Friday, March 10, 2017

Mr. John Travolta

Mr. John Travolta
PO Box 410
North Hollywood, CA  91603

Dear Mr. Travolta,

My name is Matt Winick and I’m a fan of your acting and your activism. My favorite movies that you played in were Grease, Be Cool, Swordfish, Wild Hogs, Saturday Night Fever, A Civil Action, Primary Colors, The General’s Daughter, and Ladder 49. In Grease, I enjoyed the musical romantic comedy about two lovers in high school which are Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson where they work out their differences of their social class. I thought you did an excellent job portraying Danny Zuko because I thought you did an excellent job making Danny have a great traits like working hard to improve his relationship with Sandy, having a good singing while the dancing, and having a kind personality when he is in a different social status. My favorite songs in the movie were Grease lighting, Summer Nights, and We Go Together.  You and Ms. Olivia Newton-John did a great job making Danny and Sandy a main characters with great traits.  Be Cool was a great movie because I enjoyed the plot about Chili Palmer who wants to enter the music industry where he is trying to learn how the industry works.  In Be Cool, I really enjoyed on how you made Chili Palmer  a great character with interesting traits like having a sense of humor, willing to build turn some foes into allies to help him be successful in the music industry.  A Civil Action was a great historical film due to I enjoyed learning about Attorney Jan Schlichtmann to take legal actions against some of the companies that make groundwater contaminated with toxic chemicals even though he loses but his work gives the EPA to bring action against the companies.    

Your role in A Civil Action got me very interested in learning history. In history, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger, protect the environment, and many others. Also in history I enjoy learning how famous people or different individuals work hard to make a great difference.  Also A Civil Action gave me a great message about the need to protect the environment, learn for the need to reduce powerful companies from corrupting the judicial system, and enjoy learning about how Jan Schlichtmann worked hard for environmental advocacy.  When I was young in middle school I was in a group of other middle schools students in a play called Grease. In the play Grease the people who produced it created some new characters so that other middle school students and I could participate. I had a role where I played Officer Ronald that they created where I would play as a police officer where I would warn Zuko and his gang from getting in trouble and I had a few lines like How are you? Better stay out of trouble Zuko? and many others.   Mr. Travolta, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I struggle on comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Another thing that I struggle with Autism is losing friends due to people get very judgmental about me being different or not meeting their standards.  Your story about dealing with your son having Autism, advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, and pushing for funds to help people with Autism inspires me to work hard on my disability.  Your roles in acting in different movies ranging from serious to comedy helps me improve on vocabulary including practicing speech and learning how to have a sense of humor. 

Even though I still struggle with Autism and dealing with different obstacles, I’m proud to call you a true role model to me and an inspiration to me. I really think that you do such a great job acting in different movies and making your characters have great or interesting traits. I have a birthday card wishing you a Happy Birthday for February 18th and $5 as a donation for you to use to help fund a charity to help people with Autism. Here is a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me. Mr. Travolta, you have inspired me to work hard on my disability, be interested in learning history,  and be confident to be in a middle school play called Grease. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job in acting, and inspiring me.  I wish you well to continue to make great movies and make a great impact on society. I hope that my letter and my birthday card can give you motivation to continue to make a great difference and to make you have a great birthday.


Matt Winick

Second Picture he sent me

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