John Travolta's Big Demands Get Him The Big Bye-Bye

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 4:49 PM Central

by Heather Koehler

Surely John Travolta didn't think his Battlefield Earth masterpiece would earn him Julia Roberts' size paychecks, but apparently so.

Johnny was pegged to play Chili Palmer in Be Cool, the sequel to his hit Get Shorty, but then the Urban Cowboy sought Rhinestone Cowboy dreams. He demanded more than $20 million for the movie.

Studio executives said farewell my friend and have already approached Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro to play Chile. A bit more fitting don't you think?