First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover in Eastwood's Film
by Alex Billington
August 11, 2011
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life. This fall, Clint Eastwood is opening those doors in J. Edgar, starring Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover. EW's Fall Preview includes a new first look image and despite the many set photos taken for this, this one is an official photo of DiCaprio delivering a Hoover speech. Though I know there's plenty more to see coming up, this is still a great first look and enough to keep me intrigued.
Head to EW for more fall previews. 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 releasing J. Edgar limited November 9th.
Thumbs up for Clint.
CookieMonster on Aug 12, 2011
Clint still on top of his game putting young directors to shame!
happy camper on Aug 12, 2011
S. Bhakta on Aug 12, 2011
Saw a sizzle reel of Warner products at CineEurope and they had about 5 minutes of this film in it. I'm far from a fan of Leo but if his performance is as good as the footage I saw indicated he'll get a nomination for sure.
Rt3413 on Aug 12, 2011
Looks to be the year DiCaprio finally get's his Best Actor Oscar.
Hattori Hanzo on Aug 12, 2011
I hope not he can wait, i would prefer to see Gary Oldman win for his George Smiley, he deserve an oscar for many time
Nuno Lopes on Aug 12, 2011
isn't that just a picture from the aviator?
Cartuneman on Aug 12, 2011
He have contacts in?
Nick Sears on Aug 12, 2011
Seems like it. That's the first thing I noticed.
Anonymous on Aug 12, 2011
Yeah, his eyes looked creepy on first glance. I'm pretty sure he has blue eyes.
Jfc3p0 on Aug 12, 2011
Leo has blue eyes, they put on brown contacts to make him to look more like Edgar.
guest on Aug 12, 2011
in powerful you mean corrupt and evil...well then you do have e. hoover
fratcho on Aug 12, 2011
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