John Travolta kicked off the Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland on Thursday (20Sep12) as he picked up a lifetime achievement award.
The Pulp Fiction star was recognised for his lengthy career as he received the Golden Eye trophy in front of a cheering crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It's like the old question to be or not to be? I chose to be and I guess you are glad that I did
Travolta danced onstage and spoke a few words in German before quoting Shakespeare's Hamlet in his acceptance speech.
He said, "It's like the old question to be or not to be? I chose to be and I guess you are glad that I did".
Filmmaker Oliver Stone also attended as his latest movie Savages opened the 10-day event, which will also recognise Helen Hunt and Richard Gere with awards.
Meanwhile in other revelations the actor says he considered quitting acting after the death of his son Jett from a seizure.
The Grease star admits the loss was almost too much to bear after the 15-year-old passed away while on a family holiday in the Bahamas in January, 2009.
The grieving actor was persuaded to return to moviemaking by director Oliver Stone for his latest film Savages after taking a break from the industry.
Travolta tells the BBC, "I lost my son a few years ago and I had, you know, been having quite a time of that and after three years of getting a lot of support from my church and a lot of support from people, fans, family, I decided it was okay to go back to work. Because I had even thought about retiring at one point, because it just felt like too much".