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Editor says, what if John Travolta had changed the direction of his career? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Movies thread.
In 2011,relaunching his movie career for the fourth time, actor John Travolta turned his back on the violent character roles that he had played for the previous seventeen years.
Change of DirectionHe played the disturbed manic super agent Charlie Wax (pictured) in his final violent movie, "From Paris With Love" filmed just days before the tragic death of his sixteen year old son.
Following a period of grieving he became refocused in the relief activities in Haiti. Using his expertise as a pilot, he flew a jetliner carrying earthquake relief supplies, doctors and ministers into Port-au-Prince. And it was during this period out of the movie business that he reflected upon his unintentional impact as an role model for gun culture. He decided that he had accidentially become a bone-headed anti-hero, like Charlie Wax. Because in a sense, the characterization was an accident caused by Quentin Taratino selecting him for the part of Vincent Vega in the 1994 movie "Pulp Fiction". He mused he might even "go grey", a reference to the post-Fonz characters played by Henry Winkler.
Rumours soon followed of a further revelation involving a possible split with the Church of Scientology.
Editor says, in reality he promoted his new film, "From Paris With Love". The movie was filmed in late 2008, and shooting wrapped just days before Jett Travolta died on Jan. 2, 2009. Thanks to Eric Oppen for his contribution to the development of this post.
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