John Travolta Soul Patch: Actor Debuts Odd Facial Hair at Cannes Film Festival

Celebrity Beauty May. 22, 2014 AT 12:40PM
John Travolta and Kelly Preston at Villa St George on May 21, 2014
John Travolta's beard was shaved into a soul patch at the Cannes Film Festival. Credit: David M. Benett/Getty Images for Puerto Azul

He's got soul! John Travolta hit the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival this week, taking a grooming risk by showing off a bizarre soul patch. 

The actor, 60, attended the Puerto Azul Experience party in Cannes with his wife, Kelly Preston. He dressed up for the evening, wearing a black suit with a black bow tie and a printed pocket square. His face, however, seemed to miss the memo on the dress code, as Travolta sculpted a small square patch of hair on the bottom of his chin. 

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Preston, 51, who rubbed elbows with the likes of Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Milla Jovovich at the party, wore a figure-hugging black strapless gown with an ornate bib necklace and a silver clutch. 

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The Old Dogs star has experimented with his facial hair in the past. Travolta debuted a fuller version of the soul patch in his 2012 music video collaboration with Olivia Newton-John, "I Think You Might Like It." In March 2013, he sported a shorter, wider version. 

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Unfortunately (fortunately?) for Travolta, he may have to lose the chin accessory when his film schedule picks up this year. He has multiple upcoming movies including A Three Dog Life with Salma Hayek and Criminal Activities with Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens.

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