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J. Edgar Trailer

J. Edgar Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio Rocks the Historical Boat

Leonardo DiCaprio is no stranger to playing larger-than-life historical figures, but it feels like he's never thrown himself more into a real-life character in the trailer for J. Edgar. It could be director Clint Eastwood's influence, the magnitude of the man he's playing, or possibly it's the slightly over-the-top accent DiCaprio uses. J. Edgar Hoover was the first director of the FBI, a proponent of using fingerprints to identify people, and a controversial figure whose paranoid tactics almost got him dismissed from his job by the three presidents he served under, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

DiCaprio plays Hoover over the course of a couple decades, and after he shows up with a couple of minor changes, like brown contacts, he gets a full physical transformation to portray him as an older man, aging makeup and all. Aside the from the vaguely distracting accent, it looks like DiCaprio turns in a solid performance in the biopic. And with Eastwood attached, it's sure to attract some Oscar buzz. Decide for yourself when you watch the trailer for the film, which also stars Armie Hammer and Naomi Watts, when you keep reading.

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zeze zeze 4 years
When I see him in these movies, playing deep, rich, smart characters so beautifully, I just can't understand how he can date girls who seem like bimbos. But I guess it's not intellectual conversation he is after with them.
mrsld mrsld 4 years
Can't wait! I don't think the accent is over the top. If you watch the history channel shows that interview etc with Hoover, he sounds strange. I think Leo sounds just as odd. Kim- I realize the contacts are necessary for to the movie, but it is soooo disappointing to not get to see those beautiful blue eyes.
mrsld mrsld 4 years
Can't wait! I don't think the accent is over the top. If you watch the history channel shows that interview etc with Hoover, he sounds strange. I think Leo sounds just as odd. Kim- I realize the contacts are necessary for to the movie, but it is soooo disappointing to not get to see those beautiful blue eyes.
gabeleed gabeleed 4 years
I'm super excited to see him in this movie! He's such a great actor. Though, the make up for his old age looks seems a little odd. I've been following his updates. http://www.mobli.com/leonardo
Lindsay-Miller Lindsay-Miller 4 years
Leo looks younger than he has in a long time in this movie! I'm not sure if I'm buying his accent...but I am excited to see Armie Hammer take on what seems like a hugely challenging role.
Kimberly-Timlick Kimberly-Timlick 4 years
Can't wait to see this! His contacts totally throw me off, it's so weird to see him with brown eyes.
awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
ohhh he's wearing contacts? That explains why his eyes look there's not much life in them. I think this is one of those trailers that give you too much. I feel like I know how the whole movie is going to play out and that sucks.
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