Trailer for John Travolta gangster film 'Gotti'

John Travolta praised after unveiling new 'wig'-free bald look on Instagram

The actor now has a shaved head and a beard

Clémence Michallon
New York
Tuesday 08 January 2019 19:07

John Travolta has received enthusiastic praise after unveiling his new bald head.

The actor shared a selfie on his Instagram account on Monday to wish his followers a happy new year, revealing his new look in the process.

Travolta, who posed next to his 18-year-old daughter Ella Bleu, is wearing a tuxedo in the snap and sporting a shaved head as well as a beard – a look that has pleased social media users endlessly.

The actor, 64, has been believed to have resorted to wigs and hair pieces for several years, presumably to hide a balding skull.

"John Travolta is now bald and he definitely pulls it off," one Twitter user wrote after he shared his Instagram photo.

Someone else commented: "Wowza!!! In a good way... wowza!!!"

Travolta's new look also prompted several comparisons between the actor and Bruce Willis, who has long adopted a bald look.

The actor's bald head does appear to be a relatively new style: in December, Travolta supported his friend Pitbull during his handprint and footprint ceremony at the TCL Hollywood Theatre.

On that occasion, Travolta was sporting a mane of grey hair.

The actor currently has three films in post-production: Karzan Kader's Trading Paint, Carson Philipps's The Poison Rose, and Fred Durst's Moose.

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In 2018, Travolta appeared in Gotti and Speed Kills, both of which came out to overall negative reviews.

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