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What John Travolta Learned from Playing Robert Shapiro in American Crime Story: 'Every Week There Was Something New'

American Crime Story

What John Travolta Learned from Playing Robert Shapiro in American Crime Story: 'Every Week There Was Something New'

Originally posted 01/18/2016 12:30PM

John Travolta's portrayal of Robert Shapiro in the upcoming FX series American Crime Story: The People vs, O.J. Simpson was not just an eye-opener, but also a learning experience.

"Every week there was something new," Travolta, 61, exclusively told PEOPLE during the FX Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Saturday in Pasadena, California. "For me, it was the legal system and the judicial system. I didn't realize how they were so designed for themselves and not really for the humanities for for fairness, but how clever can you be to work the system. That was interesting to me as an overall thing. And also the antics and the egocentric things that were happening between the lawyers was very interesting insight."

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VIDEO: Nine Actors Whose Careers Got a Big Boost from Quentin Tarantino

Originally posted 01/06/2016 03:40PM

What jumps to mind when you hear the phrase "Quentin Tarantino movie"? Hyperviolence? A bunch of different B-movies pastiched into something new? A lot of dialogue with a lot of bad language? That one "F" word in particular?

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John Travolta and Barry Gibb Pay Tribute to Grease and Saturday Night Fever Producer Robert Stigwood

John Travolta and Barry Gibb Pay Tribute to Grease and Saturday Night Fever Producer Robert Stigwood

Originally posted 01/05/2016 08:00PM

John Travolta and Barry Gibb have paid tribute to Robert Stigwood.

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Night Fever! John Travolta Dances with Wife Kelly Preston at Her Birthday Bash in New York

Night Fever! John Travolta Dances with Wife Kelly Preston at Her Birthday Bash in New York

Originally posted 10/17/2015 11:00AM

He wowed the world with his magic moves in '70s classics Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

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PHOTOS: John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr. Revealed in First Cast Pics of O.J. Simpson Series American Crime Story

American Crime Story

See John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr. and More in First Cast Pics of O.J. Simpson Series American Crime Story (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 05/22/2015 01:50PM

With production underway in Los Angeles on FX's newest anthology series, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson, FX released the first set of cast photos exclusively to EW on Friday, giving viewers a glimpse of the cast's transformation into character for the 2016 drama.

Wearing a suede brown jacket and mock turtleneck, Cuba Gooding Jr., 46, portrays former NFL star O.J. Simpson during his 1994–95 trial for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman.

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First Look: Selma Blair and David Schwimmer as Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian in O.J. Simpson Miniseries

First Look: Selma Blair and David Schwimmer as Kris Jenner and Robert Kardashian in O.J. Simpson Miniseries

Originally posted 05/14/2015 08:10PM

Here's your first look at the star-studded cast of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson in costume.

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John Travolta to Scientology Critics: 'Read a Book'

Originally posted 04/20/2015 06:30PM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Do some research before you make a judgment about Scientology. That was John Travolta's message during an interview with Good Morning America's Amy Robach on Monday.

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John Travolta Defends 'Beautiful' Church of Scientology, Says He Hasn't Seen Going Clear Documentary

John Travolta Defends 'Beautiful' Church of Scientology, Says He Hasn't Seen Going Clear Documentary

Originally posted 04/07/2015 09:10AM

John Travolta hasn't seen the HBO Scientology documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – and he has no plans to do so.

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Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses'

Makers of Scientology Documentary Call on Tom Cruise and John Travolta to Address 'Abuses'

Originally posted 03/03/2015 07:10PM

The makers of one of Sundance's most buzzed-about films are putting the heat on John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

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