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John Travolta Receives Lead Acting Award at Rome Film Festival

John Travolta Receives Lead Acting Award at Rome Film Festival

Congrats are in order for John Travolta!

The 14th Rome Film Festival just honored the star with the Lead Acting Award for his performance in “The Fanatic.”

After accepting the award, Travolta celebrated on Instagram, writing, “Thank you very much to the Rome Film Festival for the Lead Acting Award for The Fanatic, and thank you to all the fans for coming out to share this special occasion with me!”

His wife Kelly Preston left three hearts in the comments, and his daughter Ella wrote, “Congratulations!!! So deserved❤️”

In “The Fanatic,” John plays Moose, a man determined to meet his favorite star, Hunter Dunbar (Devon Sawa).

He recently told “Extra’s” Renee Bargh about the role, saying, “He does cross the line, but only because, let’s say, he’s been bullied his whole life and mistreated. He can’t even imagine that his favorite movie star would mistreat him or bully him… so he gets confused… He does not know what to do. He wants his love to have a reflection back from this movie star.”

John continued, “This movie star is a good man but not a good celebrity… So you have two wrongs don’t make a right, but [it] allows it to be a fascinating thriller, and some horror.”

Why did he take the role? “The character was the appeal, because I believe each and every one of us has a little bit of this character [Moose] in us.”