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See Leonardo DiCaprio As Hoover In Eastwood's J. EDGAR!!

Published at: Feb. 9, 2011, 1 p.m. CST by merrick

 

Merrick here...

SplashNews photos of Leonardo DiCaprio in character as J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's new film about, well, J. Edgar Hoover.  

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Meanwhile, OnLocationNews has other DiCaprio images from a night shoot for the same film.  You can find them HERE.

Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench, Ken Howard and Ed Wwestwick will join DiCaprio in the biopic

 

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  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    That's amazing! He looks just like--

    by Sw0rdfish

    Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    looks fat

    by regan

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Wow, it's...Leonardo DiCaprio

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Eastwood's a little late jumping on the popstar du jour bandwagon, isn't he? I like DiCaprio, but he does NOT have much of a physical presence, and looks nothing like neither Hoover, nor Howard Hughes. There are PLENTY of older actors that can do the acting job and fulfill the physical requirements.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    fuck yeah! Perfect Hoover! They nailed the costume!

    by UltraTron

    I was hoping for something a bit more Alex Ross but it's great

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Shutter Island 2

    by connor187

    land of Moreau!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Crap, I was hoping it would be in a dress...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...I mean, THAT'S what we want to see, right?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    YOOOOOOOOO

    by professor murder

    GABBA GABBA!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    SHITTER ISLAND.<p> Now THAT'S a scat porn film waiting to be made.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    If I change my name to Shakun Bake, can I be a movie star too?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    hey...they picked an american actor for this...

    by Wookie_1995

    did clint run this by nolen?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    It's Leo DiCaprio in Public Enem...errr...J Edgar!!!

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Well at least they were smart enough not to call it Hoover. "HOOVER SUCKS" "HOOVER BLOWS" "HOOVER CLEANS PET HAIR FROM HARD TO REACH ARREAS" Don't forget to tip your waitstaff and the special tonight is veal..

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    But seriously...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Just because he's a former McCain supporter, I hope Eastwood's not going to cop out on Hoover's documented double life as a closeted (but quite active) gay man.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Gay is in the film...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Cross dressing is not. At least according to the screenplay writer. Aaaand, Edgar-Leo's lover will be played by none other than Armie Hammer!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    ...no dress?!

    by Mike_D

    WTF

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah, and old Clint supports gay marriage.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Fiscally conservative -- socially liberal. That's my Dirty Harry.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Quite the dapper pair

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    http://tinyurl.com/5r78qn8

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Quite the dapper pair

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    http://tinyurl.com/5r78qn8

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    JewHunter

    by professor murder

    Don't forget 'The Beach'. That movie was utterly terrible.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Leo and Hammer make out in this movie

    by pleasebanme

    Sold

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    sierratangofoxtrotuniform

    by WeylandYutani

    I couldn't agree more.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Nathan Lane would've been better...

    by BlackBriar

    J. Edgar. Leo looks alright.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    He looks gay......

    by Arturo

    Just like Hoover.......

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Gays don't reproduce. Therefore no social relevance.

    by UltraTron

    Hence- no marriage or benefits.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Air tight logic, ultratron.

    by Keats

    Issue: resolved.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    "He looks like he just read the Inception script" LMAO

    by Mike_D

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    ultratron & tvs-frank

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I'm assuming you boys are being ironic.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Holy shit, braindrain...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    That was actually really funny! Well done, old boy. There's hope for you yet!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    _choppah, okay I'll give him that one,

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    but lets not get carried away.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    HE'S VIRTUALLY UNRECOGNIZABLE!

    by uberman

    Wow. It makes me forget that I'm looking at J. Edgar Hoover, as he looks sooo much like DiCaprio. I havent seen casting this inspired since Will Smith took on Robert Conrads role in "WILD WILD WEST."

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Looks like Tom Hanks

    by Customikey

    It kinda looks like Leo is playing Tom Hanks.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:38 p.m. CST

    HE'S PLAYING THE ROLE WITH NO FACIAL HAIR!

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    THAT'S COMMITMENT, PEOPLE! C'mon, Mann took a load of crap for casting Billy Crudup as Hoover. And as someone said, DiCaprio's on a roll. And he's a good actor. Scorcese seems to agree.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I was going to play this role in '86

    by Willis

    I would have been better, admit it. However, Leo is good. Leo is really good. I got to give it up to the kid.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    I'

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    What kinda sucks though is DiCaprio continues his run of

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    dark, conflicted individuals. He needs to lighten up, ala Catch Me If You Can. Watch that movie again, and see the joy in his performance that's missing in all the heavy roles he's choosing one-after-another.

  • This is the Bull we're talking about here. Bill the Bull fucking Murray. The fucking is for your closest female relative, and it was weeks ago. Too late, pal. YOURS TRULY, BILL MURRAY

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Site is janky today.

    by UltraTron

    Anyway that's my theory on why the idiots don't allow it. But in reality it would generate state income from florists, divorce lawyers, etc

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Leo & Armie Sex Scene

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    How it all began... http://tinyurl.com/68wdx2b

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Would had the real Hoover been so lucky with looks

    by AsimovLives

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Homo Hoover

    by Roninf5

    was picked to be the head of the FBI because he was a homo! The real mafia in this country, the Wall Street/D.C. Bankster Mafia, needed somebody they could control in the Justice Department's Bureau of Investigation. So they put in some 29 year old kid that they had pictures of playing the skin flute. For 37 years their puppet spied on and collected dirt on politicians, high ranking officials, and private citizens; covered up political assassinations; and investigated, infiltrated and suppressed domestic political dissent. But the FBI went after organized crime you say. Gay J. barely even admitted to the existence of organized crime until he was forced to by Robert Kennedy and we all know want happened to him. The FBI was founded as and still is today America's secret political police force there to protect the Banksters that really own the country from its increasingly pissed off citizens. I doubt old Clint is going to put that in his new movie.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Um... About the dress...

    by ViktorBC

    You do know that the whole gay/cross-dressing thing is widely considered to be a myth by experts, right?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape Sequel...

    by Larry Knowles

    This is not from J. Edgar. It's from the sequel to What's Eating Gilbert Grape. This is right before Arnie's annual water tower climb.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Cross-dressing was a myth? MYTH?!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Yeth?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    LarryKnowles

    by professor murder

    HAHA! GET DOWN FROM THERE ARNIE!!! Depp replaced by Skeet Ulrich since Depp they he doesn't play normal people anymore.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    JewHunter

    by professor murder

    Yeah, I'm on same page as you. Except for a couple of earlier films, Leo has had incredible luck with scripts and has been lucky to befriend such directors as Nolan and Scorcese. They have helped him tremendously. None so much as James Cameron. Without Titanic, the crap he did right after could have sunk his career. Thank GOD he didn't play Anakin Skywalker as rumored.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    DiCaprio is over-exposed.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Who does he think he is? Matt Damon?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Well

    by The_Myhand

    He sure as shit doesn't look like him, but I'm sure he'll nail the character. Nail. hahaha

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    braindrain, that was hilarious

    by CountryBoy

    I salute you. /..

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    DiCaprio always plays the same person in his movies

    by Tarantinos_Forehead

    Even in "Gilbert Grape"

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Leos face slowly morphs into

    by quintana007

    Benicio del Toro!

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    WELL HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE HOWARD HUGHES EITHER

    by Meadowe

    but that was a decent fliq imo. Don't know how accurate it was, but I remember spending Christmas 2004 watching it, and it helped me forget that my house was filled with idiots for about 3 hours.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Did Eastwood even consider Billy Crudup?

    by Styrophoamicus

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Remember the Leo-as-Anakin rumors after Phantom Menace?

    by BizarroJerry

    Or have I invented that in my mind? I seem to remember that, and many of us geeky types hated the idea because it was still sorta close to Titanic, and we saw him as the over-hyped pretty boy actor. And maybe that he was a bit old. Looking back on the casting, and seeing what kind of actor he's become, I realize that coulda vastly improved Eps 2 and 3.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Is he going to spy on

    by Dennis_Moore

    Howard Hughes? ;-)

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    bizarrojerry....

    by AttackingClone

    I was thinking the exact same thing recently. And I remember hearing those rumours too. In hindsight would love to have seen Leo in Eps 2 and 3 now. He's become one of my favourite actors after some great movies and performances. I guess he's always been a really good actor and been in good flicks, just the whole "teen idolising" thing that came with Titanic put me off him a bit. Totally not his fault though. I LOVE YOU LEO!!!!! Wonder what those fangirls think of him now?

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    I remember a couple of fake Episode II trailers featuring DiCaprio

    by Yaroh_Meringue

    Ah, the pre-YouTube internet. The Leo pic looks good. I'll probably see this because I'm a sucker for '20s-'30s period pieces.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST

    @thejewhunter

    by palooka_boy

    correct

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:32 a.m. CST

    MAN IN SUIT! MAN IN SUIT!!

    by palimpsest

    Which makes a change for old J E H

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:06 a.m. CST

    why make a film of Hoover?

    by mrbong

    he did fuck all, really.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Leo would've been Anakin.

    by SIR ARTHUR KING OF THE BRITAIN

    But Lucas wanted to upstage Cameron after Titanic. He was obsessed with it, watch the behind-the-scenes Episode I (no, don't really) And there's no way he'd want a success that people could just point and say is due to Titanic

  • When did that ever stop Hollywood? I say put him in a dress and turn myth into fact! Hell, give Hoover a whole walk-in closet full of dresses. And shoes. Racks and racks of shoes. With really high heels.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    The Left loves to call everybody a fag

    by BobParr

    Was there ever any real evidence other than rumors? How come hundreds of gay Cuban servant boys didn't tell their story after he died? For such a wild homo with crazy cross-dressing parties, etc. there never seemed to be any real proof other than his enemies calling him a fag.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Leo's eternal grimness is becoming tedious

    by Sepulchrave

    Performance in Shutter island was pretty much the sam one he gave in Inception: same charcater, same motivations, some expressive range, same problems. He gives the strong impression of thinking that this stone-faced thing make him literally a more serious actor, more grown-up (a early preoccupation of his). Oh and though the cross-dressing is largely unsubstantiated gossip, the fact that a man spend his entire domestic life unmarried and with the same other man counts as more than just gossip. the gay thing and the cross-dressing thing are NOt the same: the cross-dressing thing was a rumor that grew out of people observing his very clear devotion to Clive Tolson, who inherited all his wealth and received the fag that draped Hoover's casket. Hoover was probably one of those very repressed, very outwardly homophobic gay men who are too terrified of their own sexuality to have anything like a normal healthy sexual relationship with anybody, Hitler was the same: not a proper heterosexual at all, nor a homosexual just, as he has been memorably described: 'a menacing cloud of ambiguous sexuality bearing down on a succession of aguvhe young women'.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    This guy needs a comedy

    by BizarroJerry

    I agree with whoever said he needs to lighten up. He is becoming known for being all grim and serious. I wonder if he's still trying to make sure no one sees him as the pretty boy actor type. Johnny Depp was insistent on not becoming that kind of actor, but at least he does comedic roles. Have a little fun on screen, Leo.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Best on-screen Hoover?

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Dorthi Fox in Woody Allen's Bananas.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    unfortunate typo, sepulchrave

    by Keats

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Mister Knit-Brow is back!

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    If he keeps it up, his head's gonna split in half.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Leo As Anakin Skywalker? Are you all fucking idiots?!

    by Jeremy Davis

    I remember all of those rumors too guys but if you think that Leo would have made a better Anakin then Hayden, I definitely beg to differ. Hayden's voice may sound like a whiny baby sometimes but can you imagine Leonardo Dicrapio playing that role? Fucking come on guys! He just plays himself in every fucking movie that he is in.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    corpse, please say the other "f" word, I dare ya

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I double dog corpse dare ya. Come on. You know you really want to. Do it for Ol' Choppie!

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Wow, how can you tell: there are so many.

    by Sepulchrave

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    THEN I saw the one you were referring to.

    by Sepulchrave

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon Levitt for Anakin and Zooey Deschanel for Padme

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Revenge of the Summer

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Leo as Leo Forever...

    by MrMajestic

    Awesome, another movie where Leonardo DiCaprio plays Leonardo DiCaprio. *sigh* Why can't Hollywood get this? Why do people keep thinking this guy's a great actor? People call Stallone a meathead and wooden but he's got twice the range of Leo. I know people keep going on about Basketball Diaries and Gilbert Grape but they're about the equivalent of his Copland and Leo's never done anything that could touch Sly's performance in the original Rocky. I think to be a good actor you gotta be able to show some emotion, some truth. Make you feel something while disappearing into a role. Kinda like Bale in The Fighter. But how can you do that when you're always just playing the same person from movie to movie. Heck someone I'm not even sure is the real Leo and not some publicist's creation.

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