5. He claims that the Church of Scientology had a hand in his success
We’ve already seen how Travolta’s big break came when he landed a role in the sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, but the actor actually credits the Church of Scientology for getting that part. Apparently, the teacher of one of his Scientology course classes had the nascent star and about 150 other students point in the direction of ABC headquarters while telepathically transferring the message, “We want John Travolta for the part.”
4. He’s been involved in some rum business down in Brazil
It’s probably no surprise that John Travolta’s popular the world over; perhaps bizarrely, though, he’s a particularly big hit in Brazil. So much so, in fact, that in 2013 the makers of the Brazilian rum Ypióca Cachaça poached Travolta for the brand’s next television commercial. The ad features the actor playing some soccer on the beach in Rio as well as busting a few dance moves.