TV stars who made leap to movies

Published On: Jun 03 2011 12:50:21 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 17 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

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.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mamie Gummer
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Before appearing in movies such a "Looper," "Inception," "(500) Days Of Summer," "Stop-Loss" and "50/50," Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in television's "3rd Rock From The Sun" as Tommy Solomon.

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