According to the resources the heartthrob of millions across the globe John Travolta is going to become the first actor to receive the Cinema Icon award at the film festival held in France. Steven Gaydos, who is the executive editor and the vice president of Variety stated that the long acting career, the honors, and the worldwide popularity are enough to make him qualify for the award.
He received the award on 15th May after the premiere of his new film ‘Gotti’.The music composer of ‘Gotti’ performed at the award function.
The jury of this year’s film festival is headed by Cate Blanchett who is a straightforward member of the movement known as Time’s Up. The jury consists of 9 members that include Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, a Burundians singer Khadja Nin and Lea Seydoux.
Among the films contesting for awards are Palm and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘The Wild Pear Tree’Pawel Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ and David Robert Mitchell’s ‘Under the Silver Lake’.
The brilliant actor John Travolta has already received two Oscar nominations in his life, the first Oscar nomination he received was for the film that made him a real star its name was Saturday Night Fever which was released in 1977. The second Oscar nomination that he received was for the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ in 1994.
The outstanding actor has also given a musical super hit movie ‘Grease’ it was released in the year 1978, the lead roles in the movie were played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
As the Cannes film festival will end on 19th and by the time it ends many other films at Cannes will highlight the injustices from around the world. One of the most popular films at the Cannes Market is a film led by women, it is a spy film named ‘355’.