j edgar leonardo dicaprio branded image Three New Images From Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’

To coincide with a pretty in-depth feature about the flick, EW have released this new batch of images from Clint Eastwood’s Leonardo DiCaprio starring J. Edgar Hoover biopic ‘J. Edgar.’ The film co-stars Armie Hammer as Clyde Toulson, Hoover’s second in command, and secret lover, Judie Dench portrays Hoover’s mother. Anne Marie, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, Damon Herriman and Ed Westwick also star. Clint Eastwood directs from a script by ‘Milk’ Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black. Warner Bros is releasing ‘J. Edgar’ November 9th. Check out some quotes from the piece below.

Eastwood says he didn’t want to make a definitive statement about whether Hoover was gay, since that history is far from certain: “Some people might interpret it that way. Some people might say [he and Tolson] were just inseparable pals. Or maybe it’s a love story without being gay, I don’t know. But it’s very interesting, the way Lance laid out the script. It was nicely written. It didn’t go to the obvious.”

DiCaprio plays Hoover into his bulldog-esque later years with prosthetic makeup, though it was never easy getting into the man’s skin, especially as the lawman became the outlaw.

“I think that he was always an outsider,” says the actor. “I think that’s what this story is about, how he sort of lost touch towards the end of his life, to say the least.” By the time he died, DiCaprio says, Hoover was obsessed with “pretty far-fetched, bizarre, highly paranoid stuff.”

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