DiCaprio Tipped to Play J. Edgar Hoover


Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio's going to venture back to the period setting that worked so well for him in Shutter Island, though this time, he'll going to slip into something a little more comfortable. Deadline says the actor will be playing J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's upcoming biopic (which the director discussed with Movieline recently). We can only assume that there were no more open roles in Scorsese's next picture for him. [Deadline]


  • MrsQuint says:

    Really?! Did Eastwood see his uninspring performance as Howard Hughes, and thought, yes he could probably play another larger than life historical figure like Hoover.

  • bierce says:

    Let's see... baby face, check!... pipsqueak voice, check!... middling acting ability, check!... yep, that's exactly what we need to play J. Edgar Hoover! In a very small 1991 role, Terry O'Quinn played Howard Hughes in The Rocketeer and gave a dead-on magnetic performance that puts DiCaprio's to shame.