Must Watch: First Trailer for Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar' with DiCaprio

September 19, 2011
Source: Apple

J. Edgar Trailer

"When morals decline, and good men do nothing, evil flourishes." Warner Bros has finally debuted an amazing official trailer for Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, his exploration into the life of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, as played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film. This first aired on Entertainment Tonight, but was also posted in HD on Apple. In addition to DiCaprio, J. Edgar stars Naomi Watts as Helen Gandy, Josh Lucas as Charles Lindbergh and up-and-comer Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson. This looks just phenomenal, I mean wow, definitely big Best Picture potential for sure. "We must never forget our history."

Watch the first official trailer for Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, embedded via Apple:

You can also download the official J. Edgar trailer in High Definition on Apple

Warner Bros' new film J. Edgar explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. Directed by Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Changeling, Gran Torino, Invictus, Hereafter) from a screenplay by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, "Big Love"), the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as well as Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench and Ed Westwick. The story traces Hoover's life from his childhood through ascent to power in the 20s, his 50-year reign over the FBI, and death in 1972. Warner Bros is opening J. Edgar in theaters November 9th.

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  • Holy shit.. I am totally in
  • Anonymous
    looks amazing
  • I have been waiting for this. I am incredibly excited that the wait is almost over.
  • Ocp
    DiCaprio + Eastwood = winning
  • Trailer looks Oscar worthy. I hope the rest of the film reflects that.
  • Anonymous
    In my opinion, Leonardo with makeup up, in order to look old, doesn't look good. The quality that is.
    • Staatz
      agreed, the rest looked good though
  • Xerxexx
    In. In. In. In! That was a damn good trailer.
    • Anonymous
      Agreed, Xerxexx...this film is now on my  "need to see" list.
  • Gaby23
    Ok, now we're talking about...this looks AMAZING, EPIC, and wow, Leonardo looks fantastic, too eraly to say anything, but I wouldnt be suprised if he gets the gold man ūüėČ
  • truong18
    wow, that looks amazing.
  • Related, they filmed a scene with DiCaprio and Hammer in my friend's kitchen. So incredibly jealous.
  • Chipper Jones
    Eastwood suck...EVERYTHING SUCKS
    • Xerxexx
      Do you suck? Seeing as everything sucks does that mean you suck?
      • Chipper Jones
        You just got caught up in a vortex of suck. There is no escape. (SUCKING SOUND)
        • Xerxexx
          The Vortex of Suck!? Oh my!
    • That's why boys and girls you shouldn't use drugs...
  • Film Wizard
    Aviator 2
    • Anthony
      Funny you say that. Cause the piano piece we hear at the beginning is called "Fly," I believe.
    • The Douche
      I wish they would make a continuation to the aviator, to show when Hughes really went downhill, but I'll take this.
  • "We will never forget our history" ... but we will make stuff up to sell to specific demographics, such as to suggest conclusively that Hoover was gay. This despite the fact that there has been no such evidence to suggest such a thing.
  • Guest
    Geesh, when is Leo going to lighten up for once? I don't know. As much as Leo is a good actor, I can never buy him as a wise, grizzled old man. He's still too baby faced and seems to think if he frowns all the time he'll somehow look older. Plus his voice has never really broke or deepened.
    • Anonymous
      what about "catch me if you can"? that was a fun, upbeat movie.
      • Xerxexx
        I love that movie.
        • Anonymous
          me too! hey - i just watched "priest".........a lot of people seemed down on it but i really enjoyed that movie. i loved the enviroments; vampires and stylized fighting.  the way it ends; i can't wait for part2!
          • I liked Priest too Beevis. It was on some ninja pope shitl.
      • Anonymous
        I think Guest's point was in those situations he's good, but as an 'old soul' he never really fits quite right.
    • Dales-06
      Guest you are indeed correct. It's always the same old from leo; it's quite monotonous now, this always going for the brooding and depressing type of roles. He thinks these roles give him potential Oscar platforms but he is actually limiting himself and we know he is capable of more. He complains he has never won an Oscar and that's why. He needs to mix it up and stop typecasting himself, like for instance look at Colin Farrell where Colin went from Ondine to Horrible Bosses to Fright Night. Now it seems like Leo actually can't do anything besides these sorts of heavy roles. The academy would be more inclined to give him an Oscar if he were to be more versatile in his choosings.
  • Robert Kessler
    This looks absolutely horrible. DiCaprio in latex jowly makeup doing a lousy accent. Poor Clint. I knew him when.
  • Craig
    I don't know what disturbs me more; that they felt the need to add "based on a true story", or that they were probably right about needing to do so.
  • Ben
    There's less and less color in Eastwood's movies... I wanted to be excited for this, but something about the trailer just didn't work for me. I thought the narration at the beginning sounded a little lame. And I'm not exactly sure what to think about the makeup. Might still be good, though. 
  • Unknown
    You know, DiCaprio's a good actor and all, but couldn't Eastwood have cast somebody (anybody) that, I don't know, at least looked and/or sounded a LITTLE like J. Edgar Hoover? And maybe it's just me, but I've just NEVER, no matter how hard I've tried, bought Leo as a gangster, a cop undercover as a gangster, a mercenary, or Howard Hughes.
    • Truongnquynh
      they cast him because people are paying to see him
  • caesar vice golf chimp
    Burn Notice  Bitches!!
  • VVS
    ehhh. He sounds like himself in Inception. And acts the same for that matter. 
  • William Forrester
    I think Leonardo will surely get a nomination for an Academy Award. I think he’ll get a Oscar nomination at least. He is incredible and he is amazing. And I think he will get it. It’s an incredible performance, just wonderful.
  • My only "compaints" are Leo's mother in the film (can't stand her) and his make up when he's old (somehow doesn't look right). Other than that it looks like an awesome film, definitely Oscar potential.
  • AeonTown
    I think Eastwood is an overrated director and DiCaprio needs to stop playing tortured souls. Changeling + Aviator = boredom.
  • koos de la rey
    This looks gooooood! When Eastwood is gone, Hollywood will be almost totally devoid of genuinely talented film makers. Spielberg hasn't made a good film in decades, and most film makers are, in the main, little more than politically correct hacks these days.
    • Jeff
      Ah, Spielberg made Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan, both fantastic movies, and not "decades" ago.  I agree with you about Eastwood, though.  He is truly a treasure.
      • Anonymous
        agreed. i think "war horse" is going to be great too.
        • rocKKicker
          still will have chris nolan...just sayin'
  • rocKKicker
    fantastic trailer. totally on board!
  • Posthuman
    cANt WaIt!!!!!!
  • JL
    I see from the trailer that they are trying to demonstrate a light and dark side of Hoover.  I think this would look more appealing to me if they just demonstrated what a villain this man was once he had all this power.  I mean, it's fair to show you IF this guy had a lighter side, and it's fair to show how he got to his position, and created this agency, but I don't like my dramas sugar-coated.
  • Mr. Tibbs
    Completely lost me with his horrible voiceover/accent at the beginning.
  • How can you NOT want to see this?¬† I'm so in.
    • kamish
      Being blind I would have no interest...
  • Ryan
    This looks terrible. Same old, oscar hungry Eastwood doing a biopic that'll be as mediocre and bland as Invictus yet get rave reviews. Oh and DiCaprio's accent is so inconsistent.
  • Rey
    i'm definitely going to watch this movie, even though i hate j edgar hoover for deporting charlie chaplin, what the hell man! chaplin is my hero
    • JewAmericano
      Chaplin loved under age girls like Polanski. Good riddance.
  • seph m
    Clint Eastwood just handed Leo his first Oscar. #Winning
  • JewAmericano
    So his mom rules him? Was J. Edgar Jewish?
  • And so the oscar race has begun. ¬†Between this, Ides Of March and The Iron Lady I can't get enough of the oscar campaign. ¬†Streep has best actress.. but Leo, Clooney and Gosling so far are thinning out the best actor race.
  • ¬†Leonardo DiCaprio will hit this one out of the park.




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