On June 16, 1978 it was released Vaseline, a story based on a Broadway musical that had received much criticism and had not had the expected success. But against all odds, the movie became a real hit, swept the box office, became a cult feature film and sent its protagonists straight to fame.
Grease It did not have the opportunity to get any of the great prizes that are given in the world of cinema, but it was nominated in several categories to the Golden Globes and was in the finalists to take the Oscar for the best song.
At the box office it grossed a little more than $ 400 million, an incredible number for that time. “I wish I knew the secret of Grease, because then I would have made another movie like that,” he said jokingly. Olivia Newton-John, In an interview. This referring to the fact that the success of the musical was not contemplated.
It was a film with a lot of energy, with songs and choreographies that spread joy, as well as a love story between two young people that is very close to representing an entire generation. Randal Kleiser, Director of Vaseline It gave it that vintage look so vivid that, although it was recorded 25 years after the time it represents, it does so faithfully and very convincingly.
How do the protagonists look today?
43 years have passed since Vaseline was released. Among the protagonists, those who have had the most successes are John Travolta Y Stockard Channing. The others continued in show business, but with much less participation. We tell you how they look today.
He is 67 years old. For his participation in Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction, he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor, although he could never win it. In 1995 he won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy or musical, for Get shorty. Among his most recent works is his participation in the television series The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, the movie Savages and Elite Men.
He is 72 years old. After Vaseline he did not have so much participation in the cinema. His most memorable appearances were on television and, more recently, in programs such as Ru Pauls Drag Race or Dancing with the stars, where he participated as a judge.
In cinema he was in feature films such as Score: A Hockey Musical, A Few Best Men, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming and The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee.
He is 69 years old. After the film he had very little participation in show business. He was in the second part of Vaselina and in Salma Hayek’s film, Frida. On television he had sporadic appearances in the series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Stanley, LA Law and Civil Wars.
It is, along with John Travolta, the one that had the most success after Vaseline. At 77 she has been nominated for Oscars and Golden Globes. She was also the winner of three Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. And although she became well known for Grease, her great consolidation came with the role of First Lady Abbey Bartlet, in The West Wing, one of the most successful series in history.
He has also participated in plays and other television and film projects. He currently lives in New York City.