JOHN TRAVOLTA has been honored twice with Academy Award ® nominations, most recently for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit man in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. He has also received a Golden Globe nomination for the highly-acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards. He was equally praised as a Mafioso-turned-movie-producer in the comedy sensation Get Shorty, singled out by many critics as one of the best performances of the year and garnering a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
He previously starred in some of the most momentous films of our generation. He earned his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role in the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever, which launched the disco phenomenon of the late 1970s. He went on to star in the mega-hit screen version of the long running musical Grease, and the wildly successful Urban Cowboy. Additional film credits include the Brian DePalma thriller Carrie and Blow Out, as well as Amy Heckerling's hit comedy Look Who's Talking.
Travolta has starred in Michael and Phenomenon and took an equally diverse turn as an action star in John Woo's top box-office thriller Broken Arrow. He has also starred in Face Off co-starring Nicolas Cage and in She's So Lovely with Sean Penn and Robin Wright, as well as in Mad City co-starring Dustin Hoffman. He can currently be seen in the starring role for Mike Nichols' Primary Colors co-starring Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton.