Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Monuments Men (2014): George L. Stout on the Big Screen (George Clooney, Matt Damon)

     Directed by and starring George Clooney, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel, The Monuments Men (2014) tells the true story of a group of art aficionados charged with rescuing art masterpieces from the Nazis during World War II. The real names of the participants were changed. In real life, the group was led by George Stout, a conservator at Harvard University's Fogg Museum, who later went on to become director of the Worcester Art Museum and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The cast is thoroughly wonderful, including George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin and Bob Balaban. 

George Clooney

Matt Damon and George Clooney

John Goodman, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray

John Goodman and George Clooney

Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett

John Goodman, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bob Balaban

George Clooney

George Clooney and Matt Damon

George Stout

"The Monuments Men"- movie trailer