On February 23, 2012, the Russian premiere of the film "J. Edgar"- a biographical drama based on real events about the legendary head of the FBI John Edgar Hoover from director Clint Eastwood and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.
The odious head of the FBI John Edgar Hoover headed the Federal Bureau of Investigation at theFor almost half a century, he survived eight presidents, the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt's reforms and three wars. All his life he aspired to the heights of power, eventually becoming the most powerful man in all the States.
Hoover's reputation was very controversial - he fought with gangsters and Ku Klux Klan, but at the same time pursued Martin Luther King. He was engaged in collecting extensive dossiers on "unreliable" citizens, including Hollywood stars and prominent politicians.
But the threats that Hoover struggled with were sometimesnot real, but far-fetched; To ensure the safety of his fellow citizens, he often violated the formal rules. He was a ruthless man, but he was a hero. Despite everything, America and the whole world admired him. Exactly Delight, and not money and power, was for him the most coveted reward.
The film "J. Edgar »shows us the private and public life of Hoover his own eyes. How much can you believe a person who, withhe defended the truth with the same zeal and distorted it for his own purposes for the sake of justice - justice, for which he had his own view, different from the generally accepted one.
Information about the film
Name: J. Edgar
Original name: J. Edgar
Tagline: The Most Powerful Man in the World
A country: USA
Genre: drama, biography
Producer: Clint Eastwood
Author (s) of the scenario: Dustin Lance Black
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Damon Herriman, Jeffrey Donovan, Judy Dench, Ed Westwick, Josh Lucas, Ken Howard, Steven Ruth, Jeff Pearson, Leah Thompson, Gunner Wright, and others.
World premiere: 3 November 2011
Premiere in the Russian Federation: February 23, 2012
Duration: 137 minutes
Initially it was planned to call the film simply "Hoover", And his copies on the American cinema were sent under the false name"Lawyer"(" Lawman ").
From role Helen Gandhi refused Charlize Theron and Amy Adams, in the end she got Naomi Watts; a Joaquin Phoenix, according to rumors, was one of the contenders for the role of Clyde Tolson.
Since the film's action covers a period of more than 60 years, the wardrobe of the lead artist Leonardo DiCaprio has about 80 suits, and his makeup included a variety of wigs, pads, gray hair, a prosthetic nose and even a gypsum mask all over his face.