The untold story of the birth of the
CIA--viewed through the life of a man who believed in America
and would sacrifice everything he loved to protect it--is told
in The Good Shepherd, an epic drama starring
Academy Award® winners Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De
Niro and directed by Robert De Niro.
Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) understands the value of
secrecy--discretion and commitment to honor have been embedded
in him since childhood. As an eager, optimistic student at Yale,
he is recruited to join the secret society Skull and Bones, a
brotherhood and breeding ground for future world leaders.
Wilson's acute mind, spotless reputation and sincere belief in
American values render him a prime candidate for a career in
intelligence, and he is soon recruited to work for the OSS (the
precursor to the CIA) during WWII.
As one of the covert founders of the CIA, working in the heart
of an organization where duplicity is required and nothing is
taken at face value, Wilson's idealism is steadily eroded by a
growing suspicious nature, reflective of a world settling into
the long paranoia of the Cold War. As his methods are adopted as
standard operating procedure, Wilson develops into one of the
Agency's veteran operatives, all the while combating his KGB
counterpart. However, his steely dedication to his country comes
at an ever-increasing price. Not even his wife Clover (Angelina
Jolie) or his beloved son can divert Wilson from a path that
will force him to sacrifice everything in pursuit of this job.
Joining Damon, Jolie and De Niro in the all-star cast are actors
Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, William Hurt and
John Turturro. The Good Shepherd is directed by De Niro,
written by Eric Roth and produced by Morgan Creek's James G.
Robinson and Tribeca Productions' Jane Rosenthal and De Niro.
©2006 Universal Pictures. All rights
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