Disco is Here!
In 1977, John showed off his dance moves in the film ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ He played Tony Manero, who focused on the local disco scene after graduating high school. Dressed in a now-iconic white suit, the role cemented John’s stardom. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
A Dance with Royalty
John was able to have a memorable dance off-screen in the mid-1980s. As a guest at a White House Gala during President Reagan’s time in office, he shared a dance with Princess Diana. The Princess had confessed to First Lady Nancy Reagan that she admired John and that she wanted to dance with him. The two shared a dance to an applauding crowd on onlookers.
A Strong Performance
1994 saw a boost in the actor’s somewhat stagnant career after more than 10 years out of the spotlight. John was cast in the lead role of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction.’ Starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Ving Rhames, Bruce Willis, and Uma Thurman, the film told the story of the lives of criminals in Los Angeles. John was again nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Vincent Vega.