Henry Winkler says he’s a ‘damn fool’ for turning down iconic role in ‘Grease’

Henry Winkler says he’s a ‘damn fool’ for turning down iconic role in ‘Grease’

It wasn’t at all times the happiest of days for The Fonz.

Henry Winkler sat down with CNN’s Chris Wallace and revealed he’s a “rattling idiot” for passing on the enduring lead position of Danny Zuko in “Grease.”

After a decade of taking part in the legendary character of Arthur Fonzarelli on “Glad Days” from 1974 to 1984, Winkler wasn’t getting many presents for different impactful roles.

Then, whereas engaged on “Glad Days,” Winkler was provided the lead position in “Grease” over John Travolta however turned it down out of concern of being typecast.

“I’m a rattling idiot,” the 77-year-old actor stated. “I solely realized years afterwards. I believed, I’ve performed the Fonz, I don’t need to do it once more.”

Passing up the position of Danny Zuko is one thing that has caught with Winkler for years.Disney Normal Leisure Con

Passing up the position of the Fifties greaser has weighed heavy on Winkler’s thoughts.

“I am going house … and I’ve a weight loss program Coke. John Travolta, who has achieved the film, goes house and buys a aircraft.”

“Grease” grew to become the highest-grossing musical movie ever on the time of its launch, and in 1979 was the second-best-selling album within the US.

In the course of the movie’s run in theaters, it generated over $396 million worldwide and cemented Travolta as a number one man and heartthrob in Hollywood.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta as Sandy Olsson and Danny Zuko in “Grease.”
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Following his position in “Saturday Evening Fever,” Travolta’s profession skyrocketed after starring in “Grease.”
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Winkler, who gained two Golden Globes for his position as The Fonz, has appeared in lots of different roles together with “The Waterboy,” “Holes,” and “Arrested Improvement.”

Most lately, in 2019 and 2020, Winkler was nominated as Greatest Supporting Actor in a Tv Collection for his position as Gene Cousineau in Invoice Hader’s HBO hit “Barry.”

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