Happy Birthday John Travolta: Reliving the Hollywood Icon’s Best Moments

by Katie Maloney
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We’re celebrating Hollywood icon John Travolta’s 67th birthday today with a list of his best career moments.

John Travolta made his big-screen debut in the horror film, The Devil’s Rain in 1975. He quickly followed that up with an appearance in the terrifying movie Carrie in 1976. However, it wasn’t until his starring role in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever that he gained international fame. Since then, Travolta has starred in both cult classics and box office smashes. Here are a few of the Hollywood icon’s most memorable moments.

When He Showed Off His Dance Moves In Saturday Night Fever

Everybody loves a disco king. And Travolta serves us the best moves disco has to over in this two-minute dance sequence from Saturday Night Fever. The whole scene makes us want to put on our best sequin outfits and bring disco back. For his role in the film, Travolta won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor.

When He Played a Cowboy In Urban Cowboy

John Travolta dons his best cowboy hat and boots for the role of Bud in Urban Cowboy. The film centers around Bud and his wife Sissy. Although the two love each other, it takes them a little while to get the hang of the whole healthy relationship thing. After lots of mechanical bull-riding and bar fights, the two work it out and live happily ever after (maybe).

John Travolta plays Bud in Saturday Night Fever

When He Starred in Cult Classic Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction, the 1994 neo-noir black comedy crime film was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. John Travolta plays a hitman who’s tasked with protecting his boss’s wife, played by Uma Thurman. Naturally, the two kinda fall in love, and a series of misadventures ensue.

John Travolta and Uma Thurman dance in Pulp Fiction

When He Plays a Romantic Taxi Driver In Look Who’s Talking

John Travolta continued his success with romantic stories in the romantic comedy, Look Who’s Talking. During the movie, Travolta plays a taxi driver who meets a woman played by Kirstie Alley who goes into labor in his car. The two eventually fall in love and we get to watch the whole thing from the perspective of the newborn baby voiced by Bruce Willis.

John Travolta and Kirstie Alley Star in Look Who’s Talking

When John Travolta Made Musical History as Danny in Grease

Almost anyone involved in high school theater can recite most of the songs from Grease by heart. Thanks to John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Danny and Sandy’s love story is forever imprinted on our hearts. The ending of the movie really does seem to advocate for completely changing your identity in order to make a relationship work. But we’re willing to look past that because we love John Travolta’s dance moves!

John Travolta and Olivia Newton John in Grease.

Can we just take a minute to notice how every single one of these movies featured John Travolta dancing in some way. When you got the moves, you gotta flaunt them!

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