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STORY: For the most ambitious of his five films as director, George Clooney assembled a top-shelf cast of fellow actors to play art experts tasked with retrieving artistic treasure stolen by the Germans during World War Two.
The star-studded cast reunited for the film's world premiere in New York on Tuesday (February 4).
Co-star Matt Damon plays a New York museum director in the movie and said he was surprised to learn about the story of these unlikely soldiers.
"These guys who, they weren't, they were well past like their soldiering prime. And they had real great careers as curators and professors and art historians. And they just gave it all up to go and rescue these treasures. These masterpieces, they're kind of - the centerpiece of our culture because they knew that to lose those would be kind of a deaf blow to who we are," Damon said on the red carpet.
Clooney, who also co-wrote and stars in "The Monuments Men," expla