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"J. Edgar" is a movie directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

He was as guarded in his private life as he was in his public one, allowing only a small and protective inner circle into his confidence. His closest colleague, Clyde Tolson, was also his constant companion. His secretary, Helen Gandy, who was perhaps most privy to Hoover's designs, remained loyal to the end ... and beyond. Only Hoover's mother, who served as his inspiration and his conscience, would leave him, her passing truly crushing to the son who forever sought her love and approval.

As seen through the eyes of Hoover himself, "J. Edgar" explores the personal and public life and relationships of a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a life devoted to his own idea of justice, often swayed by the darker side of power.

Oscar winner Clint Eastwood ("Gran Torino," "Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven") directed the film from a screenplay by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black ("Milk").

Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio ("Inception," "Blood Diamond") stars in the title role. "J. Edgar" also stars Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts ("21 Grams") as Helen Gandy, Hoover's longtime secretary; Armie Hammer ("The Social Network") as Hoover's protégé Clyde Tolson; Josh Lucas ("The Lincoln Lawyer") as the legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, whose son's kidnapping changes the public profile of the F.B.I.; and Oscar winner Judi Dench ("Shakespeare in Love") as Hoover's over-protective mother, Anne Marie Hoover.

"J. Edgar" was produced by Eastwood, Oscar winner Bran Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "Frost/Nixon") and Oscar nominee Robert Lorenz ("Letters from Iwo Jima," "Mystic River"), with Tim Moore and Erica Huggins serving as executive producers.

Behind the scenes, Eastwood reunited with his longtime collaborators, including director of photography Tom Stern, production designer James J. Murakami, editors Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach, and costume designer Deborah Hopper. Eastwood composed the score for the film.

The movie is produced by Imagine Entertainment and Malpaso.


Genre: Biography
Release Date: November 9, 2011
Tagline: The most powerful man in the world.
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Companies:
Imagine Entertainment

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