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John Travolta and Wife Kelly Preston, 'Star Wars' Stormtroopers: Honorary Oscars

John Travolta, Kelly PrestonJohn Travolta and wife Kelly Preston.

John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston: Governors Awards

John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are seen arriving at the 2011 Governors Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ceremony was held in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Veteran actor James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave (Julia, 1977) in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage. Veteran make-up artist Dick Smith (Amadeus, The Sentinel, Taxi Driver) was present to receive his Honorary Oscar.

Television celebrity Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for the Steven Spielberg drama The Color Purple, was the recipient of this year's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

John Travolta movies

John Travolta has received two Best Actor Oscar nominations:

Other John Travolta movie credits include:

  • Urban Cowboy (1980).
    Dir.: James Bridges.
    Cast: Debra Winger.
  • Blow Out (1981).
  • Staying Alive (1983).
  • Broken Arrow (1996).
  • Mad City (1997).
  • Face/Off (1997).
  • Primary Colors (1998).
    Dir.: Mike Nichols.
    Cast: Emma Thompson. Kathy Bates. Larry Hagman.
  • The Punisher (2004).
  • Hairspray (2007).
  • From Paris with Love (2010).

Kelly Preston movies

Among Kelly Preston's movie credits are Twins, Citizen Ruth, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Only You.

Also: The Experts, Addicted to Love, Eulogy, Sky High, and Old Dogs.

John Travolta and Kelly Preston photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.

Stormtroopers Star Wars'Star Wars' Stormtroopers.

'Star Wars' Stormtroopers

Stars Wars Stormtroopers were present on the 2011 Governors Awards' Red Carpet on Nov. 12. Whether they were actually guests at the ceremony itself is another matter.

But why would the Stormtroopers be seen anywhere near this year's Governors Awards? To protect John Travolta from those pesky paparazzi?

Hardly. They showed up because honoree James Earl Jones – ironically, not in attendance (see above) – provided the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies.

Stormtroopers movies

The Stormtroopers make life difficult for the Star Wars saga heroes in the original Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi, etc. George Lucas directed the first Star Wars, one of the biggest blockbusters in history.

Star Wars Stormtroopers photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.) website.

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