John Travolta

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  1. Debbie Allen

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    What is your most favorite movie that he stars in? There are many movies that he starred in and I can name only a few right off the top of my head. Wasn't he a hotty way back when he starred in "Welcome Back Kotter?" Did he do anything prior to that show, like commercials or guest spots?
     
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    I liked him in "Pulp Fiction" and "Michael", those are two that just popped into my head. Will have to take a look at all he's been in...quite a few.
     
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    My favorites have to be Grease and Saturday Night Fever ... could watch those two movies over & over.

    Grease, because it brought back my high school days memories . ... had a personal home town classmate for each character in the movie.
    Saturday Night Fever .... mostly the music (Bee-Gees) ... still have that album.
     
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    Don't know about prior, but 'Welcome Back Kotter' was one of my favorites!
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    Get Shorty, the Boy in the Bubble, Look Who's Talking. Three I've seen and of course the ones Bonnie mentioned.

    Also Hairspray.
     
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    Wow, I thought I was the only Senior in America to use the word "hotty"! LOL

    We've got the movies: To Paris With Love and Saturday Night Fever. Plus, we've rented a number of movies with him in it.
    Don't know, prior to 1975, if he was even known. But, from 1975 thru 1979, in Welcome Back , Kotter, he gained a lot of popularity. Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Grease (1978) also put him in the spotlight.

    Actually, my wife was an "extra" in a movie he did and on the set with him. Unfortunately, the scene she was in with him was cut from the movie.
     
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    I also watched "Welcome Back Kotter", Bonnie.

    John Travolta is not without controversy especially with his belonging to the church of Scientology.
     
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    Another thing, the guy sure knew how to Disco dance! Danced like the old, extremely popular dancers, including Patrick Swayze. He done a great job in both Saturday Night Fever and Stayin' Alive.
     
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    No, no... I can't say that I've ever thought of him as a "hotty."
     
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    I hate to be a party pooper..and although I enjoyed grease...at the time..JT has always given me the heeby jeebies...sorry JT Fans , but there's something about him that just doesn't sit well with me..
     
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    lol.... Well even way back in the 70's before we all knew about the Scientology I just couldn't get a good feeling about him...he might be perfectly aright, but my instincts are rarely wrong, and he's always given me a feeling there's something not quite right about him..
     
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    I enjoyed him as an actor in some films, I never thought too deeply about him. Didn't think he was that great looking and in his later years he did let himself go. Think he got back in shape though.
     
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    Oh I agree he's was never my cuppa tea in the looks department...
     
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    So you judge someone by what their faith or religios belief is?
     
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    Do you know anything of his troubles with his child?
     
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    Not really Debbie, but there have been plenty of articles on Scientology. Also, I am not judging him at all. He's simply an actor in some movies I've seen.
     
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    I know one died.
     
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    I liked him in Broken Arrow, Phenomenon, Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Michael. I don't judge people by what they believe in and that is not who is to judge in the first place.
    I think he got better looking as he aged and I love that smile of his.
    You can learn more about him and his family here:

    John Travolta
     
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    Yes I know he had a child who was born with autism and who died age 16 from a seizure, absolutely tragic for any parent., and no-one would wish that on anyone ..but for me anyway, I'm discussing/judging JT as an actor, and celebrity...not a father or husband..of which I know nothing...
     
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    As well as other faiths and beliefs, including Christianity, Paulean and Jewish.
     
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    Okay, okay... I'll admit that Vinnie Barbarino was my favorite cast member... *but* not so sure I'd say he was hot. David Cassidy... now HE was hot. :p

    And Fonzie would have been an interesting date. And Randy Mantooth... oh my, my! ;)
     
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    Oh The FONZ tops them all!!
     
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    Yes, that's true.
     
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    I didn't see any judging here... the statement made was that there was controversy including the Scientology. Not a judging statement anywhere to be found, nope nope. Tom Cruise has controversy about it, too... so did Katie Holmes before she escaped. Can't deny there's controversy there.
     
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