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.

The Departed, DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio has become one of Oscar's favorite with nominated roles in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "The Aviator" and "Blood Diamond," not to mention the Best Picture-winning movies "Titanic" and "The Departed."

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