Leonardo DiCaprio Confirmed to play FBI Director in Upcoming Hoover Biopic

There have been rumors and talks, but according to Deadline, it’s been confirmed: Leonardo DiCaprio will star as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in the upcoming biopic.

Now, I love biopics and I’ve got a funny feeling I’m going to love the hell out of this biopic. Leo’s signed up and Clint Eastwood is ready to direct, who, by the way, has already proven beyond doubt that he’s more than just a Spaghetti Western star. The only question now is how they’ll portray the very controversial image of J. Edgar Hoover.

They’re not exactly short on material either. Throughout his 37 years in office, Hoover’s been involved in a lot. He helped build the FBI up from scratch, he waged campaigns against gangsters, the mafia and hippies alike, and, despite conflicting accounts, I can’t help but wonder how Eastwood will tackle the matters of Hoover’s questionable sexuality. And then there are rumors about Edgar Hoover secretly wearing women’s clothing…Will DiCaprio be wearing a dress in this film?



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  • ULIK

    Yeah and I doubt Eastwood would show Hoover & the FBI with COINTELPRO war against Civil Rights in the 60's and also the lesser known controversy of him actually “passing” as a white man.

  • Handleykenneth

    If thats correct that DiCaprio has the nod to play Hoover it would be the biggest makeover in movie history. DiCaprio, whilst being an acceptable actor does not look in any way shape or form like Hoover did, notwithstanding the skill of the makeup guys.Surely a job for an OLDER actor, Gene Hackman springs to mind, Danny Devito would look at least a tad BELIEVABLE if that counts for anything these days in Hollywood. I fear the casting Dept has already ruined what could and should be a great movie and not just because Eastwood is directing. I thought Eastwood had more nouse than that.

  • Tiger tim

    Fresh off a string of by-the-book and pointless
    PC snuff films the LONG rich Eastwood can find nothing
    more 'daring' than recycling the done-to-death Boomer
    era Hoover legacy? —with kleenex deep DiCaprio?

    MEANWHILE

    as Hollywood, media and NOW our entire economy are
    being underwritten by history's –MOST— monstrously
    genocidal regime bar none ACROSS the Pacific
    Korea era draftee, who never saw Korea —Eastwood
    baulks any celebration, indeed, any attention at all
    to the staggeringly important, urgently relevant
    60th Anniversary of the KOREAN WAR.

    Could 'daring' Dirty Harry be a COP OUT afterall?

    Sure lookin' that way.