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The Many Faces of John Travolta
After he danced his way into our hearts in the '70s, John Travolta broke out of the musical comedy mold. From cartoon dog to gun-slinging villain, look back at some of his most memorable characters.
John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino in Welcome Back, Kotter
Welcome Back, Kotter
In 1975, John Travolta landed a star-making role on this classic TV sitcom. As Vinnie Barbarino, the cocky leader of a group of teenage misfits, John sent teen girls' hearts aflutter. Vinnie is best known for his long locks, lower-than-average IQ and not-so-catchy catchphrases. "Up your nose with a rubber hose," really?

During his stint as a James Buchanan High School "Sweathog," John earned his heartthrob status, which led to a string of film roles.