Once upon a time, John Travolta was hot, hot, hot.

That’s not so much the case anymore, and it’s not just because Travolta is 64 and decades past his “Saturday Night Fever” Jersey boy sexual prime.

At the Cannes Film Festival this week, Travolta premiered his latest movie, “Gotti,” his so-called “passion project” in which he plays the infamous leader of the Gambino crime family. The premiere didn’t go so well, with the long, reportedly troubled film drawing mostly negative reviews.

Travolta followed up the premiere by getting up on stage with 50 Cent at a festival after-party. Video of Travolta busting some moves while the rapper performed “Just A Lil Bit” have gone viral.

While some sweetly likened Travolta’s moves to “dad bopping,” others saw the routine as yet another sign that people just don’t take him seriously anymore. Instead, people see Travolta as a source of amusement — as a joke, even.

When Travolta was a disco-era breakout phenomenon in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease,” fans and critics admired him as a uniquely talented actor and dancer. He solidified his reputation as a major screen presence and box-office draw with a career resurgence and a second Oscar nomination with Quentin Tarantino’s “Pump Fiction” in 1995.

But over the decades, Travolta also has suffered some high-profile career tumbles, in part due to his own questionable choices in projects. He’s taken himself off in some weird directions, including through his association with the Church of Scientology, which led him to produce and star in his other “passion project,” the widely maligned “Battlefield Earth” in 2000.

The married father of two living children also has been dogged by lawsuits and claims that he’s been sexually inappropriate with men he’s hired to give him massages.

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