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A look at a real man portrayed in 'Monuments Men'

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In ‘The Monuments Men,’ Matt Damon portrays a character inspired by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art curator James Rorimer and Cate Blanchett’s character is based on French art expert Rose Valland.

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DALLAS - As part of an Allied mission tasked with saving works of art during World War II, a homesick James Rorimer told his wife in a December 1944 letter from liberated Paris that he was working hard but worried about how much he was achieving.

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In ‘The Monuments Men,’ Matt Damon portrays a character inspired by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art curator James Rorimer and Cate Blanchett’s character is based on French art expert Rose Valland.