TV stars who made leap to movies

POSTED: 3:50 PM Jun 03 2011   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 18 2015

In honor of John Travolta's 61st birthday on Wednesday, take a look at the one-time "Welcome Back, Kotter" star and other actors who made the leap from the small screen to movies.

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George Clooney began getting major roles on the big screen beginning in the 1990s, when he starred in "One Fine Day" and "Batman & Robin" before landing more serious roles in movies that included "Syriana," for which Clooney received the Oscar for best supporting actor.


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