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(Canoe)   John Travolta turned down the lead in Chicago three times. Felt film was not gonna do anything   (jam.canoe.ca) divider line 106
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2003-04-06 03:35:42 PM  
One more decision like that from this guy, and he'll be back to doing another "Look Who's Talking" P.O.S. sequel for a few dozen of us to endure. What a tool.
 
2003-04-06 03:39:02 PM  
Nothing like 20/20 hindsight, eh Canoe?

Basic is a good movie anyway.
 
2003-04-06 03:39:26 PM  
But I hear that he's doing a sequel to Battlefield Earth....he really is a sharp guy.
 
2003-04-06 03:45:06 PM  
Welcome Back, Kotter, Again.
 
2003-04-06 03:48:48 PM  
Stay'n alive ! Stay'n alive !! oh! oh oh! oh ! act'n career's barely....Stay'n alivvvvvveeeeeeiveeeeeeeeeeeiveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
2003-04-06 03:49:03 PM  
Would it have "done anything" if he HAD been in it?
 
2003-04-06 04:07:50 PM  
You know, I think Travolta will be juuuuuuust fine.
 
2003-04-06 04:52:33 PM  
The movie didn't have a writer or a director at the time he was offered the film. In my opinion that was a smart move. God knows they could've signed on Joel Schumacher and integrated neon into a roaring twenties piece it...
 
2003-04-06 05:07:23 PM  
Xenu told him not to do it.
 
2003-04-06 05:16:57 PM  
Good move. The better choice was obviously to make the movie he's currently in....you know, that new movie that just came out....the one with Morgan Freeman...uh, what's it called?
 
2003-04-06 05:24:54 PM  
He was right.

With him in it, it probably would have done nothing.
 
2003-04-06 05:59:11 PM  
Say what you will, Pulp Fiction was a good movie. As was Swordfish. Greece, however, blew.
 
2003-04-06 05:59:16 PM  
Whatever you say, his wife is a hot mama! (kelly preston)
 
2003-04-06 05:59:52 PM  
So...anyone heard from Shelly Long lately?
 
2003-04-06 06:00:34 PM  
Kelly Preston:

 
2003-04-06 06:00:57 PM  
oh wow amazing..good to know.
 
2003-04-06 06:01:35 PM  
Wait... did he really refuse the role because he didn't think the movie was going to do anything, or was it just because the floating head of L. Ron Hubbard told him not to?
 
2003-04-06 06:02:03 PM  
Good, i'm glad that damned clam didn't end up in the movie. Stupid bastid.
 
2003-04-06 06:02:46 PM  
Even a no talent dumbass like Johny T can spot a crap movie. Good for him.

Chicago sucks, but Johny T would have made it worse.
 
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2003-04-06 06:02:53 PM  
chicago and anything like it is a POS, I'd sooner watch him in a "crappy" film than that anyway.
 
2003-04-06 06:03:00 PM  
Considering his recent track record, if he did accept the part, the film probably would have bombed.
 
2003-04-06 06:03:55 PM  
He's just saving himself for the next installment of "GREASE".
 
2003-04-06 06:04:37 PM  
So much for Scientology postulates...
 
2003-04-06 06:04:53 PM  
Say what you will - but I STILL think that movie did nothing...


/flamebait
 
2003-04-06 06:09:25 PM  
Good call. That movie blows.
 
2003-04-06 06:10:32 PM  
[B]Coleslaw[/B]

He's already made that "one more" decision hence Battlefield Earth 2.
 
2003-04-06 06:10:49 PM  
Hmm.

I saw Phone Booth last night. Thought it was pretty good, for the most part.
 
2003-04-06 06:12:41 PM  
We question the guy's intelligence...he's a SCIENTOLOGIST.

Doesn't that convey enough info?
 
2003-04-06 06:14:47 PM  
canoe sucks
 
2003-04-06 06:15:04 PM  
I loved "Chicago", but then again I love musicals. I love singing along to the songs when watching it at home. :-) One of my favorite movies from a few years ago was "Moulin Rouge". I think in the right role Travolta can be good. But his constant postulizing for the Cult of Scientology really turns me off.
 
2003-04-06 06:17:56 PM  
Anyone see his wife on The Daily Show? John had one of Travolta's co-stars in Basic (it was Connie Neilson from Gladiator) and was commenting on what a huge head Travolta had. He mentioned it to Preston and she said something like "I like it..." and John said "that's the dirtest thing anyone's ever said on this show".

Heh heh, that was before Colin Ferrel was on. Some how I think saying "I have a foreskin" beats Preston. All in all, it's been a year for the daily show. heh, the only TV news I watch - I get all my 'real' news from Fark links.
 
2003-04-06 06:18:36 PM  
Musicals are as intelligence sapping as, say, Scientology
 
2003-04-06 06:20:25 PM  
The good news is that the Church of Scientology is fallible too.
 
2003-04-06 06:20:52 PM  
JT is pretty dumb. He has a hard time memorizing his lines. He may have thought the film was too much for him. But don't feel too sorry for him, he could buy most of what you own out of petty cash.
 
2003-04-06 06:20:55 PM  
Hasn't he done these kind of bonehead decisions before?
 
2003-04-06 06:21:06 PM  
Heh, nothing like a walking talking poster child for the power of Dyanetics, eh?
 
2003-04-06 06:24:28 PM  
Hey Travolta, drink the damn Kool-aid already.
 
2003-04-06 06:25:24 PM  
I justsaw a trailer for "The Mighty Wind". It's "Spinal Tap" for folk music.
 
2003-04-06 06:28:18 PM  
...on advice from the church of scientology.
 
2003-04-06 06:30:32 PM  
if travolta were in Chicago, I doubt it would've done as well.
 
2003-04-06 06:34:45 PM  
C'mon people. We're talking about the man who made BATTLEFIELD EARTH.
 
2003-04-06 06:37:41 PM  
I havnt seen Battlefield Earth yet. Could Pulp Fiction's coolness cancel out Battlefield Earth's suck-ness?
 
2003-04-06 06:37:56 PM  
Meh. Battlefield Earth, Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard. I think that explains it all. Whether or not you like Chicago is irrelevant. It has been (and most likely will continue) to kick Basic at the box orifice.
 
2003-04-06 06:38:38 PM  



Terl as Billy Flynn: "This trial...the whole world...it's all...show business!"

Got nothing.
 
2003-04-06 06:39:37 PM  
i think that there is only one thing to say here
go greased lightning
 
2003-04-06 06:40:39 PM  


Funny...and he would rather make shiat movies like this one instead.
 
2003-04-06 06:40:45 PM  
From further down the aritcle:
"Vin would really like to do a romantic comedy and even a musical, so we're actively looking for those kind of projects instead of simply making sequels to his action films."

Ah, sweet jeebus! What's worse than seeing JT do more musicals? Seeing Vin Diesel do musicals!
 
2003-04-06 06:42:48 PM  
dynamitarded: Only if you see Battlefield Earth first.


Good book, shiat movie.

They basically cut out over half of the book when they made that craptacular PoS.
 
2003-04-06 06:42:55 PM  
And on another note, Kelly Preston can audit out my body thetans any time...
 
2003-04-06 06:48:31 PM  
Stupidity in action...I wonder when the next Battlefield Earth sequel is going to be out so I can skip it and watch his career fall to pieces.
 
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