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 In the old days, you didn't do a movie three times a year; you did a movie once every year and a half or every three years. You had a lot of time between films. I remember taking violin lessons, painting lessons, French lessons, you know, to fill my time. Otherwise you get in trouble. But the memories of all the films are wonderful.
After starting his career on the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter
(1975), John Travolta's film career took off in the late 1970's with starring roles in Saturday Night Fever
(1977), which earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor in a leading role, and Grease
(1978). Adjusted for inflation, these remain the two highest-grossing films of Travolta's career.
Cleft chin and razor-sharp cheekbones