Monuments Men recalls fight at the museum
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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 unusual stories.