John Travolta: Staying Employed (part 1 of 3)

Note from the author: This is the first in what hopefully will be an ongoing series of career examinations of actors/filmmakers who have, to put it mildly, a lot of crap on their résumés.

It could be said with a fair degree of accuracy that the patron saint of this website is John Travolta. Given the sheer amount of crap the man has inflicted on us, it’s no shock that he’s represented quite well on the site. Al has taken on Moment by Moment, I’ve poked fun at Staying Alive, Broken Arrow, and The Punisher, and Battlefield Earth has gotten a generous beating.

The fact that the man has been able to stay employed is nothing short of a miracle. Every performer has some items on their résumé that aren’t exactly worth remembering, but our boy Johnny has had not one, but two huge droughts in his career.

And by huge, I mean big enough that even Evel Knievel would look at them and go, “Hell no, I am not going to try and leap that, no matter how much you pay me!”

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: John Travolta: Staying Employed

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