"There were three artists that were trying to get in to this Austrian art school and two of them got in and Hitler didn't. I think it probably would have been better if he went to art school...! He stole six million pieces of art, some of the most important pieces of art in our history, and was building a giant museum to put it all in... but he was also destroying a lot of art. He burned a lot of Picassos and Salvador Dalis because he called it degenerate art. He was basically trying to destroy the culture of all these people he had already killed and pretend it didn't exist." George Clooney on the basis of his new film The Monuments Men, which chronicles the efforts of the World War Two heroes commissioned to protect Europe's great art from the Nazis.