[Video]: Clooney and Heslov’s Art and Masculinity

Beyond being perhaps one of the most iconic actors of his generation, the Silver Fox has been an active filmmaker since 2002, directing several feature films including Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck, about the real life broadcast journalist Edward R Murrow’s struggle to bring down Senator McCarthy.

The Monuments Men, a film with a heavyweight cast – Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, even John Goodman – is the result of a collaboration between George Clooney and Grant Heslov (with whom Clooney collaborated with for Goodnight and Good Luck). But is it a vanity project, an impending disaster, or a genuinely good flick?

Both actors, both producers, and both lovers of Art with a capital A, the two talk about the battles to preserve culture from the erosion of war and the of men who fought them; and plucking amazing stories from the annals of history.

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