February 6, 2012

J. Edgar

Based on the life of J. Edgar Hoover, the man often credited with making the FBI what it is today: an efficient, crime-fighting organization shrouded in secrecy. Hoover founded the organization in 1935 and remained director until his death in 1972. 
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 is a drama movie that explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century.
J. Edgar is directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black. 
Leonardo DiCaprio now makes his first-everClint Eastwood-directed film with Warner Bros.‘ controversial drama “J. Edgar.” For his portrayal of J. Edgar Hoover, DiCaprio has been nominated for Best Actor at the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a favorite to earn the same honor at the Oscars.

A towering figure in American history, J. Edgar Hoover devoted himself to public service, essentially putting aside any personal relationships he might have wanted to have for what he considered to be the greater good. As one who served to gain authority as well as the public’s adoration, he saw his opportunity to achieve both by positioning himself as a supreme crime-fighting figure, a hero of the populace.

DiCaprio said “I think what allowed me to really get a real sense of Hoover I was portraying was that, at its heart, ours is a story about the person inside. Lots of stories have been told about the man, but I feel that his relationships with [close friend] Clyde Tolson, [secretary] Helen Gandy and his mother really forged who he was for the entirety of his life and career. That was what compelled me to go to work every day, and it’s what I hope will intrigue people as they watch the movie.”
Also in the movie is Armie Hammer who play as Clyde Tolson, the fierce ‘lover’ of J. Edgar. They have scenes together that will either shock you or secretly admire. Don’t miss out the most emotionally-charged scene of the movie wherein J. Edgar and Clyde Tolson almost broke up.
J. Edgar stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh LucasDamon HerrimanKen HowardJeffrey DonovanEd WestwickStephen Root. Under the direction of Clint Eastwood.

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