'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Welcomes the Cast of 'The Monuments Men' (Including Matt Damon) Thursday February 6

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January 29th, 2014


via press release:








Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, February 6, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live welcomes the cast of director/actor George Clooney's upcoming film, “The Monuments Men,” including Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, and even Kimmel's arch-enemy, Matt Damon.  “The Monuments Men” will be released in theaters on February 7, 2014.


This special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live will also premiere a new edition of the show’s famed “Mean Tweets” segment including all 6 members of "The Monuments Men" cast reading horrible comments from social media about themselves.


George Clooney will make 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.


About The Monuments Men

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. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.


“Jimmy Kimmel Live” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format. Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. (CLOSED- CAPTIONED)

  • Adam Stabelli

    How cute. Too bad this will be crushed by Leno’s finale.

  • GARebelman

    So now both Conan AND Kimmel are appearing desperate to beat Jay’s final episode. Isn’t that precious. .

  • Gary Middleton

    One last chance for squashed rivals and hipsters and Hollywood to try to take down Jay Leno and holy cow are they going for it.

    Who knows, maybe it’ll work to a great extent. Kimmel pulled a 1.2 or something like that with Kanye West.

    It just shows they’re obsessed and petty. And Clooney’s movie is almost certainly going to crash and burn.

  • Brad

    “It just shows they’re obsessed and petty.”

    That’s all I can think of too. If I had the potential to be a late night guest I would never agree to something like that. Trying to upstage what is looking to be Jay Leno’s final late night show.

  • Brad

    IMO though, Kimmel has the better show going on. Kimmel’s guests are MUCH more appealing to me then Leno’s will be.

    I am interested in Clooney’s film but I don’t plan on going out and seeing it. After Christmas, Hollywood likes to put out movies they believe critics won’t like. Occasionally something good is thrown in their but it is very rare, but typically this is a time were movies like Scary Movie 5 would be released.

  • edoug

    Leno’s last show is on he 6th. Opening ceremonies are on that night.

  • Gary Middleton

    Opening ceremonies are on the 7th, edoug.

  • Hector

    I wonder how many of those involved knew this was airing on Leno’s last night. (I’m referring to Kimmel’s guests)

    Parts of this episode (if not the whole thing) have already been taped.

    Bill Murray knew since he accidentally announced it prematurely. (at least he knew the date. I suppose it’s possible he didn’t know it was Jay’s last night, but he is Letterman’s guy).

    I guess it is Leno’s last night, so it won’t affect being booked on his show in the future.

  • edoug

    Thanks Gary, you’re right.

  • insync44

    I usually prefer the second guests on the Late Night Shows. Its usually someone REAL and not an actor/actress that has appeared a dozen times the past six months and has nothing interesting to say, at least to me.

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