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John Travolta Painted A Monet -- For Role Research

'It turned out great.'

John Travolta is a man of many talents. Not only can he act and fly (in a plane, not on his own -- that we know of), he can also paint. Travolta comes from a family of painters, a background that came in handy for a role in his latest movie, "The Forger."

Travolta plays Raymond J. Cutter, a man who works with his father and his son to pull off the heist of a lifetime: forge a Monet painting and steal the original without getting caught.

In an interview ahead of the film's release date, Travolta told MTV News that he was drawn to "the challenge of playing a savant artist, this man who has this extraordinary ability to recreate classic paintings," a skill that, it turns out, Travolta isn't so rusty on himself. As research, he tried recreating a Monet.

"As an exercise I did that, as an actor I did my own version of Woman With Parasol," he said. "And I thought I did pretty well for having never delved into oils before."

Check out the clip above to learn more about Travolta's journey into painting.

"The Forger" is in theaters and on demand today.


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