Continuing a decade-long “rivalry” between himself and Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel invited the entire cast of the George Clooney-directed The Monuments Men onto “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night. In the players below, you can check out his conversation with Clooney, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban and even Damon who, as might imagine, isn’t treated quite as well as the others.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
The Monuments Men is now playing in theaters.