John Travolta. A great actor! From his early days of Saturday Night Fever to The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3. He is from New Jersey, yeah a metro N.Y./N.J. guy. From the TV shoe, Welcome Back Kotter where he played Vinnie Barbarino to Saturday Night Fever to Urban Cowboy to Pulp Fiction and many other movies.
Hey, some of my favorite actors are Al Pacino, Robert Di Niro, Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson. All great and all in so many famous movies and roles. Many made history in different ways.
But John Travolta, something about the realism of himself into the roles he assumes on the screen.
He is a pilot as well and was inducted into the 'Living Legends of Aviation' because of a near collision flying his Gulfstream and a commercial airliner he avoided over Washing DC a few years back.
The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 a great movie, especially being from NYC and NJ. The scene with the 60 second countdown after he shoots the motorman and wants the MTA train dispatcher brought back instead of dealing with the NYPD Hostage Negotiator. Fantastic scene. Strong--Real Like--Energy--Intense. "The city of New York killed Jerry". "The biggest rat hole in the world killed him". Then when he says with his on going ranting, "I know how things work. Everything doesn't seem to appear like what its".
Ever since Saturday Night Fever. Oh lord--86th Street. Lots of memories for myself there! Under the "EL", meaning the elevated subway which actually does run above 86th Street in Brooklyn. Lenny's Pizza shop not fictitious, real. That double decker pizza that IMO made pizza eating history with everyone doing the same thing. That legendary pizza stop conceived in the beginning of the movie.
Although I am from the Bronx, NY not Brooklyn, I claim fame to Jerome Avenue which also has an "EL". But lots of time & memories in Brooklyn and on 86th Street as well. Brooklyn is where my father was born and raised.
John Travolta, a legend, a great actor all these years.