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Q Was John Travolta really supposed to star in the movie Days of Heaven? A What? Where? Director Terrence Malick did originally want Welcome Back, Kotter’s Barbarino for Richard Gere’s lead role, but the sitcom’s producer wouldn’t let John take any time off from the hit show. Q Has any actress ever won an Oscar as a Bond girl? A This may leave you shaken or stirred, but none were ever nominated. Barbara Carrera did once get a Golden Globe nod for Never Say Never Again (which premiered on Oct. 7, 1983), however.