reply to post by Dr Expired
Surprised the R or D parties didn't think of this long ago. In spite of his limited range acting ability and ever-present New Yawk accent,
Mr.Travolta has been in many movies that well led the American sheep who sought to pattern themselves after the next big thing.
1. Travolta's character of Vinnie Barbarino in TV's 'Welcome Back, Kotter', while lacking in brilliance was the most often mimicked cast member.
WB,K pretty well shot JT into the public eye and he's been there ever since.
2. Saturday Night Fever (1977) As Tony Manero the Englewood, NJ born actor made disco dancing a national past-time, complete with bad wind-tunnel
tested hairdo's and a lust for tacky polyester garb from coast to coast. This was the 1st time Travolta set a major pace in the USA.
3. Urban Cowboy (1980) In the role of Bud, Travolta unleashed the Line Dancing beast upon our country. Disco and polyester vanished, replaced by
cowboy boots, hats and a rigid white-friendly dance style. Travolta sets the pace for the 2nd time.
4. Staying Alive (1983) Tony's back and he's Broadway-bound. He's so dreamy! Sorry, no points for re-hash.
5. Pulp Fiction (1994) returned expat junkie hoodlum Vincent Vega dresses and dances, but this time it's the incredible lines that become beloved and
repeated ad nauseum. Travolta 3, Me 0.
And while Mr.Travolta wasn't changing the world he still got mad amounts of work. Travolta for President? Hopefully after Reagan people will be
If you really want an well spoken intelligent Hollywood type, I'd vote for Jimmie Walker (Good Times, J.J. Evans, 1974-1979, "Dy-no-mite!"). Had
the pleasure of catching Mr. Walker on an interview broadcast last year. One of the smartest people I've seen on TV in quite some time.
sincere thanks to IMDb website for info used in this post.