John Travolta takes a style nod from his Danny Zuko alter-ego as he rocks leather jacket for The Fanatic photocall at the Rome Film Festival

He became an international heartthrob when he starred as Danny Zuko in the 1978 box office smash Grease. 

And John Travolta harked backed to his T-Birds alter-ego as he arrived at the Rome Film Festival in a black leather jacket on Tuesday. 

John, 65, will be honoured with Best Leading Actor at the festival for his performance in The Fanatic, which is about a crazed fan who becomes a violent stalker. 

John Travolta harked backed to his T-Birds alter-ego as he arrived at the Rome Film Festival in a black leather jacket on Tuesday

John Travolta harked backed to his T-Birds alter-ego as he arrived at the Rome Film Festival in a black leather jacket on Tuesday 

John wore a near identical outfit to Zuko as he paired the leather jacket with a tight-fitting T-shirt and black trousers. 

The actor appeared delighted to be in Italy for the film's photocall, in which he is recognised for his convincing performance as stalker Moose.

After posing for a series of photos, John answered questions on the film.  

I've got chills: John Travolta took a style nod from his Danny Zuko alter-ego
Hunk: The actor became an international heartthrob when he starred as Danny Zuko in the 1978 box office smash Grease (pictured in 1978)

I've got chills: John Travolta took a style nod from his Danny Zuko alter-ego (pictured left in 1978)

Tell me about it, stud: John wore a near identical outfit to Zuko as he paired the leather jacket with a tight-fitting T-shirt and black trousers

Tell me about it, stud: John wore a near identical outfit to Zuko as he paired the leather jacket with a tight-fitting T-shirt and black trousers

Talented: John, 65, will be honoured with Best Leading Actor at the festival for his performance in The Fanatic about a crazed fan who becomes a violent stalker

Talented: John, 65, will be honoured with Best Leading Actor at the festival for his performance in The Fanatic about a crazed fan who becomes a violent stalker

Q and A: After posing for a series of photos, John answered questions on the film

 Q and A: After posing for a series of photos, John answered questions on the film

Thumbs up: The actor appeared delighted to be in Italy for the film's photocall, in which he is recognised for his convincing performance as stalker Moose

Thumbs up: The actor appeared delighted to be in Italy for the film's photocall, in which he is recognised for his convincing performance as stalker Moose

The festival's artistic director Antonio Monda said of John winning the Best Leading Acting Award: 'I’m delighted and honoured to bestow this award on John Travolta for his performance in The Fanatic.' 

'It’s a stirring and surprising performance that succeeds in showing how dreams often turn into nightmares in Hollywood.'

John Travolta's character Moose is a huge fan of movie star Hunter Dunbar, played by Devon Sawa, and his devotion to him takes an ugly turn when he doesn't get an autograph at an event. 

Scary: John Travolta's character Moose is a huge fan of movie star Hunter Dunbar, played by Devon Sawa, and his devotion to him takes an ugly turn

Scary: John Travolta's character Moose is a huge fan of movie star Hunter Dunbar, played by Devon Sawa, and his devotion to him takes an ugly turn

Wow: The festival's artistic director Antonio Monda said of John's performance: 'It¿s a stirring performance that succeeds in showing how dreams often turn into nightmares in Hollywood'

Wow: The festival's artistic director Antonio Monda said of John's performance: 'It’s a stirring performance that succeeds in showing how dreams often turn into nightmares in Hollywood'

The film, directed by Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, was given a limited theatrical release on August 30, 2019.

On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 18% based on 57 reviews, with an average score of 3.5/10. 

John recently revealed he too had his own stalker scare as he told People: 'I lived in Santa Barbara about 30 years ago, and someone snuck into my house. I opened the closet, and there she was.

'It did scare me, but it turned out to be an innocent person. She was a girl who probably wanted to meet me and didn’t know how to do it.' 

Handsome: John looked dapper as he arrived at the photocall

Handsome: John looked dapper as he arrived at the photocall 

Panned by critics: On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 18% based on 57 reviews, with an average score of 3.5/10

Panned by critics: On Rotten Tomatoes the film holds an approval rating of 18% based on 57 reviews, with an average score of 3.5/10

John Travolta he wears leather jacket at Rome Film Festival

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