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.
By Kari Forsee
Original Content | February 18, 2010
Photo: David James/New Line Cinema
After playing heartthrobs and villains for decades, John slipped into a housedress and heels to play Edna Turnblad in John Waters' 2007 remake of Hairspray. Under the brunet wig and fat suit, fans still recognize John's signature dance moves and vocals.
As Edna, the overprotective mother of a pleasantly plump teenager named Tracy, John gives heart and soul to this rolicking musical.
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