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USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Warner Bros Pictures UK
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Hamilton, Ed Westwick, Geoff Pierson, Damon Herriman, Ken Howard
Director: Clint Eastwood
USA & UK: 137 mins
USA Rated: R for brief strong language
UK Certificate: 15 contains infrequent strong language
USA Release Date: 11 November 2011
UK Release Date: 20 January 2012
"The most powerful man in the world."
The drama explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the last century and written by Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (MILK).
The face of law enforcement in the USA for almost fifty yeas, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. However, behind closed doors, he guarded secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
J Edgar Hoover is played by Leonardo DiCaprio (INCEPTION), Naomi Watts (DREAM HOUSE) stars as Helen Gandy, the life long secretary of J Edgar Hoover, Judi Dench (QUANTUM OF SOLACE) stars as his over protective mother, Anne Marie Hoover and Armie Hammer (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) as Hoover's protege Clyde Tolson, who was rumoured to have more than a professional relationship with the FBI director. Co-starring Josh Hamilton as Robert Irwin, Geoff Pierson (JACK AND JILL, DEXTER TV series) as Mitchell Palmer, Josh Lucas (LIFE AS WE KNOW IT) plays legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, whose son's kidnapping changes the pubic profile of the FBI, Damon Herriman (TV's JUSTIFIED), and Ken Howard (GREY GARDENS).