John Travolta’s film career has seen unimaginable highs and, extra just lately, massively embarrassing flops, together with laughable science fiction movies, mocked mobster films and ridiculed dad comedies. The newest instance is “Buying and selling Paint,” a poorly obtained drama in theaters Friday, by which the 65-year-old actor performs a race automotive driver who comes out of retirement. Right here we glance again on the actor’s greater than 40 shaky years in Hollywood.
Saturday Evening Fever (1977)
After his breakout success on TV’s “Welcome Again, Kotter,” Travolta was stayin’ alive all through the ’70s. At age 24, he obtained his first Oscar nomination for his position as disco-dancing Tony Manero on this traditional NYC drama.
The actor, whose single “Let Her In” made the Billboard Scorching 100, additional proved his singing chops on this beloved musical comedy by which he performed unhealthy boy Danny Zuko reverse Olivia Newton-John as Sandy.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
After a career lull within the ’80s, Travolta hopped aboard the Quentin Tarantino bandwagon and snagged his second Oscar nod for enjoying gangster Vincent Vega. Right here, Travolta memorably danced as soon as once more, this time with Uma Thurman.
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Then issues went south. A Scientologist since 1975, Travolta co-produced and starred on this flick based mostly on a e book by church founder L. Ron Hubbard. The sci-fi flick was so unhealthy that, in 2010, author J.D. Shapiro apologized for penning the screenplay.
Wild Hogs (2007)
As soon as a smoldering dancer, Travolta segued right into a sad-sack dad. On this poorly obtained lowbrow comedy, he performed a Cincinnati lawyer who hops on a bike with Tim Allen and Martin Lawrence and takes to the open street.
Many critics known as this biopic by which Travolta took on the half of Gambino boss John Gotti one of the worst films of the yr. His efficiency was universally whacked.