J. Edgar 2011
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J. Edgar 2011
The Most Powerful Man in the World
Plot: J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.
Story: Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He slowly builds the agency's reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover's confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover's life. Hoover's memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in - 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 he's worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.
Did you know: Judi Dench broke her toe while working on her previous movie. She kept her injury secret to avoid being replaced. Co-producer Robert Lorenz only found out after she had finished filming her scenes.
Release date: 11 November 2011
User Votes: 6.7
Countries: USA,
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 137 minutes
Oscars: None
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