Having a Garden State flashback just now.
The magazine is catching up with Clooney that plays the leader of a special organization of museum directors, curators, and art historians who join forces to rescue the art stole by the nazi during World War II in the movie The Monuments Men which will make its debute in theaters in early spring. The actor that coproduced, cowrote, and directed the movie opens up about art and his love for it.
What cultural icons have mattered most to you?
I grew up Catholic, and there were always religious icons that I’d see in church. The cross and the altar were big parts of my life. But when I was 10 years old, my father took me to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. I remember walking up those stairs and looking at this carved piece of marble that had nothing to do with a carved piece of marble. That statue said something to me…
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