Helen Mirren Fights to Rescue Stolen Art in 'Woman in Gold'

Before Helen Mirren agreed to play elderly Jewish World War Two refugee Maria Altmann in the new film "Woman in Gold," the Academy Award-winning actress checked the last page of the screenplay to see if the character was there. It's a trick Mirren learned early in her career. Altmann's character was at the end of the screenplay of the film about her life that opens in U.S. theaters on Wednesday. Mirren said, "All the good roles are on the last page and if they are not on the last page, they have to have a good exit." The film tells the story of Altmann's against-the-odds battle with the Austrian government to regain paintings by artist Gustav Klimt that the Nazis stole from her family during World War Two.



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