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Biography #2 (for A Love Song for Bobby Long)

John Travolta has been honored twice with Academy Award nominations, the latest for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit-man in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for this highly acclaimed role and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards. Travolta garnered further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in the comedy sensation Get Shorty, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. In 1998 Travolta was honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with the Britannia Award; and in that same year he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Film Festival.

Travolta also won the prestigious Alan J. Pakula Award from the US Broadcast Critics Association for his performance in A Civil Action, based on the best-selling book and directed by Steve Zailian. He was nominated again for a Golden Globe for his performance in Primary Colors, directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton. He previously starred in some of the most monumental films of our generation, including earning his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role in the blockbuster Saturday Night Fever, which launched the disco phenomenon in the 1970's. He went on to star in the big screen version of the long-running musical Grease and the wildly successful Urban Cowboy, which also influenced trends in popular culture. Additional film credits include the Brian DePalma thrillers Carrie and Blowout, as well as Amy Heckerling's hit comedy Look Who's Talking and Nora Ephron's comic hit Michael. Travolta starred in Phenomenon and took an equally diverse turn as an action star in John Woo's top-grossing Broken Arrow. He also starred in the classic Face/Off opposite Nicholas Cage and The General's Daughter co-starring Madeline Stowe.

Most recently, Travolta co-starred in the movie version of the wildly successful comic book The Punisher, as well as the action-thriller Ladder 49 with Joaquin Phoenix. Other recent projects include the drama Basic directed by John McTiernan, the psychological thriller Domestic Disturbance directed by Harold Becker, the hit action picture Swordfish with Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman directed by Dominic Sena, and the successful sci-fi movie Battlefield Earth, based upon the best-selling novel by L. Ron Hubbard. In 2005, he'll also once again play Chili Palmer opposite Uma Thurman's Edie Athens in F. Gary Gray's version of Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty sequel entitled Be Cool.

Bio courtesy Lionsgate Films for "A Love Song for Bobby Long" (09-Jan-2005)


Biography #3 (for Basic)

John Travolta has been honored twice with Academy Award nominations, most recently for his riveting portrayal of a philosophical hit man in Quentin Tarentino's Pulp Fiction. He also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, and was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, among other distinguished awards.

He also won praise for playing the Mafioso-turned-movie producer in the comedy sensation Get Shorty, garnering a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. In 1997, Travolta received the prestigious American Cinematheque Award and, in 1998, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chicago Film Festival.

In addition, he won the distinguished Alan J. Pakula Award from the U.S. Broadcast Film Critics Association for his performance in A Civil Action. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Primary Colors directed by Mike Nichols.

Travolta 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 big screen version of the long-running musical Grease and the wildly successful Urban Cowboy, which also influenced trends in popular culture. Other film credits include the Brian DePalma thrillers Carrie and Blow Out, as well as Amy Heckerling's hit comedy Look Who's Talking.

Other hit films include Phenomenon, John Woo's top-grossing action thrillers Broken Arrow and Face/Off, Michael, The General's Daughter, Swordfish, Domestic Disturbance and Battlefield Earth.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Basic" (12-May-2003)


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