Tuesday, 15 May 2012

John Travolta's Hits And Misses

John Travolta first became famous during the mid-seventies on the TV show "Welcome Back, Kotter". Since then he's gone on to be one of Hollywood's biggest stars. But Travolta has not always been flying high, he's also had his share of bombs. Here's a look at some of the highs and lows of his movie career.

Hits: Carrie (1976), Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978). These three films put him on the map and made him a superstar.

Miss: Moment By Moment (1978) A love story with Lily Tomlin? What was he thinking?

Hits: Urban Cowboy (1980), Staying Alive (1983). The second film is a sequel to Saturday Night Fever that was directed by Sylvester Stallone.

Misses: Two Of A Kind (1983), Perfect (1985), The Experts (1989). A string of bombs that put him in the D-List.

Hit: Look Who's Talking (1989) A surprise smash that put Travolta back on top. This was his biggest hit since Grease.

Misses: Look Who's Talking sequels, Shout (1991), Chains Of Gold (1991). Talking babies can only take you so far.

Hits: Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1995), Broken Arrow (1996), Phenomenon (1996), Michael (1996) Face / Off (1997). John enters the peak phase of his career and becomes the hottest actor in Hollywood.

Misses: She's So Lovely (1997), Mad City (1997), Primary Colors (1998). Just because you put John Travolta in a movie doesn't mean it's going to be a hit.

Hit: The General's Daughter (1999). This was his lone hit during a period of decline.

Misses: Battlefield Earth (2000), Lucky Numbers (2000), Swordfish (2001), Domestic Disturbance (2001), Basic (2003), The Punisher (2004). The amazing thing about this period of his career was how he stayed so busy despite his box office decline.

Hits: Be Cool (2005), Wild Hogs (2007), Hairspray (2007), Bolt (2008), The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009). Wild Hogs is the second biggest hit of his career after Grease.

Misses: Old Dogs (2009), From Paris With Love (2010). His box office status is currently down but if history is any indication he should be back on top again soon.

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