Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover -- First Look

Just Jared says:

Leonardo DiCaprio smokes a cigarette on the set of J. Edgar on Tuesday (February 8) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actor filmed scenes for the Clint Eastwood-directed flick, which also stars The Social Network’s Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Ed Westwick, and Naomi Watts.

Armie, who plays J. Edgar Hoover’s number two man at the FBI and rumored secret lover, recently dished that he won’t just be smooching Leo on-screen once.

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Crazay3713d ago

I can't help but wonder if people are going to shit on DiCaprio over this role and his portrayal of a gay man the same way they did to Gyllenhaal and Ledger. I still hear make smart ass comments about Brokeback Mountain and the actors.

In my opinion Leo is easily one of the very best the industry has to offer.

Arcee3712d ago

I tend to ignore those immature or ignorant who would make such remarks about an actor or actress and the characters they portray in a movie where they play a homosexual role. If they can't see past that issue and resort to making fun of it instead of paying attention to the detail or the part and how well the person was suited to playing it, they aren't worth listening to anyway.

JL3712d ago

You know, I really never hear that kind of bashing. I mean, I've heard joking, but never bashing. Even me and my friends will make the occasional Brokeback joke, but that's just all in good fun.

At the end of the day, I'm pretty sure both of them get fairly universal praise for the acting they did in that movie.

And yes, Leo is definitely one of the best actors around today.

Dramscus3711d ago

It's just because broke back sounds raunchy and kind of funny to begin with

Sunny_D3710d ago

Hey people could make fun of Ledger all they wanted, but guess who played the most badass villain in superhero movies? Exactly, acting is just acting. Being versatile and still being comfortble in new roles is what makes great actors. That's why leo is one of my favorite actors.

darklordzor3712d ago

Wow, I had no idea they had started production on this film. For some reason I thought they were still just doing casting and pre-pro stuff. Hmm...he looks pretty good for the part.

xVeZx3712d ago

i dont see why we need a movie about the guy who invented the vacuum

filmmattic3712d ago

I know it's premature, but is anyone else hoping that Di Caprio will get his first Best Actor Oscar as Hoover?

JL3712d ago

I've been hoping since like 1995 when he did The Basketball Diaries. Then there was Romeo + Juliet, then The Beach, then Gangs of New York and Catch Me If You Can. Then I really thought it to be a very good possibility with The Aviator, but Foxx did damn good in Ray and was just as deserving.

So yea, I've been hoping for a while. He's long overdue (just like Nolan should be getting the Best Director this year....damn Academy). But, Hoover does seem like it could be more Oscar-bait material, so we can keep our fingers crossed and wait to see how it turns out.

filmmattic3711d ago

Well-put. I agree with everything you just wrote.

Sunny_D3710d ago

TBH, Romeo and Juliet kind of sucked. It didn't fit to use the same languange in the modern day world. I thought he acted good, but the script sucked. But, since the 90's, I liked Leo.

JL3709d ago

While it wasn't the greatest adaptation, I still enjoyed Romeo + Juliet well enough. I kind of liked the modern spin they put on it while still holding to the original dialog, keeping some of that classic feel.