Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Blow Out....these are the films that made John Travolta one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood back in the late 70s/early 80s. Like so many before him though, the actor struggled to maintain his spot on the A-list and soon began making one too many poor career choices.
Efforts like Staying Alive, Perfect and Two of a Kind quickly sank Travolta's stock and before he knew it, he had all but fallen off the map. That is, until, a director named Quentin Tarantino took a chance on him by casting Travolta in Pulp Fiction in 1994.
The role led to an Academy Award nomination and several high-profile gigs including, but not limited to, Face/Off, Get Shorty and A Civil Action.
As successful as his resurgence was, however, he once again headed in the wrong direction with 2000's dreadful Battlefield Earth, which is widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made. Things still haven't picked up for Travolta, either, though many are hoping that his role on television's American Crime Story might be the spark he needs.