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10 things you didn't know about 'Mob Land' actor John Travolta

2023-08-28 18:57
Despite being an iconic heartthrob during the '70s and '80s, Travolta remains an enigmatic man as he returns as a cowboy in 'Mob Land'
10 things you didn't know about 'Mob Land' actor John Travolta

10 interesting facts about John Travolta that are mostly unknown

After starring in 1980's smash hit 'Urban Cowboy', John Travolta, 69, is back again with a cowboy look for the action thriller 'Mob Land'. In the latest film, he is playing a dashing police officer. Despite being an iconic heartthrob during the '70s and '80s, Travolta is still an enigmatic man with many unknown facts about him. Here are the 10 most interesting things about John Travolta that you may not have known.

John Travolta left school when he was 16

John Travolta left school when he was 16 years old as he wanted to try his luck as an actor. However, he has played a high school jock in several movies, including the hit film 'Grease' (1978).

John Travolta is a licensed pilot

John Travolta is a licensed aviator and has the license to fly Boeing 707, 737 and 747 aircraft, per The Boeing Company. However, in 1992, Travolta experienced a pilot's nightmare as the plane carrying his family members and piloted by him, had to make an emergency landing in Washington D.C. due to an electrical failure.

Princess Diana's 'John Travolta Dress'

Princess Diana attended a gala dinner in the White House in November 1985, where she graced the dance floor with John Travolta donning a midnight blue evening gown. The People's Princess later named the dress her 'John Travolta Dress' to honor the Hollywood star.

John Travolta sang a duet with Miley Cyrus

The multifaceted artist John Travolta lent his voice in a duet with the 'Hannah Montana' star Miley Cyrus for the 2009 Disney movie 'Bolt'. The duo sang the musical number 'I Thought I Lost You'.

John Travolta received life-changing advice from Marlon Brando

During an interview with The Guardian after winning a lifetime achievement the 'Pulp Fiction' actor said, "Marlon Brando gave me great advice: never expect things from people they can't give you."

John Travolta likes his coffee strong

John Travolta has some pretty iconic coffee-drinking scenes in films like 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Swordfish'. What you may not know is that he is a coffee addict in real life too. In 2016, he shared his coffee preference with Us Weekly, "I wake up and have the strongest cup of coffee you could imagine using half a pound of Starbucks Sumatra blend. It’s epic."

John Travolta's suit from 'Saturday Night Fever' is famous too

Travolta's famous suit from 'Saturday Night Fever' is iconic in its own right. In the interview with Us Weekly, he further shared, "It gives me great joy knowing the joy Jane Fonda and then Gene Siskel experienced from owning my Saturday Night Fever suit."

John Travolta credits his success to Scientology 'sessions'

The two-time Oscar nominee owed his success to his faith in Scientology. In 2013, he told The Guardian, "I love Scientology. I've been involved for 38 years, and I don't think I'd be here without it because I've had a lot of losses and different negative things that have happened over the years and it really got me through brilliantly."

He added, "I would walk in to a session feeling one way and walk out feeling a lot better."

John Travolta's love for black tees

John Travolta's suited look from 'Pulp Fiction' achieved instant cult status. But the star prefers a much more relaxed style when he is off set — preferably black tees. He once told Us Weekly, "My favorite article of clothing is a black T-shirt." His Instagram photos also show him frequently lounging in black T-shirts.

Kelly Preston did not let Travolta grow his eyebrow hair

John Travolta and Kelly Preston were married for almost three decades before her untimely death in 2020. The megastar once jokingly complained, "It drives [my wife] Kelly Preston insane if I let my eyebrow hairs grow too long," per Us weekly.