George Clooney's Art of War

Monuments Men recalls fight at the museum

In 2012, Bob Balaban ran into George Clooney and his producing partner, Grant Heslov, at the New York City premiere of Argo. The next day, the veteran character actor got a call asking whether he'd like to be in Clooney's next project, a World War II movie called The Monuments Men.

"I remember exactly what I thought," Balaban says. "There are so many stories about World War II, and most of them have been told already, and this seemed a very large and important story not to have ever been told."

It's also, to be fair, one of the war's more...

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