FBI miffed over Eastwood movie ("J. Edgar")
June 16, 2011 -- FBI miffed over Eastwood movie
The FBI, which, according to FBI sources has long maintained a good working relationship with actor-director Clint Eastwood, is miffed over the direction of Eastwood's upcoming movie, "J. Edgar," due for release later this year. The movie, starring Leonardo di Caprio as long-time FBI director J. Edgard Hoover, will, according to FBI sources, draw attention to Hoover's reported homosexual affair with his long-serving FBI deputy director Clyde Tolson.
FBI sources say that after the film's release, Eastwood should expect no further assistance from or any kind of future working relationship with the FBI.
Although the movie will not touch on Hoover's alleged cross-dressing, there will reportedly be scenes of Hoover kissing Tolson. During Hoover's tenure at the FBI, there were reports that the Mafia and FBI counter-intelligence agents were in possession of photographs showing intimate kissing between Hoover and Tolson. In the case of the Mafia, there were also reports that Meyer Lansky and other top mob figures had copies of photographs showing Hoover providing oral sex to Tolson. Hoover, realizing he was black-mailable by the Mafia, publicly stated on numerous occasions that there was no such thing as "organized crime" in the United States.
The filming of "J. Edgar" has taken place in Los Angeles; Warrenton, Virginia; and Washington, DC. In addition to Di Caprio in the starring role, the film will star Naomi Watts as Hoover's long-time secretary Helen Gandy; Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson; Judi Dench as Anne Marie Hoover, the mother of J. Edgar; and other actors playing the roles of Robert F. Kennedy, Colonel Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr.; Charles Lindbergh, and Woodrow Wilson's Attorney General Mitchell Palmer.
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