George Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Starts Production in Berlin

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by Beth Hanna
March 5, 2013 2:41 PM
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George Clooney at the 2013 Oscars
While Ben Affleck may have been growing his beard for Oscar luck, his "Argo" producer George Clooney sported well-coiffed facial hair at the big awards night for a different reason: "The Monuments Men," which he's helming and starring in. The action-thriller has started production in Berlin. 

A monumental cast joins Clooney: Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman.

The film is co-written and produced by Clooney and his Smokehouse Productions partner, Grant Heslov. (Heslov's eloquent Oscar acceptance speech for "Argo," followed by a mic hand-off to director-producer-star Affleck, is here.)

"The Monuments Men" is based on the book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witler, and focuses on a World War II group tasked with retrieving artistic masterpieces stolen by plundering Nazis and returning the works to their rightful owners. 

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  • Remy | March 5, 2013 3:46 PMReply

    Can't wait! Clooney and Heslov made my favorite movies of 2005 and 2011, and the cast and plot are awesome.

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