John Travolta celebrates 'Grease' 40th anniversary by channeling Danny Zuko

Go Grease lightning!

John Travolta has been busy in Cannes, France, promoting his upcoming movie, Gotti, but on Wednesday night, he was celebrating the musical movie that put him on the map. As part of the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, the 64-year-old actor showed up to a screening of Grease in honor of the film's 40th anniversary, and sported a jean jacket that looked a lot like something his beloved character in the film, Danny Zuko, would have rocked. 

Travolta was joined at the beachfront event by Grease director, Randal Kleiser, and the duo expressed their excitement and gratitude for the ongoing support the 1978 film -- which follows the love story of girl-next-door Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny.

 "It's very exciting to have a screening on the beach her at Cannes after forty years," Kleiser, 71, said at the screening. "John Travolta coming back for it is a big thrill too. I can't wait to see what happens."

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71st Cannes Film Festival - Cinema Plage - Cannes, France May 16, 2018. John Travolta attends a beach front cinema screening of the film "Grease". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
71st Cannes Film Festival - Cinema Plage - Cannes, France May 16, 2018. John Travolta arrives to attend a beach front cinema screening of the film "Grease". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
71st Cannes Film Festival - Cinema Plage - Cannes, France May 16, 2018. John Travolta attends a beach front cinema screening of the film "Grease". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
71st Cannes Film Festival - Cinema Plage - Cannes, France May 16, 2018. John Travolta attends a beach front cinema screening of the film "Grease". REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor John Travolta attends the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor John Travolta attends the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: A general view at the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actor John Travolta and director Randall Kleiser attend the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: A general view at the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Director Randall Kleiser and actor John Travolta attend the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Fans attend the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Fans attend the 'Grease' 40th Anniversary Screening during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 16, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
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Travolta further praised the movie, and talked about what it meant to him and the fans. "This is a film that's so timeless that keeps on giving to each new generation," he noted. "When people watch this, they just get happy. They want to become the characters they're watching. They want to sing along with it, they want to dance, they want to be part of this film. When mutual enthusiasm comes together and creates an environment you can create almost anything -- and we created Grease."

Earlier this week in Cannes, Travolta walked the red carpet for the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story with wife Kelly Preston and their two children, Ella, 18, and Benjamin, 7. The couple also debuted Gotti before joining Instagram.

But the fun didn't stop there! The Saturday Night Fever star went on to bust a move during 50 Cent's performance of his song, "Just a Lil Bit." He also accepted Variety's Cinema Icon Award.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Kelly Preston, Benjamin Travolta, John Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta of 'Gotti' and Kelly Preston pose with their children Ella Bleu Travolta (L) and Benjamin Travolta at the red carpet screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Kelly Preston (L) and John Travolta of 'Gotti' pose with their children Ella Bleu Travolta (R) and Benjamin Travolta at the red carpet screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux, Kelly Preston, Benjamin Travolta, John Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor John Travolta, his wife Kelly Preston and their son Benjamin are seen at the 'Four Seasons George V' hotel on September 12, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta attend the Oscars Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: Actor John Travolta signs autographs as he and his wife Kelly Preston, their son Benjamin and their daughter Ella Bleue are seen leaving the 'Pizza Pino' restaurant on September 12, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
UNSPECIFIED, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 01: John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Ella Bleu Travolta attend the Ambi Gala In Honor of the Movie 'Trading Paint' on September 1, 2017 at an unspecified location in the United States. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Ambi)
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