The Has Been And The Never Was



This is the story of two very different individuals who, up until a certain point, could have been called . They are both successful actors who pursued slightly different paths to fame. When the two were cast together in the same movie, their performances were nothing short of spectacular. They proved to all of Hollywood that they were A-list, bankable Talent, and deserved the professional respect accorded to people of this caliber. The movie that they appeared in was Pulp Fiction and the actors are John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson.
First, a few brief sentences about the film that many people call one of the greatest ever made (a simple search on the Internet brings up over 50,000 ...

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nonlinear way of shooting, combined with the brilliant acting of Travolta, and Jackson make the film one that can be watched a dozen times, and every time the viewer will take something different away from it.
John Travolta is an actor whose career has seen as many downs as it has seen ups. An awe-inspiring Hollywood star of the late 70’s and early 80’s, Travolta was the youngest of six children born to tire salesman and former semi-pro football player Salvatore Travolta and high school drama teacher Helen Travolta on February 18, 1954 in Englewood, NJ. Being the baby of the family, Travolta grew up pampered. The Travolta children were encouraged to be creative, and would stage shows in the basement of their home. By age twelve, John knew he wanted to be an actor, having already joined an acting workshop in his hometown. He soon began appearing in local theater and began taking tap lessons from Gene Kelly’s brother Fred. Travolta admits he picked up a lot of ...

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into duck-ass haircuts. The original white costume that Travolta wears in the movie fetched $145,500 at a Christie’s auction, to give an idea of the impact of the character on the culture of America at that time.
After the success of Saturday Night Fever, Travolta’s career path started to take a turn for the worse. Although he made a few commercial successes (Grease, Urban Cowboy and Staying Alive, the Sylvester Stallone-directed sequel to Saturday Night Fever) he also made a few movies that were quickly forgotten (Blow Out, Two of a Kind and Perfect). Travolta’s career went all the way down the crapper after Staying Alive; he did not make a commercially successful movie ...

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Added: 9/10/2008 11:36:48 PM
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