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Leo as J. Edgar Hoover! Weeeiiiirrddddd....

Published at: Aug. 12, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It wasn't so long ago that Leonardo DiCaprio was scoffed at. I remember in the late '90s I was the weird (male) defender of the man, but you couldn't convince most guys that there was more to DiCaprio than being attractive to the ladies. They obviously hadn't seen his dramatic work and were just looking at the surface of Romeo + Juliet and Titanic.

So, it's a little vindication seeing that DiCaprio is the go-to A-list star for the best directors in the world. From Scorsese to Nolan to Eastwood to Tarantino, the man's in high demand.

And I dig that he goes for some odd characters. He's next starring in Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar and EW just released the first few photos of DiCaprio in his Hoover makeup. It's weird! Very curious to see how this one turns out.

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  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    it looks like....Leo

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Over a decade ago actually is kind of long ago

    by Bass Ackwards

    And is that really Leo in Hoover make-up? Looks a lot like plain Leo to me.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of Orson Welles...

    by FilmFanatik

    ...from Citizen Kane.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Makes him look like a little boy

    by zillabeast

    Unless thats what Clint's going for

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Looks like Nicholson playing J. Edgar Hoover

    by Fievel

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Oh and I was one of those defenders as well...

    by FilmFanatik

    ...after I saw The Basketball Diaries. Not a an out and out terrific film, but Leo's riveting in it.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Interesting

    by Mr. Lahey

    Any idea how Clint will approach Hoover's relationship with Clyde Tolson?

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Well, his brow is furrowed...

    by animatronicmojo

    Ac-TING!

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Agreed film_fanatic

    by anoneemus1

    He definitely showed his chops in Basketball Diaries and to anyone who saw it it was obvious he was gifted...

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    He just looks like a baby faced kid in a yard sale suit.

    by JethroBodine

    I don't see him as "getting into the character". So he's got a new haircut???? Check out Pacino as Phil Spector, it's LOTS more fun.... http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Photo/_new/g-ent-110804-pacino-spector-combo.photoblog600.jpg http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/08/11/article-2025045-0D57502F00000578-905_306x423.jpg http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/08/11/article-2025045-0D5644D000000578-81_306x423.jpg http://lunkiandsika.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/al-pacino-phil-spector-2011.png http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRoJ4So9A8u-FVWO-4v8vOW5qNCIJnRYuvN8xGZsua72sK9SDl1

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Is he gonna play Hoover

    by Geekgasm

    as a queer? Cuz I wouldn't mind seeing Leo in some man-on-man action.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Cottonball cheeks?

    by MooseMalloy

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Looks like...

    by Brock

    He has in every movie since Gangs of New York. No stretch here. That is not to say he won't be great. I think Leo is a generational movie star. Not only is he talented but he will be one of the ones people talk about when they talk about movie stars of this generation.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Man-on-man action?

    by Amadeus Zero

    Just rent Total Eclipse. You won't think of Remus Lupin the same way again.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    the best actor of our generation.

    by Orion

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    he looks like...

    by bellscorners

    leo. is that actually make-up? he looks like an older version of a diseased twat ie. himself.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Umm...

    by DrunkyMcLush

    How is it weird, Quint? He looks like himself.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    The Aviator.

    by 3774

    Literally one of my top 12 favorite movies of all time, and not just because it stars my favorite actress, Cate Blanchett. i have sky-high expectations for this. Given the people involved, we should take nothing less.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    He's certainly getting better with age

    by The Mothman

    Looking back, I think Leo wasn't necessarily the problem in big misfires like R+J and The Beach...the former, in my opinion, was just a bad idea to start with and the latter, while it got most of the points in the book across (the place is only perfect up to the point where people turn up), wasn't exactly done with subtlety.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Eh don't get why people are complaining about make up...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Look up pics of Hoover... Not that much you could do to make him look different. So don't see what make up would do. Frankly his performance is all that matters. I bet any money he'll hit a home run with this. Why people think make up somehow makes a character what it is confuses me. I don't care if he has a little more make up on or not... I care about the performance.

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Leo Won Me Over in

    by ass clown

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Leo Won me Over in 'Growing

    by ass clown

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Leo Won me over in 'Growing Pains'

    by ass clown

    Kirk Cameron and Leo was just incredible. I was a huge Leo defender back then. Then came his crap like the Departed and Inception. What happened to classics like the Beach and Man in the Iron Mask. Leo needs to get back to his roots and find Kirk Cameron.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Man in Suit!

    by -Halfscan-

    Man in Suit! Man in Suit! Man in Suit!

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    He's a pipsqueak that can convincingly pull off being pissy...

    by Immortal_Fish

    He doesn't brood. Men with nutsacks that have dropped can brood. DiCaprio can't. All the DiCaprio can do is be pissy. And, thus, he is the type you'd maybe think twice about messing with if you've had a few. 'Cause he's got that crazy pissy unpredictable vibe. That's all he's got. Range? Hardly. This guy can do pissy. And that's it. He's a pissy little boy.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Go get "Total Eclipse" & watch him ass fuck David Thewlis

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    He plays a right cute little faggot

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Oh, shit. I just thought of J. Edgar Hoover.

    by daggor

    Now J. Edgar Hoover will appear and destroy us.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters references......

    by charabicharabia

    are awesome....

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Yanno looks wise...

    by JethroBodine

    Yanno looks wise he looks more like Jimmy Hoffa. And I'll bet this movie will be just about as good as HOFFA with Nicholson. Wanna get someone who can act with more range and emotion other than looking pissy and looks more like J. Edgar? Paul Giamatti's your guy. Leo's good, but he ain't right for the role. But I guess that doesn't matter as long as he sells tickets. Hell if it sold tickets, they would cast a talking tomato in the role.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Is he gonna wear a dress in this?

    by Harry The Hutt

    To make it historically accurate.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 2:49 a.m. CST

    And he's yet to do Theodore Roosevelt with Scorsese...

    by dante76

    Maybe they could do the Obama biopic too...There's no stopping Leo.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 2:52 a.m. CST

    He's a great actor

    by jasper Stillwell

    But, like Depp, he's usually miscast and ends up playing the wrong kind of roles. Any attempt made at gritty, tough or manly and he always looks like a little boy frowning. It's all box-office I know but why not get a raddled guy who looks a bit like Hoover and projects the right persona?

  • fucking money. He brings it in most of the time. Esp. last year alone. W. Shutter and Inception.

  • http://www.mediafire.com/?dengjzdy2wd It's worth a look. In fact, it's very,very well done. I'll take a shot and predict Leo gets the award w/ this one.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Ummm....I'm just not getting the weirdness

    by Righteous Brother

    at all. Looks like Leo to me.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Actor of his generation..Seriously??

    by Lane_myers111

    Hes a decent actor no doubt but if he was the actor of his generation it would be a pretty sad state of affairs. Hes not in the same league as Edward Norton. Nortons performances in Primal Fear and above all American history X are untouchable by anything Leo has done. (The contrast between pre jail Derek and Post Jail Derek are just sublime) He's just too baby faced and keeps taking on these tough guy roles and he just pretty much ruins films for me personally. i respect the guys ability to pick a script enormously but his pretty boy look often dont suit the characters he plays. Hey just one guys opinion though.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Winklevoss!

    by Lee

    I'm 6'5", two-twenty and there's two of me.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:44 a.m. CST

    What's so weird?

    by catlettuce4

    He looks almost identical to how he always looks.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Cheaper to have used the real Mark Wahlberg

    by catlettuce4

    Leo looks just like him here

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Criminal that he hasn't won an Oscar

    by the_scream

    Consistently great actor who has never sold out on any role. What does he have to do to win?

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Doesn't look weird at all

    by Chris Stewart

    They just cut his cair

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 5:38 a.m. CST

    He's always been good.

    by Super Joker

    It was painfully obvious he had talent but was getting typecast in the same way Hollywood has done to all it's attractive young talent - Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger etc He's a damn fine actor, who generally picks good projects. Catch Me If You Can, Shutter Island, Departed, Inception, Aviator and now this latest movie - the guy can do no wrong in my book.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Billy Crudup

    by stringerbell

    did a great job in public enemies should of got an Oscar nom

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Eastwood directing!

    by Kevin

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST

    HA! I've been a Leo defender since Critters 3

    by Larrylongballs

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    While there's no real evidence for cross-dressing

    by Hipshot

    (A single witness) it is perfectly reasonable that Hoover could have been gay. Estimates range around 5-10% of the population. Where were they? If underground, it would make sense of 1) Hoover's lack of female relationships and marriage 2) His long-standing relationship with Tolson 3) His extensive blackmail files (to combat being outed) 4) Arguably, his reluctance to go after the Mafia, if they had some kind of evidence (probably a picture of him in bed with a male prostitute) against him. ## Cross dressing seems doubtful--to consciously place himself in a situation where a piece of photographic evidence THAT damning could be produced would seem unlikely. Otherwise, you have the tale of a brilliant, committed, ultra-patriotic closet case, an American tragedy, really, and certainly rich material for a biopic.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    the 2nd shot could have come from the Aviator

    by alienindisguise

    and...what make up? He looks the fucking same.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Dude playing in Treme as the

    by Doc_Hudson

    treasury dept guy on Lucky's ass....is a fucking DEAD RINGER for a younger J. A bit tall,...but that crazy face...is similar already enough for me.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Not Treme,...Boardwalk...

    by Doc_Hudson

    HBO mix up,,,it's early.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Hipshot!

    by 3774

    Well done, Mister. Statistically speaking, the vast majority of compulsive crossdressers are heterosexual men. And that's not even taking into account British comedy (j/k). My lesbian Psych professor is always quick to point out details like that. It doesn't change the truth in your points tho. In fact it just strengthens your stated case by adding new population percentages for him to fall into if he doesn't fit one. Society now doesn't differentiate between cds, drag queens or gays. There's no way they would have back then, and it would have been political suicide in any case.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Is he going to play every legendary man who lived in the 30s-50s

    by BoyNamedSue

    Howard Hughes, later Frank Sinatra....eventually, he'll play Elvis, JFK, and maybe even Martin Luther King Jr.....he's a good actor, but too baby-faced to be playing these parts.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Too baby-faced still for these roles

    by BoyNamedSue

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Looks like Leo!

    by heyscot

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    needs more fishnet stockings and silk panties.

    by vulturess

  • I've always thought he was a pretty good actor but I never accepted him as an older actor. I thought he was pretty good in The Aviator but I didn't buy him as Howard Hughes past a certain age. . .does anyone else have that reaction?

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    catchtheman...

    by ryderdvs

    I've been saying exact same thing for years. He's completely unbelievable in these "tough guy" roles. Did you see Shutter Island? Some guys just can't pull off a fedora.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Armie Hammer as Superman in JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    Y'all seeing what I'm seeing right?

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I was not a Leo fan back in the Titanic days

    by iakobos

    but he's won me over since then. Inception was great. After that I watched Shutter Island and was fully converted. I think he'll do fine as Hoover.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Leo should have waited 10-20 years

    by elsewhere

    to play Hughes in the Aviator. Like others have stated, he has too much of a baby face. Still currently one of my favorite actors.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST

    No need for "aging" in these shots

    by The_Breeze

    Keep in mind, if this is going to cover the scope of Hoover's life...Hoover himself was very young for the position he held at first. He was put in charge of an agency that barely existed and was considered to be somewhat of a joke, and fought massive bureaucratic and PR battles to turn the FBI into..well, the FBI. It's not a big deal having him young in a large part of the movie....only later scenes will need aging.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Lighten up, Leo...

    by BizarroJerry

    I realize many of the real "deep" roles are found in serious dramas, but honestly, the guy really needs some comedy or something lighter at least. If he keeps scowling like that in every movie his face is gonna stick like that.

  • who the fuck would believe he could have taken Bill the butcher? That was the worst one.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Are you guys looking at the same photos I am?

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    Because the only thing "weird" about them to me is how much Leo looks like himself... I'd like some of what Quint is smoking, please.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    mistermanreturns

    by BizarroJerry

    It's really simply a matter of efficiency. Both "Leonardo" and "DiCaprio" have more letters than we want to type. Plus, his last name takes an extra half second to capitalize the "C". So, in summary: lazy.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Leo can get full price admission from me

    by RobertCrane

    Titanic, Aviator, DeParted, Inception, Catch Me If You Can. String of entertaining movies. I watch movies that keep me talking about them and make me want to buy the Blu Ray, rent them on Netflix. He is the rare actor today that can get me to spend money on movies. That is a fact. Count me in for the Hoover flick. I trust him.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Err, it's Leo in a waistcoat

    by BenBraddock

    Plus some Brill cream

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Yep...

    by ObiBen

    ...still looks forehead vein poppin' constipated, his one an only acting expression.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    One my friends is an actor in this

    by Billy_D_Williams

    had some scenes opposite Leo as an FBI agent. Said Leo and Eastwood were cool as shit.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah he looks a bit young but ...

    by reaper28

    ever since I saw him hold his own with De Niro in This Boy's Life and playing Arnie in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, he gets a free pass for everything else he'll ever do. Have I liked everything he's ever done? Hell no, (Titanic [puke] for one) but the guy can fucking act.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I just hope he gets the Oscar he deserved for The Departed

    by CherryValance

    Category fraud cost him that one. *sigh*

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    He is a good actor but there is no one that is more physically miscast as this guy.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Howard Hughes? WRONG! Hughes was half a foot taller, had a much deeper voice, and overall was much more physically imposing that DiCaprio. Terry O'Quinn, in his few minutes in Disney's The Rocketeer, nailed Hughes. He wasn't that good at all in Gangs of New York, because it's a shame. Had Scorsese not had his head up his ass and actually properly cast the main character and love interest then it could have been a terrific film. As it stands, DiCaprio and Diaz nearly ruin the film by themselves. Now he's playing Hoover? Eastwood is one of those "it's either good or bad" (Invictus was complete shit) directors, and casting is NOT his strongpoint. This looks to be yet another example.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    "Bad news, the fog's getting thicker.

    by charabicharabia

    And Leo is getting laaaaarger !" Set aside jokes though....he's a great actor....I'm in !

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I like Leo too and he seemed to be a good guy BUT

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    he no more J Hoover than he was Howard Hughes! You don't have to look like the person but you have to immersed(sp?) yourself like Adrien Brody in The Pianist. Leo is a good actor and was good in The Departed as was Damon. But Leo was NOT Howard Hughes! We'll see if he can be J Hoover!

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    What's so weird about it

    by Ozman X

    ??

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    He should do a James Cagney biopic

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    I can't think of anyone else who would do it better.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    His hair isn't quite right.

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    Not much to do with make-up, but JEH always shaved his hair above his ears.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    DICAPRIO AS DICAPRIO

    by Mullah Omar

    Where is this "J. Edgar Hoover" makeup? I'm not sure what the difference is between this and Dicaprio's regular face. Anyway, it's not like Hoover had an eye to chin machete scar or anything truly distinctive. Dicaprio as Dicaprio should suit anything but the Hoover diehards. All none of them.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    LEO IN SUIT!!!!

    by F-18

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    How's about Blood diamond...

    by AttackingClone

    Thought he was good in Catch me.. And haven't seen Aviator so Blood Diamond was what won me into the pro-Leo camp. Pretty much really liked everything I've seen him in since

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I still scoff at Leo DiCaprio.

    by Royston Lodge

    I do not believe him in anything he does. To this day, he still looks and sounds like the little orphan kid on Growing Pains. He has the voice of a teenaged boy. I simply do not understand the appeal.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Leonardo DiCaprio as Fats Domino in the Fats Domino Story. Rated R.

    by Orionsangels

    Leonardo DiCaprio thinks he can play anybody. Well you can't you cocky son of a skunk!

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 9:23 p.m. CST

    A good actor, but...

    by Atomic_Crusader

    ...the roles he plays generally are not suited to his disposition, voice or physique. Hollywood keeps projecting on to him he-man stature he simply does not have.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Weird, there is nothing weird here.

    by Jaka

    Other than Quint admitting his man-crush on boy-Leo. <p> This Boys Life, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Basketball Diaries - Leo was always good, he just through in a few left turns along the way. Unfortunately, they weren't always good, so it took a few of those turns before people got used to his choices. But I still think he's always been good at what he does. Can't believe dude is pushing 40, though. He's going to be rocking out the leading man rolls for another 25 years if he keeps aging this slowly.

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    If it's anything like Public Enemies, then forget it

    by successor

    That film was so bad that I fast-forwarded through the slow parts and still couldn't finish the whole thing. What happened to Michael Mann?

  • Aug. 13, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    This Boys Life

    by hspahr

    He was awesome in This Boys Life. I seriously think he out-acted De Niro and at the time, De Niro was at the top of his game. And seriously, what happened to De Niro? Does he really need money or does he just need a new agent.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 2:20 a.m. CST

    hspahr - This Boy's Life

    by BenBraddock

    I think De Niro was at the top of his game a good 10 years earlier, check his filmography!

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 4:53 a.m. CST

    This really isn't weird at all.

    by MainMan2001

    idk, what are you talking about?

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 5:14 a.m. CST

    You don't accept Leo playing older men because ...

    by Sepulchrave

    you all grew up with him and you can barely face the fact that YOU are older men now. Look at me: I'm 35 this year: I'm a coot, but I still feel much the same as I did when I was 19 (or Leo in Romeo and Juliet) or 23 (or Leo in The Beach). Face it: none of us feel like Jack Nicholson: life doesn't offer the opportunity to grow up anymore. You think you can grow up in a swivel chair or in front of a screen? Some of us obviously weren't watching Fight Club closely enough.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Remember the rumour that he was gonna play Anakin Skywalker?

    by Super Joker

    Imagine if that happened. Career, meet toilet.

  • Imagine the 1970s where Leo played J.J. Gittes, Popeye Doyle, Michael Corleone and Martin Brody. That's pretty much the issue here- not that Leo is so amazing but that he's so reliable in comparison to the other American actors of his generation. And that, my friends, is pathetic.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    looks too young and soft

    by obi_juan

    I like DiCaprio's movies, but he has the look of a guy who has lived the soft life his whole life. It's jarring whenever he has to play a tough guy.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    BURGER BARN!

    by Ironhelix

    sorry, wrong movie.

  • Still, you can't argue over his project/script choices. He chooses quality, more often than not, over the size of the paycheck. I'm sure he's received offers to headline one superhero franchise or another, so it's a testament to his prudent career choices that he hasn't completely cashed out yet. Not that cashing out is a bad thing, if the movie is right. Look at Inception: both a big summer popcorn special effects thriller, a huge hit, but also a very good, very re-watchable movie. I'm sure at some point Dicaprio will find his 'Jack Sparrow' franchise and go down that route, but up to now he's been making some really smart choices and working with legendary directors. He actually reminds me of Matt Damon; you can look at their resumes and you really can't find one big out and out turd among their filmography.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    If Dicaprio really wanted his own super hero franchise then...

    by Orbots Commander

    ...he could do worse than getting a Daredevil reboot of the ground. His name would get a top tier writer and director involved, and it would be at the very least, a quality production with zero studio interference.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    that would be...

    by Orbots Commander

    ..."off the ground"....damn lack of editing button on AICN, mumble, mumble....

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Leo looks his age now, but he still has the voice of a 15 year old.

    by Christopher3

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Depp as Tonto, Di Caprio as Hoover...fucking ridiculous

    by John

    "Ridiculous" is a word that gets a pounding on my keyboard every time I come to aicn. Every movie idea or casting decision they come up with nowadays strikes me as totally fucking ridiculous. Anyone capable of snapping themselves out of their electronically-induced, media-saturated trance knows that the idea of this grimacing, no talent pretty boy sack-of-shit playing one of the ugliest frogs on the historical block is, well... fucking ridiculous! I'm getting an ulcer.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Leo's got no range? Who do you think has range? Bale?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Yeah, he, um, hasn't grown really convincing man parts yet, but, Jeebs...he's even pulled off "full-retard. He acts more than he diets. That puts him ahead of anybody in his generation.

  • Then again, I never, for a second bought Hopkins or Langella as Nixon, either. And I don't care how great an actress Meryl Streep is, I'll never buy her as dusty old cunt.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Crossdressing

    by Toonol

    Gay male population is closer to 3-4% than the oft-quoted 10%.<p> If you dig in to it, there's really no evidence at all that Hoover crossdressed. It's the 50's equivalent of a popular internet meme. Maybe he did, but anybody who asserts that it is a known fact is simply speaking from ignorance.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    He has a Campbell chin.

    by Yelsaeb

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    toonol, you're assuming the gay population could be measured.

    by Subtitles_Off

    They're like the unemployed. There are so many of them, the straights stop counting at some point, just so their heads don't explode. Otherwise, you just start questioning all your preconceived notions. Nobody wants that.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Is that Armie Hammer

    by thomasjarvis

    to Leo's immediate right? Sure looks like him, if not. To me at last. Just got done watching 'The Social Network' for the first time the other night.

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Too Leoy

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • Aug. 14, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    Good Lord

    by DCRex

    Are we still judging movies and their actors by 2 screenshots? Seriously ridiculous people commenting on how he looks from next to nothing. A picture does not capture an actor in a role. The actor ACTING does. I love Leo in virtually everything he's done. Though this was largely due to writing and directing, he was absolutely fantastic in Catch Me If You Can - one of my favorite flicks. Tom Hanks and Leo. Doesn't get much more fun to watch than that. I'll be checking this out. I like Eastwood's directing endeavors thus far!

  • Aug. 15, 2011, 8:43 a.m. CST

    You are a gay faggot if you do not like ROMEO & JULIET.

    by Aaron

  • Aug. 15, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    You are a gay faggot if you do not like ROMEO & JULIET.

    by Aaron

  • Aug. 15, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    @ toonol.

    by 3774

    i'm sorry, but...wrong. It's always embarrassing when someone asserts something with fact, when they don't have the slightest idea what in the hell they are talking about. The problems with finding the real number are significant, to say the least. Start reading sources here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_sexual_orientation). The more the subject is studied through pure science, the higher the percentage climbs, as follows. The U.S. Census says 1%, as if a married individual is going to admit having gay or bi tendencies. The LGBT Task Force finds up to a collective 8% who are open and unashamed about it. When Americans (both straight and gay, Liberal and Conservative) have 'personal admittance' removed, and are asked how much of population is LGB, *all demographics* give the *same* collective estimate of 25%. When pure science gets involved directly, such as the Kinsey work, and includes all sexual activity in one's life from adolesence, it climbs as high as 35%. If you include positive sexual response in a lab even as the subject tries to suppress it, it climbs to 46%. Research Gallup polls, Duberman's work, the Williams Institute, McConaghy and a hundred other researches if you're just innocently ignorant. If you're just a ham-fisted troll, then disregard accordingly. i don't believe anyone here stated that Hoover's alleged crossdressing was an absolute 'fact'. To state otherwise is speaking from ignorance.

  • Aug. 15, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Okay, so how does he look in Hoover's dresses?

    by impossibledreamers

    Just how real were those rumors of J. Edgar being a cross-dresser anyways?

  • Aug. 15, 2011, 10:30 a.m. CST

    still looks young

    by taff

    Good actor, but still looks too young for some of the roles.

  • Aug. 15, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    How is Leo short?

    by crazypants

    All the pip-squeaks and tiny actors comments - where do they come from? He's no behemoth but I've never seen a still or scene that shows him to be anything less than average height and he actually has always come off as middling tall to me - 5'10-6ft. Gangs of NY - Day-Lewis, Reilly, Broadbent, Gleeson - all those dudes are big and Leo fits in.

  • Aug. 15, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Looks Like Nicholson in 'Hoffa'

    by Sluggolicious