The Monuments Men





George Clooney


George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray


This riveting account tells the story of the Monuments Men, a group of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians and others who risked their lives throughout Europe to help recover works of art before they are stolen and destroyed by the Nazis.


This group came from thirteen nations across the world and were not paid for their service. Seen as unlikely heroes, these people left the comfort of their homes and the love of their families to help save these art pieces for future generations to see, risking and possibly losing their lives. Based on the book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History,” by Robert M. Edsel.



Close Up on George Clooney


Full name: George Timothy Clooney

Birth date: May 6, 1961

Birth place: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Occupation: Actor, producer, director, and screenwriter

Awards: He snatched three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for his acting and one for his producing.

Behind the scenes: Clooney is also known for his humanitarian work.  In 2008, he was named a U.N. messenger of peace and has supported causes in Chad, Haiti, and Darfur.