John Travolta: I Want to Play a Villain in a James Bond Film

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Monday, 10 Feb 2014 08:50 AM

By Clyde Hughes

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Popular actor John Travolta said he wants to play another villain, as a bad guy in a James Bond film.

Travolta, who has played numerous villains, as Vincent Vega on "Pulp Fiction" and in upcoming movies "The Forger" and in the 2015 John Gotti biopic "In My Father's Shadow," told The Telegraph that he finds playing a Bond villain particularly appealing. 

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"I would love that," Travolta said. "They're going a different way with their villain in this next film but I've spoken to (producer) Barbara Broccoli about it and she loves the idea, so that would be great."

Travolta said that he thought he would never act again after the death of his 16-year-old son Jett in 2009. The teenager died after hitting his head on the bath at the family's vacation home in the Bahamas after suffering a seizure.

"I'm probably less terrified of death than your average fellow now, because people so near to me have suffered before their time and I just feel that if they can do it, so can I," Travolta said. "The edge – the panic that most people feel – has been taken off death for me. I almost feel like it's disrespectful to fear it when others have been able to do it."

Travolta would be joining a long list of well-known actors as a Bond villain, including Christopher Walken, Telly Savalas, Max von Sydow, Jonathan Pryce and Sean Bean. Daniel Craig currently plays James Bond.

Travolta has been on the big screen since the 1970s, playing teen heartthrob Vinnie Barbarino on the television series "Welcome Back Kotter."

He starred in "Saturday Night Fever" in 1977, for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He went on to star in such classics as "Grease" with Olivia Newton-John and "Urban Cowboy."

He was nominated for another Oscar in 1994 playing a sympathetic hit man opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the Quentin Tarantino hit movie "Pulp Fiction."

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