1994: Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Actor, Pulp Fiction
1994: London Film Critics Circle: Best Actor, Pulp Fiction
1995: MTV Movie Award: Best Dance Sequence, Pulp Fiction; shared with Uma Thurman
1995: Golden Globe: Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Get Shorty
1995: American Comedy: Funniest Male Performer in Film, Get Shorty
1996: NATO/ShoWest: Male Star of the Year
1998: MTV Movie Award: Best Onscreen Duo, Face/Off; shared with Nicolas Cage
1998: BAFTA: Britannia Award; eighth recipient
1999: Broadcast Film Critics Association: Alan J. Pakula Award