Vanity Fair: John Travolta Has Some Amazing Marlon Brando Stories

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The actor shared 25 things you didn’t know about him—including his connection with the late, great Brando—with Us Weekly.

John Travota wearing Matteo Perin in Vanity Fair

John Travota wearing Matteo Perin in Vanity Fair

John Travolta has had a storied career, but despite starring in such classics as Pulp Fiction, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease, there are still things we don’t know about him. In a new Us Weekly list, he shares 25 of said things, and there’s one name that pops up a lot: Marlon Brando.

“As a pilot, I flew from Mexico City to L.A. in the middle of the night with Marlon Brando and Sean Penn,” Travolta mentions in fact number 19. In fact, in number 22, he calls up his favorite piece of advice from Brando: “Don’t expect things from people that they can’t give you.”

Travolta and Brando have another, more public connection. In 1994, Travolta played the old-Hollywood star in an unforgettable S.N.L. sketch. Kevin Nealon plays Larry King, who interviews “Brando” about his autobiography. There is an “oil–laden” foot massage, a baby bonnet, and some mysterious cookies, which Travolta-as-Brando joyously chucks at Nealon-as-King... READ MORE

Rick Krusky