You can sing, dance and act in films at the same time. This can be easily seen if you recall the main points from the biography of John Travolta. According to some critics, only gifted actors possess such abilities.
It is no secret that with age, a person increasingly returns in his memories to those years when he was young and energetic. John Joseph Travolta has repeatedly admitted to reporters that he dreams of taking part in a musical performance again. Such a desire does not surprise those people who are familiar with the biography of the actor. The future actor, dancer and singer was born on February 18, 1954 in a large American family. At that time, the parents lived in New Jersey. John was the sixth child in the house.
My father played football professionally. But the moment came when the fees were not enough, and he started selling auto parts. His mother worked as an actress in a local theater and taught the basics of acting in an elective college. Parents from an early age introduced their children to art. They took them to the theater and to the cinema, to exhibitions of paintings and other events of this kind. And John also liked to watch the planes take off and land at the airfield, which was located near the place of residence.
From the age of six, John was enrolled in a modern dance school. The boy had good physical characteristics, and the exercises only strengthened the young body. Thanks to perseverance and good teachers, Travolta, at the age of 16, first entered the professional stage as a dancer. After a year and a half, he was invited to one of the theaters on Broadway. Here, John was noticed by the producers of major film companies. In the early 70s, the aspiring actor starred in extras and performed episodic roles. When the musical Come Back Coter appeared on the screens, the relatives could already see John in the flickering of faces.
The film Staying Alive became a landmark moment in the biography of John Travolta. In this picture, the young actor showed the difficult fate of the dancer - not only victories, but also failures, injuries, and disappointment. The actor received universal recognition and became a cult person after the release of the film "Pulp Fiction". The most memorable episode was the dancer's dance, which he performed in a duet with the inimitable Uma Thurman. From that moment on, Travolta began to offer new roles.
Recognition and privacy
The actor has been repeatedly nominated for prestigious awards. He has an honorary Golden Globe award. For a long time, Travolta attracted the attention of fans by the fact that he independently flew on his own planes. Thus, he realized his childhood dream of becoming a pilot.
The actor's personal life has developed dramatically. John had a long relationship with actress Diana Hyland. However, she died suddenly and the actor was left alone. Only fourteen years later, in 1991, John tied the knot with actress Kelly Preston. Three children were born in the marriage, two sons and a daughter. The wife died in the summer of 2020 from cancer. At the moment, Travolta lives alone.