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UI Grad is portrayed in the film "The Monuments Men"

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A University of Iowa graduate from 1921 is one of the inspirations for the film “The Monuments Men”.George Clooney’s character Frank Stokes is based on UI Graduate George Stout.

Stout became a legend in the field of art conservation. During World War II, Stout was part of a unit known as "the monuments". The monuments went into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves.

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