John Travolta has revealed that Robert De Niro approved of him playing Mob boss John Gotti in an upcoming biopic.
Travolta admitted that he never asked Robert - who he acts alongside in Killing Season - for advice on playing a gangster.
"I don't think I need any tips, I've played enough gangsters in the past 30 years. Starting with Pulp Fiction, that was one of the definitive gangsters," said the Oscar-nominated actor.
"Get Shorty, Elmore Leonard, Face/Off and The Punisher, these are all gangsters I've played before but John Gotti is different because he was the godfather of reality. He is a modern gangster figure, so we never got into discussion other than he thought it was a good idea that I should play it."
John added: "John Gotti Sr is the ultimate glamorous gangster. I've been waiting to do that for a while."
Of Killing Season, he said: "The reason why I like this is because we don't do movies like this any more. We're not sending out the message that war doesn't solve things. It's really an anti-war message mixed in with this beef they have to settle with each other after they both committed war crimes."