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J. Edgar Hoover (Character)
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J. Edgar -- As head of the FBI through eight presidents and three wars, Hoover waged battle against threats both real and perceived, often bending the rules to keep his countrymen safe.
J. Edgar -- As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
J. Edgar -- Netherlands trailer for J. Edgar.
J. Edgar -- Italian trailer for J. Edgar.

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Biography:
John Edgar Hoover (Enrico Colantoni) John Edgar... See more »
Alternate Names:
Director J. Edgar Hoover / J. Edgar Hoover in 'J. Edgar' / J.Edgar Hoover / Kidnapper AKA J. Edgar Hoover / Young Hoover

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  1. The Death of Jack Hamilton (????) Played by Will Harrison-Wallace

  2. All the Way (2016) (TV) Played by Stephen Root
  3. "El ministerio del tiempo"
        - Tiempo de magia (2016) TV episode, Played by Miguel Hermoso Arnao
  4. "American Lawmen"
        - Melvin Purvis: The Gang Buster (2016) TV episode, Played by James J. Wilson
  5. "Deadly Shootouts"
        - The Ma Barker Massacre (2016) TV episode, Played by Fabian Starr
  6. "The Spoils Before Dying"
        - The Biscuit Eaters (2015) TV episode, Played by Will Ferrell
  7. "Hangar 1: The UFO Files"
        - Captured Aliens (2015) TV episode, Played by Steven T. Bartlett
  8. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) Played by Stu Richel
  9. Selma (2014) Played by Dylan Baker
  10. The Maury Island Incident (2014) Played by John Patrick Lowrie
  11. "Boardwalk Empire"
        - Farewell Daddy Blues (2013) TV episode, Played by Eric Ladin (as Director J. Edgar Hoover)
        - White Horse Pike (2013) TV episode, Played by Eric Ladin
        - William Wilson (2013) TV episode, Played by Eric Ladin
        - The North Star (2013) TV episode, Played by Eric Ladin
        - All In (2013) TV episode, Played by Eric Ladin
          (1 more)
  12. No God, No Master (2013) Played by Sean McNall
  13. The Curse of Edgar (2013) (TV) Played by Brian Cox
    ... aka "La malédiction d'Edgar" - France (original title)
  14. The Red Menace (2013) Played by Bryan K. Davis
  15. "Drunk History"
        - Atlanta (2013) TV episode, Played by Rob Riggle
  16. The Spymaster (2013) Played by John Ross Clark
  17. "Mystery Television"
        - Episode #1.574 (2013) TV episode, Played by Dean Dawson (as J.Edgar Hoover)
  18. J. Edgar (2011) Played by Leonardo DiCaprio
  19. "The Kennedys"
        - Lancer and Lace (2011) TV episode, Played by Enrico Colantoni
        - Bobby's War (2011) TV episode, Played by Enrico Colantoni
        - Bay of Pigs (2011) TV episode, Played by Enrico Colantoni
  20. "Unnatural History"
        - Public School Enemies (2010) TV episode, Played by Brad Borbridge

  21. Public Enemies (2009) Played by Billy Crudup
  22. Size Ten or G-Men (2008) Played by James Calvert
  23. The Commission (2003) Played by Steve Eastin
  24. Don't Ask Don't Tell (2002) Played by Steve Lippe
  25. Sins of the Father (2002) (TV) Played by Tom McBeath
  26. Hoover (2000) Played by Ernest Borgnine
  27. Timequest (2000) Played by Larry Drake

  28. Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999) (TV) Played by Aron Tager
    ... aka "Mr. Rock and Roll" - USA (alternative title)
  29. "Millennium"
        - Matryoshka (1999) TV episode, Played by David Fredericks
  30. "Dark Skies"
        - The Warren Omission (1997) TV episode, Played by Wayne Tippit
        - We Shall Overcome (1996) TV episode, Played by Wayne Tippit
  31. "The X-Files"
    ... aka "The X Files" - Canada (original title)
    ... aka "X-File" - Japan (English title)
        - Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (1996) TV episode, Played by David Fredericks (as Director J. Edgar Hoover)
  32. Baby Face Nelson (1996) Played by Jack Knight
  33. Public Enemies (1996) (V) Played by Brian Peck
    ... aka "Public Enemy No. 1" - USA (TV title)
  34. Nixon (1995) Played by Bob Hoskins
  35. Panther (1995/I) Played by Richard Dysart
  36. Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993) (TV) Played by Richard Dysart
  37. Chaplin (1992) Played by Kevin Dunn
  38. Citizen Cohn (1992) (TV) Played by Pat Hingle

  39. The Revenge of Al Capone (1989) (TV) Played by Jordan Charney
  40. "Throb"
        - Death Be Not Weird (1987) TV episode, Played by Tom Finnegan
  41. J. Edgar Hoover (1987) (TV) Played by Treat Williams
  42. "Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War" Played by Jack Warden
        - Episode #1.1 (1987) TV episode, Played by Jack Warden
        - Episode #1.2 (1987) TV episode, Played by Jack Warden
  43. "Robert Kennedy and His Times"
        - Episode #1.1 (1985) TV episode, Played by Ned Beatty
  44. "American Playhouse"
        - Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) TV episode, Played by Raymond Serra
  45. Blood Feud (1983) (TV) Played by Ernest Borgnine
  46. "Kennedy"
        - Episode #1.2 (1983) TV episode, Played by Vincent Gardenia

  47. "Blind Ambition" Played by Logan Ramsey
        - Part IV (1979) TV episode, Played by Logan Ramsey
        - Part III (1979) TV episode, Played by Logan Ramsey
        - Part II (1979) TV episode, Played by Logan Ramsey
        - Part I (1979) TV episode, Played by Logan Ramsey
  48. "A Man Called Intrepid" Played by Ken James
        - Episode #1.1 (1979) TV episode, Played by Ken James
        - Episode #1.2 (1979) TV episode, Played by Ken James
        - Episode #1.3 (1979) TV episode, Played by Ken James
  49. The Brink's Job (1978) Played by Sheldon Leonard
  50. "King"
        - Episode #1.3 (1978) TV episode, Played by Dolph Sweet
        - Episode #1.2 (1978) TV episode, Played by Dolph Sweet
        - Episode #1.1 (1978) TV episode, Played by Dolph Sweet
  51. The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) Played by Broderick Crawford / James Wainwright (as Young Hoover)
  52. "Saturday Night Live"
    ... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "SNL" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "SNL 25" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night" - USA (first season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" - USA (sixth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 15" - USA (fifteenth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 20" - USA (twentieth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 25" - USA (twentyfifth season title)
        - Broderick Crawford/Levon Helm/Dr. John/The Meters (1977) TV episode, Played by Broderick Crawford
  53. Lepke (1975) Played by Erwin Fuller
  54. The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (1974) (TV) Played by Harris Yulin
    ... aka "Alvin Karpis: Public Enemy No. 1" - USA (alternative title)
  55. Bananas (1971) Played by Dorothi Fox

  56. "The Jack Benny Program"
    ... aka "The Jack Benny Show" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "The Lucky Strike Program" - USA (alternative title)
        - Jack Is Kidnapped (1963) TV episode, Played by Warren J. Kemmerling (as Kidnapper AKA J. Edgar Hoover)

  57. The FBI Story (1959) Played by Will J. White
  58. "The Big Story"
        - The Cat (1953) TV episode, Played by Russell Hardie
        - The Cat (????) TV episode, Played by Russell Hardie
Archive Footage:
  1. "10 Things You Don't Know About"
        - J Edgar Hoover (2012) TV episode, Played by Leonardo DiCaprio (as J. Edgar Hoover in 'J. Edgar')
  2. 2011 Samsung AACTA Awards (2012) (TV) Played by Leonardo DiCaprio
  3. Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny (1995) (TV) Played by Walter Kammerling

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From J. Edgar (2011)
J. Edgar Hoover: What's important at this time is to re-clarify the difference between hero and villain. See more »

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