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New Images From 'J. Edgar' Gives Us A Better Look At Leonardo DiCaprio As Young & Old Hoover

by Simon Dang
October 27, 2011 2:15 AM
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One of the few remaining pieces in the upcoming award season puzzle will soon be uncovered with the premiere of "J. Edgar" at the AFI Fest now only a week away with its general release due a week after that. Can Clint Eastwood bounce straight back from "Hereafter" and find his way into voters' minds again? How will Leonardo DiCaprio fare as the Bulldog Hoover? And can Dustin Lance Black prove his Oscar win for "Milk" wasn't a fluke?

The film looks to be an epic piece of work following Hoover throughout his lifetime and the development of the F.B.I., but with DiCaprio remaining in the role (plus a lot of make up) for Hoover's later years, one of the biggest questions will be how the film's generation-spanning story will go down. A handful of newly unveiled images now provides us a slightly better look at the young and old Hoover as well as glimpses at Judi Dench as Hoover's mother, Anna Marie, and Armie Hammer as Hoover's confidant/lover Clyde Tolson. The rest of the images after the jump, roughly, we think, in chronological order. "J. Edgar" opens on November 9th.

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  • Jessica | October 28, 2011 11:33 AMReply

    @Edward and MacReady. Actually there were a few screenings last week, so some people have already seen the film ;) And the comments I read are positive, especially for the performances.

  • MacReady | October 27, 2011 12:55 PMReply

    Good call Edward Davis.

    Mind you, the article also talks about possible Oscars which is almost as ridiculous when the author hasn't seen it either. Can't we just wait until movies have been released before Oscars are even mentioned? This site spends so much time talking about the Oscar race it gets very, very tedious. Oscars are for studios to worry about. The rest of us only care for good movies.

  • Edward Davis | October 27, 2011 8:49 AMReply

    @William. Love that you haven't seen it and still call it, " an incredible performance, just wonderful." #delusionalfans

  • Ray H | October 27, 2011 8:41 AMReply

    I actually thought that was Philip Seymour Hoffman in the first picture.

  • nate t | October 27, 2011 4:09 AMReply

    The makeup looks surprisingly good. It was pretty jarring when the trailer was released, but I guess I'm warming to it. As for Dicaprio's voice... (we shall see)...

  • KT | October 27, 2011 3:42 AMReply

    This man is starving for an Oscar...

  • Helen | October 27, 2011 3:02 AMReply

    lol he looks RIDICULOUS in this. I bet he will spend the whole film screaming & squinting at people

  • William Forrester | October 27, 2011 2:28 AMReply

    I think Leonardo will surely get a nomination for an Academy Award at least. He is incredible and he is amazing. And I think he will get it. It’s an incredible performance, just wonderful.

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