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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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Dustin Lance Black (written by)
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11 November 2011 (USA) See more »
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The Most Powerful Man in the World
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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Leonardo DiCaprio ... J. Edgar Hoover

Josh Hamilton ... Robert Irwin

Geoff Pierson ... Mitchell Palmer
Cheryl Lawson ... Palmer's Wife

Kaitlyn Dever ... Palmer's Daughter

Brady Matthews ... Inspector

Gunner Wright ... Dwight Eisenhower

David A. Cooper ... Franklin Roosevelt

Ed Westwick ... Agent Smith

Naomi Watts ... Helen Gandy

Kelly Lester ... Head Secretary

Jack Donner ... Edgar's Father

Judi Dench ... Annie Hoover

Dylan Burns ... Hoover as a Child

Jordan Bridges ... Labor Dept. Lawyer
Jack Axelrod ... Caminetti

Jessica Hecht ... Emma Goldman

Josh Stamberg ... Agent Stokes

Michael James Faradie ... Bureau Agent (1919)

Christian Clemenson ... Inspector Schell

Billy Smith ... Secret Service Officer

Armie Hammer ... Clyde Tolson

Michael Rady ... Agent Jones

Ken Howard ... Harlan Fiske Stone
Scot Carlisle ... Agent Williams

Geoff Stults ... Raymond Caffrey

Sadie Calvano ... Edgar's Niece
Allen Nabors ... Agent Appel

Ryan McPartlin ... Lawrence Richey
William Bebow ... Mr. Walters

Jeffrey Donovan ... Robert Kennedy

Joseph Culliton ... Credit Director
Scott Johnston ... Tailor

Tom Archdeacon ... Gangster

Mike Vaughn ... Balding Agent

Miles Fisher ... Agent Garrison
Stephen F. Schmidt ... NJ Officer

Dermot Mulroney ... Colonel Schwarzkopf

Josh Lucas ... Charles Lindbergh

Zach Grenier ... John Condon

Johnny Cicco ... Young Agent

Denis O'Hare ... Albert Osborne

Damon Herriman ... Bruno Hauptmann
Kahil Dotay ... Elmer Irey

Lea Coco ... Agent Sisk

Scott C. Roe ... Wiretap Agent

Ernest Harden Jr. ... Hoover's Driver

Roberta Bassin ... Roosevelt's Secretary (as Roberta E. Bassin)

Steve Monroe ... Restaurant Host

Christopher Lee Philips ... William

Sean Murphy ... Truck Driver

Stephen Root ... Arthur Koehler

Gary Werntz ... Attorney General

David Clennon ... Senator Friendly

Michael O'Neill ... Senator McKellar
Eric Larkin ... Fred Hunter

Manu Intiraymi ... Alvin Karpis

Eric Frentzel ... William Mahan

Michael Klinger ... Harry Brunette

Evan Charest ... Reporter

Emily Alyn Lind ... Shirley Temple

Kyle Eastwood ... Stork Club Band
Joe Bagg ... Stork Club Band
Kye Palmer ... Stork Club Band
Jason Harnell ... Stork Club Band

Michael Gladis ... Stork Club Owner

Jamie LaBarber ... Ginger Rogers

Lea Thompson ... Lela Rogers

Amanda Schull ... Anita Colby

Craig Zucchero ... Man at the Counter

Gregory Hoyt ... Agent One

Jeff Cockey ... Agent Two

Gerald Downey ... FBI Agent
Brennan Coulter ... Newspaper Boy

Jenny Phagan ... Baker's Wife

Tom Christensen ... Theater Cashier
Chris Caputo ... Bronx Baker

Austin Basis ... Bank Teller

Adam Driver ... Walter Lyle

Shannon Komai McClain ... African American Woman (as Shannon McClain)

Justin Alston ... African American Man

Eric Matheny ... Doctor

Ary Katz ... Agent Owens

Duncan Hood ... Radio Announcer (voice)

Aaron Lazar ... Prosecutor Wilentz

Ernest Heinz ... Jury Foreman

Teresa Hegji ... Hauptmann's Wife
Thomas Langston ... Young Boy

Robert Fleet ... Edgar's Mother's Doctor

Joe Keyes ... Edgar's Brother

Christopher Shyer ... Richard Nixon
Maxine Weldon ... Hoover's Maid

Larkin Campbell ... H.R. Haldeman
Mark Thomason ... Nixon Aide
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dave Abrams ... Agent (uncredited)

Phillip Agresta ... Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)

Christine Ames ... Moviegoer / Courtroom Onlooker (uncredited)
Robert Armstrong ... Jeff McCord in G-Men (archive footage) (uncredited)

Leslie Augustine ... Lindbergh Nanny (uncredited)
James Avise ... Doughboy (uncredited)

James Babbin ... Washington Post Reporter (uncredited)

Fileena Bahris ... Starlet (uncredited)

Emily Banks ... Radical Citizen (uncredited)
Christopher Basile ... Federal Agent (uncredited)

Brian Bell ... Marine Escort (uncredited)

Brad Bingham ... Doughboy (uncredited)

Karl Bittner ... Photographer (uncredited)
Andrew Blood ... Marine (uncredited)
Ingrid Bloom ... Leah (uncredited)

Nina Boyer ... RFK's Secretary (uncredited)
Greg Brown ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Chris Chauncey ... 1940's Reporter (uncredited)

Mae Clarke ... Kitty in The Public Enemy (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tristan Coe ... Reporter (uncredited)

Joe Comino ... 1920s Detective (uncredited)
Shaun Daley ... Radical (uncredited)

Nick de Graffenreid ... NY Rookie Officer (uncredited)
Justin Douglas ... 1930s Courtroom Onlooker (uncredited)

Aaron Farb ... Officer Jones (uncredited)

Jeffrey T Ferguson ... Reporter (uncredited)

Liam Ferguson ... Radio Production Manager (uncredited)
Cathy Fielding ... Widow (uncredited)

Jennipher Foster ... Lucille Ball (uncredited)

Joe Garvey ... Reporter (uncredited)

Belinda Gosbee ... Gangster's Moll (uncredited)

Rey Goyos ... Cue Card Holder (uncredited)

David Hill ... Paterson Police Officer (uncredited)

Alistair Hubbell ... Courtroom Onlooker (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Judice ... Courthouse Citizen (uncredited)
George Kardulias ... Demonstrator Outside Courthouse at Lindbergh-Hauptmann Trial (uncredited)
Elizabeth Karr ... Secretary (uncredited)

Gayle Kate ... Juror #10 (uncredited)
Torsten Kellar ... Demonstrator (uncredited)

John William King ... 1935 Report (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kristoffer Kjornes ... Dirty Radical (uncredited)

Dash Kolos ... Starlet (uncredited)

Mark Laing ... US Senator (uncredited)

Sean R. Lake ... Senator (uncredited)
Joshua Lassman ... Beatdown Radical (uncredited)

Jon Liggett ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Charles Lindbergh Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Brian Linsley ... Bartender (uncredited)

Michael Macoul ... Federal Agent Troy (uncredited)

Jack Mahrt ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Mike McKee ... Court Room Stenographer (uncredited)

Leslie McKeller ... Shirley Temple's Mother (uncredited)
David James McKenzie ... Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)

Johnny Meyer ... Agent (uncredited)

Keith Middlebrook ... Agent Newhouse (uncredited)
Barrett Mitchell ... Reporter / Cameraman (uncredited)

Mike Monroe ... New Jersey State Trooper (uncredited)

Travis Myers ... 1930's FBI Agent (uncredited)
Pat Nixon ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jamie Noel ... Racetrack Gambler (uncredited)
Jefferson Nogueira ... 1930s Lindbergh's Trial Onlooker (uncredited)

Erin Pickett ... Lindbergh Juror #5 (uncredited)

Scott Pretty ... Agent Downey (uncredited)

Ron Pucillo ... Detective (uncredited)
Lee Ryder ... Senator (uncredited)

Andrew Schlessinger ... FBI Agent Special Assistant to Hoover (uncredited)
Frank Scozzari ... Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
David J. Smolar ... Radio Tech in Shed Scene (uncredited)

Sean Spence ... Reporter #1 (uncredited)
Robert Stilwell ... 1930s Courtroom Onlooker (uncredited)

Allison Nichole Torres ... Premiere Goer (uncredited)

Taylor Tunes ... Film Premiere Attendee (uncredited)

Sean Velie ... Federal Agent (uncredited)

Cameron Webb ... Photographer (uncredited)
Corey Webber ... New Orleans Pedestrian (uncredited)

Johnno Wilson ... Racetrack Gambler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Writing credits
Dustin Lance Black (written by)

Produced by
Clint Eastwood .... producer
Brian Grazer .... producer
Erica Huggins .... executive producer
Robert Lorenz .... producer
Tim Moore .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Clint Eastwood 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Stern (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
Gary Roach  (as Gary D. Roach)
 
Casting by
Fiona Weir 
 
Production Design by
James J. Murakami 
 
Art Direction by
Greg Berry 
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Fettis 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Hopper 
 
Makeup Department
Terry Baliel .... hair stylist
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... makeup artist: Ms. Watts
Alessandro Bertolazzi .... prosthetic makeup effects: Ms. Watts
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist: Mr. DiCaprio (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
Patricia DeHaney .... hair stylist (as Patricia Dehaney)
Stephanie A. Fowler .... makeup artist (as Stephanie Fowler)
Kelly Golden .... sculptor
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist: Mr. DiCaprio
Sian Grigg .... prosthetic makeup effects: Mr. DiCaprio
Zoe Hay .... makeup artist (as Zoé Hay)
Duncan Jarman .... makeup artist: Mr. DiCaprio
Duncan Jarman .... prosthetic makeup effects: Mr. DiCaprio
Barbara Lacy .... makeup artist
Zoe Marsden .... prosthetics painter
Tania McComas .... makeup department head
Carol A. O'Connell .... hair department head
Jay Wejebe .... makeup artist
Karen Zanki .... hair stylist
Gina W. Bateman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sherri Bramlett .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Trent Cotner .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Lawrence Davis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Connie Grayson Criswell .... contact lens technician (uncredited)
Cheryl 'Pickles' Kinion .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker (uncredited)
Renate Leuschner .... wig maker (uncredited)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (uncredited)
Annabelle MacNeal .... additional makeup (uncredited)
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetics technician (uncredited)
Mark Nieman .... prosthetic appliance fabricator (uncredited)
Cristina Patterson .... contact lens coordinator/painter (uncredited)
Michele Tyminski .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Robert Wilson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tim Moore .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David M. Bernstein .... first assistant director
Paula Case .... second assistant director
Kevin O'Neil .... second second assistant director (as Kevin Michael O'Neil)
Alison C. Rosa .... additional second assistant director: Washington DC
Dodi Lee Rubenstein .... additional second assistant director
 
Art Department
Damon Allison .... prop shop supervisor
Rich Andrade .... set dresser (as Richard Andrade)
Jason Bedig .... set dresser
Joseph P. Benitez .... labor foreman
Scott Bobbitt .... leadperson
Maxwell Britton .... set dresser
Jerrold F. Brooks .... propmaker foreman
Ronald J. Crouthamel .... carpenter
Chuck Eskridge .... standby painter
Joseph C. Fama .... general foreman (as Joe Fama)
Scotty Guyson .... assistant property master (as Scott Guyson)
Larry Haney .... set dresser
Geoff Hubbard .... set designer
Ty Jones Jr. .... set dresser (as Ty A. Jones)
Carol Kiefer .... art department coordinator
Jeffrey Kushon .... buyer
Greg Lynch .... set dresser
Joe Mason .... art department assistant
Merdyce McClaran .... on-set dresser
David Moreau .... set designer
Michael Muscarella .... construction coordinator (as Michael A. Muscarella)
Mitchell G. Myers .... set dresser (as Mitchell Myers)
Lauren E. Polizzi .... set designer (as Lauren Polizzi)
Eric Ramirez .... set dresser
Robert B. Samarzich .... greens foreman
Mike Schenk .... assistant property master (as Michael John Schenk)
Skylar Schmidt .... set dresser
Michael Sexton .... property master (as Mike Sexton)
Kevin Shaw .... assistant property master
Robert Sica .... set dresser
Ron Sica .... set dresser (as Ronald Sica)
Ronnie Taylor .... propmaker
Karen Teneyck .... graphic designer
Leslie Warren .... set dresser (as Leslie Carol Warren)
Mike Webster .... plaster foreman
Christopher Carlson .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Kushon .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
David R. Lawson .... construction medic (uncredited)
James R. Lord .... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)
Amanda Moss Serino .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Roger Prater .... stand-by greensman (uncredited)
Bruce Richter .... carpenter (uncredited)
Robert Silcock .... gang boss (uncredited)
Jay Smith .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Eric Stalker .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Bub Asman .... supervising sound editor
David Bach .... supervising adr editor
Gail Carroll-Coe .... boom operator
William Cawley .... assistant sound editor (as Bill Cawley)
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
John P. Fasal .... sound effects mixer: location (as John Paul Fasal)
Jonathan Fuh .... boom operator (as Jonathan Lee-Ger Fuh)
José Antonio García .... sound mixer
Jason King .... sound effects editor
F. Hudson Miller .... foley editor
Ryan Murphy .... sound mix technician
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Murray .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin R.W. Murray)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Tony Pilkington .... sound re-recording engineer
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryan O. Watkins .... sound effects editor (as Bryan Watkins)
Hugo Weng .... dialogue editor
Katy Wood .... supervising dialogue editor
John Guentner .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Chet Leonard .... recording assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ryan D. Compton .... special effects technician
Ante Dugandzic .... special effects technician
Roger Lifsey .... special effects foreman
Ryan A. Riley .... special effects foreman (as Ryan Riley)
Steve Riley .... special effects supervisor (as Steven Riley)
Russell L. Smith .... special effects technician
Leon Smikle .... prosthetic and makeup effect (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Aiken .... visual effects: Method Studios
Lee Allan .... digital compositor
Casey Allen .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Holli Alvarado .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Scott Balkcom .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Victor Barbosa .... visual effects: Method Studios
Mike Borgstrom .... visual effects: Method Studios
Nicholas Boughen .... senior lighting artist
Nicholas Boughen .... visual effects artist
John Cairns .... visual effects: Method Studios
Heather Behl Cameron .... visual effects: Method Studios
Marco Cantaluppi .... visual effects: Method Studios
Lorna Carmichael .... visual effects: Method Studios
Min Hyun Cha .... visual effects: Method Studios
Andy Chih-Jen Chang .... visual effects: Method Studios (as Andrew Chang)
Alexis Chapman .... visual effects: Method Studios
David Cho .... visual effects: Method Studios
Trent Claus .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Kay Cloud .... visual effects: Method Studios
Karl Coyner .... visual effects: Method Studios
Kristin Dearholt .... visual effects: Method Studios
Felix Dodd .... visual effects: Method Studios
Fiona Foster .... visual effects producer: Method Studios
Roberto Gracia .... visual effects: Method Studios
Julian Green .... visual effects: Method Studios
Brian Hajek .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Geoffrey Hancock .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Peter Hart .... visual effects: Method Studios
Tia Hoshizaki .... visual effects: Method Studios
Peter Hunt .... visual effects: Method Studios (as Peter D. Hunt)
Chris Ingersoll .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Daniel Jackson .... visual effects: Method Studios
Stephen James .... visual effects: Method Studios
Aaron Kramer .... visual effects: Method Studios
SangHun Kwon .... visual effects: Method Studios
Jean Lapointe .... visual effects: Method Studios
Niña Laureles .... data wrangler (as Nina Laureles)
Niña Laureles .... render wrangler: Method Studios (as Nina Laureles)
Allan Lee .... visual effects: Method Studios
Max Leonard .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Kimberley Liptrap .... visual effects: Method Studios
Veronica Marino .... visual effects: Method Studios
Darshan Mehta .... visual effects: Method Studios
Laurel Montgomery .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Mike Mulock .... visual effects: Method Studios (as Michael Mulock)
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Lisa Nolan .... visual effects: Method Studios
Robert Olsson .... visual effects: Lola VFX (as Rob Olsson)
Michael Owens .... visual effects supervisor
Viviana Palacios .... visual effects: Method Studios
Vincent Papaix .... visual effects: Method Studios
Clark Parkhurst .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Tristan Porter .... visual effects: Method Studios
Ollie Rankin .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Pau Rocher .... visual effects: Method Studios
Kuba Roth .... visual effects: Method Studios
Craig Shumard .... motion control technician
Na Song .... visual effects: Method Studios
Ian Sorensen .... visual effects: Method Studios
Jeremiah Sweeney .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Peter Toufidis .... visual effects: Method Studios
Curtis Tsai .... visual effects: Method Studios
Yuki Uehara .... flame artist
Paulo Welter .... visual effects: Method Studios
Edson Williams .... visual effects: Lola VFX
Jose Yapor .... visual effects: Method Studios
Mike Yip .... visual effects: Method Studios
Tong Zhou .... visual effects: Method Studios
Chris Antonini .... visual effects plate coordinator (uncredited)
Dan Bartolucci .... flame artist: Lola VFX (uncredited)
Vincent Blin .... flame artist (uncredited)
Peter Bowmar .... head of 3d and technology: CIS Vancouver (uncredited)
Shauna Bryn .... visual effects executive producer (uncredited)
Shannan Burkley .... matte painter (uncredited)
Steve Casa .... digital scan lead (uncredited)
Timothy Eulich .... performance capture (uncredited)
Demitre Garza .... flame artist (uncredited)
Derik Gokstorp .... junior technical director (uncredited)
Hetal Jain .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Zahid Jiwa .... rotoscope artist: Method Studios Vancouver (uncredited)
Thomas Roland Johnson .... concept artist (uncredited)
Miguel Kabantsov .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Goran Kocov .... lead matchmove artist (uncredited)
Michelle Ladd .... motion capture director (uncredited)
Daniel Lee .... senior compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
Rajavel Loganathan .... lead roto artist (uncredited)
Gabriel Mandala .... compositor (uncredited)
Bruno Parenti .... digital compositor: Lola VFX (uncredited)
Christine Petrov .... head of 2D (uncredited)
Chi Pham .... visual effects systems administrator (uncredited)
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration (uncredited)
Gregory Watkins .... rotoscope artist: Method Studios Vancouver (uncredited)
Thom Williams .... motion capture performer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Matthew R. Anderson .... stunts
Brian Avery .... stunts
Kevin Patrick Burke .... stunts
Jacob Chambers .... stunts
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunts
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Justin Gant .... stunts
Thayr Harris .... stunts
Jody Hart .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Tim James .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Rick McCallum .... stunts
Dustin Meier .... stunts (as Dustin J. Meier)
Rene Mousseux .... stunts (as René Paul Mousseux)
Dalton Simons .... stunts
Christopher Tardieu .... stunts
Buddy Van Horn .... stunt coordinator
Chuck Waters .... stunts
Jacob Chambers .... stunt double: Armie Hammer (uncredited)
Cheryl Lawson .... stunts (uncredited)
Talon Reid .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Bernstein .... still photographer
Greg Brooks .... dolly grip
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator
Stephen S. Campanelli .... steadicam operator
Trevor Carroll-Coe .... camera loader
Bill Coe .... first assistant camera
Max Deleo .... additional assistant camera
Ross Dunkerley .... chief lighting technician
Steele Hunter .... rigging grip best boy
John Lacy .... assistant chief lighting technician (as John Dallas Lacy)
Bobby McMahan .... second assistant camera (as Robert A. McMahan)
Iain O'Higgins .... rigging best boy
John Priebe .... rigging gaffer (as John R. Priebe)
Liz Radley .... video & computer graphics supervisor
Charles Saldana .... key grip (as Charles Saldaña III)
T. Daniel Scaringi .... key rigging grip (as T.D. Scaringi)
Jack Serino .... grip
Doug Wall .... best boy grip (as Douglas L. Wall)
Shawn C.H. Baron .... grip (uncredited)
Joey Bruce .... electrician (uncredited)
Buzzy Burwell .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Steve Charnow .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Christopher Franey .... rigging technician (uncredited)
Patrick Hoeschen .... electrician (uncredited)
David Irwin .... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
William T. Iversen .... grip: Washington DC (uncredited)
Brian Minzlaff .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Christopher Moats .... electrician (uncredited)
Bruce D. Spellman .... grip (uncredited)
Rick Strodel .... grip (uncredited)
Wade Tyree .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Matt Vossekuil .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Christopher Webber .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Nick Zeigler .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting
Geoffrey Miclat .... casting associate: New York
Alice Searby .... casting associate
Jackie Sollitto .... casting assistant
Dagmar Wittmer .... casting: Washington DC
Tyler Fahringer .... extras casting (uncredited)
Ruth Key .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Travis Otsuji .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Almaraz .... costumer (as Antonio Almaraz)
Terry Anderson .... assistant costume designer
Amy Arnold .... costumer
Cha Blevins .... costume supervisor (as Deborah Cha Blevins)
Corey Bronson .... set costumer (as Corey C. Bronson)
Matt Chase .... costumer
Bren Cook .... ager/dyer
Tangi Crawford .... key costumer
Ann Culotta .... set costumer
Lois DeArmond .... costume illustrator
Carmen Frost .... costumer
Adrienne Greshock .... costumer
Lisa Halperin .... costumer
Monica Haynes-Nino .... costumer
Kim M. Holly .... costumer
Robert Iannaccone .... key costumer (as Bob Iannaccone)
Cookie Lopez .... costumer: Mr. DiCaprio (as Cookie Lopez Fahey)
Marcy Rector .... costumer
Jack Taggart .... head ager and dyer
Kim Chewning .... costumer (uncredited)
Francine Lecoultre .... costume textile artist (uncredited)
Ramsay Williams .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital film colorist
David S. Cox .... assistant editor
Blu Murray .... assistant editor
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer
Mark Sachen .... colorist
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Darin Wooldridge .... home video mastering colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Eric Bradley .... musican: singer
Robert Fernandez .... music scoring mixer (as Bobby Fernandez)
Ashley Irwin .... conductor
Ashley Irwin .... orchestrator
Gennady Loktionov .... arranger
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Kevin Bassinson .... music editor (uncredited)
Ron Finn .... music editor (uncredited)
Tom Hardisty .... score recordist (uncredited)
Sally Stevens .... vocal contractor: choir (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Kaiser Clark .... driver: cast
Ronald B. Dinson Sr. .... picture car captain (as Ronald B. Dunson)
Dom Rodriguez .... transportation captain
Alana Stelling .... transportation captain (as Alana Weathers)
Larry Stelling .... transportation coordinator (as Larry L. Stelling)
Matthew Michael Weathers .... dot administrator
Tony Barattini .... production van driver operator (uncredited)
Neil Chisholm .... driver (uncredited)
L. Chip Crosby Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Anthony J. Mignano .... driver (uncredited)
Kirk Roberts .... driver: Clint Eastwood (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kyle David Crosby .... production secretary: Washington DC (as Kyle D. Crosby)
Luke S. Crosby .... production assistant
Tony X. Deale .... assistant: Mr. Moore
Lily Fettis .... staff assistant
Neale Fishback .... key assistant location manager
Carol Flaisher .... assistant location manager: Washington DC
Lisa Fozzati .... key assistant location manager: Washington, DC
Matt Goldstein .... set production assistant
Kristin Gomez .... first assistant production accountant
Jason Gondek .... production accountant (as Jason D. Gondek)
Elizabeth Ridley Hagan .... second assistant accountant: Washington DC
Holly Hagy .... supervising production coordinator
Jeff Hubbard .... set staff assistant
Jason Irizarry .... assistant: Mr. DiCaprio
Jason Irizarry .... security: Mr. Di Caprio
Pat Jackson .... studio teacher
Nancy G. James .... craft service (as Nancy James)
Krys Karns .... assistant accountant (as Krystine Karns)
Austin Lapierre .... assistant production coordinator
Mable Lawson-McCrary .... script supervisor (as Mable Lawson McCrary)
Beatriz Madrigal .... assistant accountant
Joe Mason .... staff assistant
Mike James Masumoto .... key assistant location manager (as Michael James Masumoto)
Darin McCormick-Millett .... titles producer
Rachel McDonald .... set staff assistant
Mark McSorley .... staff assistant
Jessica Meier .... assistant: Mr. Lorenz
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach: Mr. DiCaprio
Patrick Mignano .... location manager (as Patrick O. Mignano)
Crystal Munson .... set staff assistant
Scott Nelson .... technical advisor: FBI
Kyle Oliver .... key assistant location manager
Lauren Porcelli .... assistant: Ms. Watts
Ferguson Reid .... set medic
Jill Remis .... assistant: Mr. DiCaprio
Kristina Rivera .... assistant: Mr. Eastwood
Michael Roccuzzo .... post production accountant
Jean-Louis Rodrigue .... movement specialist: Mr. DiCaprio
Joe Rogan .... staff assistant
Adee Serrao .... staff assistant
Joey Slamon .... assistant: Mr. Huggins
Linda Stelling .... set medic
Brian K. Stuart .... craft service
June Suepunpuck .... staff assistant
Jason Suhrke .... key set production assistant
May Tam .... production coordinator: Washington DC
Landon Trawny .... assistant accountant
Tom Trigo .... location scout
Lucas Urgoiti .... production secretary
Chuck Webb .... set staff assistant
Sean Yopchick .... set staff assistant
Danielle Zloto .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Joe Achard .... location assistant (uncredited)
Susan Bliss .... post script services (uncredited)
Brian M. Chilcoat .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Sue Chipperton .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Luke S. Crosby .... production assistant: Washington, DC (uncredited)
Nicole K.L.N. Ebeo .... travel coordinator (uncredited)
Alex Ferrari .... script clearance researcher (uncredited)
Robert L. Fiks .... location assistant: Washington DC (uncredited)
Nicholas Glekas .... location assistant: Washington DC (uncredited)
Alfred 'Fred' Gundry .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach: Naomi Watts (uncredited)
Lauran Tracy Howard .... location assistant (uncredited)
Blair Howley .... production assistant (uncredited)
David R. Lawson .... medic (uncredited)
Don Mann .... location scout (uncredited)
Braeden Marcott .... motion capture actor (uncredited)
Josh Murray .... stand-in (uncredited)
Matthew Dillon Noonan .... key assistant location manager: Washington D.C. (uncredited)
Marvin Ruffin .... location assistant (uncredited)
Bridget Shaw .... location assistant (uncredited)
Pavel Sterba .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Erin Stern .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Jeremy Tan .... location assistant (uncredited)
Karl J. Weschta .... armorer (uncredited)
Jennifer White .... dialect coach: Damon Herriman (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for brief strong language
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | India:A | Ireland:12A | Japan:G | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:11 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #47075)

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Armie Hammer, who plays Clyde Tolson, is the great-grandson of Occidental Petroleum tycoon Armand Hammer. In his biography of Hammer (the tycoon, not the actor) called "Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer," author Edward Jay Epstein reported that the tycoon had a multi-decade history of being scrutinized and suspected of Soviet ties by J. Edgar Hoover. Armie stated in an interview that he took the role to avenge that scrutiny.See more »
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Anachronisms: During telephone conversations, the corded handsets had a modular jack. These modular jacks did not become popular until the late 70's through the 80's. Until then the hand sets were hard wired directly to the telephone base.See more »
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J. Edgar Hoover:Let me tell you something. The SCLC has direct Communist ties. Even great men can be corrupted, can't they? Communism is not a political party. It is a disease. It corrupts the soul, turning men, even the gentlest of men, into vicious evil tyrants.
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115 out of 192 people found the following review useful.
I never imagined I would see a Clint Eastwood film where I would look at my watch before the first hour was even up, but alas the day has come, 28 November 2011
Author: TheUnknown837-1 from United States

It can happen to the best of us. Spielberg, Scorsese, Hitchcock, and even Clint Eastwood himself are capable of making an instantly-dismissible picture. Sometimes, it seems, a director will find himself in a project without much of a passion for it and looking at the final product, it's kind of hard to see his signature on the screen. That is the case with Mr. Eastwood's biopic on the life of J. Edgar Hoover. The movie, "J. Edgar", is everything I did not expect from Mr. Eastwood considering the deep, thought-provocative and artistic power of his last movie "Hereafter" as well as the many films that he made beforehand. Slow, pretentious, and middling.

Many actors have played the infamous FBI founder over the years (once by Hoover himself, in the 1959 James Stewart movie "The FBI Story"). This time, the role goes to Leonardo DiCaprio. Unfortunately, it seems, his feelings about the movie seemed to be identical to Mr. Eastwood's, as he merely ham-acts throughout the entirety of the movie. The only thing differentiating his performance from scene-to-scene depends on how much phony make-up has been slapped on his face. It's sort of like a "Citizen Kane" portrait of a real-life figure, starting around the time of the man's death and whisking back and forth between the past and the present. Except whereas that great Orson Welles film from seventy years ago did it with precision and aesthetic greatness, the narrative of "J. Edgar" takes such vast leaps that it frequently falls flat on its face.

The screenplay was written by Dustin Lance Black, who won the Oscar for Best Screenplay for "Milk." Once again, he more or less writes this story more as a vessel for a homosexual romance and rights message. And it is here that he strikes his intended gold. Hoover's lover, his right-hand man Clyde Tolson, is played with immense passion by Armie Hammer. And it is the scenes between Mr. Hammer and Mr. DiCaprio that work. A particularly great scene involves the two secret lovers sharing a dinner table with some flirtatious Hollywood starlets and nervously trying to shake off the ladies' sexual advances without giving themselves away. Also fascinating and frightful is a confrontation about homosexuality between Mr. DiCaprio and Judi Dench as Hoover's mother.

So it is in this soulful subplot that Mr. Black's screenplay works, but when he tries to form a narrative arc about the lifetime of J. Edgar Hoover and bounce across decades in a coherent manner, it starts to struggle. Furthermore, apart from the love subplot, there is no chemistry between the characters. Naomi Watts, as Hoover's secretary, is given such insignificant things to do that she may as well have been an extra.

Earlier I mentioned that a passionless project even by a great director, will appear to lose its creators' signature and that is no more evident than in here. Mr. Eastwood's directing, though hardly bad, is rather dull with too many long shots and ponderous slow zooms. And while Leonardo DiCaprio was an inspired choice to play J. Edgar Hoover, he does it almost playfully, without much soul or conviction. Most embarrassing of all is the forced accent with which he enunciates the dialogue. Capped with some truly horrific make-up, when playing the elderly Hoover, the actor appears to be giving a comic stand-up performance at a nightclub. Reputedly, Mr. DiCaprio spent five hours every morning having the prosthetics applied to his face when playing the older version of the character. All I can say is that they should have spent at least six, for the make-up looks like exactly what it is. And the stuff put on Mr. Hammer for his old-guy moments makes him look like he belongs in a 30s Universal horror film.

Just as frightful as the makeup is the hack-job cinematography by Tom Stern. Yes, the same Tom Stern who has lit beautiful images for many of Clint Eastwood's earlier films, including "Changeling" for which he deservedly earned an Academy Award nomination. Mr. Stern's specialty seems to be in low-key lighting. Last year, he did a fabulous job catching the mood of "Hereafter" with clever use of shadows and silhouetting lights. But here, he goes overboard. The shadows in "J. Edgar" are so amateurish and monstrous that (I kid you not) the actors sometime disappear in them. If there is a symbolic purpose behind this, I cannot think of it. And other times, the lights are too soft. Close-ups of characters make them appear to be covered with flour and worst of all is when the camera tracks into a dark room and auto-adjusts to the new light...much like a home-video camera.

I never imagined I would see a Clint Eastwood film where I would look at my watch impatiently before the first hour was even up, but alas the day has come. "J. Edgar" is a dimwitted, passionless project that brings almost nothing to our previous knowledge about the formation of the FBI and the men who made it all possible. Only a couple of sharp, provocative moments from Dustin Lance Black's screenplay really stand out. Now Clint Eastwood has made five or six masterpieces during his forty-year career as a director and about twice as many great films, so despite my disappointment, I am prepared to allow this one to fade from my memory.

Not that that would be very hard. If J. Edgar Hoover had a file cabinet labeled 'Instantly Forgettable,' that is where this film would have gone.

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