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

Filmography

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  1. The Tragedy of JFK (as Told by Wm. Shakespeare) (2017) Played by Tony Abatemarco
  2. "Genius."
        - Chapter Ten (2017) TV episode, Played by T.R. Knight
        - Chapter Nine (2017) TV episode, Played by T.R. Knight
        - Einstein: Chapter Eight (2017) TV episode, Played by T.R. Knight
  3. The Death of Jack Hamilton (????) Played by Will Harrison-Wallace

  4. "The Man in the High Castle"
        - Episode #3.1 (2017) TV episode, Played by William Forsythe
  5. All the Way (2016) (TV) Played by Stephen Root
  6. "El ministerio del tiempo"
    ... aka "The Ministry of Time" - USA (alternative title)
        - Tiempo de magia (2016) TV episode, Played by Miguel Hermoso Arnao
  7. "American Lawmen"
        - Melvin Purvis: The Gang Buster (2016) TV episode, Played by James J. Wilson
  8. "Deadly Shootouts"
        - The Ma Barker Massacre (2016) TV episode, Played by Fabian Starr
  9. "The Spoils Before Dying"
        - The Biscuit Eaters (2015) TV episode, Played by Will Ferrell
  10. "Hangar 1: The UFO Files"
        - Captured Aliens (2015) TV episode, Played by Steven T. Bartlett
  11. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) Played by Stu Richel
  12. Selma (2014) Played by Dylan Baker
  13. The Maury Island Incident (2014) Played by John Patrick Lowrie
  14. "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)
  15. No God, No Master (2013) Played by Sean McNall
  16. The Curse of Edgar (2013) (TV) Played by Brian Cox
    ... aka "La malédiction d'Edgar" - France (original title)
  17. The Red Menace (2013) Played by Bryan K. Davis
  18. "Drunk History"
        - Atlanta (2013) TV episode, Played by Rob Riggle
  19. "Mystery Television"
        - Episode #1.574 (2013) TV episode, Played by Dean Dawson (as J.Edgar Hoover)
  20. The Spymaster (2013) Played by John Ross Clark
  21. J. Edgar (2011) Played by Leonardo DiCaprio
  22. "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
  23. "Unnatural History"
        - Public School Enemies (2010) TV episode, Played by Brad Borbridge

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

  31. Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999) (TV) Played by Aron Tager
    ... aka "Mr. Rock and Roll" - USA (alternative title)
  32. "Millennium"
        - Matryoshka (1999) TV episode, Played by David Fredericks
  33. "Dark Skies"
        - The Warren Omission (1997) TV episode, Played by Wayne Tippit
        - We Shall Overcome (1996) TV episode, Played by Wayne Tippit
  34. "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)
  35. Baby Face Nelson (1996) Played by Jack Knight
  36. Public Enemies (1996) (V) Played by Brian Peck
    ... aka "Public Enemy No. 1" - USA (TV title)
  37. Nixon (1995) Played by Bob Hoskins
  38. Panther (1995/I) Played by Richard Dysart
  39. Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993) (TV) Played by Richard Dysart
  40. Chaplin (1992) Played by Kevin Dunn
  41. Citizen Cohn (1992) (TV) Played by Pat Hingle

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

  50. "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
  51. "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
  52. The Brink's Job (1978) Played by Sheldon Leonard
  53. "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
  54. The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) Played by Broderick Crawford / James Wainwright (as Young Hoover)
  55. "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
  56. Lepke (1975) Played by Erwin Fuller
  57. 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)
  58. Bananas (1971) Played by Dorothi Fox

  59. "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)

  60. The FBI Story (1959) Played by J. Edgar Hoover / Will J. White
  61. "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
  2. 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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Quotes:
From Chaplin (1992)
J. Edgar Hoover: I sometimes wonder if you people realize the responsibility you carry. To my way of thinking, motion pictures are potentially the most influential form of communication ever invented. And there's no control over them. Your message reaches everyone, everywhere.
Mary Pickford: Message?
J. Edgar Hoover: Of course. Mr. Chaplin here reaches millions who only have to see. And when they see a mockery being made of our immigration services, I'd call that a message.
Charlie Chaplin: Yes, well, as you've already said, Mr. Hoover, motion pictures are for the people. Most of the people work for a living, and they don't make much money doing it. It gives them pleasure to see officialdom and the upper classes getting a kick up the backside. Always has, and it always will. And if that can change things, so much the better.
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