John Travolta to Care for James Gandolfini’s Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:2:32 pm EDT, June 20, 2013| Updated:8:12 am EDT, June 21, 2013|
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John Travolta appeared on Good Morning America today and ends up talking about the sudden passing of his dear from James Gandolfini. He makes it known that he has a specific plan for the loved ones Gandolfini has left behind.

My goal is to make sure that James Gandolfini's family is okay.

Let's take a look at Travolta and Gandolfini's history together, the devoted friendship they shared, and their past.

1. Gandolfini Consoled Travolta When He Lost His Son

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A few years ago when John Travolta's son Jett unexpectedly passed away, Gandolfini made a trip down to Florida to be by his buddy's side. John remembers:

James went out of his way to come to Florida, and he would not leave Florida until I was OK, or he felt that I would be fine.

2. Travolta Has Been There Watching James' Boy Grow Up

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When opening up to GMA, Travolta spoke about Gandolfini's children and how he wanted to make sure they were taken care of.

His little boy, I watched him grow up and his brand-new little girl. We'll just make sure they're taken care of. That's the whole idea.

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3. Their Fathers Knew Each Other

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4. James Admired John as an Actor

In the same chat on GMA, it's brought up that Gandolfini admired Travolta as an actor the same way that Travolta admired Robert DeNiro.

I was his inspiration to get into the business. He would see pictures of me on the wall from movies and decided he wanted to be an actor.

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5. The Two Have Starred in Several Movies Together

Together, the two actors starred in films including Lonely Hearts and Get Shorty. Through projects like these, they were able to form a friendship and special bond that would outlive Gandolfini himself. Travolta speaks highly of Gandolfini saying:

He was a people person first and then everything else.

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