John Travolta to play John Gotti
January 26th, 2011
03:25 PM ET

John Travolta to play John Gotti

John Travolta is going gangsta. The actor is reportedly set to star in an upcoming biopic of former crime boss John Gotti.

TMZ reports that Travolta and comedian Marty Ingels had a top-secret meeting at Brentwood, California, restaurant Amici on January 24 and talked Mafia over their meal.

"Travolta's going to play the life of John Gotti," Ingles told the TMZ crew as he exited the eatery. "That's why we were meeting,"

For his part, Travolta isn't being a stool pigeon and won't confirm or deny the report. Asked if he'd be portraying the Dapper Don, who died in 2002 while serving a life sentence in prison, the 56-year-old star responded, "I don't know about that."

According to TMZ, Oscar nominee/host James Franco is also expected to join the crime family as John Gotti Jr.


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  3. mshollandsthoughts

    Hmm why John Travolta!

    February 1, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Wendy Brooks

    I really beleive he is the right man for the job,I love Travolta when plays the villian......he is sooooo hot,I love him in the "The Punisher",and "Swordfish"..he was the bomb in both..I love john..he has been in show business for so long,and he re-invents himself everytime.......I cant wait for this movie to come out,its gonna be great..I love gangsters,and I will love him in GOTTI......John is just HHHHHoOOOOOOOtttttttt!

    January 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jim Monaghan

    WHY? Stupid idea. Armand Assante already did it and did it well, in the previously released HBO special.

    January 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    Is this article some sort of sick joke?

    January 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gail

    Whoever is responsible for casting Travolta in this role needs to get whacked.

    January 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marcus

    The sad thing about JT is that only 1 in 5 of his movies is worth a crap. Him and Nicolas Cage are the two worst successful actors of ALL TIME! Their movies are so bad, they're fun to watch. And no, I don't pay to watch them. I wait until my friends rent/buy them and then I watch them. Some movies are so bad you just have to watch them–like the 'Iron Eagle' movies. Same thing with actors. And when 'FaceOff' came out I couldn't wait for it to go to DVD. The two WORST actors of all time–IN THE SAME MOVIE!! And I wasn't disappointed. It was so riduculously stupid! JT is not a good choice for JG. JT is too over the top. They should have gotten somebody like Ray Liotta. He's one of your classic mob actors.

    To sum up: JT sucks!

    January 28, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nick

    Chaz Palminteri my choice

    January 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. H

    Being a Scientologist doesn't make you gay... just looney.

    January 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Good Day

    He's trying to change his image again.

    January 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cheekbrown

    I think Travolta will Be Cool as Gotti.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. steve

    He should play a seventh level Thetan. He could beat up psychiatrists. Cool.

    January 28, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    Who changes their name and comes to America illegally With Out Papers? Dagos!

    January 28, 2011 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sherri

    Well, unlike Willow Smith, at least he's not trying to play the part of MLK.

    January 28, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  16. poet52

    All kidding to the side.acting speaks louder then words. I beleve john T, will be the next godfother to my next child

    January 28, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  17. poet52

    I'm no actor.I wacthed forst gump 10 times over.and I remember,what I said john T.I just wanted you to be my boyfriend?/he ha,he ha.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  18. paul de la varre

    Travolta as Gotti for President; put the Mob in charge of government and you'll see a quick change for sure!. I trust the mob more than I do our own corrupt politicians. Let's see Travolta/Gotti rub out Hillary clinton; that would be cool.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. paul delavarre

    I wish GOtti was still alive, and I'd rather have the Mafia run our government; we would not be in the mess we're in; and the corrupt bankers, Wall Street brokers and mortgage lenders who all be wiped out. YOu go Mr. Travolta, play the Dapper Don. I have more respect for mobsters than I do for our politicians and white collar elites. capice?

    January 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Georgie Porgie

    It's just not as believable watching a gay actor play somebody straight.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. garyd

    Bodabing! John Travolta as John Gotti? Are youz kidding! Freakin Amazing! Forget about it ! Fist pump ! Oh yeah !!!

    January 27, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  22. GaPeach

    OK haters! Every goodlooking guy in Hollywood has been or will be accused of being gay! Get over it! John can laugh all the way to the bank!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chris

    "Gangsta"????? Is this some sort of remake of Boyz in the Hood?

    January 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. ed

    I'm sorry but never thought JT was a great actor and the whole scientology thing shows he is nutz like cruise.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Kevin

    Travolta is on my "Do Not Watch" list along with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  26. 2tacosfor99cents

    If this meeting was "Top-Secret" how did they find out and get the name of the restaurant? One hell of a secret meeting if we know what it was about.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Shamara

    Your crazy! First JT is an amazing actor. He can do this hands down. Second, John Gotti's story has NOT been told in a lot of ways. It's been played the way media wants you to see him. Not the way he was! Get it straight. Everything you read from this gossip crap about Mr Gotti or his family are lies and fantasy from the media!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  28. glenn in fairhaven

    All us gays are hoping jt is gay so we can do him in our minds ladies?. most of us have played whackamole thinking of him hot bald and a goatee yum chave me john anyday split my toes in the ceiling fan

    January 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Karen

    Thank goodness you people aren't the casting directors.
    JT will ace this role.

    January 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Tackleberry

    First we're fed Johnny Depp trying to play John Dillinger ( what a laugh that was) and now we get Travolta playing Gotti. If I was the mob, I'd burn down the movie companies that chose these 2 yard idiots!

    January 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dino

    Hollywood is retarded? No way! Travolta looks just like him! If he didnt take the role they could have always given to Tom Cruise or Jonhy Depp. They should make it a real "progressive" Hollywood movie by giving Gotti a black girlfriend or a black best friend or an adopted chinese baby. (sarcasm)

    January 27, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  32. lori-anne

    Love you Johnny in every way, thank you for being you babie!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Raul

    I think JT will be fine for it! He's older,has put on some weight & he's an amazing italian actor! Sammy Jackson was the best in Pulp fiction but this aint pulp fiction! Let him show us all what he can do!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Heywood Jablome

    JT and TC are slappin' wags on a regular basis. Maybe not with each other–but there is some serious analyzing goin' down in da Hollywood Town. They have both seen more weenuses than a mens urinal.C'mon peeps–don't be naïve.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Be Quiet

    I am sorry. I was just kidding. I AM GAY. I had to come out of the closet like that by first accusing the actor. Frankly, he is my idol.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  36. johninmemphis

    Who cares if he's (Travolta) gay or not???? These rumors have been going since "welcome back" was on the air.
    And the latest is fat hag Carrie fisher saying he is while she has being waddling out on the latest talk show circuit, promoting some fat hag story.
    He is an actor and good one to boot; so I’ll say again WHO CARES?!?!?!?!?

    January 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  37. TEKKY

    I honestly think the Gotti story has been done and done again. How about Sam "Momo" Giancana or better yet... Tony "Joe Batters" Accardo... A shadowy figure, who may or may not have been a shooter in the St. Valentines Day Massacre, that was one of the most prolific la cosa nostra figures of all time.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  38. MD

    What an intelligent conversation......what a bunch of mo's!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  39. MadCityBabe

    I like actors who are traditionally cast as handsome, tough can do no wrong types branch out into other areas. I think John has mastered this wonderfully...................very charming

    January 27, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  40. yahman

    why r u guys so hard on barbarino..oh wait a minute, he mite like that..nevermind..

    January 27, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  41. yahman

    travolta and franco in the same movie?..will they have a sauna scene in drag where they will be in..err.."act in?"...i betch they "wood" have loads of fun..

    January 27, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  42. Octavio

    It should Roberto Deniro playing gotti.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  43. Octavio

    I did not know that John was gay. Pictures tell the story.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  44. steven beard

    Gay! James gandolfini would be the ideal actor! Com'on man!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  45. larde

    he could play any part he wanted too. He is not GAY, he would beat you if he knew you aid that.
    He is great guy with a great family. Tom Cruise needs to get out town and take that wacky katie with him

    January 27, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  46. Patrick

    Travolta playing a crime boss? Not going to work. Mafia movies and shows only work if the characters are fictional. The fact it's based on an actual gangster will be boring. It's tough being right all the time. You're welcome.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  47. Elton John

    Best wishes from David and me.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  48. Ricky Martin

    Congrats John.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  49. NealR2000

    Travolta is one of the luckiest actors ever. His early success was due to his good looks, and this finally faded and his career hit the crapper. He lucked-out big time when he was cast in Pulp Fiction, and for the life of me, I cannot understand why he got so much praise for that. Samuel L. Jackson was the true star of that film and single-handedly made it great. pulp Fiction put Travelota back on the A-list and he banked a fortune making movies since, which for the most part, have been getting worse and worse.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  50. fatguy

    John Travolta's head looks like a delicious honey baked ham......I bet you're all drooling now.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  51. Rfrank22

    John travolta has always been a master at drama.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  52. Binks

    Ridiculous. John Travolta as a gangsta ok. But to portray Gotti? I don't think so. Will be complete shart

    January 27, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  53. BigAl

    gonna' be tough to top armand assante

    January 27, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  54. Sheila

    YOU ARE MAD BECAUSE U CANNOT DANCE AND HE STOLE YOUR GIRL.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  55. Guti

    He'll be a great choice. The rest who disagree can kiss his ass.

    January 27, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  56. Vlcs

    gay or straight-for all the comments posted, NONE of u know! U can post ur opinion, that is all. My opinion, I think Travolta is not the best choice to play the Dapper Don but maybe he could play Victoria Gotti!

    January 27, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  57. ramon

    He already murdered his retarded son and made a new one. (quick!! cremate my son) He will play Gotti very nicely.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  58. nellie

    John is on of the great actors and family man that still are real <> so to any of you out there you cant even pretent to talk about him ................

    January 27, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  59. zoe

    Gay, gay, gay, gay..gay, gay, gay gay..he's gay, he's gay..he's gay...yay, yay..come out and play..Namaste.

    January 27, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  60. Kristine belman

    John travolta is more of a man then any of you men out there!! so stop being jealous.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  61. Kristine belman

    John travolta is more of a man then any of you men out there!!! so stop being jealous of him.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  62. Kristine belman

    John travolta is more of a man,then any of you men out there!! Hes just just too good looking and people are jealous of him.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  63. 1st Lady

    Theze Comments R Hilarious- If Hez Gay, He Sure Doez Gotta Lot Of Money Nd I Hope He Doez Good…… Hes A Good Actor 2Me

    January 27, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  64. XXV

    Sword Fish or sword
    Swallower..! Hmmmm
    Yum Yum...Come Clean
    John, COME Clean...! You
    Even have the look Pal.
    A-Ha...Peace to You.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  65. poet52

    Jt.back to the future? I was dansin.don't no how to spell.phanomenon. It made me cry.an ime not gay? The man is sharper thin a razzer blade?- sword fish.and ass 4 beeing gay? He that is with out sin, be the first to cast the 1st stone???.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  66. el chico

    You can tell he's a fruit just by watching grease. That's one gay ass movie.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  67. El Chico

    Child please!!! That man is gay. Aint no denying it. And if your getting mad about it , its because sometimes the truth hurts.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  68. steven

    leave the guy alone for chist-sake. give him a chance to prove how good an actor he is. it takes years for some to master their acting ability and maybe he has it now

    January 27, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  69. stallion

    John is a great actor. One of the best he's always on his A game.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  70. blue lou

    Jt had his time. Gay or straight is not the point. The right man to play gotti will not be an a list star making 20 mil per picture. I can play gotti in my sleep.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  71. stallion

    Johns not gay and being gay is a perversion and not natural basic pluming duh

    January 27, 2011 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  72. robertskip#1

    This rob galloway my heart goes outto the children that Want to live a batter life. Write me next time.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  73. Jesse James Butt

    You can be Gay and have Kids. Look at Elton John and Riki Martin. Or is it Englesious? However you spell his name. I farted.

    January 26, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  74. schoolgirl

    Just cause your married...

    January 26, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  75. ryan

    Travolta is such a big budget hollywood pick instead of getting the best actor 2 play gotti they get a big name. it will be another bomb from travolta. dont get me wrong he has some good movies but they could find someone better than that. assante did a great job and that movie didnt even make the movies that was hbo movie

    January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  76. TeeJay

    Broken Arrow and Face Off were both good. JT has developed into a pretty decent actor. He just might surprise ya.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Tara

    Who cares about either of them? Gotti was a sociopath who got off on control and murder! Only in america can such an idiot have a movie!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  78. big Al

    How about Sammy "The Bull" lol! Just kidding for you haters if you know who Sammy is!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  79. GP

    In order to play that part you MUST be Italian so he's a perfect candidate. Go John!

    January 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  80. travolta fan

    Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Two Movies that became American Movie classics. All you people that call Mr. Travolta Gay have nothing better to do. Why attack this man? Is it because he kissed Marlon Brando on Saturday Night Live? Brando, An Acting Legend. I don't hear people calling him gay. And for all you other people calling Mr. Travolta gay are just jumping on the band wagon. (you might be hiding somthing yourself and don't want to be found off yourself.) Let this fine man be.

    January 26, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Rod Venger

    What a poor choice. Besides being undapper, his voice is pitched too high to make for a credible mafia don. How about DeNiro? Hell, why not Eddie Murphy in whiteface for that matter! Or Patrick Stewart?

    January 26, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Kathy

    John Travolta gay? I do not believe this! Don't you people have better things to worry about like the economy instead of who is gay or not? What on earth does whether he's gay or not have to do with his acting skills? Hmmmm? You people need to get a life!

    January 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  83. xstongue

    could have got one of our politicians to play the part, but John is just taking lesson from them....

    January 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  84. fetus travolta

    mommy mommy dont let daddy, the aliens or zombie jett kill me

    January 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  85. kelly preston

    the aliens are in the bathtub with you honey

    January 26, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  86. john travolta

    you should have accepted scientology. now the aliens wiil eat your rancid flesh. love daddy.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  87. jett travolta

    you killed me daddy. daddy, daddy, help me. i'm stuck in alien hell. you killed me daddy. help me.

    January 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • NM

      What a horrible thing to say! What in the hell is the matter with you??? Jerk!

      January 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • tracy

      Thats jacked up you should be ashamed of yourself

      January 27, 2011 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      Don't know about the aliens but I never quite beleived the story told by the media.........I do think it odd that John was ordering his plane to be ready before he called 911.

      January 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  88. tom cruise

    revolta sux

    January 26, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Italian dude

    Of course people gonna say hes gay cus he got the role ! Live with it! He aint gay morons thats why he got kids!

    January 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyonthewall

      So does Elton John and his partner.........think Wart think.

      January 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  90. happygayhappy

    HAD A BAD DAY BUT U ALL MADE ME HAPPY. NOT GAY BUT HAPPY. THATS WHAT JT IS. LORD. U ALL A TRIP. NOTHIN ELSE BETTER TO DO. ????WAOW. SOME FUNNY COMMENTS. U ALL GET A HAPPY LIFE

    January 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  91. angel

    People are such haters why you hating on John cause he have money and he one of the best actors out there and you still struggling jajaja my opinion is he'll will do a great job playing as gotti......haters

    January 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  92. mad hater

    I heard Rosie had his kid

    January 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  93. kim

    Thats cold, gay dang didnt his wife just have a son.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Mr Orange

    TOBY MAGUIRE would play a great Gravano also!!!

    January 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Bob Jones

    Hey, Jermaine Henderson, YOUR A MORON – LAY OFF THE CRACK PIPE BUDDY!!

    January 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. mmaniak

    so wat if hes gay or not? hes a GOOD actor IMO which is wat counts for doing a MOVIE, no???

    January 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  97. jermaine henderson

    we need more black guys playing gotti. we all gangstaz too bit we be for real.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  98. dawgswar

    You guys are all wrong. John Travolta is playing Capo Vito Spatafore not the dapper don.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Greg

    I don't watch Travolta flicks. He is too one-dimensional and over hyped.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  100. martin

    I thought that ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER was supposed to get this role. That's ok however, as I have also heard that he may replace Regis in October

    January 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Marco555

    Ruffalo. Interesting cause I'd have Ruffalo put on all that weight and do Gravano.

    January 26, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr Orange

      I think if GIOVANNI RIBISI put on some weight and muscle he would be a PERFECT Sammy the Bull Gravano.

      January 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Mr Orange

    Plus he is italian, John Travolta is not italian and there is quite a resemblance especially to young gotti

    January 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Tamb

    Why does anyone even care if someone is gay? While someone should be able to be who they are and be open about it, that person has to decide what they want to reveal. So good luck to JT he's been through hell losing his son. He deserves some happiness.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Mr Orange

    You know who would be perfect for the role is MARK RUFFALO. Just have him put on a few pounds and he would blow it out the box.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Marco555

    No way. Travolta's good, but he's not right for Gotti. Get Tony Sirico who played Pauli Walnuts on sopranos to play Gotti if your serious.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Tevii

    Stallone was supposed to play Gotti the last I heard. i wonder what happened there. Travolta should be able to pull it off though

    January 26, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  107. escape4now

    Jt is perfect for this role. He's a great actor and he's great in villan roles. He's not gay!

    January 26, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  108. acey

    Who cares if he's gay or hetero. Grow up.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  109. mister white

    hey hows it going everone

    January 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Superhiro

    I don't get it. Is all the gay talk just because he's a scientologist? Because let me tell you, that's FAR from the "gayest" religion. Catholics? Hello?

    January 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Kevin Douangnoy

    I'm cool, beautiful and good.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  112. JD

    JT will ace this role as always.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  113. mad hater

    I'm sure he's expeirimented with Tom Cruise at there church functions

    January 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  114. NM

    FYI-John Travolta, IS NOT GAY!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Superhiro

    Not sure where the gay stuff is coming from, but regardless of whether he is or isn't, he is indeed a terrible actor.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  116. uuuff

    All you people are funny...the last good movie jt made was face off

    January 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  117. RW

    Don Ingels, I'm honored and grateful that you've invited me to..... Oh, sorry, wrong Don.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  118. RW

    "Don Ingels, I'm honored and grateful that you've invited me....". Oh, sorry, wrong Don.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  119. BlabberJockyWickyIAmSticky

    Gotti say "Hoe" say "Hoe" "Hoe"....say Heidi Heidi Hoe!

    January 26, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  120. BlabberJockyWickyIAmSticky

    Me thinks that wifee KellyP loving the beerded clam and the rugger muncher.....

    January 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  121. BlabberJockyWickyIAmSticky

    Yeah and his wife kellie likee the bearded clam.....

    January 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  122. BlabberJockyWickyIAmSticky

    Me thinking Jhonny Trav saying hoemo says what?

    January 26, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Name*monique

    travolta has made horrible movies since he has gotten older but this takes the razzie prize!

    January 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  124. BlabberJockyWickyIAmSticky

    Rubbem Out Jhonny Trav and let the loufa fly!

    January 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  125. mister desk

    yeah

    January 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  126. mad hater

    Maybe there's a part for Timberlake

    January 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Marc R

    Rumors aside – Travolta's a stud. Great actor.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Ginger

    Yes, this is cool, w/some extra weight and gray heir, he would kill it, good pick. Also, congrat on baby.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  129. jack black

    you all think he is gay becaus he played a women in a Movie

    January 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  130. nategotti76

    I guess the meeting wasn't so top secret.

    January 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  131. haitian warrior

    If it werent for sammy, john would not have gone to the can. jt gay? vinny barbarino? i always thought it was arnold horshack.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sammy Gravano

      Yeah, I turned state. Whaddya gonna do about it? Nuth'n...

      January 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  132. philly girl

    I BELIEVE TRAVOLTA WILL MAKE THIS A.GOOD MOVIE..YES ARMAND ASANTI DID AND EXCEPTIONAL JOB BUT SO DID TRAVOLTA IN SWORDFISH...GREAT ACTOR BY FAR..

    January 26, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Evel Kneivel

    I didn't even notice that Franco is in it too. They might as well get Kevin Spacey to play Sammy the Bull and Tom Cruise to play Neil D'ellacrote.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Evel Kneivel

    Rumor has it that JT is a size queen and is very orally giving

    January 26, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  135. mister desk

    john is a nice guy. he doesnt work with the keebler elves like sylvester stallone and robin williams, note robin williams is a super great person. no offense to him.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  136. darla

    Gay or not he is a great actor and is great in every thing he does. And if he is gay thats no ones buisness but his. And the man is so good looking.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  137. karen

    .

    January 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  138. bostongye

    Its about time we get another Mafia flick. Been too long. And Travolta will be a great Gotti, who cares if he's gay or not?! They have similar features.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Travolta

    I'm not gay, but my boyfriend is...

    January 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  140. duh

    JT we'll have to see. The gay thing refers to Franco. Duh.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  141. kat

    Come on really, armand assante played gotti now he looks more like him than travolta, seriously come on people no way is john travolta going to work in the role of gotti.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      So because one far-less-known actor looks a little more like Gotti (in your opinion), that makes him a better choice to portray him? Wow, you don't know much about the performing arts, do you?

      January 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  142. cat

    Grease is the word, its the word have you heard?

    January 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  143. mister desk

    i may be odd but john trevolta is one of my favorite actors. he really is a deacent guy. although he is a fairly big a list actor he doesnt take himself too seriously. john is one of the nice guys of hollywood.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Bucktooth

    Excellent Choice! Talented!

    January 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  145. John Wright

    Again, where is this gay thing coming from? Can anyone state where anything is on the web that's credible? I don't think he's into the Hershey Highway!

    January 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      My best friend, a straight fitness trainer here in Hollywood, knows first hand after a very uncomfortable misunderstanding many years ago.

      January 26, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  146. karen

    A gay person can always recognize another gay person...even if they r hidden n a closet...

    January 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Donnatello

    If john is gay that is his business. I think will perform as he always does. FAB U LOUS.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  148. JT

    I heard he is gonna play John Gaytti (because he is gay).

    January 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Paty

    who cares if JT is gay or not?? He's an amazing and talented actor. He is a great choice for this role.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Mucho Macho

    Are you telling me he's gay or that Tom Cruise is gay or both?

    January 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Beautiful Vixen

    Lol..he is not gay. Where is this coming from? I think he will be great in this.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Deborah

    John travolta are you kidding me they could of picked some one better that was just a bad choice

    January 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Sammy Gravano

    Gotti wasn't nuth'n without me.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Cassie

    He will do a great job playing Gotti. Look at his work playing in movies where he was a bad guy. He is great at what he does.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Frankie

    apart from being gay I believe Trovolta is a good choice

    January 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  156. JR

    What about Paulie Walnuts of The Soprano's. Now theres a great american actor.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  157. andy

    I think he's gonna do a fine job. Travolta is not gay

    January 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • lori-anne

      I think he will have to just stay on top and work hard for what John has to do,which that will not be no worry at all.

      January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Jeremy Polston

    Oh look at all of the wanna be hard people.. John is a great actor, period. Where this "gay" crap is coming from I dont know, I guess some people are just flat out morons.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  159. sam

    Armade assante played a great john gotti in the HBO movie on his life. I don't see travolta doing that good of a job

    January 26, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  160. arcola wyonna davis

    I think that is a wonderful choice.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Dcforlife

    Isnt he married? why is everybody saying hes gay? did i miss something..

    January 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      DC for Life, yeah, he's gay. It's sort of an open secret. And yes, he has a "beard" – wife for hetero show.

      He is so far in the closet, he's in Narnia.

      January 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bookenz

      Both Scientologist actors play left field. And they're both married – their "wives" should be growing beards.

      January 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      No, he's not gay. He's married with children, one of them a newborn boy.

      January 28, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  162. TRUTH

    John Travolta is an amazing actor and will no doubt do an excellent job playing Gotti.
    Haters never prosper.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  163. JR

    JT won't have to act when he does the prison scenes. I don't think any current Wise Guys will be to happy with the casting.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  164. No-No

    Hey "Be Quiet" I hope John Gotti thumps you on the head for the goofy message you posted ! & I'm being nice

    January 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Be Quiet

    Wow, good for him! I mean, it's so daring for a gay actor to play a Mafia figure.

    January 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Mucho Macho

    No, a complete nut job yes, fudge -packer no. You're thinking of the other famous scientologist

    January 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  167. qanerd

    and you're a jerk-o

    January 26, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  168. frank carter

    Was Gotti GAY? like john?

    January 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  169. andy

    Once again, you're an idiot.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Evel Kneivel

    And once again, @andy, you represent epic #fail.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  171. Marcus

    ALL mobsters are gay!

    January 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  172. bostongye

    They cant earn their money by working for a living. They need to resort to crime and then consider themselves "men" when they do their prison bid instead of giving people up.

    January 28, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |

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