We love a man in a uniform. And two men? Well, we love them even more.
Based on true-life World War II events, the film follows a small crew of art historians, curators and average soldiers who were given the near-impossible task of running around Europe—during the battles following D-Day in 1945—to find and recover artworks that had been stolen, looted and hidden by the Nazis. As well, the so-called monuments men helped locals to protect statues and other precious works from the bombs and bullets flying around.
Filmed on the historic Duxford airbase in England, the two former Oceans co-stars look like they understand that they've got a difficult task ahead of them.
Along with his on-screen performance, Clooney also co-wrote, produced and directed the movie, which is based on the compelling book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter.
We salute you, you multi-talented megastars!