» J. Edgar
» SynopsisAs the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Dustin Lance Black
Leonardo DiCaprio ... J. Edgar Hoover
Josh Hamilton ... Robert Irwin
Geoff Pierson ... Mitchell Palmer
Cheryl Lawson ... Roberta Dixon Palmer
Kaitlyn Dever ... Palmer's Daughter
Brady Matthews ... Inspector
Gunner Wright ... Dwight Eisenhower
David A. Cooper ... Franklin Roosevelt
Ed Westwick ... Agent Smith
Naomi Watts ... Helen Gandy
Kelly Lester ... Head Secretary
Jack Donner ... Dickerson N. Hoover Sr.
Judi Dench ... Anna Marie Hoover
Dylan Burns ... Hoover as a Child
Jack Axelrod ... Caminetti
Jessica Hecht ... Emma Goldman
Josh Stamberg ... Agent Stokes
Armie Hammer ... Clyde Tolson
Michael Rady ... Agent Jones
Ken Howard ... Harlan Fiske Stone
Scot Carlisle ... Agent Williams
Geoff Stults ... Raymond Caffrey
Jeffrey Donovan ... Robert Kennedy
Released on: 11 November 2011 (USA)
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» TriviaJoaquin Phoenix was rumored to play Clyde Tolson, but the rumors were denied.
Charlize Theron was originally cast as Helen Gandy, but dropped out to do Snow White And The Huntsman. Amy Adams was then considered, but Naomi Watts was ultimately cast.
Armie Hammer, who plays Clyde Tolson, is the great-grandson of Occidental Petroleum tycoon Armand Hammer. In his biography of Hammer (the tycoon, not the actor) called "Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer," author Edward Jay Epstein reported that the tycoon had a multi-decade history of being scrutinized and suspected of Soviet ties by J. Edgar Hoover.
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Lawman".