On February 6, Jimmy Kimmel Live will welcome the cast members of the much anticipated feature The Monuments Men including George Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban and Cate Blanchett all alongside Kimmel’s arch-enemy, Matt Damon. This will be his first returning appearance on the late night show since the shows hijacking by Matt Damon back in late January 2013.
Matt will be promoting his new film ‘The Monuments Men’ which he leads in alongside the film’s director George Clooney. The film is based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, “The Monuments Men” is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men 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” will be released in theaters on February 7, 2014.
The show will not surprisingly coincide with Jay Leno’s final stand on the Tonight Show in possibly a last minuet ploy to gain ratings during the transition of Tonight Show hosts between the exiting Jay Leno and the new host Jimmy Fallon. Leno’s final guests that evening will be Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks. The special episode of Kimmel Live will also see a new edition of the show’s much laughed “Mean Tweets” which will include all 6 members of “The Monuments Men”.
George Clooney will also be making his first official sit-down appearance on the show since Jimmy Kimmel Live’s premiere episode 11 years ago, Bill Murray makes his first-ever appearance as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Matt Damon returns for the first time since he hijacked Kimmel’s show on January 24, 2013 which you can watch a clip of last year’s episode in action below.
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