John Travolta Shines In “Savages”

    July 9, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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John Travolta has seen his share of headlines recently, most of which he’d no doubt like to get out of. But some of the most recent ones are rather complimentary, despite his aversion to the press of late.

His new film “Savages”–directed by Oliver Stone–opened this weekend and has already garnered some favorable reviews, for both the action-packed storyline and the excellent cast of characters. Travolta plays a corrupt DEA agent who becomes involved with a duo of pot-growers and their girlfriend–played by Blake Lively–who gets herself kidnapped by some ruthless cartel members. And while Travolta hasn’t been too keen on talking to the press during the embarrassing, highly-publicized lawsuits and claims of inappropriate homosexual advances filed against him, he has talked a bit about the film and its director.

“He’s terrific. He’s a genius,” Travolta said of Stone. “He wants you to do the best performance while he watches you like a hawk. Your performance is watched, every word, every cadence and he really forces you to do your best work and then you come up with the things he paid you for, which is your own interpretation. He wants that too. He definitely wants that. He’s quite brilliant.”

Travolta may have pleased many fans with the film, but the allegations made by the men who claim he made unwanted advances on them won’t be going away anytime soon. A lawsuit was just filed a couple of weeks ago by one of the men, and an investigation into the matter is eminent. He recently cancelled an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” only to have co-star Blake Lively take his place.

  • denise barbrosa

    Don’t care about John’s personal PRIVATE life. This guy is a terrific actor – evidenced once again, most recently in Savages. Very good, action movie.

  • Ben Dover

    I agree. Travolta is a great actor. For example, is ability to act straight should get him an Oscar.

  • Ronald Howarth

    There is so much good in the best of us and there is so much bad in the worst of us it behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us.

  • monte jones

    Travolta is one of the best actors in the business. I am a Texas country boy and when I saw Travolta play the part of a Texas country boy, I could not believe how authentic he came across. He sounded and even walked like the boys I grew up with. I could not believe a New York City man could come across like a real Texas country boy. Most people overdo the accents. I am not opposed to gay people–I am only opposed to the overt advocacy of the gay lifestyle. So, no matter what he does in his private life, he is a first class actor.

    • Robby Johnson

      What a superb comment. And that’s coming from an openly gay man. Thanks Monte!!!

  • Kman

    I love the magician character he plays in real life when he sexually accosts male masseurs for fun and frolick. In an instant, he waves his meat wand and turns his PR people into firemen.

  • rebekah

    John Travolta is an awesome actor he was great in savages I do not believe any of the b.s in the tabloids all that matters is that he is 100% pure genius on and off the screen there are those that will do and say anything to gain from someone’s misery I love john

  • Marylou

    John Travolta has always been and will always be my favorite actor. He has so much class and his acting ability speaks for itself. He always does a superb job in each and every one of the roles he plays demonstrating his excellent talent. John is a decent man and I respect the choices he makes in his professional and personal life. I don’t believe what is being said about him. Some people are not happy unless they are making someone else’s life miserable and it’s sad that money and/or five minutes of fame makes some people mean. If the stories are true, it does not change the way I feel about him. Everyone has the right to live their life the way they choose as long as they are not hurting anyone and he is not. I love you John and wish nothing but the best for you and your family!