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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Reader Feedback - 55 Comments


Holy shit.. I am totally in

Sakyo on Sep 19, 2011


looks amazing

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2011


I have been waiting for this. I am incredibly excited that the wait is almost over.

First Place Loser. on Sep 19, 2011


DiCaprio + Eastwood = winning

Ocp on Sep 19, 2011


Trailer looks Oscar worthy. I hope the rest of the film reflects that.

Quanah on Sep 19, 2011


In my opinion, Leonardo with makeup up, in order to look old, doesn't look good. The quality that is.

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2011


agreed, the rest looked good though

Staatz on Sep 19, 2011


In. In. In. In! That was a damn good trailer.

Xerxexx on Sep 19, 2011


Agreed, Xerxexx...this film is now on my  "need to see" list.

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011


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

Gaby23 on Sep 19, 2011


wow, that looks amazing.

truong18 on Sep 19, 2011


Related, they filmed a scene with DiCaprio and Hammer in my friend's kitchen. So incredibly jealous.

Phillip Gockel on Sep 19, 2011


Eastwood suck...EVERYTHING SUCKS

Chipper Jones on Sep 19, 2011


Do you suck? Seeing as everything sucks does that mean you suck?

Xerxexx on Sep 19, 2011


You just got caught up in a vortex of suck. There is no escape. (SUCKING SOUND)

Chipper Jones on Sep 19, 2011


The Vortex of Suck!? Oh my!

Xerxexx on Sep 19, 2011


That's why boys and girls you shouldn't use drugs...

Nuno Lopes on Sep 20, 2011


Aviator 2

Film Wizard on Sep 19, 2011


Funny you say that. Cause the piano piece we hear at the beginning is called "Fly," I believe.

Anthony on Sep 19, 2011


I wish they would make a continuation to the aviator, to show when Hughes really went downhill, but I'll take this.

The Douche on Sep 20, 2011


"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.

Joseph Kastner on Sep 19, 2011


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.

Guest on Sep 19, 2011


what about "catch me if you can"? that was a fun, upbeat movie.

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2011


I love that movie.

Xerxexx on Sep 19, 2011


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!

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011


I liked Priest too Beevis. It was on some ninja pope shitl.

Crapola on Sep 20, 2011


I think Guest's point was in those situations he's good, but as an 'old soul' he never really fits quite right.

Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011


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.

Dales-06 on Sep 25, 2011


This looks absolutely horrible. DiCaprio in latex jowly makeup doing a lousy accent. Poor Clint. I knew him when.

Robert Kessler on Sep 19, 2011


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.

Craig on Sep 19, 2011


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. 

Ben on Sep 19, 2011


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.

Unknown on Sep 19, 2011


they cast him because people are paying to see him

Truongnquynh on Sep 20, 2011


Burn Notice  Bitches!!

caesar vice golf chimp on Sep 19, 2011


ehhh. He sounds like himself in Inception. And acts the same for that matter. 

VVS on Sep 19, 2011


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.

William Forrester on Sep 19, 2011


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.

Davide Coppola on Sep 20, 2011


I think Eastwood is an overrated director and DiCaprio needs to stop playing tortured souls. Changeling + Aviator = boredom.

AeonTown on Sep 20, 2011


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.

koos de la rey on Sep 20, 2011


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.

Jeff on Sep 20, 2011


agreed. i think "war horse" is going to be great too.

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011


still will have chris nolan...just sayin'

rocKKicker on Sep 20, 2011


fantastic trailer. totally on board!

rocKKicker on Sep 20, 2011


cANt WaIt!!!!!!

Posthuman on Sep 20, 2011


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.

JL on Sep 20, 2011


Completely lost me with his horrible voiceover/accent at the beginning.

Mr. Tibbs on Sep 20, 2011


How can you NOT want to see this?  I'm so in.

Nick Sears on Sep 20, 2011


Being blind I would have no interest...

kamish on Sep 20, 2011


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.

Ryan on Sep 20, 2011


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

Rey on Sep 21, 2011


Chaplin loved under age girls like Polanski. Good riddance.

JewAmericano on Sep 21, 2011


Clint Eastwood just handed Leo his first Oscar. #Winning

seph m on Sep 21, 2011


So his mom rules him? Was J. Edgar Jewish?

JewAmericano on Sep 21, 2011


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.

Duane on Sep 21, 2011


 Leonardo DiCaprio will hit this one out of the park.

Barbra Brown on Oct 31, 2011

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