Artnet: Taylor Dafoe,

The 1987 sci-fi thriller Robocop tells the story of a miraculous resurrection, of a slain police officer who turns into a crime-fighting cyborg. But few know that behind the story of Robocop is another professional reincarnation that’s almost as surprising.

It turns out that Peter Weller, the actor who played Robocop, has become an art historian. He went back to school in 2004, at age 57, and earned a Master’s degree in Roman and Renaissance Art at Syracuse University, followed by a PhD in Italian Renaissance art history at UCLA in 2013. Since then, he’s split his time between acting, producing, and art history. (He has also appeared in David Cronenberg’s 1991 adaptation Naked Lunch and the 1984 cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.) …Read More

Pictured: Still from Robocop, 1987