- J. Edgar
- Release Date : 09 Nov, 2011
- Cast : Naomi Watts | Leonardo DiCaprio | Armie Hammer | Kaitlyn Dever
- Genre : Biography | Drama
- Language : English
The greatest lives are often shrouded with the greatest controversies. The biographical movie, J. Edgar, is a testimony of this fact. The movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the story of one of the most controversial personalities ever, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
It is ironical that being the founder of the world’s most intricate crime agency, Edgar himself fell prey to espionage. The life of J. Edgar had all the elements of a story worth telling, right from leaving an indelible legacy behind, to having secrets that are enough to evoke feelings of awe and disbelief. Watch J. Edgar online to witness Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role as Edgar, and how the story principally focuses on his homosexual relationship. Edgar was believed to have an illicit relationship with Clyde Tolson, which was always kept under wraps and never came out of the closet. Armie Hammer portrays Clyde and the movie also stars Academy award nominee Naomi Watts in the role of the film’s female lead, Helen Gandy. Gandy was the indispensable secretary of Edgar, who worked in his office for a whopping fifty-four years, and retired on the day of his death. She remained a spinster all through her life, and had an extremely formal relationship with Edgar.
It is said that despite acknowledging Miss Gandy’s services as pivotal to the working of the FBI, Edgar never developed a personal relationship with her. In fact, he never even called her by her first name! To learn more about the unusual life of this intelligent man, you can either download J. Edgar, or stream it.