“He got on a plane, personally, to hand deliver the script to Cate. That’s true. I got an email, one line: ‘What are you doing in the spring?’ and I just wrote back, ‘Nothing.'” Matt Damon admits he wasn’t exactly wooed to join the cast of George Clooney’s new film The Monuments Men, unlike their co-star Cate Blanchett. Clooney flew to Australia and spent a day with the Oscar winner to persuade her to join the cast.