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‘Gotti’ Star John Travolta Needs Serious Help: Career Watch

Career Watch is a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there.

Thanks to strong recognition overseas, at 64 John Travolta still carries the clout that gets movies made. But this is not always a good thing: Travolta’s passion project, “Gotti,” debuted in Cannes but opened to $1.7 million amid derisive reviews (Tomatometer: 0%).

Bottom Line: After strutting out of Broadway and television into ’70s movie stardom, the Irish-Italian Travolta languished in the ’80s until Quentin Tarantino gave him his 1994 comeback as hitman Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction.” That movie returned Travolta’s swagger and while he hasn’t topped it, Travolta has surfed many career dips and swells without completely alienating his aging fan base. But “Gotti” may be the tipping point.

Read More: ‘Gotti’ Review: John Travolta, Pitbull, and E from ‘Entourage’ Team Up for an Incoherent Mob Biopic — Cannes 2018

Career Peaks: Born in Englewood,
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‘Gotti’ Star John Travolta Needs Serious Help: Career Watch

Career Watch is a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there.

Thanks to strong recognition overseas, at 64 John Travolta still carries the clout that gets movies made. But this is not always a good thing: Travolta’s passion project, “Gotti,” debuted in Cannes but opened to $1.7 million amid derisive reviews (Tomatometer: 0%).

Bottom Line: After strutting out of Broadway and television into ’70s movie stardom, the Irish-Italian Travolta languished in the ’80s until Quentin Tarantino gave him his 1994 comeback as hitman Vincent Vega in “Pulp Fiction.” That movie returned Travolta’s swagger and while he hasn’t topped it, Travolta has surfed many career dips and swells without completely alienating his aging fan base. But “Gotti” may be the tipping point.

Read More: ‘Gotti’ Review: John Travolta, Pitbull, and E from ‘Entourage’ Team Up for an Incoherent Mob Biopic — Cannes 2018

Career Peaks: Born in Englewood,
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F*Bombs - Step Brothers (Video)

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Ever wonder how many F-Bombs are dropped in some of your favorite movies like Pulp Fiction, Superbad, The Devil's Rejects, The Big Lebowski and Reservoir Dogs? Well, JoBlo's got you covered with F*Bombs. Here we count each and every use of the word f*ck in select classic flicks. On this newest episode, we take on director Adam McKay's 2008 comedy classic Step Brothers starring Will... Read More...
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Watch John Travolta Resurrect His Iconic Danny Zuko Moves on the Spot

Watch John Travolta Resurrect His Iconic Danny Zuko Moves on the Spot
Exactly four decades since Grease's release, John Travolta still has his moves. The 64-year-old actor recently stopped by The Tonight Show to promote his new movie Gotti and treated host Jimmy Fallon to a quick choreography lesson.

Specifically, John re-created the famous "four corners" move seen at the very end of the movie. "Like in Pulp Fiction, I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances," John said. "I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances. In Grease, they needed a step for 'You're the One That I Want' at the end, so I said, 'Well, we used to do the four corners. Why don't we do that?'" Watch John re-create the move above, and then enjoy his reaction to a bone-chilling Grease fan theory.
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John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ Whacked at Box Office With $1.6 Million Debut

John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ Whacked at Box Office With $1.6 Million Debut
After an extremely bumpy road into theaters, the John Travolta crime biopic “Gotti” has gotten kneecapped at the box office, earning just $1.67 million from 503 screens.

While almost all of Travolta’s films in the last 30 years have been either in extremely limited release or with screen counts of 2,500 or more, this counts as the worst opening for the actor since the 1991 film “Shout,” which opened to $1.61 million on 968 screens and was considered one of the star’s biggest pre-“Pulp Fiction” flops.

But “Gotti” hasn’t been able to find similar success this weekend, posting a per-screen average of just $3,320. Analysts told TheWrap prior to this weekend that “Gotti” needed to make around $3 million — or a $6,000 PSA — to be considered a successful launch.
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John Travolta Just Taught Jimmy Fallon His Iconic 'Grease' Dance 40 Years Later — Watch!

He's still got it 40 years later! John Travolta appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, June 13, and graced us all with some dancing from his hit movie Grease. During his sit-down with the TV personality, John, 64, opened up about his iconic dance moves from the 1978 film to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the premiere of the movie in NYC, specifically his end-of-movie "You're the One That I Want" scene with co-star Olivia Newton-John. "The four corners!" John explained to a confused Jimmy. “Like in Pulp Fiction, I grew up with all these novelty dances. So in Grease they needed a step for 'You’re the One That I Want' at the end. So I said, ‘Well, we used to do the four corners, why don’t we do that?’ So the choreographer said, ‘Show it to me,' and I did." The best part, though, came when
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John Travolta Teaches Jimmy Fallon Iconic ‘You’re the One That I Want’ Dance From ‘Grease’ (Video)

John Travolta Teaches Jimmy Fallon Iconic ‘You’re the One That I Want’ Dance From ‘Grease’ (Video)
Grease” is the word once again, as Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of the hit movie’s New York City premiere. To mark the milestone, star John Travolta taught Radio City Music Hall tenant Jimmy Fallon that iconic “You’re the One That I Want” dance from the movie’s grand finale scene.

It was actually Travolta who first introduced the steps to the 1978 film’s choreographer.

“Like in ‘Pulp Fiction,’ I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances,” Travolta said to Fallon. “In ‘Grease,’ they needed a step for that ‘You’re the One That I Want’ at the end. So I said, ‘Well, we used to do the Four Corners — why don’t we do that?'”

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The “Tonight Show” host wasn’t about to waste this moment: Fallon
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Watch John Travolta Revive 'Grease' Dance With Jimmy Fallon

Watch John Travolta Revive 'Grease' Dance With Jimmy Fallon
John Travolta taught Jimmy Fallon one of the signature dance moves from Grease, "the Four Corners," celebrating the film's 40th anniversary of its New York City premiere.

"Like with Pulp Fiction, I grew up with all these kind of novelty dances," Travolta said. "So in Grease, they needed a step for 'You're the One That I Want' at the end. I said, 'Well, we used to do the Four Corners – why don't we do that?' The choreographer said, 'Show it to me,' and I did."

Travolta slid naturally
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Career Breakthroughs: Bruce Willis

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This month we look at the interesting stories of how some of the biggest names in movies got their big breakthrough. Today we take a look at Bruce Willis.

Bruce Willis has made a name for himself as an action movie star, but he has performed in many different types of roles across nearly every genre. In addition to his prolific career in film, he has acted on stage and television. He is also a producer and signer, having released three solo albums. Altogether he has been featured in an acting or voiceover role in 88 feature films since 1980, which altogether have grossed more than $3 billion at the Us box office. He is currently the 9th highest grossing actor of all time in a leading role.

Bruce Willis is perhaps best known for his role of John McClane in the 5 films (so far) that have made up the Die Hard franchise.
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Video Interview: John Travolta on His New Role as ‘Gotti’

Chicago – John Travolta has fulfilled his career legacy of icon status, and he continues to work on projects that highlight his performance abilities. Fresh off his role as real-life Robert Shapiro in “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson,” Travolta takes on another historical figure in his portrayal of mobster John Gotti in the new film “Gotti.”

The film, directed by Kevin Connally (“Entourage”), is a multi-era biography film, based on a memoir by Gotti’s son John Jr. The main story reveals the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code, and a son who chose to leave that world behind, in hopes of redeeming himself and the family name.

John Travolta is the Title Character in ‘Gotti’

Photo credit: Vertical Entertainment

John Travolta deftly takes on John Gotti, the “Dapper Don,” whose flamboyant style and personality made him one of the most famous organized crime lords of the 20th Century.
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What to expect with Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Tom Jolliffe looks ahead to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

There is no doubting that in the last (nearly) three decades, Quentin Tarantino has been one of the best film-makers around. His back catalogue is rich, varied and impressive. If you’re asking me for rankings, then his first two, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction come out on top. Death Proof props up the list. The under-appreciated gem of his list for me is Jackie Brown. Then if we’re looking beyond his work as director and purely on writing duties, then I’ve got a whole lotta love for True Romance (which everything included would rank just behind Dogs and Pulp).

Since we moved into the 21st century I would say his projects have begun veering into inconsistency. That’s not to say he’s not doing great work. When Kill Bill is great, it’s really masterful.
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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Incredibles 2’ Star Samuel L Jackson (Photos)

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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Incredibles 2’ Star Samuel L Jackson (Photos)
Samuel L. Jackson voices the character of Frozone, aka Lucius Best, in the upcoming sequel to “The Incredibles”, which hits theaters on Wednesday. Find out more about the acclaimed actor behind the ice-making character below.

Jackson is ranked as the all-time highest-grossing box office star with a total gross of $5.1 billion. His most commercially successful movies include the “Avengers” franchise, the 1996 crime drama “A Time To Kill”, the original “Incredibles” movie from 2004, and the 2012 Western “Django Unchained.”

Jackson was born in Tennessee and went on to attend the historically black Morehouse College, where he started out as a marine biology major before switching his major to acting.

During his college years, Jackson became involved in the Civil Rights movement and served as an usher at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral after his assassination in 1967. The assassination moved him to become more deeply involved in the movement: ” I was angry about the assassination,
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James Marsden Joins Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

James Marsden and Julia Butters (American Housewife) are the latest actors to join Quentin Tarantino's new film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The director has put together quite an incredible cast for this film!

They will join Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth. Some of the supporting cast members include Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr., Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond. It was already recently announced that Al Pacino was cast in the movie!

Tarantino's new film has been described as a Pulp Fiction-like film that centers on characters around Los Angeles in the summer of 1969. The Manson Family murders serve as a backdrop to the story, which follows the two lead characters Rick Dalton (DiCaprio), a former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt). Both
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Vintage '94: Vampires, Gumps, and Serial Moms

The Supporting Actress Smackdown 1994 Edition arrives in just two weeks (Sunday June 24th) so as we approach and you vote (hint hint), let's talk context in movies and entertainment.

Great Big Box Office Hits: 1. Forrest Gump 2. The Lion King 3. True Lies 4. The Santa Clause 5. The Flintstones 6. Dumb & Dumber 7. Clear and Present Danger 8. Speed 9. The Mask and 10. Pulp Fiction just barely beating out Interview with the Vampire to complete the top ten. 

Oscar's Best Picture Nominees: Forrest Gump  (13 noms / 6 wins), Pulp Fiction  (7 noms / 1 win), The Shawshank Redemption (7 nominations), Quiz Show (4 noms), and the surprise Four Weddings and a Funeral (only 2 nominations in the 'only 5' Best Picture era!).

After the jump more vintage '94 and our best guess as to what would have made the list in the current voting era of 5-10 nominees...
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Anthony Bourdain Was an Iconoclast Whose Curiosity Inspired Countless Fans

Anthony Bourdain Was an Iconoclast Whose Curiosity Inspired Countless Fans
In an updated edition of his memoir Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain reflected on his intentions for writing the blunt and raucous restaurant industry memoir that turned him into a household name. His goal, he explained, was "to write in Kitchenese, the secret language of cooks, instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever dunked french fries for a summer job or suffered the despotic rule of a tyrannical chef or boobish owner."

He was a terrific chef but not a generational talent like many of his celebrity chef peers – "I have
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Al Pacino Joins Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Remember the other day when we said that should the casting for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood change, we’d be sure to let you know?

Well, Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film just added another Academy Award winner to an already stellar line-up. According to Deadline, 1993’s Best Actor in a Leading Role, Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman), has joined Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in the ninth feature from the two-time Oscar winner.

The addition of Pacino comes after the filmmaker recruited several other talented individuals just yesterday – Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (Homeland), Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds) and Luke Perry. Prior to that, Tarantino seemingly filled out the rest of the ensemble for his ninth feature, securing long-serving collaborators Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen (Kill Bill).

Set in 1969, Once Upon a time in Hollywood will
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Al Pacino the latest to join Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Just a day after learning the latest cast members for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it seems that Quentin Tarantino isn’t quite done just yet as Variety has reported the latest actor to join the film is none other than Al Pacino (Heat).

Pacino will portray Marvin Shwarz, a fictitious Hollywood agent to Leo DiCaprio’s out-of-work actor character. This will be Pacino’s first time working with Tarantino. He joins a cast that already includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Damien Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Clifton Collins Jr., Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

The film is described as a Pulp Fiction-like tapestry that revolves around several characters at the height of the Manson Murders in the summer of 1969. The Manson Murders serves as a backdrop to the main story with Robbie playing actress Sharon Tate,
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Al Pacino Joins ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’

Even though we just heard about some new casting announcements from Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film just yesterday, it seems that the ever-growing cast of ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood‘ has recruited another legendary actor–Al Pacino. That’s right, Pacino is set to play Martin Shwarz, the agent of Leonardo DiCaprio’s washed-up TV actor Rick Dalton who used to star in westerns. Although the report (via Variety) doesn’t say how big Pacino’s role would be in the film, it’s easy to assume that it’s more of a bit part and less of a leading role.

Regardless of how big the role is, the Prospect of Tarantino working with Pacino is supremely promising to say the least. At the same time, it’s hard to predict what the role might incur since we don’t reallyy know much about the project. The film, which Tarantino is writing,
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Quentin Tarantino Recruits Al Pacino for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Legendary actor Al Pacino is set to team up with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino for the first time in Tarantino's new Hollywood history drama, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning (and eight-time nominated) actor joins what is shaping up to be one of Tarantino's most impressive ensembles yet. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth. The film is described as a sprawling, interweaved Pulp Fiction-esque story, set in 1969 Los Angeles. Dicaprio stars as Rick Dalton, a former Western TV star struggling to stay relevant and …
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Al Pacino Joins Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Damn! Quentin Tarantino is going all out for his next film project! Al Pacino is the latest actor to join the star-studded cast in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood! This will be the first time the two will have worked together.

A few months ago it was reported that Tarantino wanted to cast Pacino in the film so it's pretty cool that he was able to land the actor. Pacino will join Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen and Tim Roth. Some of the supporting cast members include Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Clifton Collins Jr., Keith Jefferson and Nicholas Hammond.

Tarantino's new film has been described as a Pulp Fiction-like film that centers on characters around Los Angeles in the summer of 1969. The Manson Family murders serve as a backdrop to the story, which follows the two lead
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