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Clint Eastwood Screens J. Edgar for Hollywood

6 years ago by Troy Rogers

J. EdgarThe new Clint Eastwood directed J. Edgar film opened the AFI Fest in Hollywood and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this past week where Eastwood spoke about his latest movie.

Reuters reports that director Clint Eastwood screened his new film about the life of former FBI head J. Edgar Hoover in Los Angeles and Hollywood. At the L.A. County Museum of Art, Eastwood revealed that J. Edgar was a project he knew all too well. “I just have grown up with J. Edgar Hoover as the top cop,” said Eastwood. “I thought it’d be very interesting.”

On the topic of star Leonardo DiCaprio who landed the lead role as J. Edgar Hoover, Clint Eastwood explained that DiCaprio wanted the role and that everyone was happy with Leo as J. Edgar. “Leo called up and said ‘I’d like to play that guy,’ and that sounded great,” Eastwood added, “The studio certainly didn’t object.”

J. Edgar opens on November 11.

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Troy Rogers

Troy Rogers began his online career in 2002 as a news writer for the popular Screenwriter's Voice website. Since then Troy has gone on to write for such outlets as The Deadbolt and UGO.com and has interviewed hundreds of celebrities and executives in a decade.