John Travolta Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th November 2016

Quote: "Urban Cowboy was written for me and I actually read with Debra Winger, and John decided he wanted to do it and that was it. That would have been my big break... but John was great." Dennis Quaid reveals John Travolta's role in hit 1980 movie Urban Cowboy was originally written for him.

24th August 2015

Fact: Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin threw a get-together at their home on Saturday night (22Aug15) for Lady GaGa, John Travolta, his wife Kelly Preston, and TV producer RYAN MURPHY. Gaga shared a group photograph on and wrote, "Saturday Night Fever with some wonderful new friends."

20th April 2015

Quote: "You know, people really need to take time and read a book... that’s my advice. You could read New Slant on Life or Dianetics, and I think if you really read it, you'll understand it. But unless you do, you'll speculate, and I think it's a mistake to do that. Sometimes when something really works well, it becomes a target (for criticism)." Devout Scientologist John Travolta urges critics of the controversial religion to educate themselves before passing judgement on the church and its members.

23rd February 2015

Fact: John Travolta studied with two convicted art forgers for his new role in The Forger.

23rd February 2015

Quote: "For Pulp Fiction I was nominated and when Tom Hanks won I told him, 'I was hoping you'd win... It's just easier if you win'." John Travolta had no problems losing a Best Actor Oscar to Tom Hanks.

19th September 2014

Quote: "It’s a good movie. Again, the media angle confused the movie with (Scientology)... They did that with Phenomenon, too, and Phenomenon is really the story of Jesus Christ. It’s not Scientology! If we had to do it over again, I would still do it. It was a moment where I could say, 'I had all the power in the world and could do whatever I wanted'. Not a lot of people get that opportunity, and I did what I wanted to do." John Travolta on his movie flop Battlefield Earth.

9th June 2014

Fact: Glee star Jonathan Groff poked fun at John Travolta while introducing singer/actress Idina Menzel at the Tony Awards in New York on Sunday night (08Jun14) by calling her "the wickedly talented... Idina Menzel". Travolta used the same line when he messed up her name at the Oscars, calling her Adele Dazeem.

23rd May 2014

Fact: Movie producer Oscar Generale surprised onlookers including John Travolta and Kelly Preston at the amfAr gala in Cannes, France on Thursday (22May14) when he got down on one knee and proposed to his beauty queen girlfriend Denny Mendez. The Pulp Fiction star and his wife congratulated the happy couple and gave them a hug.

4th April 2014

Quote: "For like eight seconds (I was thrown) because I had done this whole preparation to make sure that I was really in my body and didn't get nervous. So I was picturing my son Walker and I thought, 'Let me sing it to him like we do in the bathtub and make sure I breathe'... and then he (Travolta) said my name like that and I was like, 'Did that just happen?' Then the orchestra started and then for eight seconds, I said, 'Get your s**t together! And like, stop worrying about your name and sing this song!'... So it took me about eight seconds to get over myself." Frozen star Idina Menzel on not letting John Travolta's blunder at the Oscars completely distract her before performing Let It Go.

19th March 2014

Fact: John Travolta and Ethan Hawke are in talks to lead the cast of moviemaker Jason Blum's latest western In A Valley Of Violence. Hawke already has a working relationship with the producer, having starred in his films Sinister and The Purge. The new film, described as a revenge western, is set in the 1890s. No other plot details were revealed.

7th March 2014

Quote: "He's doing great. Idina was amazing. It was all funny. No he's not dyslexic, it was a bit of a teleprompter thing, I think." John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston on her husband's botched pronunciation of singer Idina Menzel's name when he introduced her performance at the Oscars on Sunday (02Mar14).

19th February 2014

Fact: Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play John Travolta's Pulp Fiction character Vincent Vega at a one-off event in Los Angeles. The actor will be joined by a number of surprise celebrity guests at a live read-through of Quentin Tarantino's 1994 crime thriller on Thursday (20Feb14). The presentation will be helmed by This is the End director Evan Goldberg.

1st July 2013

Quote: "I've been staying in a lovely hotel near Luton, but it's been very intense organising everything without my wife. I've had to hire two nannies." John Travolta had to hire help during a trip to Britain with his two young children, while his wife Kelly Preston stayed behind.

1st July 2013

Quote: "If I had a short run and it was an interesting enough play or musical, then I would consider it. I might get older, but I'm not dead." Hollywood star John Travolta is open to performing onstage in London's West End theatre district.

25th February 2013

Tweet: "The Oscars were friggin amazing!! Personal highlight groovin to 'All That Jazz' with Hugh Jackman and John Travolta. Life complete." Hollywood newcomer Samantha Barks marked her first Academy Awards on Sunday (24Feb13) by dancing with John Travolta and her Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman.

22nd January 2013

Fact: Avid pilots John Travolta and Kurt Russell joined forces on Friday (18Jan13) to honour producer David Ellison at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards. The Grease star, who was joined by his wife Kelly Preston, proudly sported his own Prestigious Aviation Award around his neck, while former Living Legend honouree Russell also showed off his medallion at the Los Angeles event.

24th December 2012

Quote: "My family and I go to Maine for the holidays, and from December 1st until January 1st there is nothing but Christmas music being played, all day and every night... I thought, I'm listening to Johnny Mathis and Frank Sinatra doing it, why can't we do it?" John Travolta on his This Christmas album collaboration with old pal Olivia Newton-John.

16th November 2012

Quote: "Kirstie was a person that I loved, and she loved me!" John Travolta responds to his Look Who's Talking co-star's love confession in her new memoirs.

3rd September 2012

Fact: John Travolta is to be honoured with a Donostia Award at the upcoming 60th San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. He'll be feted alongside Ewan MCGregor, Tommy Lee Jones and his Savages director Oliver Stone.

8th June 2012

Fact: John Travolta's appearance at the 40th American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night (07Jun12) marked his first time back in the spotlight since allegations of sexual abuse hit headlines last month (May12). The lawsuits, filed against the married actor by two male masseurs, were slammed by the star's attorney and subsequently dropped.

29th January 2012

Quote: "We've always wanted to do something else; John has an idea for a musical project and we're working on it now." Olivia Newton-John teases fans about plans to reunite with her Grease co-star John Travolta.

21st September 2011

Quote: "I was out looking for Jaguars and it was a beautiful, spotless dealership and I left it parked on the side. And eight to 10 minutes later, my car was gone. And it's like that movie, Gone in 60 Seconds, like, who can explain it? But at least it wasn't a jet, though that might be easier to find." John Travolta is relieved thieves stole his car earlier this week (beg19Sep11) and not one of his private jets.

13th July 2011

Fact: The foundation John Travolta set up in honour of his late teenage son Jett donated $2,560 ($1,600) to the controversial Church of Scientology in 2010. The charity gave away a total of $28,160 (£17,600) to various non-profit organisations last year (10).

28th April 2011

Quote: "The real Travolta is cool, calm and collected in person. There is nothing fake about this man. He is almost as down-to-earth and as cool as John Gotti was." The mob boss' daughter Victoria Gotti is confident John Travolta has what it takes to portray her father on film in upcoming biopic, Gotti: Three Generations.

27th April 2011

Fact: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta's Grease duet You'Re The One That I Want has been named the best-selling movie track in the U.K. Love Is All Around, covered by Wet Wet Wet for Four Weddings And A Funeral, was runner-up.

18th April 2011

Quote: "I love entertaining him but I think the biggest stars in the world have entertained him much better - Barbra Streisand sang to him and James Taylor, Liza Minnelli... I much prefer them singing to him." John Travolta on the stars who have sung lullabies to his baby son Benjamin.

18th April 2011

Quote: "I loved Growing up Gotti. I watched every episode of it... Victoria Gotti and her obsession with her boys just struck a cord in my heart, and it was funny to me too." John Travolta insists he has a head start when it comes to portraying mob boss John Gotti on the big screen in an upcoming Gotti family biopic - because he was an avid fan of the family reality TV show.

18th April 2011

Quote: "Lindsay is perfect for this movie; she grew up knowing the Gotti family... and, in all fairness, Lindsay is gorgeous, she's a great actress and she's got a lot of depth and if she played, let's say, the young Victoria Gotti, I think she would nail it and I think it would be a hip and cool move." John Travolta on rumours Lohan will play mob boss John Gotti's daughter in a new Gotti family biopic, in which he will star.

20th February 2011

Quote: "I saw that movie 23 times in the theatre. Me and my one friend, we went over and over again... and we would yell the lines of the movie at the screen." Glee star Cory Monteith was a big fan of John Travolta's 1996 movie Broken Arrow growing up.

6th February 2011

Fact: New dads John Travolta and Owen Wilson gave up diaper duty on Sunday (06Feb11) to attend the Super Bowl in Texas. They weren't the only Hollywood stars at the big game - Harrison Ford, Hugh Laurie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler were also among the fans at Cowboys Stadium.

26th January 2011

Quote: "If they ask it'll be fun to go to that. I'm certainly very fond of the royal family." John Travolta would love to be among guests when Prince William weds fiancee Kate Middleton in April (11).

24th January 2011

Quote: "I make up songs. I was changing him the other day, and I wanted to entertain him so he didn't get upset, so I made something up." John Travolta is singing and composing songs for his new-born baby son Benjamin.

21st January 2011

Quote: "There's no doubt that he looks like my baby pictures and he looks like (late son) Jett's baby pictures too. I guess the genes are just strong." John Travolta on his baby son Benjamin.

13th January 2011

Fact: John Travolta and Kelly Preston donated the fee they received for showing off their new baby, BENJAMIN, in a magazine deal to The Jett Travolta Foundation, which they set up in honour of their late son JETT.

13th January 2011

Fact: Budding interior designer Kirstie Alley helped decorate the nursery for her LOOK WHO'S TALKING co-star John Travolta's new baby, BENJAMIN. The actor's wife Kelly Preston gave birth to the tot in November (10).

13th January 2011

Quote: "As soon as I found out, I woke Johnny up with the news and we both cried." Kelly Preston and John Travolta shed tears of joy when they found out the actress was pregnant last year (10). The couple welcomed baby BENJAMIN in November (10).

28th November 2010

Quote: "We are completely overjoyed about the birth of Benjamin. We love them so much. This feels like full circle." Forest Whitaker's producer wife KEISHA is overjoyed for her pals John Travolta and Kelly Preston after becoming new parents to baby Benjamin last week (23Nov10).

25th November 2010

Tweet: "Congratulations mommy and daddy for your beautiful beautiful boy... Welcome Benjamin Travolta... we love you... u too Ella Bleu!!!" Kirstie Alley sends her best wishes to her LOOK WHO'S TALKING co-star John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston on the arrival of their new baby BENJAMIN. The couple is already parents to a daughter, Ella Bleu.

23rd November 2010

Quote: "She was very nurturing, caring and effective. I will always be thankful to her." Hollywood star John Travolta has fond memories of his time as a struggling actor with slain publicist RONNI CHASEN, who was fatally shot last week (15Nov10). Police have launched an investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.

13th September 2010

Fact: John Travolta will dance pal Oprah Winfrey into the 25th and final season of the OPRAH show when the first episode of the last run airs in America on Monday (13Sep10). All other details of the premiere episode have been kept under wraps.

6th September 2010

Quote: "I tell you who's got the worst is John Travolta. Jesus! At least William Shatner's is constant." Sharon Osbourne finds JOHN TRAVOLTA's hairline amusing.

25th May 2010

Quote: "I was performing at the Grand Prix and I was really excited and I was introduced to John Travolta by the Mayor and he gave me a kiss on the cheek, three kisses. All I could see were his eyes, 'cause he was wearing a hat, so I could just see these bright blue eyes." Singer Gabriella Cilmi was delighted to meet the GREASE star during the sporting event in Melbourne, Australia in March (10).

19th May 2010

Tweet: "Yes it is true that John and Kelly Travolta are expecting a BABY!!!!!! YAY!!! SOOOOO happy for them!!! YAY!!!" Kirstie Alley is delighted for her LOOK WHO'S TALKING co-star John Travolta.

4th February 2010

Quote: "I've never felt more of a flow of support and love as I have in the past year, and we needed it... You're kind of a sinking ship and you need all the kings horses and all the kings men to keep your head afloat. And we had it... It's the worst thing that's ever happened to me - bar none. But I think the help is helping us." John Travolta will forever be grateful to his friends and fans for helping him overcome the tragic death of his son Jett. The 16 year old died last January (09) after suffering a seizure during a family holiday in the Bahamas.

3rd February 2010

Quote: "I didn't even know I had it in me, I was like a commander." John Travolta was stunned by his own leadership skills after successfully organising a jet full of medical supplies to aid the Haitian earthquake relief effort. Travolta personally flew the plane to the devastated region last week (25Jan10) in his second mercy mission to Haiti since the 12 January (10) disaster.

2nd February 2010

Fact: While shooting new movie From Paris With Love, Jonathan Rhys Meyers stayed at the Hotel de Crillon, where co-star John Travolta wed his wife Kelly Preston in 1991.

24th November 2009

Quote: "He's the human equivalent of a panda." Comedian Robin Williams is fond of his good pal and OLD DOGS co-star John Travolta.

12th November 2009

Fact: John Travolta and his daughter ELLA BLEU have filmed a new video, featuring Bobby Brown's hit Every Little Step You Take. The Travoltas sing and dance in front of a massive 'Ella Bleu' as clips of their new family film Old Dogs flash onto the screen.

30th September 2009

Quote: "I did this movie with John Travolta, and every time I looked over at John on the red carpet, he looked so fabulous. So I said to him, 'What do you do?' And he said, 'I go to Hawaii in my mind.'" Scarlett Johansson learned how to escape the high-stress of star-studded events from her A Love Song for Bobby Long co-star.

17th June 2009

Fact: Kelly Preston is set to play Miley Cyrus' mum in upcoming movie THE LAST SONG - just a year after the teenager starred opposite Preston's husband John Travolta in animated movie BOLT.

8th January 2009

Quote: "They send us Christmas cards every year... and, just looking at his beautiful family, I feel so bad that there's one that's now an angel." John Travolta's HAIRSPRAY co-star Queen Latifah mourns the loss of her friend's son JETT.

8th January 2009

Fact: Sandra Bullock will replace grieving John Travolta as a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (11Jan09). Travolta has pulled out of the Hollywood awards show to further mourn his son JETT, who died on Friday (02Jan09).

24th November 2008

Quote: "(On an) airplane... a nurses station and the back of a theatre when I was doing GREASE." John Travolta on the oddest places he's had sex.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "We planned on doing a movie and never got to do one." John Travolta regrets on missing out on making a film with late great actor Paul Newman.

21st October 2008

Fact: Olivia Newton-John's new husband JOHN EASTERLING saw GREASE for the first time onboard the new Qantas A380 airbus' test flight, which was piloted by John Travolta.

22nd August 2008

Quote: "John and I play naked stewardess together." John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston reveals the couple often takes advantage of the actor's pilot's licence.

10th June 2008

Fact: John Travolta's stunt double Nick Loren has launched a music career with a new album of standards, FOREVER BE COOL.

25th February 2008

Fact: AUGUST RUSH star JAMIA NASH, 11, who performed Best Song nominee RAISE IT UP at the Oscars on Sunday (24Feb08) sang at John Travolta's 50th birthday party when she was seven.

20th November 2007

Fact: The cast of HAIRSPRAY, including John Travolta, Queen Latifah and Zac Efron, will be honoured with the Ensemble Performance Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in January (08).

25th October 2007

Fact: John Travolta staged a mock wedding on the set of Saturday NIGHT FEVER in the late 1970s and dressed up as the bride. The ceremony' was set up to amuse tired cast and crew.

25th September 2007

Fact: John Travolta will be presented with the Supporting Actor Of The Year award at the Hollywood Film Festival on 22 October (07).

7th September 2007

Quote: "I was wondering if anyone noticed the subtle irony... I was like, 'What is the universe telling me?' They're all looking like, 'Congratulations, loud mouth!'" Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge on receiving her 2007 Best Song Oscar from John Travolta and Queen Latifah, who have both been labelled closet gays in recent media reports.

16th July 2007

Quote: "I said 'No one has played a person of the opposite sex all the way through a movie other than Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously, and she got an Oscar.' I think he liked that bit." Director Adam Shankman reveals the persuasive techniques needed to secure John Travolta in the cross dressing role of EDNA in HAIRSPRAY.

13th July 2007

Quote: "Everyone wanted to feel those breasts and that butt. I was so inviting." John Travolta believes he was the object of many men's desires while playing larger-than-life character EDNA TURNBLAD in new movie HAIRSPRAY.

20th June 2007

Quote: "When I was in high school, all the girls wanted to be with him and I wanted to be him. I finally get to work with him, and he's a woman, which is cool - but now I don't really want to be him so much." James Marsden on working with cross-dressing John Travolta in movie musical HAIRSPRAY.

28th May 2007

Fact: John Travolta and John Denver both passed on the role of ZACK MAYO in AN OFFICER + A GENTLEMAN before Richard Gere was offered the part.

3rd April 2007

Quote: "My father used to buy tyres from JOHN's father." The Sopranos star James Gandolfini on growing up just 10 minutes away from his Get Shorty co-star John Travolta in New Jersey.

2nd April 2007

Quote: "They're still getting the script and the cast right - but they've already started paying me." WILD HOGS star John Travolta isn't too worried if filming on the upcoming movie version of TV classic Dallas doesn't begin immediately.

30th March 2007

Quote: "I probably can't do it with all the filming I'm doing." John Travolta admits he's unlikely to guest star on Ricky Gervais' hit TV series EXTRAS.

30th March 2007

Quote: "I probably can't do it with all the filming I'm doing." John Travolta admits he's unlikely to guest star on Ricky Gervais' hit TV series EXTRAS.

1st March 2007

Fact: The Dolce + Gabbana gown actress Kelly Preston wore to the Oscars on Sunday (25FEB07) night was a Christmas (06) gift from her husband John Travolta.

27th February 2007

Fact: John Travolta and Kelly Preston are planning to co-star in a comedy with their six-year-old daughter ELLA after being inspired by Will Smith starring with his son JADEN in THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS.

22nd February 2007

Quote: "Yeah, me and the missus kick-it back there." Actor and pilot John Travolta upon being asked if he was a member of the fabled Mile High Club, where couples have sex in mid-air.

13th February 2007

Quote: "The thing that touched me the most about her was that... she never stopped talking about her son. I'll miss her." John Travolta has fond memories of his Be Cool co-star Anna Nicole Smith, who died last week (08FEB07).

5th February 2007

Quote: "Give me a woman with some big fat legs. I said I want her to look like Sophia Loren with some flesh." John Travolta on his gender-bending role as EDNA TURNBLAD in new movie musical HAIRSPRAY.

17th November 2006

Fact: John Travolta and William H Macy's motorbiking comedy WILD HOGS is set to be a surefire hit when it's released in March (07) - it's Disney's highest-tested trailer.

8th September 2006

Quote: "She reminds me of ELLA. She looks so much like the two of them, the perfect balance... I think a lot of people feel very foolish that there was so much hoopla." John Travolta's actress wife Kelly Preston is thrilled to see much-publicised Vanity Fair photos of pal and fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise's baby daughter SURI.

8th August 2006

Fact: John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Priscilla Presley were among the celebrities who rocked out to Chaka Khan at the Scientology Center's 37th anniversary gala in Hollywood on Saturday (05AUG06).

24th May 2006

Fact: A host of stars including Denzel Washington, Alicia Keys, Matthew Mcconaughey, Elijah Wood and John Travolta have donated items to an online charity auction aiming to pay the medical bills of Terry Birch - a hearing-impared Utah caretaker - and his deaf wife, who is suffering from breast cancer.

2nd May 2006

Fact: John Travolta and KELLY PRESTON sent fellow Scientologists Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes a baby gift basket full of linens and baby clothes after hearing the news they had become parents to daughter SURI. The Hollywood couple also included a toy Eiffel Tower.

18th April 2006

Quote: "I'm the most likely to get bounced off the project." Luke Wilson is far from convinced he'll last the distance as BOBBY EWING in the upcoming Dallas movie, opposite heavyweights like John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez and Shirley Maclaine.

30th March 2006

Quote: "I will be doing Dallas. I heard LARRY (HAGMAN) approved of me. We were in Primary Colors together and so it was sweet for him to give his seal of approval." John Travolta confirms he'll be playing JR EWING in the film adaptation of TV soap Dallas.

22nd March 2006

Fact: Billy Crystal is in negotiations to play John Travolta's husband in movie musical remake HAIRSPRAY. Travolta has already signed on to play larger-than-life EDNA TURNBLAD in the project.

18th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I just take a vacation to Hawaii in my head." PULP FICTION star John Travolta on how he maintains his calmness. </p>

16th January 2006

Fact: <p>Jessica Simpson met with director Robert Luketic for a possible role in his upcoming movie version of hit 1980s soap Dallas. John Travolta is rumoured to be among the frontrunners to play oil tycoon JR EWING in the project. </p>

22nd November 2005

Fact: <p>RAY star Kerry Washington and actress Mia Maestro have become the latest movie stars to sign up for timepiece ads - they'll both appear in new print ads for Movado watches. The actresses join the likes of Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman, Meg Ryan and Pierce Brosnan among those who are helping to sell watches. </p>

19th October 2005

Quote: <p>"There's nobody hotter or funnier or more brilliant than John Travolta... He's my hero." Madonna explains why she chose to pay tribute to Saturday Night Fever in the video for her new single HUNG UP. </p>

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