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J. Edgar

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Original title
J. Edgar
Running time
136 min.
United States United States
Dustin Lance Black
Clint Eastwood
Tom Stern
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Warner Bros. Pictures / Malpaso Productions / Imagine Entertainment
Drama | Biography. Politics. Historical. Gay & Lesbian. 1920s. 1930s. 1960s. Based On A True Story
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Synopsis / Plot
Biopic on FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio), focusing on his controversial career and rumored private life as a homosexual in love with his Assistant Director Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). The first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hoover was the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years. His position gave him enormous power, causing him to become both feared and admired, reviled and revered. Power, however, often goes hand-in-hand with corruption, and behind closed doors, Hoover held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
2011: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor - Drama (DiCaprio)
2011: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (DiCaprio) & Best Makeup
2011: NBR (National Board of Review): Top Ten Films of the Year
2011: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2011: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Actor (Dicaprio) & Supp. Actor (Hammer)
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