"[11] David Denby in The New Yorker magazine also liked the film, calling it a "nuanced account" and calling "Eastwood's touch light and sure, his judgment sound, the moments of pathos held just long enough. 2011. Charlize Theron, who was originally slated to play Helen Gandy, dropped out of the project to do Snow White and the Huntsman, and Eastwood considered Amy Adams before finally selecting Naomi Watts as Theron's replacement. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and was Hoover's confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover's life. "[12], J. Hoberman of The Village Voice wrote: "Although hardly flawless, Eastwood's biopic is his richest, most ambitious movie since Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers. Hoover's memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases in which the F.B.I. Clyde Anderson Tolson (May 22, 1900 – April 14, 1975) was the second-ranking official of the FBI from 1930 until 1972, from 1947 titled Associate Director, primarily responsible for personnel and discipline. J. Edgar (2011) by Dolph Briscoe IV. A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s. Regie: Clint Eastwood | Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar Hoover), Armie Hammer (Clyde Tolson), Naomi Watts (Helen Gandy), Judi Dench (Anna Marie Hoover), Ed Westwick (Agent Smith), e.a. Here are the buzz-worthy titles you're going to want to mark on your calendar. November 11, 2011 Link Copied. Best Picture nominee? [4] Written by Dustin Lance Black, the film focuses on the career of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover from the Palmer Raids onward. Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, produced and scored by Clint Eastwood. Tolson accuses Hoover of making a fool out of him and they end up fighting on the floor. Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar presents an understandably fictionalized portrait of the notorious FBI director. For someone whose job was to enforce the laws and capture those who broke them, Hoover seemed to never allow the U.S. Constitution get in his way. He praised DiCaprio's performance: "There's something appealingly straightforward about the way he physicalizes Hoover's inner struggle, the body always slightly out of sync with the mind that vigilantly monitors every move."[15]. His makeup is uniformly good; but the two other principal actors in the film, Armie Hammer as Hoover's longtime companion Clyde Tolson, and Naomi Watts as Hoover's secretary Helen Gandy, don't fare so well as their characters age. J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. In this meticulously researched classic of the JFK conspiracy genre that Library Journal calls "sensational," Mark North argues convincingly that President John F. Kennedy died as the result of a plot masterminded by Louisiana Mafia chieftain Carlos Marcello—and, more importantly, that FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover learned early on about the plan but did nothing to stop it. De hoofdrollen worden vertolkt door Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench en Naomi Watts. As he did with his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator, his skillful use of voice and body to stay true to his characterization of Hoover through the years is evident throughout.One gets the feeling that much of this film was shot in front of a green screen, no surprise given the various eras of Washington that it depicts; but to a longtime moviegoer, there's a certain sadness that imparts to seeing that technique, once the province of the large-scale action film, used in serious dramas. | Speelduur: 137 minuten | Jaar: 2011 J. Edgar Hoover was vijftig jaar lang de machtigste man van Amerika. Tolson accuses Hoover of having exaggerated his involvement with key events of the Bureau. Christopher Shyer, who plays Richard Nixon in a brief scene, has the least-effective verisimilitude of anyone who has played the man in a motion picture.But makeup alone does not a performance make. was involved, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger, and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians with whom he worked over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. A Hoover biography by Anthony Summers: "Official and Confidential - The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover" concluded, that he was a closeted homosexual and blackmailed by the Mafia through photographs that would have ended his career if they were to become public; not unlike many known cases of sexual blackmail operations that have become established knowledge over the decades. A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. After Tolson leaves, Hoover says that he loves him, too. Any movie Clint Eastwood makes is certainly worth a look, and Leonardo DiCaprio is entertaining in anything he does. Use the HTML below. Other articles where J. Edgar is discussed: Judi Dench: In Clint Eastwood’s biopic J. Edgar (2011), she portrayed the mother of J. Edgar Hoover (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), and, in the drama My Week with Marilyn (2011), she appeared as actress Sybil Thorndike. But ask most people about J. Edgar Hoover, and the subject turns to sex. A drama centered on three people - a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy - who are touched by death in different ways. He slowly builds the agency's reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. Moments later, Hoover tells Tolson that he needed Tolson more than he ever needed anyone else. Hoover did not have a birth certificate filed, although it was required in 1895 Washington. [18] Breakdowns of audience demographics for the movie showed that ticket buyers were nearly 95% over the age of 25 and slightly over 50% female. Was this review helpful to you? Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. FBI-directeur. A grief-stricken Tolson covers his friend's body. She praises DiCaprio for conveying the tempo of Hoover's speech. Hoover panics and claims that he wants to marry Dorothy Lamour. Admittedly, that's my problem, not the film's.So, is it worth a look? There was probably no other way to do it in this day and age, but it just calls attention to itself in a way that gets in the way of one's immersion into the subject matter. Sure. Hoover meets lawyer Clyde Tolson, and hires him. Original article title J. Edgar Hoover had black ancestors Seán Mac Mathúna "Not all slave masters abused their slaves - Some actually treated them like family and bore children by them, like the Mississippi plantation owner, William Hoover. It marked Adam Driver's film debut. The website's critical consensus reads, "Leonardo DiCaprio gives a predictably powerhouse performance, but J. Edgar stumbles in all other departments: cheesy makeup, poor lighting, confusing narrative, and humdrum storytelling. He is best known as the protégé and long-time top deputy of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. View production, box office, & company info. "[27], Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, "Movie Projector: 'Immortals' poised to conquer box office", "Clint Eastwood to Direct J. Edgar Hoover Biopic", "Ed Westwick In, Charlize Theron Out Of Clint Eastwood's 'J. Hij was 37 jaar lang directeur van de Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Redelijke film over J. Edgar Hoover, die ruim 40 jaar de directeur van de FBI is geweest. Rogers' mother asks Hoover to dance and he becomes agitated, saying that he and Tolson must leave, as they have a lot of work to do in the morning. Hoover quickly begins compiling a list of suspects. He had eight children by my Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Allen. The film received mixed reviews from critics, although DiCaprio's performance was widely praised, and it grossed $84 million worldwide. [8] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on an A+ to F scale. Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood presents a biopic of one of the most powerful and controversial figures of twentieth-century America in the film J. Edgar. The FBI and J. Edgar Hoover: The History and Legacy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Under Its First Director by Charles River Editors | Dec 16, 2019 2.4 out of 5 stars 4 "[14] David Edelstein of New York Magazine reacted negatively to the film and said: "It's too bad J. Edgar is so shapeless and turgid and ham-handed, so rich in bad lines and worse readings." 71 of 101 people found this review helpful. Hoover famously gathered and hoarded information to protect himself and reign in politicians. When he gets home, he tells his mother that he dislikes dancing with girls. "[13], Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a mixed review: "Any movie in which the longtime FBI honcho features as the central character must supply some insight into what made him tick, or suffer from the reality that the Bureau's exploits were far more interesting than the bureaucrat who ran it – a dilemma J. Edgar never rises above. 8 months ago "Soul Surfer" (2011) TriStar Pictures Description: "Hawaiian teen … Here, broad brush strokes take the place of long chapters on Hoover's involvement with the Red Scares of the '20's and '50's, political blackmail, gambling, organized crime, and of course, homosexuality.But if it had been made as a mini-series, it probably wouldn't have attracted Eastwood and DiCaprio, and consequently wouldn't have the high profile that this film does. "[7] Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating to reviews, gives the film a normalized score of 59 out of 100, based on 42 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". J. Edgar Hoover ad his rumored lover Clyde Tolson are spotted on the Los Angeles set of Clint Eastwood's biopic. So when the head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, decided to butt heads with the Kennedys, it did not go well. When the monitored bills begin showing up in New York City, the investigators find a filling station attendant who wrote down the license plate number of the man who gave him the bill. Hoover apologizes and begs him to stay, but Tolson threatens to end their friendship if Hoover talks about another woman again. Hoover was such a complex man, and his career was so long, with so many chapters, that his story is probably better suited to a 4-to 6 hour HBO mini-series, where more of the details of his life, that this film with its short running time can only hint at, can be more completely told.Dustin Lance Black, who wrote this film's screenplay (as well as that of Milk), is walking a very fine line here regarding Hoover's complex personality; it seems that he had a much more intricate story he wanted to tell, were it not for the confines of the feature film format. A 2011 Biopic of the first and most infamous director of the FBI, John Edgar Hoover, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.Told in a memoir-style narration, the narrative hops backwards and forwards in time from Hoover's time as a minor lawyer in the Department of Justice to the end of his life. He praised DiCaprio's performance as a "fully-realized, subtle and persuasive performance, hinting at more than Hoover ever revealed, perhaps even to himself". Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists, and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. Hoover grew up near the E… One of his hires is Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer), who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and was Hoover's confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover's life. Directed by Clint Eastwood. "[27] Stockham notes that Hoover probably did not write the FBI–King suicide letter to Martin Luther King, Jr., as the film portrays: "While such a letter was written, Hoover almost certainly delegated it to others within the Bureau. Verenigde Staten, 2011, 137 min, biografie, drama. Following several such Justice Department raids of suspected radical groups, Palmer loses his job as Attorney General. Hoover's memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases in which the F.B.I. Will Leo finally win an Oscar this time out? | Speelduur: 137 minuten | Jaar: 2011 J. Edgar Hoover was vijftig jaar lang de machtigste man van Amerika. Hoover finds that the Department of Labor refuses to deport anyone without evidence of a crime. After Hoover, Tolson, and Hoover's mother (with whom Hoover still lives) see the James Cagney film G Men, Hoover and Tolson go out to a club, where Hoover is seated with Anita Colby, Ginger Rogers, and Rogers' mother Lela. 2u 17m. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, and Judi Dench. A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. In the last scene, Gandy destroys stacks of files. was involved, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger, and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians with whom he worked over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss. Dickerson Hoover was of English and German ancestry. There is no doubt, from the historical record, that Hoover was instrumental in creating the FBI's scientific reputation. Regie: Clint Eastwood | Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar Hoover), Armie Hammer (Clyde Tolson), Naomi Watts (Helen Gandy), Judi Dench (Anna Marie Hoover), Ed Westwick (Agent Smith), e.a. This leads to the arrest, and eventual conviction, of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh child. Financial analysis of J. Edgar (2011) including budget, domestic and international box office gross, DVD and Blu-ray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. John Edgar Hoover (Washington D.C., 1 januari 1895 – aldaar, 2 mei 1972) was een Amerikaans federaal veiligheids ambtenaar. Hoover and Tolson go on a vacation to the horse races. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2011, while DiCaprio earned a nomination for a Golden Globe Award and both he and Hammer earned Screen Actors Guild Award nods. She tells him she would rather her son be dead than a "daffodil". Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. De film ging op 11 november 2011 in wereldpremière. (2011). When the Lindbergh kidnapping captures national attention, President Herbert Hoover asks the Bureau to investigate. November 9, 2011. She refuses him, but agrees to become his personal secretary. Well, look at it this way: Paul Newman gave his best performance in The Verdict, but the Academy finally honored him for The Color of Money. J. Edgar J. Edgar Hoover was born on New Year's Day 1895 in Washington, D.C., to Anna Marie (née Scheitlin; 1860–1938), who was of German Swiss descent, and Dick Naylor Hoover, Sr. (1856–1921), of English and German ancestry. Hoover returns home from work, obviously weakened. He makes an awkward pass at her, then proposes to her. The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. J. Edgar Hoover was bijna vijftig jaar lang hoofd van de FBI en een van de machtigste mannen van Amerika. Excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it. [10] Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive review, writing, "This surprising collaboration between director Clint Eastwood and Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tackles its trickiest challenges with plausibility and good sense, while serving up a simmeringly caustic view of its controversial subject's behavior, public and private. Vicenarian Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Hammer, it must be said, gives a fine performance under all those old-age prosthetics. for nearly fifty years, looks back on his professional and personal life. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of … In a field of ten, probably. 1. That evening, Hoover tells Tolson that he cares deeply for him, and Tolson tells Hoover that he loves him. [9], Roger Ebert awarded the film three-and-a-half stars (out of four) and wrote that the film is "fascinating" and "masterful". Zelfs zijn seksuele voorkeur blijft een … Edgar'", https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/j-edgar-2011, "Great Man Theories: Clint Eastwood on J. Edgar", "Daily Box Office Results for November 9, 2011", "Weekend Box Office Results for November 11–13, 2011", "2012 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Noms: Hugo And The Artist Dominate The Field", "69th Annual Golden Globe Awards — Full List Of Nominees", "National Board of Review Announces 2011 Awards; HUGO Takes Top Prize", "From WAR HORSE to THE MYSTERIES OF LISBON: Satellite Award Nominations 2011", "Screen Actors Guild nominations revealed", "Fact-Checking Clint Eastwood's 'J. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Lucas, and Judi Dench. Tolson suddenly kisses Hoover, who says that must never happen again; Tolson says that it won't, and tries to leave. In an interview on All Things Considered, Yale University history professor Beverly Gage, who is writing a biography of Hoover, stated that the film accurately conveys that Hoover came to the FBI as a reformer seeking "to clean it up, to professionalize it," and to introduce scientific methods to its investigation, eventually including such practices as fingerprinting and bloodtyping. Hoover was a gay cross-dresser. Learning that Anthony Caminetti, the Commissioner General of Immigration, dislikes the anarchist Emma Goldman, Hoover arranges to make her eligible for deportation and thereby creates a precedent of deportation for radical conspiracy. A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. Need some streaming picks for the month? Hoover already had a reputation for being very close to presidents. J Edgar (2011)--Nombre de la pelicula: J.Edgar.2011.NTSC.DVDR-SBT DatO: 11 February 2012 EN CINE Date: 13 November 2011 (US) ALGUILER Date: 21 … In 1919, after anarchists fail to assassinate Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer, he puts his protegé J. Edgar Hoover in charge of a new division dedicated to purging radicals. In 1862, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. Nov. 16, 2011— -- J. Edgar Hoover led a deeply repressed sexual life, living with his mother until he was 40, awkwardly rejecting the attention … Obviously, the lion's share of the film's makeup budget was allotted to the star. J. Edgar opened the AFI Fest 2011 in Los Angeles on November 3, 2011, and had its limited release on November 9, 2011 followed by wide release on November 11. His successor, Harlan F. Stone, appoints Hoover as director of the Justice Department's new Bureau of Investigation. J. Edgar Hoover’s mystique lies in the fact that while he kept meticulous files with compromising details on some of America’s most powerful figures, nobody knew the man’s own secrets. Toch is er weinig bekend over wat hem bewoog. J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. J. Edgar is een biografie over de oprichter en directeur ... (J. Edgar Hoover) en Naomi Watts (Helen Gandy) Leonardo DiCaprio (J ... Nederlandse première: 5-1-2012. He visits Tolson, who urges him to retire. She was featured in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and its 2015 sequel, both… Hoover tells Gandy to destroy his secret files after his death in order to prevent President Richard Nixon from possessing them. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton. De montage komt wat rommelig over, voornamelijk omdat het materiaal gebaat is bij een nog langere speelduur. Leo probably should have won for playing Howard Hughes, but maybe he'll win for playing J. Edgar. Acclaimed actor Leonardo DiCaprio brilliantly portrays John Edgar Hoover, the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [6], On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 43% based on 243 reviews, with an average rating of 5.72/10. Feb 11, 2011 J. Edgar Photos Featuring Armie Hammer and Judi Dench J. Edgar (2011) C- SDG Original source: Christianity Today Movies & TV The life and work of J. Edgar Hoover offers grist for a dozen different movies or more, and Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar wants to be all of them at once. Gunner Wright and David A. Cooper have cameos as future presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower[5] and Franklin D. Roosevelt, respectively, and are seen in the group of onlookers who arrive following the bombing at A. Mitchell Palmer's house. Hoover refuses, claiming that Nixon is going to destroy the bureau he has created. for nearly fifty years, looks back on his professional and personal life. It’s the sort of staidly respectable, competently directed biopic that gives a bad name to competently directed biopics, and possibly to respectability. Edgar' Biopic", Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier, Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=J._Edgar&oldid=1002498250, Films about the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cultural depictions of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Films with screenplays by Dustin Lance Black, Articles to be expanded from November 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 January 2021, at 18:53. Let’s separate fact from fiction in Hoover’s legacy. Toch is er weinig bekend over wat hem bewoog. Ontdek de perfecte stockfoto's over J. Edgar Film 2011 en redactionele nieuwsbeelden van Getty Images Kies uit premium J. Edgar Film 2011 van de hoogste kwaliteit. ... J. Edgar Hoover apparently listened. She insists on teaching him to dance, and they dance in her bedroom. J. Edgar is een Amerikaanse biopic van regisseur Clint Eastwood. J. Edgar is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed, produced and scored by Clint Eastwood. J. Edgar Hoover served an unprecedented length of time and possessed unprecedented power. John Edgar Hoover was born on New Year's Day 1895 in Washington, D.C., to Anna Marie (née Scheitlin; 1860–1938), who was of Swiss-German descent, and Dickerson Naylor Hoover (1856–1921), chief of the printing division of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, formerly a plate maker for the same organization. J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) was the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly fifty years. Hoover tries to blackmail Martin Luther King, Jr. into declining his Nobel Peace Prize, sending him a letter threatening to expose his extramarital affairs. Video: The Evolution of Armie Hammer – All His Roles & Performances From 2006 to 2020, HBO Max Announces Over 175 New Movies/TV Shows For July, Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.17, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, California, USA. Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence. Shortly after Hoover goes upstairs, his housekeeper calls Tolson, who goes to the house and finds Hoover dead next to his bed. Edgar,’ the new movie about J. Edgar Hoover, argues that the FBI chief was gay, but was he also black?THE ROOT D.C. | There is yet another skeleton pounding on the closet to be let out. Desalniettemin een boeiend portret over één van de belangrijkste personen binnen de Amerikaanse geschiedenis. Title: Can the twin be substituted for the real king? It marked Adam Driver's film debut. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists, and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. Written by Two siblings had certificates. Hoover's was not filed until 1938, when he was 43. Anchored by a forceful, vulnerable Leonardo DiCaprio, who lays bare J. Edgar Hoover’s humanity, despite the odds and an impasto of old-coot movie makeup, this latest jolt … He slowly builds the agency's reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. It's a subtle effect, but it helps the viewer keep track of where the scenes exist in Hoover's life.That long time line necessitates that DiCaprio must be seen in various makeup schemes to convey the age of his character at any point in the story. One of those children was my Grandfather… He meets Helen Gandy, a new secretary at the Justice Department, and takes her to the Library of Congress to show her the card catalog system he devised. However, she notes that the film's central narrative device in which Hoover dictates his memoirs to FBI agents chosen as writers, is fictitious: "He didn't ever have the sort of formal situation that you see in the movie where he was dictating a memoir to a series of young agents, and that that is the official record of the FBI. Hij was dol op geheimen, vooral die van anderen. garykmcd. He liked being important and often bypassed his boss, the attorney general, to speak with presidents. Hoover employs several novel techniques, including the monitoring of registration numbers on ransom bills and expert analysis of the kidnapper's handwriting. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. ‘J. J. Edgar is een biografie over de oprichter en directeur van de FBI. [2] J. Edgar went on to gross over $84.9 million worldwide and over He holds Tolson's hand, kisses his forehead, and leaves. Years later, Hoover feels his strength begin to decline, while Tolson suffers a stroke. But this version of J. Edgar Hoover's story seems superficial, and lacking meat on its bones.That has more to do with its form – a theatrical film only two hours and 17 minutes long - relative to the length of the biography at its core. Hij hield Amerika's machtigste inwoners obsessief en nauwlettend in de gaten, of ze nu iets te verbergen hadden of niet. $37.3 million at the domestic box office. Nixon gives a memorial speech on television for Hoover, while several members of his staff enter Hoover's office and search through the cabinets and drawers in search of his rumored "confidential" files, but find nothing. King disregards this and accepts the prize. The story jumps back in forth in time, and the closer the events of the film are to the end of Hoover's life, the more color Eastwood imbues into the scenes; the earliest moments in the time line are shown in a color scheme barely above monochrome. Di Caprio's ability to remain in character and "age" with him is remarkable, and transcends the work of his makeup artist. The uncle of Hoover's mother was a Swiss honorary consul generalto the United States. That version of his story will have to wait for another time.Eastwood chose to shoot this story in a washed-out color palette. 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