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February 19, 2024

25 Photos of a Young and Handsome John Travolta in the 1980s

John Travolta rose to prominence in the 1970s, landing his first significant movie role in Brian De Palma’s horror flick Carrie, playing the bully, Billy. The following year, the actor landed the leading role in John Badham’s Saturday Night Fever, which was a huge success. Soon after, he nabbed another leading musical role, playing greaser Danny Zuko in Grease, launching him to international stardom.

After a critically successful but commercially disappointing role in De Palma’s Blow Out, Travolta’s career was tainted by several more poor-performing movies. He declined many leading roles in films which would have been huge for him, such as Splash, American Gigalo, and An Officer and a Gentleman. Luckily, the late 1980s and 1990s were more fruitful for the actor, who starred in 1989’s Look Who’s Talking, a box office hit. A few years later, Travolta was cast against type in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, which earned him an Academy Award nomination and resurged his career. His subsequent movies included Get Shorty, White Man’s Burden, Mad City, Face/Off, and The General’s Daughter.

Although the 1980s was a rather stale period for Travolta, there was one standout moment that he called “one of the highlights of my life” and his “best moment of the ’80s.” Here are 25 photographs of a yonug John Travolta during the 1980s:


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